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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument

More often than not on a night out, Steve and I will find ourselves in the bars around Monument. They are quick and easy to get to, in a super central location and there are lots of bars to choose from so you don't have far to walk from bar to bar.

The prices and deals were checked and correct as of January 2020.


Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne


When we go out, we tend to have a babysitter at home so we can't stay out too late - we opt to head out early evening instead which is often when you will find the best deals.


Many of the bars around Monument run Happy Hour deals too which is all the encouragement we need. If you are looking for the best value drinks in this area, this post is for you.


The Purple Bear 

You will find The Purple Bear between M&S and intu Eldon Square on Northumberland Street. Be prepared to walk down a couple of flights of stairs but it is more than worth it. The cocktail menus are hidden inside of old kids books here and they show retro cartoons on the TV (think Thundercats and Ducula), the service is always on the ball and the cocktails are really well made. 

Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne - the purple bear


They run various offers including hard shakes, special cocktails, 2 cocktails for £10/£12 (after 3pm I think) and deals on bar snacks too (chicken wings are 30p each on a Thursday). The bar has a laid back slightly studenty vibe and its a fab spot to take a pack of cards with the family or take a break from shopping with a cocktail.


Tapas Revolution 



Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne - tapas revolution i


Tapas Revolution has a separate bar area (accessible from the entrance across the road from Fenwick) and is a nice place to stop and enjoy some Spanish vibes. They sometimes have live music and dancing over the weekend too. Happy Hour is Sunday - Friday 4-7pm when jugs of sangria are half price and large G&Ts are 2for1.

Beeronomy 

If you're out drinking with a beer lover, Beeronomy is definitely one to try. You can enjoy a taster flight of any three beers for just £5 which considering a pint of craft beer can set you back £6/£7 these days is a great deal.


Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne - beeronomy cocktali menu

Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne - beeronomy interior

Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne - beeronomy beer flight


Find Beeronomy on Hood Street and expect a range of seating including booths and higher bar tables. Beeronomy feels a little more grown-up and more like a pub than the other places on my list and somewhere you can properly relax with a pint or two. Cocktails and wine are also available.


All Bar One 

After 5pm Sunday-Thursday, the classic cocktails at All Bar One are just £5 each which seems like too good of a deal to miss. I do prefer a £5 cocktail deal over a £10 2 for 1 as you can order something different and it feels like good value.

Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne - All Bar One Classic Cocktails

Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne - All Bar One

Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne - All Bar One



I found the cocktails here to be pretty average but at £5 you cannot really complain. The prime Grey Street location and beautiful decor mean it is still £5 well spent.


Banyan 


I just don't fancy Banyan (it feels like a bar that was only made for instagram to me) but a few people mentioned and recommended it to us and it is literally the closest bar to Monument so I didn't want to exclude them from our list.

Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne - banyan


Banyan offer 2 for 1 cocktails after 6pm daily (and they must be the same one). Like Las Iguanas below, I often feel like this feels like a bit of a con as I just imagine they split one drink between 2 glasses. If you are visiting with a friend and both like the same drink though, it only works out at £5 a drink so does not exactly break the bank.

Las Iguanas


The 2for1 deal at Las Iguanas runs all day every day and I do like the bar here. The drinks don't taste too strong but they are always nice and refreshing. I like sitting outside on a summer day.

Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne - Las Iguanas


Back in the day, cocktails at Las Iguanas were around the £6 mark and their 2for1 deal was a genuine bargain but now they have sneaked up to £12/£13 each, I don't think it is the best deal around.


Dat Bar 

As far as I can see, Dat Bar don't offer a Happy Hour deal but their cocktails are really good / a little bit different and super reasonable at around £6 too.

Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne - Dat Bar


Dat Bar has a hipster feel to it and is a bit of a tonic from the stream of flower walls that adorn Grey Street.  They serve a cracking range of beers too and the best beer Steve has ever tasted (and still goes on about years later) was purchased from Dat Bar.


Pleased to Meet You

Pleased to Meet You is a popular cocktail bar on High Bridge. The cocktails here are pretty decent and if you visit Mon-Fri between 5-7pm, you can take advantage of their £5 cocktails.

Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne - PTMY £5 cocktails

Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne - PTMY cocktails
Cocktails from Pleased to Meet You 






Nitehawks Cocktail Bar 

Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne - Nitehawks cocktail bar


Nitehawks Cocktail Bar is an intimate venue next to the Theatre Royal. The bar staff here are super knowledgeable and they run  £5 drink deals which are always something a little different and change weekly.


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A few other bars which I haven't mentioned (as they aren't cheap) which may be worth popping into are the Alchemist for wow-factor cocktails, Leila Lilys for beautiful concoctions, Lola Jeans for their fab North East themed cocktails, the Botanist for their fabulous roof terrace, Dacantus for Gin range and Harry's Bar as a good all-rounder.


Where are your favourite places for cheap drinks near Monument?

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  1. Love this, you’ve covered all my faves here! I do also like the Tyneside cafe bar and their other tiny bar on the corner but I don’t think they have special offers on. I will definitely be heading to PTMY for a £5 cocktail soon, didn’t know about that deal. Thanks! Melis

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