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Address: Derry, Northern Ireland
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Every night, party people head over to this street, which is lined with the...

Every night, party people head over to this street, which is lined with the city's wildest pubs and clubs.

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Great Pubs.....without walking very far!

Hit a number of Pubs on Waterloo Street, all with very different entertainment. From traditional Irish to popular music. All provided a great atmosphere and a fun night out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2016
David W
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Thornton, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Pub (P O'Donnel's) was outstanding fun and great music. No food. Area was a bit unsettling after dark.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Hit a number of Pubs on Waterloo Street, all with very different entertainment. From traditional Irish to popular music. All provided a great atmosphere and a fun night out - didnt think the bars would very close down for the night!

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Thank David W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

They've now turned it it more or less into a Pedestrian precinct. Bollards stop any car travel up or down it

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Thank Dkkeeling
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Choose a Saturday night for a busier experience. Go through the bars working your way through Traceys Bar, Gwedore, Padaers and Masons. Many eateries along your way.

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Thank Ryan M
Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

numerous bars, all live music,Granny Annie's buzzing and a good mixture of ages. Dungloe bar the same.Rocking Chair,older age group as is Tracy's.Castle bar worth visit also and Gweedore Bar has some excellent entertainment.This street is a must have visit with music to suit all tastes and ages

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A street that I know well, with the Rocking Chair pub at the top. There are some significant history in this area and happenings. There are several interesting pubs along here, and at the top views over the Bogside. The traveller must decide for them selves about the features and history of this street. It is a pedestrian area to... More 

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Thank John-TQ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

what can i say the heaart of the city lol plenty of pubs and as they say you naw drink them dry. would recommed grannie annes

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

During the day this street has some interesting shops as well as cafes. At night, things change. There is no shortage of popular pubs on this street. One pub in particular, located at the top of Waterloo Street seems to be a local favorite.

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Thank BobbyRed6995
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

How many times have we walked up and down this street not really paying attention to somewhere that the tourists appreciate, we should get those maps they all seem to be looking at.

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Thank RonaldJames
Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you're a visitor to Derry, then Waterloo street is a must. There are plenty of independent shops selling everything from religious nick nacks to clothing. A few cafes and take outs as well as plenty or bars. If on a night out then waterloo street is for you with all bars offering live music nightly.

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