Ernest is an independent cafe bar situated in the top end of the Ouseburn; we do our very best to serve up honest food, drink, music and art. We are open everyday 10am until late for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking and dancing.

Forthcoming Events

Every Friday we hire out our back room for private parties, with drinking, dining and occasionally dancing down the front. On Saturdays we programme a series of events which are always free and open to all for drinking and dancing (eating earlier on). Weekday nights are evolving, with Tango on a Tuesday, a variety of private events and offers on other nights, and a brand new film night.


Mon 12th: Electric Booglaloo

Newcastle Fine Art Students Exhibition 7pm 

Wed 14th: Ernest Baby Social in collaboration with CHALK

A weekly meet up for babes and their grown ups. Ideal for those who crave quality coffee and amazing cakes in a relaxed setting. Ernest will provide a small box of low tech , non plastic  toys – entry is FREE though parents invited to bring along other books and toys (charity finds welcome) by way of a contribution, 2pm - 5pm 


Our fortnightly film club presents an eclectic range of films all picked by our resident film expert Mr Clark. See you on the beanbags! 6pm and 8pm, free

Fri 16th: Community

Taking inspiration from early Chicago / NYC house clubs such as The Warehouse, Muzic Box, Paradise Garage, The Loft and Sound Factory.

Sat 17th: Christmas Moonrocks

IIIITTT'SSSSS CHRIIISSSTMAAASSS!!! So to celebrate, we've invited Jack Pearce to join us once again! Anyone in attendance the last time Jack joined us or indeed those who've attended a Souljam party at WHQ will be aware of Jack's ability to rock a room & he's also more recently been responsible for bringing the likes of Hunee, Floating Points & Move D to Newcastle via the Reasons to be Cheerful parties, which share our ethos of anything goes, as long as you can dance to it!

Wed 21st & Thu 22nd: Later licenses for later drinking


From DJ collective Losing My Edge, 00s GEMS-NEW WAVE-ROCK&ROLL-POSTPUNK-GARAGE. 9pm - 2am, FREE 

Sat 24th: Xmas Eve Brunch Party

With DJ’s, elves and more, 10am - 2pm

Xmas Closing Times

Sat 24th 4pm onwards
Sun 25th Xmas Day
Mon 26th Boxing Day
Tue 27th - Sat 31st: as normal

Sat 31st: New Years Eve All Nighter

Food bookings from 6pm - 9pm, Djs and dancing from 10pm until somewhere around 6am, tickets £5 on the door


New Years Closing Times

Sun 1st - Thu 5th: Closed for our annual New Years deep clean and fixing up of all broken stuff
Fri 6th: normal service resumes

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Ernest Map
Ernest, 1 Boyd Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle, NE2 1AP
Bookings: 0191 260 5216

We're tucked away in a corner of the Ouseburn behind the Biscuit factory with plenty of parking. You'll find us easily and be pleased that you did.

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