Distillery Bar & Soul Food

With fair hand and full heart


Be at liberty to deviate from conventional rule and make Poetic License Bar your own experience #CreateYourStory
The Craft Revolution

Social Dining

Our small plates are made for get-togethers – tasty nibbles perfect for picking

A Real Spectacle

Our kebabs are served vertical with a pot
 of garlic butter ready for the smothering

  • Terrace Vibes
    Head outside to the Poetic License Terrace with our DJ playing all your favourite summer tunes every Sunday 4-8pm
    FREE Every Sunday afternoon, throughout the Summer
  • Thank FUNK its Friday!
    Funk & Soul Music from our Live DJ and Complimentary Soul Food Canapés to enjoy with our Craft Beer & Cocktails!
    FREE Every Friday Night
  • Live Music
    Live bands performing, coming up we have... 18th June - Susan Hamilton, 25th June - Beth Macari Duo, 2nd July - Making Treble Trio, 9th July - Gin & Juice Duo, 16th July - Gary Spalding, 30th July - Millie Eve Duo, 6th August - North Road Trio
    FREE Every Saturday Night
  • Happy Hour
    All our drinks...
    ...at prices that will make you smile! Monday - Thursday 4pm-7pm
  • Soul Food Monday
    Any 2 from the Soul Food section of our menu for only
    £14 Mondays from 7pm
  • Meat Treat Tuesday
    Any 2 from the Burgers and Dogs section of the menu for only
    £14 Tuesday from 7pm
  • S.H.K. Wednesday
    Any 2 from the Skewered Hanging Kebabs section of our menu for only
    £14 Wednesdays from 7pm
  • Thursday Grill & Chill
    Choose any 2 from 8oz Rump Steak Roast Salmon Mixed Grill Chargrilled Gammon
    £14 Thursdays from 7pm
  • Sunday Lunch
    Join us for traditional sunday lunch with all the trimmings
    From £9.95 Every Sunday
Terrace Vibes
Every Sunday afternoon, throughout the Summer
Head outside to the Poetic License Terrace with our DJ playing all your favourite summer tunes every Sunday 4-8pm
FREE
Thank FUNK its Friday!
Every Friday Night
Funk & Soul Music from our Live DJ and Complimentary Soul Food Canapés to enjoy with our Craft Beer & Cocktails!
FREE
Live Music
Every Saturday Night
Live bands performing, coming up we have... 18th June - Susan Hamilton, 25th June - Beth Macari Duo, 2nd July - Making Treble Trio, 9th July - Gin & Juice Duo, 16th July - Gary Spalding, 30th July - Millie Eve Duo, 6th August - North Road Trio
FREE
Happy Hour
Monday - Thursday 4pm-7pm
All our drinks...
...at prices that will make you smile!
Soul Food Monday
Mondays from 7pm
Any 2 from the Soul Food section of our menu for only
£14
Meat Treat Tuesday
Tuesday from 7pm
Any 2 from the Burgers and Dogs section of the menu for only
£14
S.H.K. Wednesday
Wednesdays from 7pm
Any 2 from the Skewered Hanging Kebabs section of our menu for only
£14
Thursday Grill & Chill
Thursdays from 7pm
Choose any 2 from 8oz Rump Steak Roast Salmon Mixed Grill Chargrilled Gammon
£14
Sunday Lunch
Every Sunday
Join us for traditional sunday lunch with all the trimmings
From £9.95
Here’s to the Wild Spirits
Visit the distillery site
Find us at The BEST WESTERN Roker Hotel
Roker Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR6 9ND
We are open


Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm,
Friday & Saturday 11am-1am,

Sunday 12noon – 10.30pm

Food served

Everyday 12noon – 9.30pm

"Join us to create your own story...."
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Call Us 0191 567 1786

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