The best clubs in Newcastle

By Kingfisher Visitor Guides

There's a very good reason why Newcastle is often described as the clubbing capital of the North East. The city's bars, pubs and nightclubs are many and varied, with venues and nights that cater to many different audiences, from younger students to more mature clubbers. If you're looking to make the most of Newcastle nightlife, here are six clubs that might fit the bill...

Tup Tup Palace

Open seven nights a week, Tup Tup Palace is one of Newcastle’s clubs that is known for its opulence. Spread across multiple floors, it’s known for its Asian decor (including indoor waterfalls) and its celebrity customers – over the years, they’ve welcomed Snoop Dogg, Kanye West and more. Expect a blend of hip hop, R’n’B, electro and house tunes, with different themed nights each night of the week.

7 St Nicholas’ Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RE

DJ using their decks in a nightclub

If you love seeing a DJ do their thing, Newcastle is the place to be

Fancy a night out that’ll blind you with sophisticated tech? Then head to Digital on Scotswood Road, one of Newcastle’s biggest clubs, known for its incredible light and sound systems. Since it opened in 2004, Digital has picked up all sorts of awards and has welcomed top DJs like Fatboy Slim, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Deadmau5 and more. From 80s nights to guest DJs, there’s something for everyone.

Times Square, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP


If you’re looking for a retro night out, Flares is for you. Its 70s-style wallpaper, chequered light-up dance floor and disco balls give Flares a great retro vibe, and with “guilty pleasures” nights and great drinks deals, it’s a popular choice for hen and stag parties, not to mention ideal if you’re looking for somewhere to dress with a 70s vibe!

33 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1YF


Not an R’n’B or hip hop fan? Prefer clubs with a more intimate, no-frills vibe rather than glitz and glamour? TheCUT on St Nicholas’ Street has a shabby loft-meets-industrial vibe and a different musical focus to many Newcastle clubs. Thursdays and Fridays are indie and rock’n’roll nights, with TheCUT’s resident DJs playing a guitar-fuelled blend of rock’n’roll, indie, Britpop, new wave, punk, post-punk, grunge and more.

7 St Nicholas’ Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RH

World Headquarters
DJ Flava D dj-ing in front of a crowd at World Headquarters nightclub in Newcastle

Watch big names like Flava D play banger after banger at World Headquarters

Newcastle’s longest running underground club, World Headquarters is different to your normal venue. This independent club strives to make Newcastle a better place and welcomes everyone into its doors, regardless of race, gender or orientation. Upstairs is home to the ‘sound system of dreams’ while downstairs provides a laid-back atmosphere.

Curtis Mayfield House, Carliol Square, East NE1 6UF

Cosmic Ballroom

Formerly known as The Stage Door, Cosmic Ballroom is a hidden getaway frequented by some of the electronic music world’s most talented DJs and producers. Spanning two floors, this well-known club is in the very heart of Newcastle city centre and the city centre nightlife.

20A Stowell Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XQ

Whatever your scene, you’re guaranteed a great night out in Newcastle’s clubs!

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Image credits: ©Hendo Wang/Steijn Leijzer/Unsplash; World Headquarters

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