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Top Spots for Refreshing Drinks at Eldon Square

The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, so if you’re looking for the perfect spot for a drink with friends or a casual coffee date, Eldon Square has you covered! We have rounded up the top spots in Newcastle to quench your thirst this bank holiday weekend.

TGI Fridays

Let the good times roll with fantastic vibes and offers on delicious drinks at TGI Fridays in Eldon Square. Join the fiesta with 2-for-1 cocktails including three brand new limited-edition flavours. Gather your friends and enjoy £5 cocktails all day everyday or indulge in their mouth-watering mocktails, which are equally as delicious! Make a day of it at Eldon Square and book TGI Friday’s Bottomless Brunch, where you can create your own sharing tower between two to include three TGI Fridays dishes and unlimited Prosecco, Fridays™ American Pilsner, less than 0.5% ABV CleanCo Gin & Tonic, or a refreshing orange juice from £29.95 per person. T&Cs apply.


Celebrate the weekend in style at Chaophraya, with their outdoor terrace that showcases the stunning views of Newcastle city centre. For an experience inspired by Thailand, Chaophraya offers a sophisticated setting to enjoy cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. Try their ‘Mai Tai’ and ‘Dragon Eye’ cocktails to quench your thirst, or a non-alcoholic option like ‘0% Dead Man’s Finger Spiced Rum.’ You can also explore their bottomless brunch offerings available Saturday and Sunday and 2-4-1 on selected cocktails, available Monday to Thursday 4-8pm.

Ori Caffè

If you’d prefer to unwind in a quiet, cosy atmosphere with a non-alcoholic beverage, then why not plan a visit to ORI Caffè? Located in John Lewis & Partners, with an impressive view over the mall by Chevy Chase, the café is known for their refreshing vegan frappes, ‘very berry’ vegan smoothies and iced frappuccinos. There’s no shortage of delicious options to keep you hydrated and refreshed, as you soak up the bank holiday atmosphere.

The Alchemist

Known for its innovative and visually stunning cocktails, The Alchemist takes beverage making to new heights. The restaurant and bar offers a wide range of cocktails that are not only delicious but also a feast for the eyes. Try their spectacular menu including the ‘Colour Changing One’ or the mesmerizing ‘Cosmic Oysters’ for a truly incredible drinking experience. From classic favourites with a twist, to innovative creations that push the boundaries of mixology, there’s a cocktail to suit every palate and preference – the choice is yours!

Roof Thirty Nine – Fenwick

For an extra-special experience, book a visit to rooftop bar, Roof Thirty Nine in Fenwick. With stunning skyline views of Newcastle in an alfresco setting, you must add this place to your list! Open from sunrise and past sunset, begin the day with a coffee, a refreshing juice, or a selection of viennoiserie. Or visit in the evening and enjoy a selection of wine, botanical cocktails and modern bar snacks to choose from. They are open 10am-8pm Monday to Saturday and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday.


Step into spring/summer with a refreshing drink at Starbucks. Why not try the new Iced Strawberry Matcha Tea Latte, or shake it up with the new Iced Caramelised Macadamia Oat Shaken Espresso? Indulge in a fan favourite, Iced Toasted Vanilla Oat Shaken Espresso or keep it simple with a traditional cup of tea. Whatever your preference, relax after a day of shopping at either of the two Starbucks locations in Eldon Square.

The Exchange

This hidden gem resides behind a telephone box located on the outskirts of Eldon Square, just off Northumberland Street. The Exchange is known for its diverse range of craft beers and ales, prosecco nights and fabulous food, The Exchange has something for everyone. Their knowledgeable staff can help you pick the perfect tipple to complement your meal. Enjoy £6 cocktails from 4-6pm Sunday to Friday, on selected drinks.

Pizza Express

Pizza Express have a brilliant selection of refreshing beverages from cocktails to beers, Prosecco to soft drinks – there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Explore their ‘sparkles and juices’ selection including a fantastic array of delicious alcohol-free refreshments such as ‘Peach Sparkle’ and ‘Raspberry Sparkle,’ from as little as £3.85 – bring on the bubbles!

Boost Juice

Supercharge your weekend with a healthy ‘banana buzz’ or ‘mint condition’ smoothie at Boost, made from all fresh ingredients. Available to order on the go, they make healthy habits and refreshing beverages accessible for all. Try one for yourself, today!


Craving a bespoke experience? Head over to Chiquito, where you can enjoy piña coladas, margaritas and other exciting cocktails that transport you to a sunny holiday destination. They also have a range of non-alcoholic options, including fruity mocktails which have the wow-factor.

Ask Italian

Whether you’re in the mood for a refreshing cocktail, a crisp glass of wine, or a perfectly poured pint, Ask Italian are ready to elevate your bank holiday experience. The restaurant and bar offers an extensive selection alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to accompany its wide variety of delicious Italian dishes. Sit back and relax while you sip on a glass of Pinot Grigio or indulge in a classic Aperol Spritz and enjoy the stylish ambience of the restaurant.

Fancy a bite to eat to accompany your delicious beverages? Why not check out our range of restaurants here.