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Lost pubs and clubs of Sunderland: How many do you remember?

Sunderland has always been a good night out - but many of the city's best-known pubs and clubs are sadly no longer with us.

We've dug into our picture archives to find some of those where last orders have been called once and for all - how many of these did you used to drink in?

Once a popular estate pub in Emsworth Road, Witherwack, The Dagmar closed in the mid-2000s and was demolished in 2007 to make way for a care home.

9. The Dagmar

Once a popular estate pub in Emsworth Road, Witherwack, The Dagmar closed in the mid-2000s and was demolished in 2007 to make way for a care home.
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Attached to Vaux, The Brewery Tap's demise was inevitable after the closure in 1999 of the Sunderland institution which made its beer. Sid Bicker was the 160-year-old pub's last manager.

10. The Brewery Tap

Attached to Vaux, The Brewery Tap's demise was inevitable after the closure in 1999 of the Sunderland institution which made its beer. Sid Bicker was the 160-year-old pub's last manager.
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The Argo Frigate was a favourite with Echo staff of a certain vintage, as it stood next to the paper's old offices in Bridge Street. It was also a staple of the 1970s pub crawl circuit.

11. Argo Frigate

The Argo Frigate was a favourite with Echo staff of a certain vintage, as it stood next to the paper's old offices in Bridge Street. It was also a staple of the 1970s pub crawl circuit.
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This bar in High Street West epitomised 1980s nightlife in Sunderland, with the men in leather box jackets and women sporting huge perms. Happily, like the bar, they're no longer with us.

12. Digby's

This bar in High Street West epitomised 1980s nightlife in Sunderland, with the men in leather box jackets and women sporting huge perms. Happily, like the bar, they're no longer with us.
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