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“Great transport hub”
Review of Haymarket

Haymarket
Scotland, United Kingdom
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1,155 reviews
479 attraction reviews
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“Great transport hub”
Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

Good access to the Metro system, buses to other areas such as the Metro shopping complex Gateshead, Hexham and others in Northumberland as well as being located in the City Centre for access to pubs, restaurants, football ground, China Town and much more.

Visited February 2014
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English first
U.K.
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120 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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“Metro/bus station”
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Although not under a single roof, the Haymarket is a very busy transport hub with the circular Metro station at the north end and a covered line of bus departure points, running south of the Metro station, on the east side of Percy Street. Signage is clear and bus timetables - and information - are freely available at the small kiosk on the southern end. There are a few seats at each departure point and takeaway food is readily available from any of the shops alongside. Not an "Attraction" , just a place one passes through when travelling.

Visited May 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“An online pub crawl”
Reviewed 7 July 2006

When people refer to Haymarket, they're referring to the north end of Northumberland St and it's transport interchange. What many people don't realise is that there are several bars and a couple of clubs within 5 minutes walk of this locale.

First up, on Newcastle University's campus near the Northern Stage gallery and theatre, there's the Union Society, Newcastle Uni's student union. It opens it's doors to the public most daytimes until around 6pm and over the weekend giving you a chance to get your hands on some cheap booze and hearty food. Football and rugby matches are shown in their flagship bar, the Mens Bar. Good club nights open to all are on Saturdays from 10pm till the wee hours.

Down the stairs and round the corner from there is The Crow's Nest (ex Bar Oz), again the football's on in here and the prices are reasonable, £2.00/pt Fosters, £2.70 doubles with mixer. They also serve decent food in here until around 10pm and have a late licence. The atmosphere is usually good and friendly.

Then we've got The Hotspur and The Percy Arms, the former being a favourite with an older clientele and the latter being a bikers bar. Both pubs are okay, though they can get a bit rowdy on Friday evenings and over the weekend.

New Orleans can be found between the bus station and the Metro, serving Louisiana Cajun-style food and numerous cocktails. The customers vary in this place, though upstairs in the restaurant is usually fine.

Back over the road, we find the Three Bulls Heads, again it shows the football and has some good deals on drinks and serves a good selection of food which is reasonably priced.

The Goose is next up under Eldon Gardens, it's cheap and cheerful, serves fill-me-up food and is one of two places without plasma screens! Usually packed out at lunchtimes and over the weekend.

Up Leazes Lane, there's a bar, currently named Sanctuary, that's fairly good and serves until 1 or 2am every day of the week. The music gets fairly cheesy and the place is full of students... oh well... if you can't beat 'em...

Further down the main road is Bourgognes, a small bar with mixed clientele, and The Gate, home to a good few bars open till 1:30am, two nightclubs open till 3am, a casino open till 6am, numerous restaurants and a 12-screen cinema. Although just outside the Haymarket area, this is the place most people end their nights on a Haymarket pubcrawl.

Have fun!!!

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