Welcome to the night!
From traditional pubs to live music venues to the hippest of clubs, a Belfast night out is one to remember.
Aether & Echo
Aether & Echo stand to deliver a more refined yet completely unseen approach to the past time of social libation and the art of the mixed drink. Expect a more classical offering where the customer experience is omnipotent.
Situated on Bradbury Place, in the heart of Belfast’s Queen’s Quarter, Alibi’s focus is on bourbon served with a twist and excellent customer service. This two-floor venue with three-floor smoking terrace.
Belfast Pub Crawls
Belfast Pub Crawls offers traditional Irish pub crawls, allowing tourists and locals alike visit some of Belfast’s best bars on a Friday and Saturday night. The guided tour will take you to four bars with a free drink token for each bar.
Belsonic is located in the iconic Titanic Belfast building and brings a host of international headline acts to the heart of Belfast every year, along with vast open air space in which to enjoy your favourite artists!
Benedicts Bar attracts beer lovers, dance movers and cocktail shakers. Its fun loving metropolitan crowd enjoy some of Ireland’s best live bands Sunday–Wednesday, and the finest of Belfast’s DJs at the weekend.
For somewhere a bit different, you could try tiny Bittles Bar just behind Victoria Square. Its snug, does great Irish food, and the paintings and cartoons of literary figures and politicians add interest.
With six large bars, and an addition of a further four satellite bars, three cloakrooms, and six different toilet facilities, Box nightclub is without a doubt one of the best entertainment venues in the city of Belfast.
Situated in the vibrant Ormeau Road area of South Belfast, Brewbot is a brewpub offering a relaxed coffee shop vibe; the perfect place to work from during the day over a coffee and wind down in the evening with a beer.
Enjoy the luxury of Chinawhite’s Asian inspired venue, with its rich oriental natural slate, lacquered fretwork divider screens and sumptuous booth seating all combine to create a sophisticated, exciting late night venue.
With three floors and four rooms of music to groove to, a reasonable door price, and special events like its End of Summer White Party, this club succeeds in importing the sunshine isle to this northern outpost.
The mix match furniture at Filthy McNastys and the quirky décor, consisting of mannequins doubling as tall lamps and vintage vinyls adorning the walls create a unique charm which makes all walks of life feel welcome.
Lavery’s Bar is a traditional pub, but with a slightly louche atmosphere, popular with students and punters alike. There is music upstairs and the back bar has a slightly edgy reputation for the more adventurous tippler.
Limelight is established as the one of the most famous venues for live music in the country, having hosted legendary shows from the likes of Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Primal Scream and Manic Street Preachers.
Love & Death
Don’t let the dramatic name put you off, this two-floor cocktail bar and club venue is a warm and welcoming gem, serving yummy, imaginative and well-presented lunches by day and killer cocktails by night.
Madison’s, on Botanic Avenue, boasts two fully functional bars, serving everything from your favourite wines, to classic cocktails, expertly crafted by skilled mixologists and incorporating a huge array of flavours.
McHugh’s main bar is traditionally Irish in its design. With open fires and walls adorned with paintings and other historical and cultural furnishings, no matter where you look, there will always be something of interest.
Muriel’s Cafe Bar
At one of Belfast’s most bohemian bars, Muriel’s Cafe Bar, the decor is individual, and has included lingerie on a washing line, the drink and food classy – there are good cocktails – and the ambience is well, ambient.
In addition to normal keg beer, the Oak Lounge also serves cask conditioned beer. The extensive beer lineup changes daily, from great local suppliers such as Whitewater, Farmegaddon, Hercules and Hilden.
The Odyssey Pavilion at Titanic Quarter is Northern Ireland’s premier entertainment complex. It is home to Odyssey Cinemas, W5 and Odyssey Bowl alongside numerous restaurants, bars, nightclubs and eateries.
Enjoy the ambiance, the lavish surroundings, and delight at the creations and libations of talented bartenders at Rita’s, whether you call in for a light bite, a lovingly crafted cocktail, or perhaps something a little more disreputable.
The Apartment bar is a popular place to kick off a good night out. The venue has great views of the City Hall and its environs, and the crowd on the big sofas and round the bar is youngish, with a range of cocktails.
