The majority are drinking bars
only, but there are numerous Indian and Italian restaurants close by that tend
to fill up during the night. Blu Bam Bu night club, at the top end of the Bigg Market is one of the most popular clubs in Newcastle, winning the Club category gold award for Best Bar None.
At the bottom end of the Bigg Market one notable pub worth mentioning is
Balmbra's which stands on the site of an old music hall. It was here the famous
song "Blaydon Races" was first performed. Also just across the road you can
find the impressive St Nicholas Cathedral, one of the oldest historic buildings