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.

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.
The Church Door Spirits & Wine Bar recently opened in West Sunniside.  It has been lovingly converted from what used to be the Backhouse & Co. Bank in 1870.  Prior to it's conversion it had lain empty for many years. The Church Door is a cosy bar with very high ceilings and original...
Reasonably priced food and drink and a large dancefloor in the middle of the ground floor ensures that The Cooper Rose is one of the busiest late bars/clubs in Sunderland.  A quieter bar area is located upstairs for those who want to catch up with friends or for those who want to watch those...
Positioned in Sunderland's Cultural quarter, The Engine Room at The Fire Station was recently converted from the city's former Firestation.  The bar and bistro serve a delicious selection of food and drinks in a quirky setting displaying much of the original paraphernalia from the original working...
Housed in a Grade II listed building which dates back to 1885, The Isis is a real ale drinkers dream pub. Now refurbished back to its Victorian origins, the bar is long and high with plenty of drinks to choose from. If you are not sure the friendly staff will let you have a taste before you decide...
Selling a range of cask ales and craft beers as well as unusual spirits. Popular with locals and students alike, this Victorian Ale House is a great place to catch up with friends on a chilled night out!
Traditional style pub in the heart of the city centre, with many drinks offers, as well as food served daily. 
The Manor Bar brings an element of sophistication to Sunderlands Sunniside quarter.  Serving a great selection of wines, cocktails and beers the former Manor house provides elegant surroundings and a warm atmosphere. 

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Sunderland's Friendship Agreement with Washington DC makes us the only city in Europe to enjoy such a relationship with the world's most powerful city. Washington Old Hall is home to the direct ancestors of the first president of the United States of America.

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