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, in such top hostelries as The Schooner, The Central and The Cluny, we’re excited to bring you Mean-Eyed Cat.
we’ve reopened after
We’re really pleased that we’ve now re-opened and happy to be seeing our customers again. However, due to social distancing measures, we now have a much lower capacity in our little tin hut! We’ve therefore decided to take bookings for tables. If you would like to reserve a table please call us on 0191 222 0952
Walk-ins will still be welcome if we have un-booked space available. Cheers!!
This time 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 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 (Frost Pocket) 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 etc.
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, Marlish, Fentimans, San Pelegrino, Coke, Diet Coke and an orange juice.
We’ve partnered with Cubanos in Newcastle to supply us with Empanadas, a perfect accompaniment to our crackin’ drinks range. We will have one veggie filling and one vegan, both tasty and satisfying. Both accompanied by Cubanos’ home made sauces
We’ve also partnered with MAGPYE to supply us with Vegan ‘Porky’ Pies, another perfect accompaniment to our crackin’ drinks range. We will have one regular vegan ‘porky’ filling and one with a hint oc chilli, both very tasty and accompanied by piccalilli or chutney
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