Tiger Tiger takes its family of party palaces upland, and yet again Tiger Tiger Newcastle, the jewel of the north, bowls us over with its ambition and scope. Seven unique areas licensed to thrill come together under one roof, in this instance Newcastle’s The Gate leisure complex down Newgate Street. Three themed bars, Tiger Tiger’s Grill restaurant, a karaoke zone, and two dancefloors designed to be destroyed will keep you occupied until the sun comes up. Party is the priority here, and Tiger Tiger Newcastle never fails to deliver.
As is the case at all its sibling venues across the UK, Tiger Tiger Newcastle has more potential for outrageous fun than you can shake a glowstick at. Veterans of the Tiger Tiger experience, known round these parts as VITs (Very Important Tigers – they’re the canny ones who book ahead and always seem to get to the head of the queue…), understand that Tiger Tiger is all about unchecked hedonism, spread thick and even across, in Tiger Tiger Newcastle’s case, no less than seven party zones. For those less familiar with what lies in wait for them behind the glittering facade of Tiger Tiger’s premises in The Gate complex down Newgate Street, we will try to offer some kind of summary, a paltry written representation of something that has to be seen (felt, heard, and tasted!) to be believed.
Most Tiger Tiger Newcastle VITs know that the best place to get things started once you’ve breached the queue outside The Gate down Newgate Street is either at the lush Jewel Bar or in the Tiger Grill. The former is a luxuriant space with leather booths, chandeliers, and a deeply stocked bar. Peckish punters make a beeline for the Grill, where Newcastle’s best bar nibbles or supersized bites get served up to ravenous Tigers such as yourselves. The Dirty Burger, for example, despite its intimidating girth, is not to be stored in a tree for later – it must be mauled and consumed immediately, because you’ve got a lot on your plate, so to speak, when you take a spin in Tiger Tiger Newcastle. Next stop: either the Kanaloa tiki bar, for some hula action and drinks with umbrellas in them, or maybe you’ve already mustered some Dutch courage and got the vocal chords primed for a karaoke fiasco in Tiger Tiger’s infamous (and adequately soundproofed) Lucky Voice karaoke pods.
Feeling like colonising another bar? Raffles Bar is all class – pith helmet optional. Itchy feet? Head to the White Room for Balearic beats and a little dancefloor compensation for that trip to Ibiza you were going to book last summer but didn’t cos you were broke and then wished you did cos your friends all went and the pictures on Facebook looked amazeballs. Lastly, but not leastly, disco bunnies will get feverish in Groovy Wonderland, whether or not it’s Saturday night. With all this said it just needs to be done – and we can’t be more emphatic when we say it’s best to talk to Tiger Tiger Newcastle’s dedicated team of party planners, even if you’re just up for a spontaneous night out. Trust us, book a square metre or two at your favourite spot or in your favourite booth and you’ll be treated like Shere Khan – Tiger Tiger royalty, that is.
Brilliant personal service. Fabulous private room. The food was lovely too. It was a really enjoyable experience we would definitely be returning to Tiger Tiger