Thursday, 22 September 2016

Summer Storeys

 Food,drinks,music && a massive marquee in the centre of Newcastle is my idea of the perfect evening out. If you're from the area you may have seen/heard about Summer Storeys.
This is on barrack road car park in St. James's Park grounds. There's plenty of cool signs pointing you in the right direction. Once you get to the rooftop carpark you are greeted by the staff where you pay your entry. The you get ontop I'm not gonna lie, you get a pretty epic view of the city && St.James' Park.
After you've got in you have a big picnic table style seating area under a marquee which is perfect as tonight was a little rainy. But that definitely didn't dampen anyone's spirit. It's sort of like an urban 'concrete jungle' haven.
 There's two separate bars - the flamingo bar with a selection of cocktails and the other with ales, wines, ciders and prosecco. The first thing we did was get a drink. I opted for the strawberry and lime Rekorderlig, the weather might not being summery but I definitely feel it. 
After much discussion we decided we definitely wanted food and looking at the stalls we saw Manny's pizza. If you've never had Manny's you haven't lived. I ended up going for the parma ham and rocket slide with a good splash of balsamic vinegar. It was so good and piping hot which is definitely what I needed.
We then noticed Le petite creperie. Now Fred the guy who was on, is usually based in the Grainger market in town && these guys have the best crepes going. I decided to go for the homemade salted caramel crepe && holy cow i've never tried anything like it. They need to bottle this stuff && sell it.
Over the night the DJ kept us going with some amazing tunes including Aretha Franklin && David Bowie. There was also plenty of security about who were really helpful && even watched our stuff for us. Also on the rooftop there was portaloos, so plenty of bathrooms when you've had one too many to drink.
If you're not one to sit around && chill there was an area for garden games, so you could play ring toss or you could get on your feet && dance the night under the giant disco ball.