The Rocking Chair Bar, or ‘Rocker’ to the locals, is one of Derry’s most famous pubs in Derry. Located in the shadow of the famous Derry Walls and overlooking the Bogside, we have the atmosphere of a local with the energy of a pub in the heart of the city centre. The Rocking Chair Bar serves top quality food and the best pint of Guinness in Derry. Our staff know how to make a visitor welcome. Come in and see us, we’re the friendliest Bar in town.

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Rocking Chair Bar
4.7
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James Campbell
James Campbell
2022-08-21T08:19:03+0000
beer garden is thr best about
Kevin Anthoney Murray
Kevin Anthoney Murray
2022-07-10T15:43:21+0000
geat place for everyone to come and visitors to our beautiful gorgeous city of derry city
Paddy Ward
Paddy Ward
2022-07-01T13:38:24+0000
Great atmosphere, nice staff & great music
Margie Bateman Carney
Margie Bateman Carney
2022-05-31T19:02:35+0000
Great mid-afternoon stop by while touring Derry! Made friends with Noel who made the visit THE BEST! Great convo,... lovely atmosphere, and Guiness is always good! Carney tour of Northern Ireland 2022! Nuthin’ better! ☘️read more
Melanie Harkin
Melanie Harkin
2022-05-20T11:54:05+0000
Had the most beautiful meal in here yesterday. 10/10 for the food and service. Prices really reasonable too! Highly... recommended!read more
Clifford Cragg
Clifford Cragg
2022-05-11T08:08:57+0000
We had a wonderful time with Noel our bartender who gave some very useful information about the local area and kept us... engaged with his charming disposition. It is because of Noel that I highly recommend The Rocking Chair Pub.read more
Tabitha Clyde-Mat
Tabitha Clyde-Mat
2022-04-28T17:45:49+0000
food was awesome..so was the service
Ciara Hamill
Ciara Hamill
2022-04-10T16:31:02+0000
Dan is awesome - partner wanted to watch the match but we were having a family day. Dan secured a seating area for us... whilst we ate upstairs (food is amazeballs) and we were able to come downstairs to happy partner and kids (all grown) If you want the personal touch and the staff to go out of their way for you then attend here. Thank you for an amazing day darlings - we shall be back again with our custom. Staff need a raise by the way!!!!!!!!read more
Shauna Mullin
Shauna Mullin
2022-02-16T17:53:45+0000
the food is delicious and reasonably priced. music at the weekend with a lively vibe...also outdoor dinning and beer... garden....welcoming and friendly staffread more
Denise Morgan Heaton
Denise Morgan Heaton
2022-02-02T13:12:27+0000
Had our Nephews (from Minnesota) 20th bday in the Rocker last night with the family. As always the food is outstanding... no one could say a bad word about any of their meals. I want to thank the chefs and staff for absolutely 5🌟service. 🙌🏻🙌🏻read more
Karen Cassidy
Karen Cassidy
2021-12-09T01:50:00+0000
Brilliant night and brilliant staff aka seany 👏
Gemma Dalzell
Gemma Dalzell
2021-12-05T18:23:15+0000
There food is outstanding 👌
David Holloway
David Holloway
2021-11-30T15:44:06+0000
Was 5 of us in at the weekend, great service and food was amazing, defs be back for some more of the Korean Chicken 😉
Mark Evans
Mark Evans
2021-10-24T17:40:56+0000
excellent service great staff and lovely food ..
Carol Brown
Carol Brown
2021-10-24T14:23:00+0000
Excellent service and lovely food
Gerry Coyle
Gerry Coyle
2021-10-10T23:16:10+0000
Great live music venue,Full weeks entertainment 👍🏼🎼
Ciara Mclaughlin
Ciara Mclaughlin
2021-09-03T14:01:41+0000
Just had lunch & once again it was top notch. 😋Would highly recommend 👌
Steven Galbraith
Steven Galbraith
2021-07-15T22:25:05+0000
staff are friendly and drink cheap location good
Sharon Carson
Sharon Carson
2021-07-09T14:11:33+0000
Out walking came across the rocking chair bar went in for a drink ended up staying for lunch. five of us five different... meals all different all delicious next time we’re here will definitely call back.read more
Phyllis Curran
Phyllis Curran
2021-06-19T14:27:59+0000
Just had lunch in the rocking chair the korean chicken was delicious great service too If you have nt tried the food... guys do it 🎸read more
Ariana Okane
Ariana Okane
2021-06-12T17:03:51+0000
The staff were absolutely fabulous especially Noel who made us feel so welcome and so at home as were are not from the... town we will definitely be backread more
Debbie Ennis
Debbie Ennis
2021-06-09T14:34:11+0000
We visited here over the weekend and it was the highlight of our trip to Derry. Amazing atmosphere, delicious food &... the NICEST strawberry daiquiris! We will definitely be back on our next Derry trip! 🙌read more
Paul Korky Stephenson
Paul Korky Stephenson
2020-08-15T15:35:53+0000
great service lovely spot nice staff
Sue Nami
Sue Nami
2020-05-17T16:21:08+0000
Entertainment n craic in a friendly atmosphere 👍
Barrack Bhoy
Barrack Bhoy
2020-01-31T16:59:30+0000
just what you expect from a good bar
Colin Walton
Colin Walton
2019-12-28T20:18:30+0000
wat more can you ask for the craic s good
Gary Mcevoy
Gary Mcevoy
2019-12-11T12:48:15+0000
Country Thursday nights this Thursday with the Nashville cowboys
Bianca Taylor
Bianca Taylor
2019-09-29T02:21:54+0000
my favourite pub in derry!!!! love it!!!
