6 Top Bars and Clubs in Newcastle Under Lyme

Newcastle-under-Lyme has bars and clubs to keep students entertained all year long. It may only be a small place, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less of a brilliant night out (we’re huge fans!).

We’ve listed some of the best bars and clubs for students living in Newcastle-under-Lyme, including some old-fashioned pubs, Revolution, and the nightlife and clubs that will give you plenty to enjoy once the sun sets.

1. Revolution


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Do you like vodka? Of course you do – who doesn’t?! Revolution is a chain of bars that have become a student favourite over the years, and you’re in luck as it’s one of the Newcastle-under-Lyme bars and clubs for you to visit!

It’s a bar that’s best known as a great place for a cocktail, lots of cheap drinks deals, flavoured vodka shots, and quite often a student discount (if you use their app)! The food is pretty good too, so why not head down there for a bite to eat, line your belly before starting on the shots?

Right in the centre of town, it’s easy to find, with DJs every week between Wednesday and Saturday meaning you can stay there all night too!

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  • Address – 7 Hassel Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme. ST5 1AH
  • Opening hours – Sunday to Thursday: 12pm-11pm, Friday and Saturday: 12pm-2am

2. Fiction

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Fiction is the superclub of Staffordshire! There isn’t another like it on this list of Newcastle-under-Lyme bars and clubs, because it is the biggest and the best around for a big night out.

Fiction has seven bars, a VIP suite, and the easy-to-find location in the centre of Hanley. There’s so much going for it, especially with Fiction Fridays (DJ Jepo spinning dance, house, and RnB floor fillers), and Saturday nights (two rooms of dance music, confetti drops, and a place to forget uni for the weekend).

If you’re looking for an exceptional night out to celebrate something, or just a weekend haven to dance and drink and forget about the week just gone, Fiction is the super club for students in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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  • Address – Brunswick Street, Stoke-on-Trent. ST1 1DR

3. The Sugar Mill

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A renowned nightclub and live music venue in Hanley, The Sugar Mill has hosted some of your favourite bands since first opening in 1994. It’s opposite Fiction too, so you can go watch a live band and still get into Fiction for a late night of dancing afterwards!

Over the years it’s welcomed bands such as Muse, Foals, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Bring Me The Horizon, Biffy Clyro and Daft Punk, but it is also a club venue with late-night student-friendly club nights. Electric Friday is a big one, running late till 6am on the last Friday of every month (drinks start at £1.50).

This is the largest and longest-running alternative club night in Staffordshire. The Sugar Mill also opens its doors to some of the biggest names in house music with The Move club nights every now and then on a Saturday, so keep your eyes on the listings.

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  • Address – 36 Brunswick Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. ST1 1DR

4. The Berwick Inn

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Sometimes all you need is a quiet pint, a proper pint, you know one in a pint glass with those dimples? Now, you’ll usually find these in old-fashioned, what some would call ‘old man’ pubs, and there are a few fine examples of these around the Stoke area.

It’s only fair that we include them on this list of Newcastle-under-Lyme bars and clubs. The Berwick Inn is the perfect place to sit with mates for a pint or three, to play some darts or pool, sit back with bar snacks and chat away in a comfortable corner for the night.

  • Address – Milton Road, Stoke-on-Trent. ST1 6JU
  • Opening hours – Monday to Thursday: 11am-11pm, Friday and Saturday: 11am-12am, Sunday: 12pm-11pm

5. The Unicorn Inn

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Much like the Berwick, we think there can never be enough comfortable, real-ale pubs to go sit with mates after uni, get some pints and crisps in, chat away about your day and to just unwind. The Unicorn is located within Hanley’s cultural quarter, has cracking service, a brilliant atmosphere where you can easily get chatting to the locals and hear stories about the place. If you’re after some real ale, cider, a gin, or a glass of wine after uni, The Unicorn is a superb choice.

  • Address – 40 Piccadilly, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. ST1 1EG
  • Opening hours – Monday to Thursday: 12pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday: 12pm-11pm, Sunday: 12pm-9pm


6. The Glebe

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A classic corner pub with beautiful stained-glass windows dating back to 1834, The Glebe has been restored to become one of the finest examples of real ale pubs in this part of the world. Come on in, find a corner sofa and sit down with a pint and a book in hand in front of the fire.

A Victorian pub right in the heart of town, it isn’t just a great place to sit in quiet after uni, you’ll also discover a deli counter full of meats, cheeses, pork pies and the like, as well as weekly live music on a Tuesday night. The Glebe has you covered, a staple pub to have on your list for a pub crawl in and around Newcastle-under-Lyme. What’s better than a pork pie and a pint? We’ll leave you to ponder that.

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  • Address – 35 Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent. ST4 1HG
  • Opening hours – Sunday: 12pm-10.30pm, Monday: 12pm-3pm, Tuesday: 12pm-12am, Wednesday: 12pm-11pm, Thursday top Saturday: 12pm-12am.

As you can see, there are some great bars and clubs in Newcastle-under-Lyme and the surrounding areas. Students at Keele University and Staffordshire University have plenty of nightlife to choose from, whether it’s a big student night at Fiction, some live music at The Sugar Mill or a quiet pint with friends at The Unicorn Inn. Now all you have to do is follow our advice on how to recover from a hangover!