13 places where you could have a great night out in Hartlepool in 1987

Cheers! We’re raising a toast to the nightspots, pubs, clubs and restaurants we loved to visit in 1987.

Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 19th July 2019, 3:10 pm
Visions in York Road was a popular attraction. In the summer of 1987, it was a big hit with charity too when it raised money for a holiday fund for hospital patients. Other highlights included live entertainment and party nights.

Burgers, beers and bopping the night away. It didn’t matter which you wanted to enjoy in Hartlepool and East Durham. There was something for all tastes 32 years ago.

So get your glad rags on, search through our photos and nostalgic adverts and join our trip down Memory Lane.

And if any of these venues bring back fond memories, email [email protected] and tell us more.

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Beer in the jug and wine by the bottle at this newest addition on the scene. Ned Kelly's was described as 'an authentic 19th century saloon' . You'd find it inside the shopping centre in the spot where the Bamboo Terrace chinese restaurant used to be based.
Blondes wine bar in Church Square had special party nights and T-shirt giveaways in the summer of 1987. It also had a Mr 501 competition. Anyone remember who won? Email [email protected]
Champs in Church Street won awards for its design. It also had lots of facilities including a ladies gym and men's boxing gym as well as a wine bar. Here is one advert from July 1987 for a cabaret night. Who remembers nights like these?
Live entertainment and discos were a feature of this Whitby Street favourite. And when we spotlighted this venue on social media two years ago, 20,000 Mail followers took an interest in this photo. Some of them also remembered the slippy floor tiles.
60s nights on a Tuesday, live entertainment on a Wednesday and the Billy Blockbuster quiz on a Sunday lunchtime. That's just for starters at 5th Avenue.
Pop into Paradise Alley and you were always guaranteed the latest tunes from the DJ. There were discos on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
It's long gone but this Thornley favourite will always be remembered for the visit of Royalty. Both Prince William and Prince Harry stayed there. And in April 2000, William impressed fellow guests with his impeccable manners as well as his great karaoke rendition of YMCA.
Another new addition to the Hartlepool restaurant scene and a great place for delicious ribs, steaks and US-style burgers. Remember paying a visit?
Here's an advert for an event in Churchills in Park Road in July 1987. Who remembers this wine bar?
After all that food and drink, how about a relaxing night at the pictures? The Fairworld in Horden was showing Jumping Jack Flash in July 1987.
This Bede Way venue in Peterlee had a great weekend offer. Three course meal with an organist playing music in the background - all for £6.50.
Visions in York Road was a popular attraction. In the summer of 1987, it was a big hit with charity too when it raised money for a holiday fund for hospital patients. Other highlights included live entertainment and party nights.