The Head of Steam
Like the other Newcastle pubs, this is not at a station and does not have the railway theme. It has a unique layout the 2 bars are on the first floor and in the basement! No bar on the ground floor - only the toilets, beer cellar and offices.
The pub has constant acclaim as one of the best bars in the city. It plays up-to-the-minute music and is recognised for its musical brilliance. The upstairs bar is dark and cosy with a very welcoming feel. The bar servery and back bar are very attractively designed. The bar gets very crowded most nights and the atmosphere is fantastic The basement bar is vaulted and low-ceilinged. It has a small stage for bands and this is THE 'entry level' venue for new bands in the area - we've been on the glide path of Arctic Monkeys, Maximo Park, Futureheads and many more! It is one of very few cellar bars in the city. The basement attracts a younger group of people, generally.