Cocktail Making in Newcastle

Cocktail Making in Newcastle is such a fun way to learn a new skill, create (and drink!) some tasty tipples, play games and have a right laugh with your friends, family or workmates. What’s not to love?

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The Top 10 Cocktail Making Classes in Newcastle

1) Howlers

Get ready to unleash the big kid within at Howlers, a ball pit bar for grown ups on Collingwood Street. Here, you’ll be treated to a lively cocktail making workshop that’s led by one of Howlers’ professional mixologists. Watch them demonstrate how it’s done before you step up to the bar to show off your new-found skills. You better make your cocktails well because you’ll be the one drinking them! You’ll also play fun games, some of which include more drinks. Howlers like to spoil you! Once you’ve finished your masterclass, it’s time to dive head first into that ball pit!

2) ChaChaBuchi

If you want to try cocktail making in Newcastle in sophisticated surroundings, ChaChaBuchi is the ideal destination. This chic yet rustic split-level bar on the legendary Diamond Strip oozes class and good vibes. Where better to celebrate in style? One of their friendly mixologists will teach you how to make a couple of their signature cocktails each. Get hands on as you make cocktails from scratch and drink everything you make with games upping the fun factor. With gorgeous décor as a backdrop, don’t forget to take loads of photos to make all your social media followers jealous!

3) Revolution

Are you ready to laugh, learn and party hard? Then a cocktail making class at Revolution is perfect for you. Learn how to mix and mingle your way through a range of delicious cocktails, including the classics and more quirky drinks. Your tutor will be a professional and friendly mixologist who’ll share all their expert knowledge with you. You’ll make a couple of cocktails each, drinking everything you make and playing hilarious games. This building actually used to be a former bank, before becoming Revolution, and gives you classy surroundings for your cocktail masterclass in Newcastle including marble pillars, 30ft ceilings and classic features.

4) Purple Tiger

Fancy cocktail making with some extra fun? Why not include a bar crawl? Things kick off with a bang as you learn how to make delicious drinks for a whole hour, drinking all the cocktails you create and comparing how they look and taste with your friends. Who in your group will make the best drinks? Will it be you? No experience is needed, just give us your best shake face! Once you’ve finished mixing and muddling, you’ll head out on a bar crawl where you’ll have a wild night on the Toon! What better way to experience this city’s infamous nightlife?

5) Revolucion De Cuba

Enjoy a slice of Havana in the city centre with a Latin-flavoured Newcastle cocktail masterclass at Revolucion De Cuba. You’ll whip up a range of mouth-watering, rum-based, Cuban cocktails with expert tutelage from one of their friendly bartenders. They’ll also lead games that’ll get everyone to let their hair down and have fun. Who in your group will make the tastiest drinks, or the one that looks the most Instagrammable? And that’s not all; you’ll also tuck into a feast of tapas including nachos, gambas, patatas bravas, tacos and more. Revolucion De Cuba is located near Newcastle’s famous Cloth Market area.

6) TGI Fridays

Grab your mates, pull up some chairs and put your cocktail-making skills to the ultimate test as you learn how to make some of TGI Fridays’ most delicious drinks. This fun, 90-minute masterclass is led by a professional mixologist who’ll guide you every step of the way as you learn how to create TGI’s famously good drinks from scratch. Any lightweights will be pleased to hear that you can line your stomachs with tasty American nibbles, provided on sharing towers. Competitive games up the ante and get everyone laughing and letting their hair down as they compete to make the tastiest drink in town.

7) Holy Hobo

This lively Jesmond hotspot is a great host for cocktail making with the good vibes flowing as quickly as the drinks! One of Holy Hobo’s friendly and approachable bar staff will teach you how to make the tastiest drinks step by step, using a range of flavourful spirits and mixers so there’s something to suit everyone. No previous experience is needed so it doesn’t matter if you don’t know the difference between prosecco and a pina colada; by the end of this masterclass, you certainly will. You’ll make two drinks each, playing competitive and funny games in between to get everyone giggling.

8) Slug & Lettuce

Get set to shake things up with a cocktail making masterclass in Newcastle at Slug and Lettuce, Grainger Street! This experience is the perfect way to spice up your night out with friends or colleagues. And the best part? You'll get to sip on a delicious welcome drink while you learn from the best of the best mixologists. But that's not all, folks! This masterclass comes with a mouth-watering buffet to satisfy your appetite once you’ve perfected your cocktail-making skills. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to mix, stir, and shake your way to cocktail heaven! This experience is also available at Slug and Lettuce Quayside.

9) Be At One

If you and your pals fancy transforming into mixologists for the day, then head on down to Be At One Newcastle, where the ultimate cocktail masterclass awaits! Situated on the city’s vibrant Westgate Road, this stylish bar promises an unforgettable experience for the whole group - whether you’re celebrating something special or hanging out with your friends. Hosted and led by a friendly and energetic mixologist, you and your squad will be taught everything you need to know to whip up two tasty cocktails each. Get ready to learn all the best techniques, which includes mixing, muddling, shaking, stirring and of course, pouring! To add to the fun factor, this class also includes some brilliant games and challenges, along with a lovely glass of bubbly on arrival for each person - perfecto!

