Nightlife

Sunderland is a city that knows how to enjoy itself, and with an exciting choice of bars, pubs and clubs to suit every taste and style, there's no shortage of places to have a good time. The city's vibrant underground music scene continues to grow and is well worth exploring with numerous venues playing host to new and national talent.

When walking into Lola's you are greeted by plush velvet and dark rich colours. Popular with the younger crowd it is close to other bars making it a stable on the night out route.
Experience a warm Mackem welcome at the Vaults. A traditional pub which hasn't changed much over the years, serving ales and lagers. Very popular with the locals and for those looking for a friendly and fun night out!
Port of Call is located in the heart of the city centre and offers three floors of hearty meat, stunning seafood and over 40 different rums. Using locally sourced beef and seafood and with its interior design playing homage to Sunderland's shipbuilding heritage, Port of Call is the place to go for...
Revolution is close to the Empire Theatre and serves food daily, including pizzas and sharing platters, great for sharing with friends. Cocktails are the speciality at Revolution where you can choose from a large selection.  VIP nights and private parties can also be booked at this trendy venue.
Each night is different at Ruba; why not try teapot Tuesday, student Wednesday, karaoke rock nights on Thursday and live music on Friday and Saturday. Includes a beer terrace and two floors of fun!
A new addition to the Sunniside bars, Sam's Bar is tucked away down the stairs of the beautiful old Maritime building. Large couches are in snugs on either side of the bar which sells a range of lagers, wines and spirits.
The SR4 Suite combines historic charm with modern amenities. Located in the heart of Sunderland, the venue has 3 function rooms with a variety of capacities for up to 160 guests. All rooms have a private bar and are perfect for weddings, celebrations, birthday parties, children's parties and...
A friendly city centre pub that serves a varied array of beers, both on draught and in bottles. Look out for live music gigs, from regular and new local bands, some come with a small charge at the door. Check out their Facebook page for news and gigs.

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