These are the best date spots to take your Valentine in the Toon

Love is in the air!

Another Valentine’s has come around in the Toon! For all the lucky ones of youse celebrating this Wednesday, Newcastle has an incredible selection of locations and activities guaranteed to make your date’s heart beat at more bpm than the tunes at WHQ. Look no further as these are the best places to take your ValenTYNE!

Above Bar

A fairly boujee option on the list, for those of you who want to show off a bit. This bar on the Quayside has 360-degree views of the whole of the city, and overlooking the river Tyne. You could come here for drinks at night, or they offer afternoon tea if that is more your cup of tea.

No. 28

A beautiful, cosy, hidden bar next to Grainger Market with the most beautiful atmospheric décor inside. They have an offer of 2 cocktails for £12 all day and night from Sunday to Friday. This is the place to go if you want to give off an air of sophistication on a romantic evening of drinks and chatter.

French Quarter

A beautiful restaurant/bar near Central Station, which has an extensive wine list, and even offers wine flights which include a sample selection of 3 glasses of wine which all go well together. The prices are really good, and its atmosphere is casual, sociable, and relaxed.

Tyne Bank Brewery

The paint-and-sip idea has recently blown up! What better way to spend your Valentine’s Day than listening to Bob Ross’s calming voice giving you step-by-step instructions with your date? Everything is provided by Tyne Bank Brewery so you can focus on ensuring that you are the artistic one in the relationship. Tyne Bank Brewery also holds many other events like intimate gigs which could be a perfect date opportunity.

Jesmond Dene

If you’re looking for a simpler option and just want to spend time on a walk with your Valentine, then Jesmond Dene could be the place for you. With a whole section of the park dedicated to animals (including LOVEBIRDS), beautiful waterfalls, and leafy paths, this is a perfect opportunity to stroll around arm-in-arm, and also grab a coffee from a nearby shop. Some recommendations around Jesmond: Pink Lane Bakery, Local, One Kitchen and Social, and Cake Stories.

Tyneside Cinema

This stunning refurbished art-deco-era cinema near Monument metro station is providing a ‘Valentyneside’ series in which it’s showcasing romantic films new and old, from all around the world, including ‘It Happened One Night’, ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’, and ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. Student tickets are under £10 each.

Four Quarters / NQ64

If your Valentine loves gaming, take them to these arcade bars! They are both filled with a wide range of original vintage arcade machines and classic gaming consoles and serve cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks, and local beer. These are also great places to take your mates to let off a bit of steam.

Glamourous Owl

A two-person ring-making workshop at this gorgeous hidden studio costs £45. They are all sterling silver and the staff take you through every step of the process, ensuring you are happy with your finished product. By the end of your workshop, you will own a piece of jewellery that is truly unique and handcrafted by you.

Hatchet Harrys

A great option for those who love a good axe throwing. This could be an option for those of you who have not had as much success on the dating apps as you would have liked, or if maybe you have recently been through a breakup and want to get your frustration and anger out! Alternatively, this is also a good choice for a date spot if you know you won’t get the ick if your date’s axe doesn’t stick to the target.

Dog and Scone / Catpawcino

What’s better than a date who is good with animals?

Any animal café in Newcastle is a great choice for a Valentine’s date location. Dog and Scone and Catpawcino both only cost £6pp for around an hour, and they both serve drinks and food. This is a great chance to properly visualise the dreams you have about a future with your date in which you live together with 3 kids, 2 dachshunds, and a ragdoll cat.


For a university so close to the beach, I am shocked by the number of students I know who have never been to Tynemouth before! There are so many things to do there cheaply. Have a coffee and a doughnut at Deep North, take some fish and chips from Marshalls down to King Edward’s Bay and walk along the beach. If you go at the weekend, you can’t miss the Tynemouth market at the station.

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