The Beach is in the heart of the pub and clubbing area of Newquay.
Some nights the club has a foam party night, it was a normal night when we went but it was still a fairly good night.
Dress Code: Smart casual.
"The Walkabout" is an Australian themed bar and restaurant open until early in the morning.
The food is excellent, you can buy breakfast in the morning and even crocodile and kangaroo is on the menu.
During the day various sports are shown on the 9 metre big screen and 20+ televisions.
The night time entertainment is usually a disco every night with various other events. Friday and Saturdays are live music nights , and Tuesday is Surf Party night.
Various other themed nights are held throughout the year.
Dress Code: Anything goes and it usually does, surf wear to tuxedo.
Newquay is the target for hen & stag night parties. The streets can get quite busy with tourists & people all dressed up in every outfit you can think of. I have seen cowgirls, monks, black-wigged young men, overgrown school children. They crowd round the bars & nightclubs, & the queues for the cash machines Friday night can be quite long, one of the places people get into is The central which is just down from the bus station. Here you can watch Sky TV, mess about on fruit machines & receive real Ale; so what does artificial Ale look like? The courtyard is shoulder-to-shoulder Friday nights, & Lloyds bank is next door with a cash point machine.
The Barracuda pub further up the street, names after a fish, which has razor sharp teeth. Some of these carry a poison called ciguatoxin. There’s outside eating at this pub, & wireless Internet accesses is provided by The Cloud; who’s that?
The Fort Inn has some stunning views across the bay from your table. The pub has a pool table (which we didn’t know about); they have BBQ’s during the summer. It’s quite busy during the evenings, but the menu is good & there’s one on display at the gate.
Dress Code: Everyone dresse's up from Monks to nurse's.
Although Berties is one of the longest standing pubs/clubs in Newquay, it certainly isn't the best these days. There's nothings particularly wrong with it, and I'm sure that many a great night out has been had here. The problem is that there's nothing particularly special or outstanding about it either. Come to Berties and you could be anywhere in the UK, or any European resort that's frequented by British tourists for that matter. They sell the same drinks, have the same special offers, play the same music and generally cater for the same boring british tourists who just want to get completely obliterated with alcohol (and sometimes a variety of other substances too) and grind away against each other to the latest dance tracks. I don't know about you, but that's not exactly my idea of a fun night out, especially when they charge you £6 entry for the privilege (and that's on a Tueday, I dread to think what the cover charge is on a weekend!)
OK, so this place isn't exactly my cup of tea. However, as I said, it's been around for years and at weekends it's absolutely heaving so they must be doing something right. Give it a go if you're stuck for anywhere better to go and have plenty of money to throw away... just don't say I didn't warn you! ;-)
Dress Code: Popular outfits for girls seems to be as little as possible (one girl I saw was only wearing fishnets, suspenders, a corset and a belt - not a short skirt, she actually was just wearing a belt!) Fancy Dress is also encouraged with offers such as "Free entry if you wear your school unifom"
I wore jeans, a t-shirt, trainers and a hat and stood out like a sore thumb - not nearly enough skin showing to fit in here!
Although I visited Belushis quite regularly when I first arrived in Newquay, it's been a while since I've been in due to the fact that they bump their prices up so excessively during the summer months. At the moment (August) a pint of lager will set you back nearly £3!!!! However, outside of the peak tourist season this is one of my fave bars in town and is perfect for daytime or evening drinking. There's a great beer garden with views from Towan Beach all the way to Lusty Glaze, and they serve really nice food too... my friend and I shared a fish basket (or something to that effect) which was basically a selection of fish, prawns, scallops, calamari etc and chips. It was delicious and plenty enough for a lunch for two, I think it cost about £8. They have live music and weekends, which is always good, and there's always been a good atmosphere when I've been in... bring on September, I can't wait to go back!!!!
Dress Code: No dress code
For some reason On The Rocks Bar seems to be overlooked by quite a few people coming to Newquay. It's definitly another local pub, you get very few tourists in here and the atmosphere is always nice and friendly. I come here fairly regularly as I have some friends who work behind the bar and it's just over the road from where I live. From the small beer garden out front you can enjoy some lovely views over Towan Beach and The Island, and inside is a selection of comfy sofas making it the perfect spot to come to if you want a slightly more chilled evening.
They have live bands, open mic nights and a couple of times a week, and it's the cheapest pub I've been to in Newquay so far.
Dress Code: No dress code
The Chy Bar and the Koola are a three-in-one bar/restaurant/nightclub right by the beach. Although I've never eaten in the restaurant, I hear the food there is good although slightly dearer than some other restaurants.
I spend quite a bit of time in the Chy and the Koola, mainly because quite a few of my friends work there so it's their venue of choice. Both the bar and the club are open til 3am most nights (during the summer) and usually will have different music and dancing in each bar. There's also a nice terrace outside which is open til 1am and is great for an afternoon beer overlooking the beach or to cool down for a bit during the evening as it can get quite hot inside. It's not exactly the cheapest bar in town, expect to pay £2.50 for a single vodka & coke or £3 for a Corona - not sure how much a pint costs here.
Dress Code: No dress code
The Red Lion Pub is located a little way out of town on Fore Street, and as such seems to avoid many of the tourists that frequent the busy and noisy bars and clubs in the town centre. Although it's one of my preferred pubs in town, I've only been there on a handful of occasions. All of those times the pub was busy, but not too crowded and there was a good atmosphere. The Red Lion seems to attract a slightly older crowd, and more locals than tourists. On two occasions there was live music which was really good, however we also waited a loooong time to get served at the bar. They serve food daily until 9pm, standard pub grub of good quality but it's nothing special. Expect to pay about £7-10 for a main course.
Dress Code: No dress code
The Central is in one of the prime locations in Newquay, virtually everybody has to walk or drive past it to get to the shops and beaches. This makes it one of the busiest bars around especially as out the front of it there is a large area with tables and chairs where everybody congregates to watch people passing by.
Inside there is a large bar and the drinking area is set on two levels. Large video screens show live sports and at night music plays to the early hours.
Dress Code: Anything you want, fancy dress is often the norm here as Stag and Hen parties take over during the summer months.
The "Arms" is probably the best known bar in Newquay. Every night is party time with dj`s every night playing all the latest tunes and loads of party favourites.
The bar has a small dancefloor and several tv`s and video screens playing music videos and even live action from inside the "Arms".
There is another bar and restaurant upstairs leading out to a patio garden.
Dress Code: Anything goes and it usually does.