A very small, independent bar, just left of centre
Having been around the block several times, we’re back for one last shot at the brass ring. With many years of delivering quality suds to the esteemed folk of Newcastle and Gateshead, we’re excited to bring you Mean-Eyed Cat.
The little baldy fella has brought along an ageing hipster and beer aficionado to take all the plaudits and carry the can if it all goes skew-wiff.
We’re serving Six Cask and Eight Keg, in an ever revolving and evolving round up of real ales and craft beers, backed by a perfectly formed, can and bottle range.
They’ll come from local, national and international suppliers and all of tip-top quality!
We’re covering as broad a spectrum as possible within the parameters of our “micro” bar. Our house cask beers are White Rat (4% session pale ale) from the Rat Brewery in Huddersfield and ‘Cramped’ (4% session IPA) from local brewery Almasty. With a fair wind and a steady flow these two should always be available.
This will be backed up by a mild, bitter or amber beer between 4 & 4.5% abv, leading through to a stronger pale ale, a great IPA and finishing with a full bodied stout or porter.
As with the cask range, the Keg range will cover a nice wide remit. In today’s terms this means super fresh IPAs, amazingly flavoursome porters and stouts, incredible sours, and all this alongside our house session pale ale ‘El Santo’ (4%) from local brewery Two by Two and our house larger from Ayinger (4.9%) in Germany. The range will come from the cream of the burgeoning North East brewing scene along with a swathe of Great British breweries. The Keg scene is ever expanding and we’re keeping a close eye on all the good stuff out there. On all of our beers we aim to please so we’re always happy to look into any suggestions and recommendations our customers pass on to us. Check out our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds to see what’s in the lines.
Cider, Wine & Spirits
Alongside our great cask & keg beers we’re serving a great range of ciders, wines, spirits, bottles, cans and soft drinks. The ciders will be traditional still and served from the “cellar” there will be up to six available at any one time, of differing strengths, styles and flavours.
We’ve selected our wines very carefully and in keeping with the theme we’ve a couple of Spanish ones in there. Our choice of whites are an Spanish Albarino (Castello do Mar) and a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (Waipa Bay) for the reds we have a Spanish Rioja Crianza (Ramon Bilbao) and an Argentinian Malbec (La Mascota). For those who like a bit of fizz we have a delightful Spanish Cava (Per Ventura) and small bottles of Italian Prosecco.
Our bottle and can range is a mix of classic European styles alongside bright, new, fresh beers from the likes of Stone, Beavertown, Magic Rock. To accompany these we have an everchanging selection of sours from various breweries, including Vault City, Yonder, Funky Fluids etc.
Having a bit of a Mexican theme, we love our Tequila and Mezcal. There will always be a decent selection of these, ranging from El Jimador to our favourite Fortalaza.
We’re a small bar so our spirit range, although not extensive, is made up of quality bottles and we’ve even managed to plan a few cocktails into the mix. For the mixers and soft drinks we have a nice mix of good quality bottles and cans, including, Fever Tree, Fentimans, 40 Kola, Pepsi and Frobishers juices.
We’re not currently providing bar snacks other than crisps and other bagged items
Turn up, Drop in, or Pop out, to our fun, colourful and friendly micro-emporium, which has been hand-made with love. (and rockets).
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Monday to Wednesday
12 PM -10 PM
12 PM – 10:30 PM
1 PM – 9 PM
Two minutes walk from Haymarket metro, and across the road from the Haymarket bus station. You can’t miss us.
0191 222 0952
1 St Thomas’ Street
Newcastle upon Tyne