Best Student Bars in Newcastle

By on June 27th, 2022


Howay the lads! Are you thinking about going to Newcastle for university? Known for its buzzing nightlife, great bars and friendly people, it is one the of most exciting student cities in the UK with so much to do.

It is important to know where to go and have the best fun whilst at university – and even get some of the best deals – so our team at Downing Students have compiled a list of top student bars in Newcastle. Whether it is Monday or Friday, in Newcastle something is happening every night of the week in the North East city and we have selected some of our favourite bars with the best offers, so you can squeeze the most out of your student loan!


Kandi Island

If you are suffering from the Monday blues and need a bit of excitement to get your week started right, Kandi Island is the place to be. Referred to as “your sweet exotic clubbing paradise”, it is filled with free donuts, sweets, popcorn and candyfloss! Drinks at the bargain price of £1, means it’s a student favourite!

Oops At Grey’s Club

Head down to Greys Court on a Monday and for just £2 tickets you can expect a great night out! Making Mondays great again, Oops supplies the best disco tunes through the night so you can boogie those weekend hangovers away with your best mates.

Digi Mondays

Runners up for the Best Club Night at the 2019 Newcastle Loves Awards, and rightly so! Get your quids in because everything is £1. Entry and all drinks are a quid – we cannot guarantee on the takeaway home though! If you really want to celebrate you can enquire about VIP Guest list via Instagram.



Sat along the heart of a bustling Osborne Road, Osbornes is a great stop on any student night out. Perfect for a nice meal out to line the stomachs, celebratory drinks, watching a big sports game or just a casual post-lecture pint – Osbornes is a firm favourite with any Newcastle student. You can even get a ‘Maloyalty’ discount card, which can get you 5p back for £1 you spend at any of their restaurants or bars, rewarding customers for their loyalty!

The Holy Hobo

Labelled as a Mecca for good times and good vibes, there is something on every day of the week at the Holy Hobo. Tuesday’s are our top pick for a student night because of their student-friendly prices! It is 2-4-1 on bevs all day long and they serve late-night food until 2am! One of the best nights in Newcastle midweek!


Want to relive your favourite Geordie Shore moments? Well this is the perfect backdrop for a student night out in Newcastle! Famous for its £5.95 trebles, Bijoux is a student favourite for those wanting a fun night on a tight budget.


Playground Wednesdays at Tup Tup Palace

Release your inner child every Wednesday at Tup Tup Palace. Expect cheap drinks, the cheesiest tunes and good times at the Newcastle University official sports night. A great club night to give you a chance at bonding with your course mates in a fun bar!


Rewind theyears back and dance through the decades at Decades at The Lane and indoor at the new Perdu. The tunes take you in a time machine from the 80’s all the way to current day, and you can get a ticket for as low as £3, making it one of the best student nights out!

Dirtiz at Perdu

Get down to Newcastle’s biggest mid-week for students with four rooms of music, including an outdoor techno terrace! House and mash up in the main room, non-stop tunes in the Techno Tunnel, all with the venues state-of-the-art lighting set up. Get this on your student bucket list for nights out in Newcastle!


Skint At The Points

If you’re on a budget, the £1 Drinks are sure to pull you in to Skint at The Points – you can do the whole night for a tenner! There’s also a mix of music styles, from anthems to house, singalongs, RnB and indie, meaning there will be tunes for everyone.


Liberating Newcastle students every Thursday at Greys Club and Terrace, Swingers is a club night like no other for Newcastle students. Grab a Red Stripe and head to the dancefloor with your mates for a true student favourite!


Get down to Thirsty Thursdays at Kontrol for one of the coolest bars and clubs in the city! They get in the hottest DJ’s playing the best tech, disco, house and bassline tunes every night of the week for Newcastle students – but Thursdays are our top pick because of their incredible drink offers!


Feral Fridays at Think Tank

With so many clubs and bars open on the weekend, how do you know where’s student friendly? Feral Fridays is a dedicated student night at Think Tank, part of Digital nightcliub. The place to be for the best end-of-week dance, disco and house tunes! Going for well over 10 years, it is an established student favourite for all Newcastle students!

Black Party at Grey’s Club

Nights out on the weekend can be expensive for students, but not at Block Party for £4 tickets! Head down to Grey’s Club on Friday and you’ll find every kind of music – minimal, house, disco, garage. A true rite of passage for any local student!



Located in the Pink Triangle, Powerhouse is the biggest and longest running nightclub in the whole of Newcastle. The sprawling club spans four floors, with an excellent rooftop smoking area! Welcome to all, it is a student-friendly night out on the weekend!

When going to Newcastle for your studies, you can guarantee one thing – you’re not going to be short of bars and clubs to keep you entertained!

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