Whether dropping in for a quiet drink or to grab a great meal, customers are always assured of a warm welcome in so many bars, so putting together a list of the top pubs isn’t an easy task.
With the bars open again after the latest lockdown, we’ve taken a look at how users of Tripadvisor rated bars in Derry
Here are the top ten though many others will also deserve to be highlighted. While it’s hard to pick a single one out that should also be included in any list, a real gem can be found at the Waterfoot Hotel - the Snug there is a great traditional style bar. But we know readers will all have their favourites - we’ll put a post on Facebook soon so you can help us draw up our own list.
Fifth is The Ritz, at the junction of Spencer Road and Fountain Hill in the Waterside. It’s very well regarded for its well-priced cuisine and again has a friendly staff. It’s also a popular spot for parties.
Next is Shantallow House, the highest rated bar outside of the city centre by Tripadvisor. It’s highly regarded for its cuisine, atmosphere, service and is also a snooker stronghold
7. DER - GAINSBOROUGH BAR
In seventh place on the Tripadvisor listings is the Gainsborough, one of the most iconic bars in the city centre. Situated at the junction of Shipquay Place and Foyle Street, it has a prime spot facing onto Guildhall Square.
On the same premises as Peadar O’Donnell’s is the Gweedore Bar, itself a well trodden path for both locals and visitors. Full of craic and there’s always a great atmosphere.