One of Newcastle's most popular bars has taking things up a few notches for its re-opening with the launch of a new outdoor area being billed as a 'pop up paradise'.

Since opening last summer, Market Shaker has been a huge hit with revellers of all ages and quickly established itself as a huge favourite with the city centre's big student population.

Like the rest of Newcastle's bars, pubs and restaurants, the Cloth Market venue has been closed since mid-March but today, July 4, which has been dubbed ' Super Saturday', it is opening its doors once again after more than three months.

As well as its indoor seating areas now being marked out in line with the Government's strict social distancing guidelines, the Market Shaker now has a cracking new addition for its punters - a pop up paradise to the back of the venue.

The Shaker has always had a beer garden but that's now been take to a whole new level with a massive beer garden, complete with stretch tent if the Great British weather doesn't play ball.

Taking to Facebook, Market Shaker that all table bookings for 'Super Saturday' had been snapped up and like many of its fellow hospitality venues, the bar will be using an app service for drinks ordering, which doubles up as Contract Tracing software.

Owners Tommy Byron and Rob Clarkson recently revealed they had taken over Pumphrey's right next to Market Shaker which is being transformed into a two storey Blue Cafe.

Rob told Chronicle Live: "Our aim is to update the downstairs offering for after work drinkers and weekend revellers and maximise the currently underused space upstairs creating a speakeasy type cocktail bar, come live music and snooker room venue with a careful nod to the buildings historic uses."