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.

April

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 

Thu 21st: Morning People gives you Morning Wood

  Young illustrator Morning People is having his first ever-solo exhibition. The work shown ranges from pen and ink drawings, paintings on found wood to zines. The body of work looks at social commentary, political issues and the artist’s own personal reflection. 6pm - 8pm.

Fri 22nd: Push and Shove

Never let it be said that we don't deliver on drunken promises AGAIN. Back by incredibly popular demand after an amazing night in January. Delivering a service to the community, indulging ourselves and all of you in a night of obscure Indie music and dancing in the gorgeous seclusion of Ernest's back room. Join us to re-live the 90's, gazing at your shoes and jumping around to guitar-based dirge! Dust off your obscure vinyl and bring it along and our fabulous Michela might even play one or two for you this time. Just don't let the Girls (and Adam) touch the levels! FREE

Sat 23rd: 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

Tue 26th: Tango

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

Weds 27th: Think, Drink, Write, Repeat

Attention all writers, poets and aspiring creatives. Are you looking for support with certain aspects of the writing process? Are you interested in providing mutual support and sharing ideas? Victoria, winner of ncj Media’s Young Reviewer of the Year 2009 and Story Tyne 2012 is offering a monthly writing group to get together, share inspiration and brainstorm ideas. Victoria knows the writer’s life can be lonely and is well aware of the temptation to procrastinate. The internet, the TV, the housework all conspire to keep you away from your writing (or so it might seem). Spending time with other writers in a mutually supportive atmosphere and nice environment could give just be the breath of fresh air or the kick-start you need. Introductory price of £6 per session to be paid on the night

Sat 30th: NO WOW

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

May

Sun 1st: 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)

Mon 2nd: May Day

Bank Holiday Brunch party with special dishes, cocktails and Djs from 10am #dontstoptheweekend

Tue 3rd: Tango

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

Wed 4th: 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 7th: Cosmology Party

9pm-2am FREE

Sun 8th: Salsa Sunday Chill Out Lounge

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

Mon 9th: CHEW!

Our bi-monthly comedy night , sected and presented by MC Julian Lee FREE ENTRY but we will have a 'bucket' at the end of the show so if you want to put a couple of quid in you can, however it's not obligatory. From 7pm.

Tue 10th: Tango

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

Wed 11th: 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 13th & Sat 14th: The Late Shows, Ernest presents ‘Dis-Glow’

9pm -2am FREE, first come first served,  back by popular demand , two nights of fluorescing fun, music and dance in our UV installation created especially for the Late Shows. Get your white glad rags and dancing shoes on! Feed a friend some fluorescent jelly or try our specially commissioned cocktails. There’ll be DJs, dancers, street food, fire bowls, interactive art and anything else we can dream up.

Sun 15th: Salsa Sunday Chill Out Lounge

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

Tue 17th: Tango

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

Wed 18th: 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 19th: 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

Sat 21st: 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

Sun May 22nd: The Record Union

Play, swap and buy vinyl… Details TBC

Mon 23rd: 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 24th: Tango

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

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 - 4pm 

Think, Drink, Write, Repeat

Attention all writers, poets and aspiring creatives. Are you looking for support with certain aspects of the writing process? Are you interested in providing mutual support and sharing ideas? Victoria, winner of ncj Media’s Young Reviewer of the Year 2009 and Story Tyne 2012 is offering a monthly writing group to get together, share inspiration and brainstorm ideas. Victoria knows the writer’s life can be lonely and is well aware of the temptation to procrastinate. The internet, the TV, the housework all conspire to keep you away from your writing (or so it might seem). Spending time with other writers in a mutually supportive atmosphere and nice environment could give just be the breath of fresh air or the kick-start you need. Introductory price of £6 per session to be paid on the night

Sat 28th: Evolution Emerging

7pm-10pm, Soham, DeYuma, Eve Simpson all performing live sets, see http://evolutionemerging.com/ for details of entry and other venues. Followed by a late night NO WOW from  DJ collective Losing My Edge. 00s GEMS-NEW WAVE-ROCK&ROLL-POSTPUNK-GARAGE  10pm -2am FREE entry first come first served

Sun 29th: Buggin' Out Bank Holiday Do

In memory of the late great Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest we’re celebrating the legendary Native Tongues crew with a night of music for the mind, body and soul. Expect special DJ sets, live performances and visuals. Free entry 9pm - 2am.

Mon 30th: May Day

Bank Holiday Brunch party with special dishes, cocktails and Djs from 10am #dontstoptheweekend

Tue 31st: Tango

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

   

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Ernest, 1 Boyd Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle, NE2 1AP
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