Small bars have a new/old address: 529 The Terrace / by Kian West

For our older readers The Terrace Bar has had many other names, but to a younger generation it was the first, potentially the catalyst for a small bar cultural movement across Newcastle. Because of this icon status in some regards, the previous vision of The Terrace was a dark and dingy kind-of cool in its makeshift hippie-come-hipster styling that really was just a reflection of the can-do attitude. But all that changed when it closed the doors in 2015. 

Now known as 529 The Terrace, it has had more than a coat of paint, with floors replaced, bathrooms, some of the most beautiful bars upstairs and down, as well as the namesake Terrace now really becoming a space that you could see many a Sunday session being started at. 

Being one of the bigger small bars I'll be interested to see what they deliver in terms of entertainment to drive engagement with the stellar venue, definitely worth a look over the long weekend.