Newcastle’s Science Bar Cocktails are out of this world!

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former’– Albert Einstein
Two of my great loves in life happen to be Cocktails and Science* so when my blogging matey and fellow lover of all things weird (check out her website Crime Viral if you fancy  some bedtime reading) got in touch and asked if I wanted to come along to Science Bar and try out some of their new cocktails, well I’ve always loved a good experiment **.so who am I to turn an offer like that down. All in the name of research of course.
Science bar has been quietly knocking around for a while now settled in-between Central Station and the Royal Station Hotel. It’s easy to miss, although it always has been my bar of choice over Centurion when loitering around the station for whatever reason. Their location close to the Institute of Genetic Medicine at the Centre for Life makes them popular with science students and as such they’ve developed a really cool and interesting cocktail menu that I’m sure even Sheldon Cooper himself would be impressed by.
Thanks Mandy (who selflessly sat and got drunk with me!) @ Mandy Charlton Photograhy for these pictures!
I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that I have in the past enjoyed the odd cocktail or two so I’m quite aware of the old favourites that seem to get churned out time after time (I’m looking at you Cosmopolitan) so it’s super refreshing to see a cocktail list where everything is completely different. All named with a science or sci-fi theme there’s some pretty funky chemical reactions going on with these drinks let me tell you and if the science of cocktail making was on my GCSE exam then perhaps I would have gotten higher than a C.
The ‘Showstopper’ for me was without a doubt the Gallileo which is made with squid ink to get the black colour and the melting lime juice ice ball in the middle is made to look the earth floating around in the solar system before it melts and turns into a rather refreshing Margarita (my all-time favourite cocktail)
Taste wise though my favourite was The Darkside because, well anything that tastes exactly like blackjacks and comes with its own light sabres will always be a winner with me, in fact I’d go so far as to say that it could have been invented by my 8 year self and my big brother.
The prices are all around the £6/£7 mark (all cocktails are £5 on Mondays) which is fairly standard for a cocktail in the centre of town these days and A for effort for branches out and stepping away from the monotony of Mojitos and Manhattans.
*only one of these is true
** this is definitely not true

Contact details:

Neville St
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: 07886 126409
Facebook: Science Bar
Twitter: @sciencebarncl

1 Comment

  1. April 23, 2016 / 8:47 am

    This looks amazing! 😀

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