Hotspot Fire Engine Bar

The Hotspot Fire Engine Bar is an original 1960s Bedford TK Fire Engine that has been converted into a unique, private, state of the art cocktail bar in County Durham.

  • Hotspot Music Events
  • Opening times

    The Hotspot Cocktail Bar will re-open on Friday, 8th April 2022.

    • Friday 17:00 - 22:00
    • Saturday 17:00 - 22:00
    • Sunday 12:00 - 17:00


    Food, cocktails and drinks will be available all day.


  • Private hire

    Looking for a birthday party venue? A big bunch of you fancy eating out but need a private space? Or maybe you want to bag a cool Christmas Party Venue to make your annual office bash a little more fun? Well, the Hotspot Cocktail Bar is the most quirky, fun, and exciting spot for your occasion, whatever it may be!

    Available for private hire every day of the week, Chefs snack menu will be available for your guests to order on the day and your own mixologist will be concocting the most delicious cocktails and gins, with a Causey flair!

    • Private hire Monday to Thursday maximum 60 guests: £350
    • Private hire Saturday to Sunday maximum 60 guests: £500
    • 12 pm until 5 pm or 6 pm until 11 pm.


    • Please note, this is an outdoor venue and any music must be respectful of other guests and not exceed sound limits after 10pm
    • Live acoustic singers and our Guest Lounge DJ can be booked for your private event


    To start planning your event, please contact our team by calling 01207 235555 or email

  • Menu

The quirkiest cocktail bar, in the heart of the North East

Enjoy amazing cocktails, our home-distilled gins, Chefs snack menu, and more in our new heated private booths.

Tables for larger numbers are available in the covered heated area of the Hotspot and there is also an outdoor area that you can check out... perfect for catching some rays with a tasty tipple in hand!

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