visitors guide

Bars & Nightlife

There's plenty of places to keep the party going...


Within walking distance of the Stadium of Light £1.95 pints all day! Foo Fighters Wembley gig being shown on big screen! Pre-gig food served!

Fiume/River Bar

Fiume offers a wonderful combination of both modern and classic Italian dishes. Hidden beneath Fiume, you will find the Riverbar’s authentic American style smokehouse accompanied by some of the most creative mixologists around.

Fitzgerald’s Sunderland

Famous for our chicken curry, we serve food until 7pm and offer a quality, relaxed atmosphere to enjoy before going to the stadium. Quality reals ales available!

The Dun Cow – Head of Steam – Camerons Brewery

Open from 12pm-12am daily, serving the finest beers from near and far. Take advantage of our tapas deals 2 for £8, 3 for £12.50 or 4 for £15.50!

The Cooper Rose

120 tables over 2 floors in the city centre, the fastest service in town with food and drink offers all day every day. DJ most nights until 3am!


At illusions nightclub, we’re a late night destination with a party vibe, we cater for everyone’s needs from commercial dance to rock and alternative. We are open 4 nights a week (Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday). There’s something for everyone, Drinks offers are available and vary each night so come check us out!


Fusion Champaign and cocktail bar is the newest social, party and dance spot, located in the heart of the city of Sunderland. Fusion is the best destination when you are looking for a place to unwind after work, relax with your friends or turn up the heat and party! You can let yourself go to the beat of the music until the early hours…

Our music and entertainment policy promises the latest trending floor filler! From the freshest hits to the deepest underground RnB & Hip Hop…but the best thing that you will experience is the allure of our cocktail menu.

Believe It Or Not

Here at BION, we offer a relaxing and friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy great quality home cooked meals at a fantastic price! Our nightlife is not to be missed out on. Not only do we have selected bottles 3 for £5, you can also indulge yourself in our fantastic cocktail menu for as little as £4.95 or even better 2 for £8. Nights out don’t have to be so expensive anymore.


Establishment is at 34 low row, a nice relaxed bar during the day offering great deals from £1.60 per pint from midday till 7pm with great, friendly bar staff. On an evening it comes to life, Friday night is classic anthems from the past few decades, whilst a Saturday night is all out P-A-R-T-Y! Great party anthems from the past 4 decades that you love to sing and dance along too. Sunday night, this is the place where the weekend warms down with great drinks deals and the best music in the city.

Legacy Café Bar

Open from 8am, serving teas, coffee, breakfast baps and a traditional English food menu. We offer a wide range of cask ales and a large outside area. Show your concert ticket for Foo Fighters at the stadium of light and claim your free pint of cask ale


A friendly town centre bar welcomes people of all ages with excellent drinks at reasonable prices. Looking for something to eat or drink with a touch of class, join us at Gatsby! Park lane, Sunderland.


Great traditional pub in the heart of Sunderland well known for great music, live sport and karaoke every Monday and Wednesday. Great pub food served daily from 10am till 5pm.

Eazy Street Cabaret Bar

Voted Sunderland’s no1 party bar, Drag queen DJ and hosts every night! Show you r stadium of light Foo Fighters concert ticket at the bar to receive your free Jaeger bomb on May 25th!

Bar Justice

Come to BAR JUSTICE for pre-concert drinks until you are IN THE CLEAR to head over to the Stadium of Light where our great atmosphere is created SOMETHING FROM NOTHING!

Sam’s Bar

Basement bar on west Sunniside filled with quirky décor, different seating areas where you can get comfy and enjoy delicious cocktails, wines, beers and premium spirits.

10% discount on cocktail and bottle specials when concert ticket for Foo Fighters at the Stadium of Light is shown!

Josephs Music Lounge

We offer a wide range of real ale at competitive prices! We holed live music every Friday and Saturday evenings to suit all music lovers!

Butchers Arms

We have live bands on Sundays and every other Saturday at the famous Butchers Arms


A true alternative clubbers venue open until 5am. 2 floors of indie, soul and rock n roll!

Hastings Hill Public House

Just 2 minutes off the A19 and 10 minutes from the Stadium of Light. Great family pub and eating house we give 10% discount off food on production of Foo Fighters at the Stadium of Light concert ticket.

The Ivy House

Upon production of a valid concert ticket for Foo Fighters at the Stadium of Light you will receive 20% off your food order! *Main menu only – Monday 25.05.2015 – 12noon until 9pm

Lambton Worm JD Wetherspoon

City centre location, under Travelodge. Excellent meal deals available with drinks included on selected items. Fantastic drink prices bottles 2 for £5, Magners £1.99, Carling £1.99!

