The Escape Surf School Newquay Cornwall

Newquay is renowned for its nightlife, and after dark the streets come alive with revellers looking to tap in to the fun and care free atmosphere that Newquay is famous for. From cosy real ale pubs, to beach side bars and late night clubs hosting top DJs, Newquay really has got it all. Here are some of our top picks:


A stylish, relaxed bar, tucked away just off the main street in Newquay. Expect a huge selction of Gins, Craft Beers, unusual spirits and a very warm welcome from the owner Paul and his team. Hosting many events, including the Sunday Vinyl Sessions, Gin tasting and acoustic music nights,  55 Yards is where you want to be for a relaxing drink and a great vibe.  Its a firm favourite of the Escape Surf School team!

belushis newquay inside

Next door to the Escape Surf School is the infamous Belushis. Serving food and drinks all day, with the best view in Newquay, overlooking Towan Beach and Newquay Bay. Its the ideal spot to relax with a cold one, after a hard day on the waves. And in the evenings live music and DJ tranform it into a late night venue of fun, dancing and drinking.  And our Surf & Stay guests receive 25% off food!

fistral beach bar newquay cornwall

The Beach Bar at Fistral Beach is a favourite for sunset watching. Located literally on the sand at Fistral Beach, you can soak up the rays and watch the surfers doing their thing, whilst you enjoy a beer and listen to some live muisc. With comfy sofas on the deck and plenty of tables and chairs, its got a great vibe and a late license, so definitely worth a visit, especialy if the sunset is going to be a good one!

redlion pub newquay

The Red Lion, is one of Newquays last remaining "traditional" pubs. With an extensive food menu, lots of ales and a open fire to boot, its the pefect place to spend a lazy afternoon. With a packed live music agenda, its also great fun for a few beers and a boogie. Its got a cosy courtyard garden, which is a bit of a sun trap and impressive views over the harbour, its definitely worth a visit (and its only a 5 minute walk from the surf school!)

Tom thumb newquay bar

A high end, speak-easy bar situated in the beautiful coastal town of Newquay, Cornwall. Serving premium Cocktails and Coffee with a unique & extensive range of Spirits, Wines, Beers & Ciders. At Tom Thumb they like to keep things elegant, alive and fresh. There's something for everyone whether getting some work done with a coffee or meeting friends for a cocktail!

whiskers coffee wine house newquay

Whiskers  was one of the first wine bars to open that spearheaded the revived Newquay bar scene. Opening its doors in 2014, its become a firm favourite for locals and tourists alike. During the day, its got a chilled out vibe, serving organic coffee & home made cakes, but in the evening Whiskers comes alive with funky DJs and live music. With a wide drinks selection, specialising in organic wines and craft beers, its a great place to share a bottle or two wth friends and shake your funky stuff!