Bars in Sunderland

There's a great variety of bars to choose from in the buzzing city of Sunderland. From carefully restored buildings to innovative outdoor social hubs, you will be spoilt for choice when planning a night out. Sample Instagram worthy cocktails, locally brewed ales and hand crafted spirits within the relaxed and friendly atmosphere that the region is renowned for. Here's just a few of the bars which are sure to deliver a memorable night out, but you will discover so many more fabulous venues as you explore this vibrant and lively city.




Whitburn Road, Sunderland, SR6 8AA

With great food, drink and entertainment all under one roof, Stack is a great choice for a truly enjoyable experience, day or night. Choose from a selection of mouth-watering street food and quench your thirst with drinks from a range of bars including a Heineken bar, gin bar, cocktail bar and more. Often featuring live entertainment in an airy, relaxed environment, this innovative social hub is a big hit amongst locals.



Roker Terrace, Sunderland, SR6 9NB

Specialising in hand crafted gin, Poetic Licence Bar is a great spot to relax with a cool G&T, after a full day of sight-seeing. Unwind in one of the biggest beer gardens in Sunderland with a delicious cocktail or sample local ales. A diverse menu offers a range of small plates and street food to signature dishes, featuring many comforting British classics. Located adjacent to the Roker Hotel, you will find Poetic Licence Bar just a few miles from the city centre.



The Fire Station, Sunderland, SR1 3AP

Derelict for more than 20 years, one of Sunderland’s most beautiful buildings has been restored and converted into a quirky bar in the heart of the city centre. Original tiling and signage from the former fire station remain on display in honour of the past. You will even find fire fighter helmets and other paraphernalia on show from the original working station.



Timber Beach Road, Sunderland, SR5 3XG

If you are looking for a lively night out, head to Tropicuba. Bringing the energy of a tropical carnival, you won’t find a destination like this anywhere else. Expect a lively atmosphere with DJ’s and entertainers as well as an impressive drinks menu, featuring classics as well as some elaborate and fun sharing cocktails for groups.