England > Tyne & Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
Beer Available At Bacchus (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Yorkshire Dales Bacchus Columbus , G N Porter The Twitcher , Tiny Rebel Dirty Stop Out 96, First Chop SYL , Redwell Original Lager , Lagunitas India Pale Ale 94, Nøgne Ø Sunturnbrew Oaked 95, Alechemy Black Aye PA 75, Highland Muckle IPA , Tiny Rebel The Full Nelson 94, First Chop HOP , Alpha State Poudrette.C (Simcoe Cascade) ,
Tempest Saison Du Pomme Fresh Gooseberry 88
soulhat (21) Kempston, England | November 6, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great bar great choice of craft , cask & foreign bottle beers very busy on match days
Scopey (352) Croydon, England | October 21, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
We visited Bacchus on Friday evening, so it was unsurprisingly rammed. Even so we had a good time. It’s actually quite a large place, with the bar near the centre of the room. They carry a fairly impressive selection on keg, cask & bottle. There were 7/8 cask ales on including 3 new to RB and not all bitters/golden ales at that! They also had about 12 "craft" keg lines, which on our visit included Beavertown, Tempest, Marble & Anarchy and a fairly wide bottle selection to boot. Plenty of good beer to keep you coming back, but it lacks the ambience of a few other pubs in Newcastle. Definitely a must-visit if you’re in ’toon.
Martin243 (32) , England | August 8, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Usually visit this place on a night in town. Always busy, good selection usually with something interesting. Efficient service, can be a bit pricey. Another one of those pubs I only seem to visit in company.
Beershine (696) The Sunshine State, Florida | July 31, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Keeps one of best beer selections in the whole country, on a huge wrap-around bar with amirror back and wood panel bar tops. Large and spacious and great with rare hand pumps, equally exotic (and mostly big ABV) beers on keg, and lots of bottles too. The selection has depth and breadth, with session ales, IPAs, barley wines and all in between. And right around the corner from Lady Grey. Newcastle continues to impress!
jackl (318) Charlottesville, Virginia | February 3, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
I visited this place right after watching Chelsea throw 3 points away against Newcastle. The pub was absolutely rammed, which makes it difficult to give this place a proper rating. The bar appears to be pretty upscale. The selection might be large, but it was difficult to learn exactly what was on offer. A menu would help, especially when the pub’s so full that you can’t see all the taps and bottles. What I did see was a mixed bag. The cask stuff was fairly traditional. Plenty of local twiggy stuff. The keg options were all over the place. For example, they had n’ice chouffe on right next to a macro lager. Most of the crowd was drinking swill that you could buy at any bar. The service was fine, the prices were fair. Overall, this was something of a frustrating experience. The pub was way too crowded, there was no way for me to check out the selection. I sank a half then got the hell out of there.
ACD (29) Dublin, Ireland | January 9, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderful beer haven just a couple of minutes walk from the city centre. I was in on a fairly quiet Tuesday afternoon and they still had 7 cask handpumps on the go as well as (at an estimate) 10 craft keg fonts. Lots of great British breweries represented on keg (Tempest, Summer Wine, and Tiny Rebel amongst others) as well as a good selection of locals on cask. A few Scandinavian offerings on tap too from Mikkeller & Haandbryggeriet which is good to see.
Decent bottle list with a good selection of Belgian, UK, and Scandinavian brews as well as a few US offerings from the likes of Flying Dog and Goose Island.
Prices not too bad at all given the quality. Tremendous range of glassware too which is nice to see.
Service is top notch, the girl behind the bar when I was in was just lovely - so pleasant & full of knowledge.
More of an upscale ambiance - leather and dark wood rather than spit and sawdust. Nice relaxed buzz even on a quiet weekday afternoon. One of the best (if not the best) beer bars in the North East.
lada66 (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 26, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
One of the best places to have real ales in Newcastle (2011).
Nuffield (106) Roseville, Minnesota | July 20, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This is an extremely good bar--the best in Newcastle, and I found Newcastle to be a very exciting place for beer. I was there on a very slow night, but the two women bartending said I could have as many tasters as I want. "I don’t want to abuse that," I said, and she said, "some people do, but go ahead anyway". GREAT selection of both local and distant beers, all of them interesting. I wasn’t keen on the decor--it’s upscale like a steak restaurant, modern wood angles. But go anyway. Great bar (not really a pub).
DnAuK (23) , England | May 19, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 18/20
Going to go out on a limb here and say that this is almost the perfect bar. No wonder it has been awarded Tyneside Pub of the Year 4 years in a row (to date). It's stylish, with a great atmosphere, and phenomenal beer choice. Only criticism is that it may be TOO popular and, hence, expensive. But you would still want this in your town or city.
Benjii (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | December 2, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I have only been here for the Nøgne Ø total tap takeover which was a great night. Good selection of cask ales and plenty of keg beers (although these were all Nøgne Ø when we were there). My favourite pub of the night.
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