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A Tees Business special feature on just a few of the new bars that have popped up around Teesside in recent years to. Whether you’re on a night out or entertaining business clients, drink it all in…

The Nuthatch
Bedford Street, Middlesbrough
Wasp’s Nest Yard, Stockton
Whether you’re in Stockton or Middlesbrough, you can’t go far wrong with two Nuthatch bars on Teesside.
The Nuthatch on Bedford Street, Middlesbrough, is popular with those seeing a few after-dinner drinks or cocktails, having enjoyed the food at one of the array of nearby restaurants including The Curing House, The Fork in the Road, Bistrot Pierre, Barbarossa, Turtle Bay, The Smeltery and Acropolis.
The past few years have seen a steady stream of bars crop up in the immediate area too, including Sherlock’s, the Slater’s Pick, the Twisted Lip, the Bottled Note, Devil’s Advocate, the Dovecot and the Chairman.
Nuthatch owner Simon Hatfield says: “We see a whole array of customers. We’ve often welcomed parties of overseas investors impressed by our range of whiskies, lawyers entertaining clients or attending our cocktail-making classes or spirit and wine tasting sessions.
“I don’t think people like doing business in a boardroom any longer – it’s far better done over an Old Fashioned or a Dry Martini.”

The Monk
Church Street, Guisborough
With leather sofas, large tables, a real log fire and a large courtyard area, The Monk offers a perfect place to relax and unwind, day or night.
Drinkers can order from an extensive cocktail menu or savour one of the bar’s carefully selected craft beers. Premium lagers from around the world are also available, along with premium gins, vodkas, whiskeys and more.
Formerly the Priory Saddle Shop, the bar even boasts a staircase down to tunnels rumoured to have once led to Guisborough Priory.

Maverick’s Sports Bar
Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough

Dubbed the new home of live sport in Middlesbrough when it opened at the end of last year, the American-style sports bar on Linthorpe Road was inspired by owner Mike Hawkins’s trip to New York.
The bar features 10 TV screens and Sky boxes, showing football and a range of other sports including NFL on Sunday nights, while guests can also enjoy a game of darts or pool while they enjoy a beer or cocktail.

Baker Street, Middlesbrough
Featuring a range of real ales, ciders, wines and spirits, Sherlock’s is one of several quirky pubs and micro bars to have opened in the Baker Street/Bedford Street regeneneration zone over the past couple of years.
Co-owner Shaun also owns Middlesbrough pubs, The Star, O’Connell’s and the Dubliners.

Thirsty Souls
Price Regent Street, Stockton

Do you ever get tired of fighting your way to the bar? Then why not serve yourself, with our fantastic 10 tap beer wall. Top up your payment card and spend the night choosing from our brilliant range of drinks along with a range of award winning pies! Find us on social media #ThirstySoulsTS

Fourteen Drops
High Street, Yarm

Fourteen Drops is a wine bar and wine shop specialising in more than 200 wines from across the globe, while it’s also a specialist cheese monger and offers a large range of charcuterie that can be eaten in or taken away.
During the day, it operates as a coffee shop, serving a selection of sandwiches, small plates and sharing boards. Alongside an extensive wine list, visitors can also choose from a selection of gins from the bar and in the shop.


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