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6 new openings in Newcastle this month

From a glamorous, New York-inspired cocktail bar to an innovative new way to exercise and the season’s first festive tipi, it seems Newcastle has it all this November.

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 07.11.2023
MANHATTA Newcastle


Collingwood Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1HE

Glamorous, New York-inspired cocktail bar Manahatta is set to open on Saturday 18th November, offering swanky serves, small plates and unforgettable entertainment.

From neon signs to disco balls, swing chairs and a photo booth, expect zany décor with a party vibe to match. And every day is a party day with the line-up of live DJs Manhatta has in store for us.

And since we’re heading into the holiday season, we can also spot festive bottomless brunches and Christmas party packages on the ho-ho-horizon here.



Warehouse 34, Hoults Yard, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2HL

Beer hall. Coffee house. Live music venue. Rehearsal studio. An all-round, dog-friendly haven. It seems whatever you want it to be, hip new Hoults Yard haunt Tapyard Studios is ready to deliver.

With craft beer from all your favourite local breweries (not to mention some pretty cracking cocktails on the menu), street food traders serving up the goods, a swanky urban vibe under twinkling fairy lights and live musicians and DJs getting toes tapping all night, we’re predicting this will fast become one of our new faves.

Bodyroll Studio Newcastle


7 Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7JG

The name of the Bodyroll game is to perform exercises that also offer the stimulating benefits of deep-tissue, lymphatic massage.

Sounds complicated, right? Well, the team at Bodyroll Studio Newcastle, which is the first studio of its kind in the Toon, will be by your side as you try each machine, giving as much support as they can to ensure your experience is a positive one.

As for the benefits, you can expert to feel more energised, flexible and fitter, as well as removing unwanted cellulite, detoxing your body’s natural fluids and boosting your immune system response.

Moosenwirt Newcastle


102 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AG

Moosenwirt is the alpine pop-up village opening on 17th November, where you can expect cosy, rustic vibes, mulled wine and twinkling fairy lights for days.

A giant yurt bedecked in festive finery and cosified with outdoor heaters, inside you’ll find a huge log-wood bar and plenty of seating around crackling fire pits, where you can enjoy seasonal drinks while soaking up live music.

If you’re feeling fancy, book one of their igloo domes or luxury lodges for your clique to enjoy exclusively. But if you’re more go-with-the-flow, walk ins are always welcome – as are your dogs.

Ro Heaton


99 Heaton Park Road, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5NR

We’re beyond excited that rebel restaurant are opening their sister venue, Ro, later this month.

While Ro will revolve around the same values of sustainability, locality, community and quality that helped rebel claim a spot in the Michelin Guide just a year after opening, the bar will also have its own identity – focusing more on creative cocktails and quality bar food than fine dining.

Inside, expect to find celebrations of North East vendors, brewers, farmers and distillers. And the fact that Ro will become the home of Patty Melts cheeseburgers? That’s just the cherry on top of the cake.



Unit 1, Middleton South, Wagonway Drive, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 9BJ

Somewhere safe where little ones can let off steam and parents can sit back and relax – it’s the dream, right?

Throw in healthy, homemade food and hot coffee and you’ve got yourself a winner.

Well, that’s exactly what Lemon Tree Soft Play Café has set out to achieve. The two-floor soft play area features slides, mirrors and a dedicated section for babies, making it the perfect place for little ones to explore and play.

Meanwhile, the café serves up hot drinks, cakes, snacks and nutritious meals, whilst also providing something of a haven for grown-ups to chill out.

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