10) Tipsy Parties

Tipsy Parties are mobile cocktail masterclass expert, bringing their expertise to your venue as well as all the ingredients and equipment. That’s right, you can try cocktail making without having to even go outside. Get your group round to your place and learn how to mix and muddle your way to drink perfection. Tipsy Parties offer a range of masterclasses including a classic Newcastle cocktail making class plus, a tropical class where you’ll make mouth-watering drinks in tiki glassware and molecular cocktail making where you’ll make weird and wonderful drinks that foam and change colour.

What Happens in a Cocktail Masterclass in Newcastle?

Cocktail Making in Newcastle

Whether you’re looking for birthday, stag or hen party ideas in Newcastle or just fancy a great night out, cocktail making is always a group-pleaser! Each of our cocktail masterclasses are led by friendly, experienced cocktail experts who’ll give you a guided tour through the wonderful world of mixology. They’ll perform demonstrations as you discover the history behind some of your favourite cocktails.

You might be learning, but you’re not at school; the focus is firmly on fun! Once the Newcastle cocktail making expert has spilt their secrets and shown you the ropes, it’s your turn to get behind the bar to create some seriously delicious drinks! Fun, interactive games break the ice and make sure everyone’s having fun and getting stuck in. Laugh, chat and compare whose cocktails are the best. Will you be crowned the cocktail king or queen of Geordieland?

Birthday, Stag Do or Hen Party Cocktail Making in Newcastle

Cocktail making in Newcastle is fabulously fun for a birthday, stag or hen party. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, you’ll want to make sure that the ice is broken straight away which can be tricky if you’re bringing together friends from different areas of your life like school friends, newer friends, future in-laws and workmates. With cocktail making, the drinks and good times start flowing immediately. Everyone will be able to get stuck into this activity and chat about what they’ve made and their favourite flavours. That said, if you just want an excuse to get your besties together, cocktail making is always a winner. Trust us, there’s no bad time to learn how to create delicious drinks!

Why Newcastle?

The nightlife in Newcastle is out of this world! This Northern party city is jam-packed with around 200 buzzing watering holes. You’ll never forget your night out on the Toon as you try to out-party the Geordie Shore cast at the many wild bars on the Diamond Strip then get a few cheap and cheerful rounds in around the famously fun Bigg Market area or maybe some sophisticated cocktails at trendy Quayside before dancing the night away at The Gate complex or banging Times Square. Yes, Newcastle has one too! Why let New York have all the fun? Cocktail making kick starts your big night out in the most fun way possible before you explore everything else this lively city has to offer.

Do I Need Any Experience to Try Cocktail Making?

You don’t have to be an experienced bartender to do well at a cocktail making class in Newcastle. If you’re just a fan of drinking them, you’ll quickly pick up this fun, new skill and your dedicated mixologist’s there to guide you every step of the way. They’ll share all their knowledge (and samples!) with you to help you create something truly tasty. You’ll soon be whipping up those delicious drinks like a pro! While this activity is great fun for a special occasion, you can also do cocktail making for two at one of the shared masterclasses where you’ll join in the fun with other groups. Don’t forget, cocktail making is a skill you can use over and over again, creating your favourite drink at home when you want.

Book Your Newcastle Cocktail Masterclass Today

A question we get asked a lot is people wondering if they can join in with a cocktail making masterclass if they don’t drink alcohol. You’ll be happy to hear that you can still try your hand at cocktail making whether you like a tipple or not. Just let the experience provider know how many of you don’t drink alcohol when you place your enquiry, and they’ll get back to you to let you know what they can offer instead. Most of the time, they’ll teach you how to make non-alcoholic mocktails instead. You’ll be surprised at how good these taste. Plus, you won’t get a hangover the next day!

Whatever you’re celebrating, from hen parties to fun days out with friends, check out our experience listings for cocktail making in Newcastle and see which masterclass takes your fancy! There’s loads of different options available from classic cocktail making to quirky cocktail making with some masterclasses even including a delicious slap-up meal for a complete party package. Yum!

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  • How long does a cocktail masterclass last?

    Our cocktail classes generally last between 60-90 minutes depending on your chosen venue - please check out our individual listings for more information.

  • Can I make mocktails instead of cocktails?

    Many venues will offer mocktails for those that can't drink alcohol. Please speak to the venue in advance to see if mocktails can be provided.

  • What drinks will we make?

    This will vary from venue to venue, but you can generally expect to make a great mix of the classics!

  • Is food provided during the class?

    Some classes may include nibbles and food, however best to check your preferred listing for full details.

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