Monday, 21 April 2014

The Sky Lounge

If you were to fantasise about sipping a nice cool drink on a roof top bar you're probably picturing yourself somewhere hot and glamorous like LA or Miami.  I can't imagine that Newcastle would have crossed your mind.

Well, let me introduce you to the Sky Lounge at the Vermont Hotel, Newcastle's only roof top garden bar that overlooks some iconic landmarks.

Sky Lounge Vermont Hotel Roof Bar Newcastle


As you all know I'm a huge fan of a good view, especially when it's a view of the bridges on the Tyne so I've been wanting to get up to the roof terrace for ages.  When I first discovered that the Vermont had the Sky Lounge I was really disappointed to read that it was only open for functions, which meant I'd have to keep my fingers crossed that someone would invite me to an exclusive party or wedding that was being hosted on the roof. 


You may remember that I was at the Vermont only last weekend with Sarah for a quick cocktail.   I took that opportunity to ask the bar man about the roof and see if I could get myself up there for a sneaky peak.  Unfortunately it was a no go as there was a function on.  So imagine my joy when I discovered that less than a week later the Vermont were opening the Sky Lounge to everyone over the Easter weekend, meaning that us ordinary folk could enjoy the sunshine and some amazing views for the price of a drink.  


I decided to debut my pastel pink H&M skirt and wore it with a grey t-shirt, denim jacket and a statement necklace I bought from Primark in Edinburgh.   I was very brave and decided to go for no tights, I regretted it a few times during the day.  Whilst the sun was out it was a little breezy, especially on the roof.


The lounge is on the 12th floor of the hotel and is pretty large.   The seats are comfy and also nicely spread out which makes it feel quite exclusive and intimate.  I think on a hot Summer's day there really would be no better place to relax with friends over a few drinks. 

Sky Lounge Vermont Hotel Roof Bar Newcastle
I can't even begin to explain how amazing the views from the roof are, you can see for miles and the view along the Tyne gave me goose bumps.  I really hope that the Vermont continue to open the roof up throughout the Summer so that everyone can have the chance to head upwards to see Newcastle at its very best.


34 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I can't believe some of the place you have found and blogged about. I actually walked past there today and had no idea it was there!
    x

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    1. I do think a lot of people probably don't know about it, quite a few people I've mentioned it to have been surprised to hear about it.

      Hopefully during the Summer they'll open it up more, it really is worth a visit, it's absolutely stunning!

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  2. This looks amazing! No idea it was there!! Another place to add to the list :) x

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    1. Newcastle's best kept secret! I think it was quite a spontaneous decision to open it this weekend, they tweeted they were opening it so I knew I had to sort my plans out around it, there was no way I was passing up that opportunity!

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  3. I love roof top bars, and I'm glad there's some good ones in London. I'm glad to found somewhere awesome in Newcastle too!
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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    1. There's quite a few in London that I never got round to trying, I discovered Madison at One New Change just before I left and would love to go back there again. I lived in Wimbledon when I was in London and we had a lovely little roof bar on top of the Alexander pub and I was up there a lot in the Summer, it was such a suntrap! You had to be fast though, the seats were taken so fast on a nice day! x

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  4. Fantastic view! It looks like the perfect place to enjoy the sun we go over Easter. I hope that they do open it over Summer so you get to use it then, it seems like a waste not to.

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    1. That's what I think! I want to take everyone who visits up there now, it's easily the best view of the Tyne Bridge :D

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  5. I love your skirt!! I have a sneaky suspicion that I have the exact same one! It looks lovely on you and that view is gorgeous! X

    www.peexo.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Amazing!! I've always wanted to try out a bar with a rooftop terrace, I've had a look at a Skybar in Leeds but it wasn't like this. And how lucky you were with the weather! Usually I'm happy to be down South for the holidays and in better weather, but it looks like it was nicer up North this weekend! Very jealous.

    Imogen // imogenscribbles

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    1. When I moved up here last Spring we were easily having better weather than London for the start of the Summer, it was amazing. Not sure we've been quite so lucky this year but we've had a good few days of sunshine so I can't complain. I think every city should have a roof top bar, they really do make you feel like you're on holiday x

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  7. Rooftop patios are basically my favorite thing ever, so I LOVE this post! We used to have an amazing one at our old condo and I really miss it.

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    1. :D Me too, nothing beats beautiful sunshine, lovely drinks and a gorgeous view x

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  8. Oh wow! I need to find this place! This looks like the perfect place for summer days!
    Kloe xx
    skullsnkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Next time you want to treat yourself I definitely recommend visiting the Vermont, not only is the rooftop amazing but they also do really really gorgeous food in the brasserie too. We went for Restaurant Week earlier in the year and we loved it!

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    2. You always go to such nice places x

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    3. I just like to keep my eyes open to see what's going on and then utilise my weekend .. I've always been like this, I love going out and exploring :)

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  9. This place is lovely!! Definitely one to check out next time I am in Newcastle.

    Spring Living | Picnic in the Queen's Park

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    1. Yes, and if it's not open just swing by and ask if they'll give you a sneaky peak!

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  10. I've lived in Newcastle my whole life and did not know this was here, I wish I had known it was open over the Easter weekend!
    You look lovely!

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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    1. I'm not sure it's been open that long, I think it opened last Summer maybe. Follow the Vermont on Twitter then next time it opens you'll know, I only realised because they tweeted the news :)

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  11. You picked a gorgeous day to wander back up there, beautiful!
    And very brave with no tights but good effort, the skirt's lovely.
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. I was frozen! There were parts of the day it was so cold that I was crossing the road just to make sure I was walking in the sunny patches!

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  12. Oh wow I had no idea this place existed, hopefully it will be open more in the summer! It's on my list of places I want to try! x

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    1. I think the word needs spreading, it was pretty quiet up there because no one realised!

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  13. I love roof top bars. This place looks lovely beautiful views. The new pastel skirt from H&M is lovely Lucy x

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  14. I would never have guessed this was in Newcastle - looks very exotic!

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  15. This looks so good! Wish we'd have gone up!

    www.gingerbreadsmiles.co.uk
    xox

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    1. Ah yes! I forgot I tweeted you to tell you to get up there .. next time listen to me :p

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  16. This looks great! The views look so good - I love a roof bar x

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  17. OMG! this is beautiful! You weren't kidding! I definitely need to take the girls for cocktails or take the other half for a night out! Thank you for recommending it!

    Sarah Jayne x
    plainsarahjayne.com

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