Since opening in 2013 Pleased to Meet You has gained a reputation as one of the region's leading bars and has been listed in the top 100 bars in the UK.
Pleased to Meet You, <Bon High Bridge in Newcastle, has undergone a PS500,000 expansion
In the same way that Pleased to Meet You
has a high number of gins, Hop and Cleaver will also aim to be a bourbon specialist, with 50 American bourbons.
Simon McIlwraith, of Gateshead-based Collective Design, is behind the look of Pleased To Meet You.
Barry Ladhar, a director of Ladhar Leisure, which owns Pleased to Meet You, said he was very excited by transformation of the bar.
Pleased to Meet You will stock more than 50 types of gin alongside award-winning craft beer, cocktails, Champagne, fine wines and hand-pulled cask ale paired with quality locally sourced food.
And if these new-fangled drinks aren't your cup of tea, Pleased to Meet You
'gin bar' status belies a pretty spectacular range of beers too, so enjoy a Christmas drink whatever your tipple.
Pleased To Meet You will be located alongside the Baltic art gallery and The Stand comedy club.
Now we have Pleased To Meet You at one end and a new hotel being built at the other end.
CHEERS Pleased To Meet You will occupy the space formerly home to The Lane and The Old Turks Head
The opening of Pleased To Meet You
, which created 40 jobs, has been supported by law firm Sintons.
PLEASED TO MEET YOU
Lee Evans at his book signing in Waterstone's HAVING A LAUGH Lee Evans at Waterstone's, Newcastle
PLEASED to Meet You gin bar is coming to Newcastle's High Bridge next week and it's sure to be a game-changer in the city, not simply because of the scale of the operation but because of the idea behind it.
Not many new bars cause such a stir before they open, but Pleased to Meet You has already got people talking both in the traditional manner and also on beer's new best friend, Twitter.