Social informal relaxed




A very warm welcome to The Giraffe Lounge.

Find us nestled between the Holiday Inn & Dance City in Waterloo square, just a stones throw from Central Station.

Bringing you eclectic décor, a dash of music and titivating entertainment all washed down with lashings of your favourite drink, good fresh food and much much more.  

By day we are a place to kick back and relax, grab your favourite book, one of our comfy chairs and a enjoy a coffee or something stronger, meet a few friends and grab lunch.

Come 6pm, we subtly change into a vibrant bar, try one of our craft beers, sample a house cocktail or choose your favourite tipple and if you are brave ask for a twist.

For those of you who love Gin or Craft Beers we have a pre-bookable Craft Beer or Gin School, perfect for a treat.  

We are en route to St James Park and as avid Newcastle supporters will be offering match day specials.

And last but definitely not least  when the sun shines we get the deck chairs out! We have a great courtyard outside the bar,  as we are hidden away you can escape the bustle of the city and soak up the sun.




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Our food ethos -we keep it simple and make it good.

We only use the freshest ingredients, locally sourced where we can, our focus is on good quality, tasty dishes that we know you will love.

Our menu changes frequently to take advantage of seasonal produce, and we love to bring you unique daily dishes, so please use our menu as a guide.

If you are planning a celebration and would like something special please give us a call and we would be happy to create something just for your party.

They say variety is the spice of life, and what a variety of drinks we have. 

From the latest in craft beers, to a sophisticated array of cocktails, punchy gins and the smoothest of malts, we have something for everyone. 

We have a lovely assortment of soft drinks and hot drinks for those not wanting alcohol, and every December we run our designated driver scheme, where the driver shows his or her keys and gets their first soft drink free. 







Perfect for group get-togethers, hen & stag do's or other celebrations. Please see below a general overview of all our classes we currently provide. To find out more and to discuss prices please call us on 0191 484 1240. 



Let the class beGIN

Learn all there is to know about gin from one of our award winning mixologists who will tutor a tasting of 3 neat gins and a Martini cocktail. Soak up all the booze afterwards and make your Martini the ultimate Gibson with a venison tartare and soused vegetable sharing board for you and your gin partner to share (vegetarian option also available).

Contact venue for prices. 

This is a pre-bookable event only.

Discounts for groups of 8 or more.

12 people per class



If beer makes you hoppy, this is the one for you and there are 3 options to choose from.

1) An Introduction to Beer

Our tutored craft beer tasting of 3 different styles with our very own beer expert plus a burger of your choice to soak it all up.

2) Hop Creep

This one is for the pale ale and hop aficionado. A tutored craft beer tasting of 3 different styles of pale beer with our very own beer expert plus a burger of your choice to soak it all up.

3) The Dark Side

This one is for the dark porter and stout aficionado. A tutored craft beer tasting of 3 different styles of dark beer with out very own beer expert plus a burger of your choice to soak it all up.

All the above include the following burger choices:

- Steak burger, Cherry Cola BBQ Pulled Beef, Smoked Cheese, Crispy Onions & Hand Cut Chips

- Chicken Burger, Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise & Hand Cut Chips

- Black Bean, Red Pepper & Chilli Burger, Red Pepper Mayonnaise & Hand Cut Chips

Contact venue for prices. 

Pre-bookable, group discounts available, max 12 to a class. 



Join our Cocktail Professor for an enlightening class, taking cocktails to new depths. Learn the origins of each cocktail,  how to mix your own cocktail like a pro, whilst feasting on an array of nibbles.