Welcome to Raw, an invigorating, vibrant and exciting venue where you can drink, dance or just socialise with friends.
RAW spreads across two buildings and three floors. Part Victorian, part Art Deco it is an eclectic mix of designs. Throughout the venue we have used natural "RAW" materials contrasting with modern zinc and steel. Whilst the design is edgy we have never compromised on quality - whether we talk about the drink, sound or the management of the venue -quality is paramount backed up by a safe and secure venue.
The main room with its urban vibe has a large bar overlooking the dance floor, which has exposed brick and steel overseen by one of our professional DJ's who control the state of the art lighting and our stunning sound system.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Get the best of both worlds in our relaxed and stylish upper bar, with our wide range of drinks and offers. From cocktails to champagne, beers to bombs, you will be spoilt for choice.
"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy"
We ask that no sports clothing or hoodies are worn. Anyone found to be using illegal substances or intoxicated will be refused entry. RAW operates a zero tolerance on drug abuse.
Mark, known to most as Simmo has gigged at numerous venues across the North East. Simmo is also hugely influential in one of the north-east's top student rock/indie nights, Rebel, with Simmo featuring on Steve Lamacq's show on BBC Radio.