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.

March

Sat 18th: Ping Pong

A night of communal ping pong and DJ action so you can still have a bop if you're shy of getting 'round the table. But you needn't be: skill level's no issue, all you need is a nice attitude! ALSO! Prizes and surprises on the night. 8pm until 2am

Tue 21st: Tango

7.30pm - 8.30pm beginners £6 (includes practica)
8.30pm - 10.30pm practica £3

Wed 22nd: 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 

FILM CLUB

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

Thu 23rd: Ernest’s 2nd Mario Cart Tournament

ZOOOOOOOOM! Welcome to the first E1 tournament, brought to you via the medium of Mario Kart on the Wii! Join us for an evening of out and out race battle bedlam! HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?! Special prizes are up for grabs for the winners, and losers, there may even be a wooden spoon. A tournament where drink driving is thoroughly encouraged. 6pm -10pm.

Fri 24th: Hot Burrito

Well, good morning, Captain! Well, good morning to you! Hello folk of Newcastle, tis' the hour to dust off your bell-bottoms and ponchos, and grab your most unsmokeable pack of cigarettes as its time for HOT BURRITO. We are a brand new club night descending upon the glorious town of Newcastle-upon-tyne and are bringing with us music that emerged within the periods of '50s, '60s and '70s. Expect fantastic folk, catchy country, succulent soul, puzzling prog-rock, ace americana and all the wonderful stuff in between. Entry is free, but we recommend you get down early as to ensure a peaceful entry.

Sat 25th: Moon Rocks

With Dj’s  Mick (Last Waltz): Pav (Cubik)
From dusty bargain bin b-sides through to bonafide peak-time classics and back again…
8pm - 1am, FREE

Mon 27th: Drink and Draw

A mid-month club for creative people and their friends. Life can be too serious - sometimes we need the opportunity to be creative in a relaxing, social environment with no pressures or demands. The idea is that people with any skill level from total beginners to experienced artists can have fun with drawing. 7pm - 9pm £3.50

Tue 31st: Kaneda Presents BOP: Mr. Mez, Buhl + John Dole (live)

9.30pm until late

April

Sat 1st: Riddim’ Ouseburn Top Ranking!

J.A Flavours from rots to rock steady, dub to dancehall with your selectors Stagger Lee, Rob Heron and Billy Lire. FREE.

Sun 2nd: SalSeduce Newcastle Salsa Sunday Chill Out Lounge

7pm -11pm, drinkers and dancers alike welcome, there is a focus on Bachata and Kizomba

Tue 4th: Tango

7.30pm - 8.30pm beginners £6 (includes practica)
8.30pm - 10.30pm practica £3

Wed 5th: 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 

FILM CLUB

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

Pregnancy Social

Are you expecting a baby? Would you like to meet other expectant parents? Would you like to find out more about the work of Parenting North East? Would you like to meet other people offering services to expectant and new parents? If the answer is yes to any of these questions then why not come along to out monthly pregnancy social. This is a relaxed social meet and a chance to chat with other expectant parents as well as professionals who work in a range of areas linked to birth and babies. 6.03pm - 8pm.

Fri 7th: 4th Trimester Meet Up

This is a relaxed, informal, drop in  organized by’  4th Trimester‘ specifically for expectant parents to families with new babies (0-3 months). 10am - 11.45am.

Sat 8th: Yuris Space Party

The only party in town that celebrates the humans races first journey off into the stars! Although we will be joining millions around the globe that are partying hard to remind us of the remarkable achievements of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. For this massive party we have DJ Yuri Cosmos laying down nonstop old skool contemporary and futuristic space tunes for your enjoyment! Space Themed fancy dress is not mandatory but is much appreciated. Space cocktails, videos, lasers and fog will make this an out of this world experience!!!!

Mon 10th: The Minimalists Monthly Meet Up

Continuing our regular monthly meetings, our very special guest is Melissa Cain, co-presenter of The Mind Palace Podcast, which explores what it means to live a well-curated life. Arrive anytime from 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Tue 11th: Tango

7.30pm - 8.30pm beginners £6 (includes practica)
8.30pm - 10.30pm practica £3

Wed 12th: 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 

Thu 13th: Cosmology

Our ongoing series of lectures about the solar system, the  universe and beyond. Q&A 7pm, £4 on the door.

Easter Sat 15th: Cosmicafrica

Funk Disco Boogie form African and beyond with Paul Crognale, Bokhari records, Adzmandala, Full House/NTS Radio, Helen Burnip-Hissy Fit. 9pm -2am.

Easter Sun 16th: David Emery

Decks down from 4pm - 8pm.

Smooves Hank Boliday Bash

8pm until late.

Tue 18th: Tango

7.30pm - 8.30pm beginners £6 (includes practica)
8.30pm - 10.30pm practica £3

Wed 19th: 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 

FILM CLUB

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 21st: Fuzzy Warbles

James, Davey and Giovanni will be spinning the best in funk, soul, Latin, R&B, Garage, psych, Ye ye, Euro beat and beyond for your dancing pleasure. As always it will be all vinyl and all free.

Sat 22nd: Moon Rocks

With Dj’s  Mick (Last Waltz): Pav (Cubik)
From dusty bargain bin b-sides through to bonafide peak-time classics and back again…
8pm - 1am, FREE

Wed 25th: 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 

Fri 28th:Backdrop

Extended sessions in muscular techno/acid/minimal/house, live streams and nightclub revelry. Passionate People, Passionate Ravers, 9pm -2am FREE

Sat 29th: Jumpin’ with Stagger Lee

Ska, Reggae, Funk Soul, R n B and more, 10pm - 2am

Sun 30th: Footprints

Dance sounds from across the globe with DJs Bert Verso & Davey Smalls, 8pm - 1am, free

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Ernest, 1 Boyd Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle, NE2 1AP
Bookings: 0191 260 5216 booking@weareernest.com

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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