'Raising the bar' is a best practice scheme which Newcastle City Council's Safe Newcastle unit have introduced in the summer of 2015 in hopes that it can encourage late night venues to go over their licensed conditioning requirements champion the safety policies and procedures they have in place.
In return, successful venues will receive a 30% discount on their 'Late Night Levy' annual fee and an accreditation certifying the venue for their upkeep of public order, noise reduction, safety and public health.
Newcastle's 'Late Night Levy' is annual levy fee that licensed premises authorised to supply alcohol between midnight and 6am are required to pay, contributing to the council and police services provided during the night time economy.
Raising the Bar has proved to be a great success as 109 venues have demonstrated that they can 'raise the bar' and provide night time safety.
Safe Newcastle is the Community Safety Partnership and Drug Action Team for Newcastle upon Tyne and is a partnership working together to help make Newcastle a safe city to live and work.
Listed below are the venues that have been accredited under the best practice scheme 'Raising the Bar'.
|Asda||Hyena Cafe Madisons & Soho||Soho Rooms|
|Aspers Casino||Keel Row Lloyds No 1||Springs Kingston Club|
|Bank Bar||Live Theatre||Sunset BLVD|
|Blackie Boy||Lloyds No 1 - Quayside||The Eagle|
|Bridge Tavern||Newcastle O2 Academy||The Forth Hotel|
|City Vaults||Newcastle United Football Club||The Mile Castle|
|Cosmic Ballroom||Newcastle University Students' Union||The Mushroom|
|Cosy Joes||Number 52||The Quilted Camel|
|Digital and The Other Rooms||Pitcher and Piano||The Town Wall|
|Euro Hostel||Pop World||The Yard|
|Hood Street Club||Sam Jacks||Trillians|
|University of Northumbria at Newcastle|
|Apartment (Floritas/Madame Koo/House of Smith)||Holiday Inn Newcastle Jesmond||Players|
|As You Like It||International Centre for Life||Pumphreys No 1 Bar|
|Bar Bannatyne||Jazz Cafe||Revolution|
|Bar Loco||Metro Radio Arena||Spot White Snooker Club|
|Bierrex||Mr Lynch||Staybridge Suites|
|Centurion Bar & Brasserie||Nancy's Bordello Bar||The Assembly Rooms|
|Dat Bar @ The Theatre Royal||Newcastle Racecourse||The Head of Steam - Neville Street|
|G Casino||Nitehawks||Tyneside Cinema|
|Glasshouse||Novotel Newcastle Airport||The Long Bar|
|The Newcastle Arms||Vermont Hotel|
|Bar 24||Diamonds Gentleman's Club||Newcastle Gosforth Marriott Hotel|
|Beehive||For Your Eyes Only Basement Bar||Pleased To Meet You|
|Blue Velvet||Getting Casino||Popolo|
|Britannia Hotel||Gotham Town||Sinners|
|Central Oven & Shaker||Greys Club||Surtees Hotel|
|Lounge 2||Hop & Cleaver||The Charles Grey|
|Club Luna||Hotel Du Vin||The County Hotel|
|Copthorne Newcastle||Kiss||The Globe|
|Departure Lounge||Lady Grey's||The Red House and Bob Trollop|
|Dial A Drink||Lane 7||The Strawberry|
Applications will be open again for more venues next year, if you're interested to apply for the scheme, you can contact Safe Newcastle by emailing email@example.com or phone Christine Knox on 0191 277 7831 for more information and future updates about the scheme.
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