Our Independents

As well as our food and drink venues, Spanish City is home to three local independents: For the Love of the North, The Split Chimp and Hazy Daze Bottle Shop. When you visit Spanish City, we hope you'll pop in and support these local independent businesses.

Open hours are subject to change. Please visit the individual site for each business for further information.

For the Love of the North

Independent shop selling gifts, prints and cards by North East creatives

Shop owners, Lucy and Paul, have dedicated their professional and personal lives to celebrating all things Northern. They have worked with over 60 different creatives and their shop is full to the brim with charming cards, prints, gifts and clothing, all with a North East twist.

Championing independent and sustainable shopping is at the heart of FTLOTN. After discovering that retail was one of the biggest polluters annually, Lucy and Paul switched to a sustainable shopping environment. They exchanged plastic wrapping and bubble wrap for compostable packaging and are dedicated to working with creatives who are just as eco-conscious as they are.

Opening hours:

Monday – Sunday: 10:30am – 4:30pm

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The Split Chimp

A relaxed and friendly micropub selling great real ale

Voted into the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2023 again this year, and have been in there since opening in Feb 2019, for serving consistent and great quality Real Ales and Real Ciders

The Split Chimp was established in 2015, with the Spanish City location opening in early 2019. It is an ideal space to relax in a home from home environment, serving a selection of cans, bottles and Belgian beers to take away, and a fantastic music soundtrack of Ska, Reggae, Punk, Alternative, Soul, and classic tracks to suit most music tastes.

You will find The Split Chimp very different from other pubs, and you will be assured of a warm welcome. The usual pub snacks are available including pork scratchings, crisps, nuts and pickled eggs. Featured in The Good Beer Guide from 2016 to 2021, Spilt Chimp is also dog friendly – so there’s no need to leave your furry friends at home!

Opening hours:

Wednesday – Thursday: 2pm – 10pm

Friday & Saturday: 2pm – 11pm

Sunday: 12 – 8pm

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Hazy Daze

A brand new bottle shop selling craft beers, natural wines, local spirits and glassware

Whitley Bay’s newest craft beer shop, housing local, national and international beers, as well as natural wines, ciders, local spirits and glassware. Established in the heart of lockdown, Hazy Daze is a family-run and dog-friendly local business.

Whether you just fancy a browse at some fancy cans, picking up a little something for the weekend BBQ, or buying a few mini-kegs for a party, they promise to have something for all beer drinkers. Most of their stock is refrigerated so you can walk away with cold beverages, always at unbeatable value. 

Opening hours:

Monday & Tuesday: 12pm – 6pm

Wednesday & Thursday: 12pm – 7pm 

Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 8pm

Sunday:  12pm – 4pm

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