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Top bar recommendations from locals

Bar
“Fab place to go on a Thursday night. Often there is a live band / salsa DJ or even a salsa show. Free entrance and always lots of dancers there from 10pm til late. Often have live music at other times or special events on. General nice vibe. Often offers on the food on a Sunday if you fancy a Sunday Tapas .”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cinema
“Cinema, cafe bar, and art gallery all rolled into one place. You can even educate yourself in a QUAD film, photography, or digital and visual art workshop.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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Restaurant
“Half-timbered pub with a cosy oak-beamed bar, Sunday roasts and a reputation for being haunted.Be sure to pop inn for beer if you are passing”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Night Club
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a great pub in the centre of Derby. There is often live music from local talent playing (Thursdays open mic night sees some great musicians). Selection of drinks and bar snacks/ food is good. They also have a well liked restaurant (the Blacksmith's Loft) up stairs. A great place to go and chill out. Relaxed atmosphere.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“An amazing, tapas spanish restaurant. Quirky and packed with atmosphere. This is a lovely authentic place to eat. One of our favourites. Food is excellent. It is small, so would definately recommend booking ahead - but well worth it.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Traditional real ale pub with quizzes, live music and a Modern British menu with a global twist. Great food. Be sure to book”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Wednesday night is Vegetarian night. A bit quirky and nice little atmosphere going on. Not the cheapest place to eat out but a 'nice' place to go for a romantic little meal. Well situated in the centre of town for a night out”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Fantastic award winning Real Ale pub - 30 seconds walk. 10-15 ale pumps and good hearty British pub food. Very reasonably priced. Open 7 days a week.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The Old Bell Hotel is one of Derby's oldest and largest coaching inns, situated in the historic street of Sadler Gate”
  • 1 local recommends