We were invited to the opening night of D.E.A.D on High Bridge, Newcastle. The name which stands for Drop Everything And
D.E.A.D is part of the Black Storm Brewery group and is their latest addition. Previously testing out the water with the Storm Cellar in Whitley Bay as a venue to sell their own Black Storm Brews alongside guest ales.
This new venue offers Beer, Wine and selection of cocktails.
Opening night was invite only and it seemed that everyone that was invited turned up. The cosy venue was packed and bustling. Both Catherine and I went along to see what was happening. Instantly falling in love with the Navy Blue walls and copper accents in the lighting. It has a naughty feel, that will evolve into a chilled out cosy venue. I say evolve only because on the opening night it was standing room only (unless you arrived early like us a hogged a table and seats).
I tried out the Black Storm Limited Edition Pilsner. Catherine went for Red Wine. She’s not a fan of lager, beer or ale, which she was pleased everyone is catered for here.
As I started on my second Limited Edition pint (technically making it even more limited), we were brought a tray of nibbles.
The Cheese and meat platter has 4 types of meat and 3 kinds of cheese, including a black cheese. Some chunky bread and butter, fruity chutney and spicy Piccalilli.
We sat nibbling, drinking and chatting. It was nice to catch up socially with people I’ve worked alongside. Hooper
It was relaxing and enjoyable.
As the venue was so busy it was a struggle to photograph the quirky bench seating. I’d have liked to add more photos in here, but it would have been filled with peoples backs and heads and we try not to include too many people in our photo coverage.
I can see us returning here on a date night soon. More so when I spotted the the arcade machine. Retro Space Invaders, with a waggly joystick and tappy buttons!
We really enjoyed our night out in here and hope to revisit it soon on a normal night.
For more info about D.E.A.D. visit http://www.blackstormbrewery.com/dead/