I think things have definitely changed, I more or less stopped bothering with clubs now that you can drink in a pub late. However, I think it is your age! I am the same, by the way, but I still think younger people like going out in town, clubbing etc (even if just places on Collingwood St or in the gay bit), however, I am mostly too long in the tooth to do that these days 😁Do you reckon there is an actual decline or a change in where we drink? I don't think i've been to a club in years (maybe my age) as you can basically drink anywhere until 1am. Maybe people are staying in better quality, sit down (if you hang about long enough) and have a conversation type places instead?
Nightclubs in Newcastle for me have never been in strong point, not in the 25 years I've been going out anyway, but there are clubs open until 6am (Powerhouse for one), and there are a few nightclubs that were fairly well regarded, such as Digital. I will concede though that Newcastle's clubbing scene seems weaker than it did when I started my drinking career, but I think as above, this is due to a shift in drinking habits, such as late opening pubs, but also daytime drinking is massively more popular than it used to be.I have to somewhat agree with this. Newcastle gets called a party city but compared to the likes of Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool it’s very tame. All those cities have lots of late clubs open till 5/6 in the morning and most bars open till 3. They also have big events spaces for things like the warehouse project. Depending on your lifestyle this may seem like a blessing or a curse but everyone I talk to that has been on nights out in the big northern cities would consider Newcastle as the least fun.
As for being tame in comparison to other northern cities, what a load of rubbish. I have been in all of those places on a night out, and Newcastle is every bit as good as any if not better. Have you actually been out on a busy Saturday in Newcastle? Tame is the last word I would use; most of Newcastle is covered with bars and it has areas for everyone. Moreover, and in complete contrast to your friends, everyone I've spoken to at my company who has been out in Newcastle raves about it and rates it as one of the best nights out they've had in the UK. It may not have the variety of nightclubs of larger cities, but it has a unique appeal and character that other cities simply can't match. You are entitled to your opinion though, even if it's wrong 😊