House parties or a night out on the Toon?

We’ve all been through one of those awful nights out in Newcastle, yes, given sometimes staying in is the better option, but a night on the toon is definitely better than a party in student digs in Jesmond. Granted, if you attend a ‘quieter’ university, house parties seem good. But, we are in Newcastle, a city with endless choices of clubs, bars and events suited for everyone. From WHQ to Greys Club, Sinners to Soho or Future Funk to Troupe there is never a dull night.

“We are in Newcastle, a city with endless choices of clubs, bars and events suited for everyone”

Money is a big factor, impacting whether you venture out or not and house parties can be cheaper. But, we have the privilege to be in the North, where trebles are cheap and entry to ‘pre-bars’ is free, so a tight student budget doesn’t have to result in a night listening to a badly made Spotify playlist. Especially with Sinners, Gotham and Empress all do student deals. While partying no one wants to be stressed, however, house parties fill the hosts with exactly that. Fear of spilt drinks on the sofa or chunder on the floor are gone when it’s taken care of. Also, a club isn’t going to get shut down at 1am because a neighbour complained about the noise. You can keep partying until 6am in Powerhouse on a Saturday if your stamina will allow it.

“Fear of spilt drinks on the sofa or chunder on the floor are gone”

Socialising and meeting new people is big part of uni and house parties can be close nit events and definitely not good ice breakers if you’re awkwardly sitting round a coffee table playing ring of fire with you’re new course friends. Although there are some house parties which can play host to a great night, like the infamous S&M M&S party held in Jesmond last November, this isn’t a regular occurrence and heading out to the city centre is a safer bet for a great time. If not, you’ve always got munchies to fall back on.

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