Things to do in Derry


The Gweedore Bar

61 Waterloo St, Derry/Londonderry

A legendary name in the city and the North West, the Gweedore has long enjoyed a reputation both as a mecca for pop and rock music and as the perfect venue for that other favourite local obsession, the long, languid chat over a pint of stout.

The Ritz Bar & Bistro

76 Spencer Rd, Derry/Londonderry 

The Ritz,a unique hospitality experience where the authentic character of a traditional pub blends with the relaxed atmosphere of a modern bistro and the warm friendly welcome associated with a family run business sets it apart from its competitors.

Pitcher’s Wine Bar & Restaurant

12 Alder Rd, Derry/Londonderry

Situated within the elegant, manicured surroundings of Foyle Golf Centre, Pitchers serves up modern Irish cuisine against the stunning backdrop of the Donegal Hills.

Brickwork Lounge

10 Magazine St, Derry/Londonderry 

Located within the City Walls. Brickword provides the perfect tourist destination. Live weekend entertainment, Sky Sports, have a game of pool or relax with the perfect coffee.

The Grand Central Bar

27 Strand Rd, Derry/Londonderry 

With its cosy atmosphere, incredibly friendly staff and fabulous local food and beer menu the Grand Central is a great place to wile away an afternoon. At night the two floored bar turns into a great place to hear local live music.

Bentley Bar

1-3 Market St, Derry/Londonderry

Bentley Bar is situated by Ferryquay Gate, in the heart of a shoppers paradise and close to most of the city’s historical sights.

Anchor Bar 

38 Ferryquay St, Derry/Londonderry 

One of the oldest family run bars in Derry and steeped in history. With friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere the Anchor Bar offers live weekend entertainment and plenty of craic.

Da Vincis Bar And Grillroom Restaurant

15 Culmore Road, Derry/Londonderry

Located on the ground floor of Da Vinci’s Hotel Complex, The Grillroom Restaurant in Derry City is a destination in its own right.

Metro Bar

3 Bank Pl, Derry/Londonderry 

Situated beside the famous Derry Walls in Bank Place, we offer the perfect location and atmosphere to relax over a pint and savour some of the tastiest and most reasonably priced cuisine in the city.

Iona House

17-19 Spencer Rd, Derry/Londonderry 

Situated on Spencer Road in the waterside area of the city the Iona House offers a warm welcome to all who enter.

The Ice Wharf

24 Strand Rd, Derry/Londonderry

It features plasma screens showing music videos, a dance floor, its own menu, and is also open late Monday to Saturday. Has one of the largest range of Cask Ales, Craft Ales and speciality beers the City has to offer at great value pricing.

Peadar O’Donnell’s 

63 Waterloo St, Derry/Londonderry 

Peadar O’ Donnell’s is famous for its live traditional music nightly, friendly atmosphere, grocer pub decor and flag collection. The Gweedore is a live bands venue.

Best pint of Guinness in Derry.

Dungloe Bar

41-43 Waterloo St, Derry/Londonderry 

The Dungloe bar, located in the city centre, is a local hub for good craic, good music and good beer. It has a reputation as one of the best pubs for music in the city supporting local bands, traditional music and new talent.

Sandinos cafe-bar   

Water St, Derry/Londonderry

Sandinos, a major live music venue in the city ranging from traditional through jazz to world music and the best DJ’s in town.
Popular with visiting students, artists and musicians.

Rosie Joe’s Derry

27-31 Waterloo St, Derry/Londonderry

Newest live entertainment venue and nightclub with live entertainment open 7 days per week with some of Ireland’s biggest and best performers. Table service & bottle service available.

Bennigans Bar

13 John St, Derry/Londonderry 

Bennigans bar is the hotbed of creativity for local artists and music lovers alike. A historic site during the mass emigration to America in famine times, it has a traditional pub atmosphere, with live music/entertainment seven days a week.

The Guildhall Taphouse

4 Custom House St, Derry/Londonderry

The Guildhall Taphouse is a popular bar, with a fresh take on a traditional Irish pub, located minutes away from the Peace Bridge, City Walls and the Guildhall itself. There is a selection of locally crafted beers such as Dopey Dick IPA, Northbound beers, as well as a carefully curated cocktail menu, this bar is popular for a reason!