The Bar With No Name
The Bar with No Name, is a bright yellow location which is popular with students and tailor-made to hang out at. Downstairs you will find 6 screens showing all the best sporting events from around the world.
The Black Box
The Black Box is a vibrant arts venue in the centre of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, with a large main room and the Green Room. Events cover visual arts, music, comedy, cabaret, theatre and all points in between!
The Botanic Inn
The Botanic Inn (know as ‘The Bot’ to locals) is a Belfast institution and has long held the position as the city’s number one destination for anyone seeking great food, quality drinks, a lively night out and big screen sport.
The Chelsea offers a sophisticated yet friendly atmosphere right in the heart of the Lisburn Road. Regular drinks deals, smart wine lists and innovative cocktails are served with a warm service against a backdrop of luxury décor.
The Cloth Ear
The venue offers an exceptional range of craft beers, ales and stouts both bottled and on tap as well as a range of lagers and beers from around the world. It has an extensive range of liqueurs and spirits too.
The Cocktail Bar
This beautiful room at The Merchant Hotel has many wonderful original architectural features. Antique Baccarat chandeliers and a stunning antique fire complement the design at The Cocktail Bar.
The Crown Bar
The Crown Bar has a wonderful atmospheric setting, with ornate interior of brightly coloured tiles, carvings and glass. The exterior is decorated in polychromatic tiles. This includes a mosaic of a crown on the floor of the entrance.
The Duke of York
Hosting regular traditional sessions, there is no better place to sample the real taste of the city of Belfast – simply step in to The Duke of York and drink an Irish whisky washed down with a pint of creamy stout.
The Eglantine is an established watering hole, popular with locals and students alike. Special offers are always in operation at this quirky and inspiring venue, meaning that you won’t want to go anywhere else!
The Errigle Inn
The venerable Errigle Inn has been one of Belfast’s favourite pubs for over 70 years. There is music upstairs at weekends, an acoustic night on Sundays in the main bar and an inevitable pub quiz on Mondays.
The historic 19th century Garrick pub has a relaxed back bar with good wine. Here you can enjoy one of the best pints of Guinness in Belfast and one of the bar’s 50 local and international bottled beers and ciders.
The Harp Bar
The harp bar is a proper public house for the mature drinker selling crisps, dulse, coffees, independent draught beers and extensive whiskies and at all times “Belfast craic” with a huge heart.
The Northern Whig
Well known for its award-winning cocktails and locally sourced cosmopolitan cuisine, The Northern Whig offers a spacious and smartly decorated interior with impressive Russian-style statues in the vast downstairs bar.
The Parlour has been a home away from home for many students in Belfast for over ten years. It offers entertainment every night of the week, and is synonymous with good food and great drink promotions.
The Pavilion is one of the leading lights for food, drinks and entertainment in Belfast, offering a vast array of events and promotions it is a local bar with a cosmopolitan feel. Over three floors there’s something for everyone .
A space like no other in Belfast, The Perch has a beautiful large centre bar, surrounded by original window features, original brick clad walls and adorned with birdcages and similarly themed artwork, lending itself to the name.
The boho Spaniard is permanently full with people keen on good conversation (it’s quite an arty crowd), good wine, olives and food. The back bar will tingle the tastebuds of even the most discerning drinker.
The SSE Arena
The SSE Arena came of age when it hosted the MTV awards featuring Lady Gaga, and it’s played host to Neil Diamond, the engaging Paul Simon and Sting and is a regular venue for The Who, the Arena also seats 11,000.
Formerly an old style boozer, The Sunflower is now painted a cool yellow and green, provides some food at weekends and hosts great music, launches and popular drama events by groups like Shot Glass.
Union Street Bar
The bar is renowned for it’s wacky entertainment seven nights a week with karaoke and gameshows through to cabaret and the infamous Sunday Bingo Show. It was originally a Victorian shoe factory.
Veuve Clicquot Champagne Lounge
Designed to reflect the iconic signature brand colours of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, the lounge features bespoke wool carpeting, decadent black velvet sofas and chairs as well as a stunning antique fireplace.
From unmissable pop and rock to world class comedy, theatre, opera, ballet, dance and much more, the Waterfront is Northern Ireland’s home to the best in live entertainment, also seating from 90 to 380 people.