Liberty Brown and Dr Feelgood’s Liquor Emporium

In times like these you need the best food and drink Sunderland has to offer. Beers and bait in walking distance of the stadium, with free parking all day!

Life of Riley

City centre bar near Park lane Metro, Special offers with ticket, Food served 11am-8pm, Terrace, Live music all weekend!

Port of Call

Port of Call serves smoked and barbequed meats, seafood and steaks until late. We offer fantastic craft ales, spirits and a bespoke cocktail menu. Find us at Park Lane.

Purple Bar

Current offers for May 25th 2015 ‘Man Monday’ BOGOF on ribs, 2 for £5.50 on all 33oml bottles, hot drink and slice of cake for £3, 25% discount to taxi drivers, NHS staff and armed forces (ID must be shown)

Revolution Bar + Kitchen

Enjoy half price food from 11am until 9pm this bank holiday. Eat and drink in the sun on our exclusive roof terrace with happy hour from 5pm until 7pm!

Revue Bar and Entertainment

Revue Bar is a family run friendly town centre bar located on Hugh Street West close to the cinema and bowling alley, near to local restaurants we offer a function room for hire for events. We have a pool table, juke box and promotions on our drinks menu!

The Ship Isis

Within walking distance of the Stadium of Light, great range of cask and craft bottle beers, fantastic food, great music and TV.


Sinatras - situated in Holmeside, Sunderland’s only dedicated karaoke bar 6 nights a week! House trebles £5, cocktails £3, selected bottles 2 for £3.20, Fishbowls £8.50!

Sloanes Sports Bar

Ice Buckets – 5 SOL for £10 or 5 Desperado £12, %25 off table charge!

The Avenue

We are a fun friendly pub with a lively atmosphere offering a wide range of drinks. We also offer on occasion BBQ and Hog roast in our large beer garden.

The Chesters

Just a stone’s throw from the stadium: with good food and a huge range of drinks on offer, a huge beer garden out the back, free parking and happy, smiley staff!

The Colliery Tavern

The Colliery Tavern welcomes all! Call in for pre-concert drinks! Friendly Customer service: Open every day 10am-12 midnight.

Present concert ticket for Foo Fighters at the Stadium of Light and receive 4 bottled lagers for £12

The Fort

Show your concert ticket for Foo Fighters at the Stadium of Light to receive special offers i.e. 2 for £4 on selected bottles and selected shots for £1!

The Howard Arms

Open 10 am-12am: Warm welcome, free sandwiches, cheese and pickles. Beer garden and cheap beer! All welcome!

The Jacksons

Pub of the year, Cheap deals on selected drinks, Open from 10am and Family Friendly!

The Kings Arms

Great ales and atmosphere within sight of the Stadium of Light!

The Saltgrass

Free transport to the stadium for customers/all draught beer £2 (excluding Peroni)/free bar snacks/beer garden/children welcome/two B&B rooms available.

The Stumble Inn

10% off total food bill when concert ticket for Foo Fighters at the Stadium of Light is presented at the bar.

The Wolsey

Kids eat free/3 course meals from £9.95 - buy one get one free/any pasta or pizza on Monday’s £4.95/Students 10% off/Warm friendly family pub on the seafront!

Ttonic Bar + Kitchen

Current offers for May 25th 2015 - 4 pint pitchers from £10/Bottle buckets from £12/selected pints £2.50 untill 10pm/2 bottles for £5.50 on all 330ml bottles.


We are open all day!

Great location:  one of the closest bars to the Stadium, easy walking distance.

Concert deal – 2 meals for £8.95

The William Jameson

Open from 8am till midnight 7 days a week, serving breakfast from 8am until 12 noon. Great range of real ales, world beers and draught drinks, so come and join us before and after the concert!

The Blue Bell

The Blue Bell is the main SAFC bar - with its close ties to the old Roker Park
it has also been a true legendary bar and benefits from loads of tv's and two large screens

Drinks offers 2 larger bottles for only £5.50

Vesta Tilleys – High Street West

Concert pint special! From £1.95 for a pint of Fosters/John Smiths. Real ales from £1.85 a pint!

The Corner Flag

We are Sunderland's only dedicated sports bar with pool, darts and table football.  We serve fresh, home-cooked food daily from 11am-9pm.  Our opening times are 11am - Late every day!


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