Paula Delaney
Paula Delaney
2019-06-04T22:43:58+0000
Great 3-piece band and bartenders
Angela Turner
Angela Turner
2019-05-22T12:42:50+0000
Great place, loved it.. Staff very friendly. Extended are stay in derry.
Frank Jot
Frank Jot
2019-05-14T06:43:21+0000
If you want a place to drink and talk to friends without a too noisy background you are right here.
Brendan Maher
Brendan Maher
2019-04-27T22:05:59+0000
its a proper derry bar full of interesting people
Tommy Hughes
Tommy Hughes
2019-03-19T08:40:50+0000
Geat pub good atmosphere friend bar staff good guinness and beer.
Terry Doherty
Terry Doherty
2019-02-10T01:15:54+0000
Great we nights crack entertainment brilliant
Noel Canavan
Noel Canavan
2018-12-23T20:09:13+0000
Fantastic bar. Friendly staff and people. 🙂
Jean-francois Petit
Jean-francois Petit
2018-08-03T16:33:52+0000
Good place to have a drink
Helen Doherty
Helen Doherty
2018-07-12T23:43:37+0000
Fantastic wee night with great friends and very unexpected unbelievable music with derrys own legends We went there on... a Tuesday night just for a drink and couldn’t believe that this music is on every night of the week good on you rocking chair 😍📣 🎶read more
Michael Mcdevitt
Michael Mcdevitt
2018-06-27T21:13:58+0000
Great place for drinks
Kerri Swan
Kerri Swan
2018-06-13T17:08:27+0000
Our local after work at Cow Bog. Amazing staff, fab prosecco and beautiful vibes all round. We love ye! X
Patrick Martin
Patrick Martin
2018-02-10T10:23:06+0000
Took a student group at short notice and staff couldn't have been more helpful giving us a nice space, music. Everyone... had a fantastic night. Will return on our next trip.read more
Marian Mc Anulty
Marian Mc Anulty
2018-02-03T12:34:02+0000
Barbara Thompson
Barbara Thompson
2018-01-23T14:13:45+0000
GREAT WEE DAY IN THE ROCKING CHAIR PLEASANT STAFF AND PEOPLE VERY WELCOMING WE WILL B BACK SOON
Constance Jordan
Constance Jordan
2018-01-05T11:23:26+0000
I have booked a private room there for special occasions and you can't beat the price! I have also enjoyed their live... music downstairs.read more
Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan
2017-11-26T10:22:14+0000
We had a wee family night on Friday night. The best craic I've had in a long time. The band was amazing
Myra Hegarty
Myra Hegarty
2017-09-29T04:49:55+0000
Chris von Zieten
Chris von Zieten
2017-09-25T03:26:44+0000
Nice pub with comfortable chairs and good beer from the tab. Sadly, no life music when I was there.
Mandy Taylor
Mandy Taylor
2017-09-21T22:13:39+0000
Jodi Moore Egan
Jodi Moore Egan
2017-09-04T11:52:59+0000
My husband and I spent all 3 evenings of our Derry visit at the Rocking Chair! Everyone was over the top friendly,... welcoming, and helpful! It was my favorite part of our 10 day (kid free!!!!) trip! We talk about it to everyone who wants to hear our stories and hope all the friendly faces that we met along the way there are well and enjoying life!!read more
Dylan Murray
Dylan Murray
2017-08-16T00:09:44+0000
Colleen O'hara
Colleen O'hara
2017-08-13T21:03:13+0000
Tina Cassidy
Tina Cassidy
2017-05-22T21:33:21+0000
Loveky staff as always and loving the new modern make over its had since i was last there.
Teresa Hume Coyle
Teresa Hume Coyle
2017-05-01T21:22:58+0000
A great friendly bar !!! We visited Sunday 30th April,,,Jazz Festival weekend. The band was just amazing !!!!!! The... best band I've ever heard ☘️read more
Mat Irvine
Mat Irvine
2017-04-03T18:13:14+0000
Rob Fields
Rob Fields
2017-03-24T12:43:06+0000
Definitely worth a visit nice and welcoming beer ok aswell
Ann Smith
Ann Smith
2017-02-19T23:05:05+0000
Therese O. Mellon
Therese O. Mellon
2017-02-10T09:36:14+0000
Jon Stone
Jon Stone
2017-02-09T23:56:14+0000
Maria Mcgowan
Maria Mcgowan
2017-01-23T02:48:20+0000
Conor Rush
Conor Rush
2016-12-13T01:24:28+0000
Joan Harkin
Joan Harkin
2016-11-07T19:25:35+0000
Best local bar, lovely staff, great free entertainment
Séannágh Ó Cuinneagáin
Séannágh Ó Cuinneagáin
2015-08-23T21:39:49+0000
Great wee place great music craic, an service. Deffintly one of our stops is at the rocking chair great bar all in all
Beverly Mc Kinney
Beverly Mc Kinney
2014-03-19T18:39:23+0000
Barry Hegarty
Barry Hegarty
2013-12-02T22:22:10+0000
best bar in the town.
Ciarán B Monaghan
Ciarán B Monaghan
2013-12-02T11:33:53+0000
Deirdre Killen
Deirdre Killen
2013-12-01T18:55:42+0000
Simon Batty
Simon Batty
2013-11-29T12:42:53+0000
Carol Donaghy
Carol Donaghy
2013-11-28T21:13:50+0000
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