Banyan Leeds

Bar operator Arc Inspirations is investing £1.5 million to open Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Newcastle, its first site in the North East. Spread across two floor and encompassing 10,000 square foot of space, the site will take the group’s portfolio of bars to 19, when it opens next year in a prime city centre …

Alvinos mai tai

A team from Alvinos in Newcastle upon Tyne were the winners of a competition to find the bar with the best-selling twist on a Mai Tai. Using two expressions of Chairman’s Reserve rum, bars across the UK were challenged to promote their cocktails during June and July, earning points for their activities such as events, …

Bealim House

Leading operator Vaulkhard Group is set to open a new venue in Newcastle upon Tyne combining a bar with an in-house distillery. It is investing £590,000 into transforming its former Fluid Bar and Kitchen in Gallowgate into Bealim House which will be launched in September. It will be home to its own distillery which will …

Glass House Newcastle

Part of a Grade II listed office building on Newcastle upon Tyne’s Quayside has been transformed into a new champagne and cocktail bar. Glass House opened this weekend in a formerly disused space in Milburn House in Dean Street, billed as offering “contemporary glamour” and “bringing back the decadent days of indulgence”. It specialises in …

David King

Experienced bar operator Dave King (pictured) has been named retailer of the year in the awards run for lessees of Star Pubs & Bars. The award was in recognition of the £250,000 transformation of a large building in Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, into the City Tavern earlier this year. The site became a multi-levelled …

Bonbar bar newcastle upon tyne

A cocktail bar and restaurant has opened in Newcastle upon Tyne’s historic Assembly Rooms Since the late 18th century, the Assembly Rooms in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne have been a place for society to meet and party. The grand Georgian building’s current owner Antony Michaelides and his team are continuing that tradition after …

All Seeing Eye Blackie Boy Newcastle upon Tyne Fluid Group

Fluid Group has overhauled late-night favourite, the Blackie Boy, in Newcastle upon Tyne, adding a speakeasy-style cocktail bar The Blackie Boy in Newcastle upon Tyne’s Groat Market has had a colourful history. It was originally built in the early 18th century on the site of a former blacksmiths where ale was sold and, although it …

A new late-night bar has opened as part of the refurbishment of the Blackie Boy in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. The All Seeing Eye (pictured), or ASE, has been created out of a rarely used function room on the first floor, stripped back to expose brickwork and opened up into the rafters to create …

A Newcastle upon Tyne bar has been revamped by a new operator and design company headed by a leading figure on the city’s bar scene. City Tavern in Northumberland Street has reopened after a £250,000 renovation, repositioned as one of the city’s best food-led pubs and restored to its original name after a period trading …

One of the north’s leading cocktail bars has closed suddenly after its owners went into administration. The award-winning Popolo (pictured) in Newcastle upon Tyne has been shut, making 21 staff redundant, after joint administrators Lee Pryor and Julie Swan, partners of insolvency firm PCR, were appointed to Popolo Leisure. Popolo in Sheffield and the company’s …