Why is it hot?
Brighton Beach takes place on the last Saturday of each month and is a great place to go with a group of girlfriends. If you've ever been a fan of brit pop and 60's soul then it's definitely worth a visit and beats the usual 70's and 80s themed nights you tend to find around most cities. Spread between 3 rooms, you can either stick with one genre of music or split between all 3 and listen to anything from Rolling Stones to Aretha Franklin, White Stripes and Oasis. Entry is just £5 and you can either buy tickets in advance from a number of places thoughout town, or pay on the door which opens from 10pm-2:30pm, with last entry at midnight.
What's the music like?
There's a good mix of music that everybody should like and you'll definitely find youself singing along for most of the night. Brighton Beach is probably best known for it's mix of indie, britpop and 60's soul, but it also combines jaxx, northern soul, r&b and garage amongst others.
It's a students union so prices are probably the cheapest you'll find in town!
Whats the vibe?
It's a student night on student territory so if you're anything more than a couple of years out of university, you might feel old. However, the fact that's it's only on once a month and so many non-students in Newcastle know about it (I've got friends in their late 20's that still enjoy it) you soon forget you're on a student campus.
Address: Newcastle Universities Student Union, King's Walk, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QB