The festive season is a great excuse to plan a long overdue date night or a catch up with friends.
To make the evening extra special why not indulge in a glass or two of something fizzy? We all know that Newcastle has a huge night life, but do you know the best places in the city to go for Champagne and fizz?
Follow our handy guide for the most sophisticated night in Toon you’ll have this year.
The tiled floor and opulent gold detailing gives Glasshouse a wonderful Gatsby feeling, making you feel instantly glamorous from the moment you take a seat. Newcastle’s only dedicated Champagne bar, the drink list is an epic book of vintage bottles and fizz based cocktails. If Champagne is your thing then book yourself a Moet and Chandon Experience or enjoy a Champagne afternoon tea.
Milburn House, Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1LF, 0191 447 6910, glasshousenewcastle.co.uk/
With comfy chairs and dark corners softly lit by a ceiling of twinkling fairy lights, Tiger Hornbsy is the perfect den for drinking fizz. The bar has a lovely atmosphere and is a great location to people watch during the day and becomes one of the Quayside’s hottest night spots after dark. The Bellini is delicious and drinks are served with a very moreish bowl of fresh popcorn.
Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3SP, 0191 261 6141 tigerhornsby.co.uk/
The Gin Bar
Going to a gin bar for a flute of something sparkly might not instantly spring to mind but the Sloe Royal at the Crowne Plaza’s Gin Bar is a must addition to your fizzy bar crawl. A heavenly mix of sloe gin and Prosecco, this one is best sipped slowly in the effortlessly cool hotel bar where you’ll be mixing with Newcastle’s finest.
Forth Street, Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3SA, 0191 562 3333, theginbar-ncl.com
Churchills is a bar that not many know about as it’s hidden beneath the Vermont Aparthotel. Spend a relaxing evening with a glass of Prosecco in front of the fire, just don’t tell too many people as you’ll ruin our secret little hiding place. If you find yourself not wanting to go home and have a bit of cash to splash book yourself an overnight stay in the Dom Perignon Penthouse where your exclusive suite boasts its own Champagne bar.
Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3AF, 0191 233 1010, vermontaparthotel.com/
The Living Room
One of the most popular bars in Newcastle, The Living Room has a tempting selection of cocktails with plenty of fizz. The Sparkling Passion is a tropical mix of Passoã passion fruit liqueur, topped with Prosecco – the perfect start to a great night out.
12 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6AE, 0191 255 4450, thelivingroom.co.uk/location/newcastle
Canteen and Cocktails
If you’re on the fizz trail, a Kir Royale is essential and you’ll find a perfectly made flute at the newly opened Canteen and Cocktails. The large booths and lively atmosphere make this an ideal place for a night out with friends and plenty of fizzy cocktails.
Milburn House, Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1LF, 0191 230 0743, canteenandcocktails.com/
For a leisurely afternoon of sipping Prosecco, Gusto on the Quayside is the place to go. The friendly bar staff have an extensive knowledge of the huge Prosecco and Champagne list and their recommendations guarantee a perfect glass. If you prefer a fizz based cocktail you’ll love the page of the drink menu dedicated to flutes.
106 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DX, 0191 260 2291, gustorestaurants.uk.com/restaurants/newcastle/
Coast 2 Coast
The sparkling section of the cocktail menu at Coast to Coast is ideal if you love your cocktails with some added fizz. The Candy Floss Royale is a fun twist on the Kir Royal which has the added ingredient of homemade candy floss. Arriving at your table as a “do it yourself”, pour the jug of Kir Royal into your candy floss filled flute and watch it dissolve into your drink to give it an extra sweet kick.
The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5TG, 0191 261 2730, c2crestaurants.com/restaurant/newcastle
A glass of Prosecco is best enjoyed in the Chez Mal bar at the Malmaison where the table service, comfortable booths and peaceful atmosphere make this the best bar for an intimate date or cosy evening out with friends. If you’re feeling particularly fancy order a delicious afternoon tea with your fizz.
104 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DX, 0191 389 8627, malmaison.com/locations/Newcastle
The Botanist has a great choice of Prosecco, Champagne and fizzy cocktails across its sparkling and flute menus. With so much to choose from we recommend a flute of English 75 – elderflower liqueur, apple juice, Prosecco and cucumber to drink while you decide what to have next.
Monument Mall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7AL, 0191 261 6307, thebotanist.uk.com