Bar, Distillery and Soul Food

With fair hand and full heart


Go your own way and break away from conventions. 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 hanging kebabs are served vertical with a pot of garlic butter ready for the smothering

  • GUIDANCE
    Our BRAND NEW event Guidance starts from 2nd February! Join us every Saturday from 9pm for house classics, soul and funk music from our guest DJ's!
    FREE Every Saturday from 9pm
  • Who Wants to be a Millennial-aire
    Join us on 21st January, i.e. Blue Monday (The most depressing day of the year? We think not!) for a hilarious comedy quiz night with our all time favourite comedian Matt Reed!
    £9.95 Monday 21st January
  • Those Were the Days
    Who remembers the days of Annabell's, Idols, Bentley's and Digbys? Where Pink Kangaroos and Diamond White where on Happy Hour for £1? Join us on Friday 25th January where we'll be taking you back to the good old days! We're turning Poetic License Bar back in time to 1994 to recreate the best years of our lives!

    Entry cost £10 and includes a free drink and free item from our takeaway menu! PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
    £10 Friday 25th January
  • Buy One Get One Free Cocktails!
    Enjoy buy one get one free on selected cocktails throughout the whole month of January 2019! Available all day Monday to Friday!
  • All the Single Ladies

    Shout out to all the single ladies this Valentine’s in Poetic License Bar! Get a bottle of fizz and 8 tasty grazing plates for just £34.95! The perfect girls’ night out!
    £34.95 per table of 4 Saturday 16th February
  • Lunch Time Menu
    Enjoy tasty dishes from just £6.95. Available Monday to Friday 12pm - 5pm.
  • Friday Night Social
    Join us every Friday 5pm - 7pm and get incredible drink deals; house wine for £10, prosecco for £12.95, draught pints for £2.75 and 2 for £10 cocktails!
    Every Friday from 5pm
  • Pints from £2.95
    Enjoy pints from £2.95, 5pm-7pm Monday to Thursday. Offer includes Fosters, Strongbow and John Smiths.
    5pm-7pm, Monday to Thursday
  • Cocktail Masterclasses
    Brush up on your cocktail knowledge with our masterclasses delivered by our expert mixologists.

    Packages from £14.95 pp, available Sat & Sun 12noon-4pm, 6-12 people, call 0191 567 1786 for more information.
    From £14.95
  • Gin Masterclasses
    Brush up on your gin knowledge with our masterclasses delivered by our Poetic License team. With our bar being the home to 500l distil Gracie, who makes all of our Poetic License gin, there's no better setting!

    Packages from £14.95 pp, available Sat & Sun 12noon-4pm, 6-12 people, call 0191 567 1786 for more information.
    From £14.95
  • Gin Flights!
    Get all four core Poetic License gins and their mixers and garnishes for £19.95 or double up for £24.95!
    9th June 2018
  • 2 selected Sonnet43 for £5
    Enjoy 2 selected Sonnet43 drinks for £5. Available 6pm-close.
    £5 Every 3rd Friday of the month. Excludes the month of July
  • Sunday Lunch & Sharing Platters
    Join us for traditional Sunday lunch with all the trimmings. Or why not go all out and shake up your Sunday with a sharing platter, where you can enjoy a selection of meats and all the trimmings for 4 people for £34.95?
    Every Sunday 12noon-7pm
  • Kids menu
    We don't want the kids to miss out!
GUIDANCE
Every Saturday from 9pm
Our BRAND NEW event Guidance starts from 2nd February! Join us every Saturday from 9pm for house classics, soul and funk music from our guest DJ's!
FREE
Who Wants to be a Millennial-aire
Monday 21st January
Join us on 21st January, i.e. Blue Monday (The most depressing day of the year? We think not!) for a hilarious comedy quiz night with our all time favourite comedian Matt Reed!
£9.95
Those Were the Days
Friday 25th January
Who remembers the days of Annabell's, Idols, Bentley's and Digbys? Where Pink Kangaroos and Diamond White where on Happy Hour for £1? Join us on Friday 25th January where we'll be taking you back to the good old days! We're turning Poetic License Bar back in time to 1994 to recreate the best years of our lives!

Entry cost £10 and includes a free drink and free item from our takeaway menu! PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
£10
Buy One Get One Free Cocktails!
Enjoy buy one get one free on selected cocktails throughout the whole month of January 2019! Available all day Monday to Friday!
All the Single Ladies
Saturday 16th February

Shout out to all the single ladies this Valentine’s in Poetic License Bar! Get a bottle of fizz and 8 tasty grazing plates for just £34.95! The perfect girls’ night out!
£34.95 per table of 4
Lunch Time Menu
Enjoy tasty dishes from just £6.95. Available Monday to Friday 12pm - 5pm.
Friday Night Social
Every Friday from 5pm
Join us every Friday 5pm - 7pm and get incredible drink deals; house wine for £10, prosecco for £12.95, draught pints for £2.75 and 2 for £10 cocktails!
Pints from £2.95
5pm-7pm, Monday to Thursday
Enjoy pints from £2.95, 5pm-7pm Monday to Thursday. Offer includes Fosters, Strongbow and John Smiths.
Cocktail Masterclasses
Brush up on your cocktail knowledge with our masterclasses delivered by our expert mixologists.

Packages from £14.95 pp, available Sat & Sun 12noon-4pm, 6-12 people, call 0191 567 1786 for more information.
From £14.95
Gin Masterclasses
Brush up on your gin knowledge with our masterclasses delivered by our Poetic License team. With our bar being the home to 500l distil Gracie, who makes all of our Poetic License gin, there's no better setting!

Packages from £14.95 pp, available Sat & Sun 12noon-4pm, 6-12 people, call 0191 567 1786 for more information.
From £14.95
Gin Flights!
9th June 2018
Get all four core Poetic License gins and their mixers and garnishes for £19.95 or double up for £24.95!
2 selected Sonnet43 for £5
Every 3rd Friday of the month. Excludes the month of July
Enjoy 2 selected Sonnet43 drinks for £5. Available 6pm-close.
£5
Sunday Lunch & Sharing Platters
Every Sunday 12noon-7pm
Join us for traditional Sunday lunch with all the trimmings. Or why not go all out and shake up your Sunday with a sharing platter, where you can enjoy a selection of meats and all the trimmings for 4 people for £34.95?
Kids menu
We don't want the kids to miss out!
Here’s to the Wild Spirits
Visit the distillery site
Find us at The 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

Monday-Saturday 12noon – 9.30pm
Sunday 12noon – 9.00pm

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