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.

June

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 28th: Tango

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

Wed 29th: 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 - 4pm 

FILM CLUB: Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

This charming, dialogue free animation kept me smiling for the duration. The use of sound is really creative and clever, a lush, lighthearted film for a midweek summer evening. See you on the beanbags! 6pm and 8pm, free

Thu 30th: Cosmology 

First talk 7:20-8:00pm (including 10min for questions), Intermission 8:00pm - 8:20pm, Second talk 8:20pm – 9:00pm
7pm, £4 on the Door

July

Sat 2nd: NARCFEST

For Ernest's contribution to NARC a  fine selection of live and recorded music for your ears and your feet including Grey Tapes, Callum Pitt, Haythem and Frankie & the Heartstrings DJ set. 7pm -2am, FREE.

Sun 3rd: ‘Ernest's Big Ouseburn Festival Breakfast Do’ 10-4pm

Start you day out to the Ouseburn Festival with big breakfast dishes, fresh coffee, Bloody Marys and other breakfast booze all washed down with some live jazz from 'The Alice Grace Duo' and some Sunday tunes for dj Bert Verso, table bookings and drop ins all catered for.

Mon 4th: Les Frères Frangipane with Side Café Orkestar

Les Fères Frangipane bring their blend of chanson française and Geordie style to Ernest, Ouseburn's own home of café society. Expect songs - in French - by Georges Brassens, Charles Trenet, Boby Lapointe, Joseph Kosma, Django Reinhardt, combined with coconut shells, rubber ducks and more. Side Café Orkestar will be adding their Hot Club swing to the Gallic ambience.
8pm - 10.30pm

Tue 5th: Tango

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

Wed 6th: 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 - 4pm 

Fri 8th: Lindisfarne Warm up

In celebration of the North East’s newest festival we collaboratively present an evening of music, djs, street food with a few performances thrown in for good measure. Full line up to be announced, check our Facebook page for details. 6pm - 2am, free.

Sat 9th: 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 12th: Tango

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

Wed 13th: 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 - 4pm 

FILM CLUB: Paul Richards’ 50 ways to leave your drummer, a one man Edinburgh Fringe Show Preview

A beautifully bizarre, heart-warming story about the joys of rejection and the casual stalking of 80s funk legends, T’Pau.
8pm, donations

Sat 16th: Disco Pogo for Punks in Pumps

Sultry psych. Kicks and breaks.303s. 808s.NY disco and Persian funk. Rock & roll, and lysergic soul… maybe not Girls Aloud tho. You can't have everything!
9pm – 2am, free

Sun 17th: SalSeduce Newcastle Salsa Sunday Chill Out Lounge

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

Tue 19th: Tango

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

Wed 20th: 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 - 4pm 

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 21st: SOUP

A bi-monthly communal meal costing £4, during the meal 4 speakers will present their charitable cause, talking for only 4 minutes and taking 4 questions for the audience, at the end the audience will vote and the entrance money will be donated to the most worthy cause. Come along and eat/listen or if you would like to speak on behalf of your project or cause please email newcastlesoup@gmail.com

Fri 22nd: SEEK MAGIC

Danny, Dave and Nick bring you a prime selection of Balearic Beat, Tropical Pop, Unlikely Disco and everything in between. Kick start the Easter Weekend, 7pm until late (2am late licence pending)

Sat 23rd: NO WOW

From DJ collective Losing My Edge, 00s GEMS-NEW WAVE-ROCK&ROLL-POSTPUNK-GARAGE. 8.30pm until late, FREE 

Sun 24th: Poetry Night

Details to be announced, 7pm

Tue 26th: Tango

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

Wed 27th: 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 - 4pm 

Thu 28th: Book Launch

Details to be announced

Sat 30th: 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

August

Tue 2nd: Tango

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

Wed 3rd: 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 - 4pm 

Sat 6th: Dancing of some description

Details to be announced

Sun 7th: SalSeduce Newcastle Salsa Sunday Chill Out Lounge

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

 
Tue 9th: Tango

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

Wed 10th: 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 - 4pm 

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

Sat 13th: Northern Electric Festival

A small independent festival focusing on electronic music and artists, taking place in the Ouseburn Valley on Saturday 13th August, 2016. It will be hosted by The Tyne Bar, The Ship Inn, The Cumberland Arms, Ernest and Little Buildings Rehearsal Rooms. Acts announced so far; Talk Like Tigers, Om10, Twist Helix, ako, BLACK LINES, Ten Sticks, Morpion (IDM, electronica artist), Ochre, Daughters, John Dole, Mod-Comm 81, Buhl, Movinard, What We Call Progress, plus Backdrop and GBL DJs. It will also showcase the first Kaneda Records beats series. Advance tickets are available online; http://www.seetickets.com/…/nort…/the-ouseburn-valley/979860

Tue 16th: Tango

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

Wed 17th: 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 - 4pm 

Sat 20th: Mad Love

9pm - 2am

Sun 21st: SalSeduce Newcastle Salsa Sunday Chill Out Lounge

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

Tue 23rd: Tango

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

Wed 24th: 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 - 4pm 

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

Sat 27th: NO WOW

From DJ collective Losing My Edge, 00s GEMS-NEW WAVE-ROCK&ROLL-POSTPUNK-GARAGE. 8.30pm until late, FREE 

Sun 28th: August Bank Holiday Party

We once again welcome SMOOVE who'll be playing one of his legendary 45rpm vinyl sets! 9pm - 2am

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

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