We often get asked “Where are the best places to grab a bite or a drink after an escape room?” Our answer is here! Here’s a list of our favourite spots nearby!
We’re very fortunate at Westgate Road to have 3 lovely pubs only a couple of minutes away. The Forth, The Town Wall and Gunner Tavern are all easily accessible via Pink Lane and are well worth a visit whether you’d like a dink or a proper meal.
Recently completed, the Tavern used to be Gotham nightclub but has undergone a complete makeover and is now a rustic pub. With bold greens, wood floors and some quirky design it’s a really ice pub to sit in. There’s even a massive bay window table with comfy seating all around for large group. Gunner Tavern sets it’s self apart from the other pubs on a list with a nice range of cocktails including some delicious Espresso Martini’s, using coffee from the nearby by Pink Lane coffee company.
Part of the original fortifying wall around Newcastle (hence the name) the Town Wall is a lovely pub. The building is Grade 2 listed and has been mentioned in town records from before 1280, making it one of the oldest buildings in Newcastle. The fish finger sandwich is one of our favourite things on the menu and is a perfect bite after saving Newcastle in one of our escape rooms.
Located on Pink Lane, the Forth is a 2 minute walk from EXIT. The Forth has good food and a wide variety of beers, but it’s best feature is the roof terrace upstairs. The terrace is a wonderful space and a great place to grab a drink. During the winter the fires inside keep you warm, and on a busy weekend there’s a fantastic atmosphere inside the pub. The Monday night quiz is great fun too, and could be the perfect accompaniment to an escape room!
If you like chicken, then COOP chicken house is the place for you. They serve flame roasted chicken, with a variety delicious of sides and a huge range of hot sauces. It has a relaxed atmosphere, and is a great place to get a big table and share altogether. On a Sunday you can get involved with wing heaven – all you can eat wings for £10. As we’re big fans of challenges, we’re keen to see if you can beat the current record of 64.5 wings!
If you’re after something quick and tasty then look no further than Zapatista. Zaps has been a popular and ever present feature of our staff room, with their burrito’s long being a staff lunch favourite. Queue up, and get a burrito with your choice of rice, filling, beans, salsa and any extras all wrapped up in a warm tortilla wrap. If you don’t have long after your escape room, or even if you do, then we’d definitely recommend a trip around the corner to Zapatista. With locations on both Grainger Street and Ridley place there’s a Zapatista close to both our sites.
If you’re with your family or friends and everyone wants to eat something different then look no further than Stack. A variety of restaurants all in the shipping container square. everyone can pick their favourite and sit around the same table. Whether you’re looking for a burger, vegan food or and Indian Stack has you covered. Only a 10 minute walk away from our site at 32 St. Mary’s Place it’s a fantastic option if you’ve just finished Fiorella’s Cave or the Heist.
What are some of your favourite spots to grab a bite around Newcastle? Are any of them close to our escape rooms?