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About Us

With a calming seaside exterior and a haven of contemporary decor inside, Poetic License Bar is the perfect place to come whatever the occasion.  We’re fortunate enough to have one of the biggest beer gardens in Sunderland, a range of indoor seating, a patio area, and if you’d like to make a weekend of it we’re directly adjacent to the wonderful Roker Hotel.

Finding us is dead easy too, we’re based on the Sunderland coast just a few miles away from the City Centre.  Click here to view us on Google Maps.


Our bar manager is forever using his vast knowledge and experience to come up with new and wonderful cocktails for you to enjoy.  He and his senior bar staff are always on the lookout for cutting edge tipples; from the sweet and eclectic, to the good old classics and everything in between! 

If that’s not enough, we have daily deal hours on between 2pm – 6pm on Monday, and 5pm – 7pm from Tuesday until Sunday, finished off with our Big Red Poetic Button hour for an hour afterwards where after each round you’re in with a chance of winning it for free!


No matter the mood or time of day,  Poetic License food is guaranteed to hit the spot.  Our team of chefs have written a fantastically diverse menu ranging from all of the classics you know and love, to our signature smash burgers and everything in-between!  There’s even a canine cuisine for your four legged friends!

Book Now

Booking your table in advance is recommended, although we do accept walk-ins where we can.

Please note: For bookings of 10 or over please email our Events Team, or call us on 0191 567 1786

Contact Us

This contact form is for Poetic License Bar, if you’re looking to get in touch with Roker Hotel, please view the website here.

Opening Hours

Mon – Thurs: 12.00pm – 11.00pm
Fri – Sat: 12.00pm – 12.00am
Sun: 12.00pm – 10.00pm

Food Served

Mon – Sun: 12.00pm – 9.00pm

Call Us

0191 567 1786

Finding Us

Poetic License Bar at The Roker Hotel, 
Roker Terrace, 

Directions on Google Maps