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Where to watch Newcastle United this season

As the Premier League returns, and with Champions League football on the horizon, here are 5 cool taprooms and bars in Newcastle to catch all the action.

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 09.08.2023


1 Liddell Street, North Shields NE30 1HE

Showing all of Newcastle United’s televised games across the season, it seems Salt Market Social are staking a firm claim to become your number one match day destination.

As well as two massive screens where you’ll catch all the action, this World Cup-esque fan zone will be serving drinks deals on pitchers of beer and house doubles and mixers, as well as all the street food Salt Market is known for, with a pre- and post-match DJs spinning live – so you can soak up all those ultimate, football-festival vibes.



The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5TG

The WonderBar know how important sport is to us Geordies.

With (probably) the largest indoor screens in the Toon, entirely dedicated to all things sport on every single match day, The WonderBar is one of the best bars in Newcastle for whenever you can’t make the real thing. Plus, it’s in a handy location for meeting up with any of your mates who are at St James’ Park before and after the game.

And it’s not just Newcastle United they’ll be showing – you can catch all the action from across the Premier League, Champions League and beyond on their screens, whether Eddie’s lads are playing or not.

Oh, we almost forgot to mention the interactive darts, live music, bierkeller and cracking scran you’ll find here, too.



Unit A1, Benfield Business Park, Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4NQ

Anarchy Brew Co. are one of our favourite bars in Newcastle when it comes to any and every international tournament – with fan flags draping the walls, they always serve up a cracking atmosphere with the craft beer to match.

Well, this season they’re going one better and are committed to showing a selection of Newcastle United’s Premier League games this season, as well as every one of their Champion’s League fixtures.

The action starts here against Manchester City on Saturday 19th August, with scran supplied by Fire House No. 1 and live music from 3pm – see you there?


BAR 52

55 Degrees North, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BG

One of the designated sports bars in Newcastle, and the official home of Budweiser, Bar 52 are celebrating the long-awaited return of the Premier League in just the kinda way you’d expect them to: with big food and drink deals (we’re talking pints for £3.50), special promotions, exclusive giveaways and all the live action, goals and celebrations broadcast live from across the league.

And that’s just this Saturday.

Across the season, expect this popular Newcastle bar to be packed whenever the Toon are playing – so, if an atmosphere akin to St James’ Park is what you’re after with your pints, you’ll have come to the right place.



2A Hancock Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PU

When it comes to one of the best bars in Newcastle to watch the football, we come back to The Hancock time and again.

You’re guaranteed a belting atmosphere for every match here, with plenty of screens so you won’t miss a kick. That’s as well as great value bar snacks, sharing platters and meal deals, plenty of drinks offers and one of the best beer gardens in the Toon for when it all gets too much inside.

This season, The Hancock will be showing all the live action from every single Premier League game, across Sky Sports, BT Sport and the BBC – including the League Cup and FA Cup – as well as all the European action from the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.

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