Here at As You Like It, we know that not much more goes better with a tipple or two than a good old boogie! With live bands on almost every Friday and Saturday night you are guaranteed a good show our live music offerings! Of course, you could argue we are bias calling ourselves the self-proclaimed live music powerhouse of the North… So to make things fair, we have put together our very own live music venue guide to the Toon! Here are our As You Like It best music venues in Newcastle, these tune thumping spots are not ones to miss out on…

#1 The Holy Hobo

Jesmond Three Sixty, Jesmond, Newcastle, NE2 1DB

The Holy Hobo is As You Like It’s next door neighbour and live music accomplice of Jesmond. This rustic bar is welcoming to guests of all ages and is a special favorite with those wanting to escape the 9-5 or uni deadlines and chill out with some live music, pool and a cocktail or two. The Holy Hobo features live music every Friday and Saturday night till late to keep the good vibes going all weekend. They even do student discount on a selection of alcohol so if you qualify then be sure to take your valid student card down with you!

#2 Hoochie Coochie

54 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, NE1 6SF

Hoochie Coochie is a music lovers paradise, famed for its incredible atmosphere and top quality live music that worships the genre of soul, funk and jazz. With a capacity of only 220, it is a small and intimate venue that makes for an up close and personal performance environment. It describes itself as ‘a smart bar without pretention, where you’ll enjoy the vibe, attentive staff and an unrivalled drinks selection’ and promises to be just that. Get yourself down to come for? their upcoming events for an unforgettable evening.

#3 The Cluny

36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

If you are looking for a live music gig, The Cluny is hard to go past. The Cluny is a small venue with a capacity with just over 300 people, but this intimate venue culture makes it a popular venue to discover break out bands. Check out their gig listings and get planning your trip.  

#4 Riverside

Neptune House, 1 Close, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3RQ

Sitting on the banks of Newcastle’s historic Quayside, Riverside is a fabulous live music venue with a long heritage of hosting touring bands and artists. Refurbished for 2018 & taken back to its roots as a celebrated Live Space for Local, National & International touring bands, it now boasts all new lights and L Acoustics Sound. On a weekend the space doubles as a celebrated Club Space for Newcastle’s nightlife till late with an LED Video Wall & two rooms of the cities finest resident DJ’s and the best atmosphere in Newcastle. Check out their live event list here!

#5 Filthy’s

3-4 Bigg Market, Newcastle, NE1 1UW

Previously the Blu Bambu, Filthy’s was transformed into a trendy Irish bar a few years back. The bar is now a lively bar come club dedicated to all things beer, ale and live music. Set on the legendary Bigg Market, it’s guaranteed to be an unforgettable night on the town. See their facebook page for upcoming events!

We hoped you enjoyed this ultimate round-up of Newcastle’s best live music venues, so get your dancing shoes on and get sipping because these hot spots will not disappoint. Wait, wait, wait…. Before you dash off to try them forget about your old pal – As You Like It is always here to guarantee a fun-filled affair, from food to functions we do it all! Do not hesitate to give us a call if you have any queries about our live music or other As You Like It events, we would love to hear from you.