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“Rip-off beer prices” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Newcastle Carling Academy

Newcastle Carling Academy
Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SW, England
0191 260 2020
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Type: Educational Sites, Theaters, Cultural
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Hebburn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Rip-off beer prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I've been here loads of times to see various bands in both the big room and the smaller one upstairs (Academy 2). The sound in the main room can be hit and miss, but the sound in Academy 2 is normally very good. Drinks are a rip off and the beer is served in plastic cups and isn't particularly nice.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Its the O2 academy now. Its a good venue, your feet stick to the floor though. Been to gigs in the small room and main room, both are good. Buying merch is a bit of a nightmare, no orderly queuing system like at the arena.

Visited June 2012
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Gone downhill recently.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We used to visit her for gigs/club nights alot. Since been taken over the prices have gone up and the cleanliness/service has gone down :(

Visited February 2012
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Newcastle
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic shows”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Gt online and see who's on!! Fantastic 'retro' groups and up and coming acts. get to see the latest thing for really great prices. Always a 'jumping' 'venue. Loads of nights on for teenagers.
Club nights Great night out!

Visited April 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“great music venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

have been going to gigs since it opened - brilliant bands, funny club nights (for us oldies), bland beer choice

Visited March 2012
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