The Awards

Bar of the Year

Celebrating the bar that stands out from the pack

Since shaking off the lockout law shackles in 2022, Newcastle’s night time economy has transformed into an almost unrecognisable array of bars, hotels, and brewpubs.

Locals and visitors have embraced the change wholeheartedly, encouraging the well-established to invest and expand, and newcomers to take the leap.

Bar of the Year champions the bar that stands out from the pack. The service by the staff is unmatched, the drinks are faultless, and the atmosphere has drinkers (and bartenders) returning time and time again.

* This award is open to bars who are located within the Newcastle LGA.