Central StationBlackgate

 

The Long Bar  

Location:
39/47 Westgate Road, opposite to Union Rooms. Close to the Central Station.

Metro - Central Station
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Open:
Monday noon - 1am, Tuesday & Wednesday noon - 11pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday noon - 1am, Sunday noon - 10.30pm.
Telephone 0191 2619605



Beers: John Smith's, Tetley, Fosters, Becks, Kronenbourg 1664 and Guinness on tap. Woodpecker cider also on offer. An excellent selection of bottled beers, champagnes, cocktails and wines also available. 2 pint beer glasses are served.

Meals: Food is available all day with a choice of toasted baguettes £3.00 - £3.75, jacket potatoes £2.75 - £3.50, burgers £3.95 - £4.50, club sandwiches £3.50 - £3.95, panini sandwiches £3.50 - £3.95, salads £2.50 (small) £3.80 large fajitas £3.50 and sides £1.50 - £2.25. Desserts are also served and a selection of hot drinks is also on offer from £0.95p - £1.20. A vegetarian option is available and overall the prices are very reasonable. Specials are advertised and range from £3.75 - £4.50.


Special Deals: Special Offers: Sunday & Monday all night Sunday & Monday, Tuesday - Saturday 5pm - 7.30pm. Use your skill with the happy hour button machine for a chance to win your drinks free, half price, two for one, £1.00 a drink or full price. Reduced lunchtime drinks prices from noon - 3pm. Cocktails £4.25, Champagne cocktails £5.50, Non Alcoholic cocktails £1.95, Pitchers £12.95, Double Vodka VK Energy £3.95, Vodka VK Energy Jugs £9.95, Shooters £2.50.


Live Sports: There are 3 huge drop down screens in the main bar area that make for an excellent place to watch sporting events. Live football matches are shown with most of the Newcastle matches featured.


Music: Regular music on play at most times with a DJ a regular feature on a Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Monday night is RnB night with live music, Thursday 90's night.

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The bar has a luxurious feel and it exudes class. The modern furnishings are accentuated with superb rectangular drop down lighting fixtures. The glass exterior gives a bright feel to the bar by day and in the evening there is more subdued and cosy atmosphere with small spotlighting to the ceiling. The seating mainly runs the length of the window with a mixture of high chairs and some more comfortable low tables and chairs. There is also a raised seating area next to the bar.

The bar is split into two tiers with a wooden and part slate tiled floor at one end leading to a lounge area that is carpeted and which overlooks the Station Hotel. There are 3 huge drop down screens in the main bar area that make for an excellent place to watch sporting events. Live football matches are shown with most of the Newcastle matches featured. The bar attracts a mixed clientele of business people, young crowd, students and those watching the football. It is a good starting out place on a night out and is now firmly established as a popular attraction to this area. The bar is extremely busy on a weekend and also through the week. Regular music on play at most times with a DJ a regular feature on a Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Monday night is RnB night with live music, Thursday 90's night - Corona bottles £1.50. A cash machine is located towards the rear of the pub.

Free internet access with two internet terminals near to the main bar.

Disabled access is very good with a designated disabled toilet next to the main entrance. Toilets are very smart and clean.

Price: Reasonable.