Derry, Bennigans

Bennigans prides itself on being Derrys’ foremost grassroots live music venue. Committed to providing a platform for upcoming artists to develop and progress their talent, we are also lucky enough to regularly play host to established acts both Local and International. Best known for the Bennigans Jazz Club established in November 2014 by pianist (and current owner) John Leighton alongside the MOBO nominated David Lyttle and the Irish Jazz legend that is Gay Mc Intrye, Bennigans welcomes live music in every form.
Since then we’ve had folk, metal, bluegrass, indie, electronica and even opera enliven our venue. We’ve had one day Block Partys, formed a film club and have regular pop up Street Food events. So from Open Mic Nights to hosting such luminaries as the Liane Caroll Trio our small, friendly team will keep you supplied with great music, local craft beers and house creation cocktails. Oh and we have a cat called Molly (we should have led with the cat.)
So should you be a local or visitor to our town and you have a thirst for good music, company and booze seek us out. You will find us on the Sunny Side of John Street!