Newcastle’s Best Kept Secret – Since 1994

Located in the heart of Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley, the city’s cultural oasis, The Tyne Bar has been a local favourite for more than two decades.

Famous for its laidback atmosphere and an unwavering commitment to FREE live music, The Tyne Bar is the product of more than 30 years’ experience in the Newcastle pub scene…and we think the pedigree shows.

Operated by the same people who brought you the legendary Barley Mow and the Egypt Cottage in its pre-wine bar heyday, the pub boasts a signature FREE jukebox, a waterside location, and a distinctive beer garden framed by the redbrick arch of Glasshouse Bridge.

Pull up a stool at the bar and choose from a wide selection of locally-brewed craft ales, continental lagers, spirits and wines. Our menu features everything from homemade burgers and gourmet hot dogs, to burritos, nachos and healthy salads – as well as daily specials and a different Free Food menu every Tuesday from 7pm-9pm.

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Free gigs at The Tyne Bar in November

Check out all these amazing FREE gigs at The Tyne Bar in November



***The Making of a Landmark***

In its former life, The Tyne Bar was known as The Ship Tavern; a notorious establishment better known for the horizontal refreshment on offer in the rooms upstairs than for the liquid refreshment at the bar.

Since its refurbishment in 1994, however, The Tyne has provided Newcastle with a very civilized blend of wonderful beer, great music and innovative food. Whether you want to sample the very best of locally-brewed real ales, or simply enjoy a coffee in our unique beer garden, the Tyne has something for you.

An interior shot of the pub in 1998 – just four years after opening.


***Real Drink, Real Music, Real People***

We guarantee you’ll be surprised at how much this little bar situated at the confluence of the Ouseburn and the Tyne has to offer.

Our opening hours are Monday to Thursday 12pm – 11pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm – 12pm, and Sunday 12pm – 10.30pm. You can find us at the east end of Newcastle’s Quayside, on Maling Street, below Glasshouse Bridge. Telephone us on 0191 265 2550 or find us on Google Maps.

The Tyne Bar

1 Maling Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


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The Ouseburn Trust Victoria Tunnel Tours

Ouseburn Trust Victoria Tunnel ToursAt the Tyne we like to help with the development of the Ouseburn Valley as we like to be a part of the community we belong to.

There are many amazing projects and initiatives going on in the area and the Victoria Tunnel Tours is one of those projects. So please check them out, they’re amazing and you could always stop for a pint at the Tyne afterwards of course!

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