One of the best places for a pint in Belfast, this traditional old pub is somewhere to seek out if you're in need of a breather. Owned by the National Trust, this beautifully preserved building offer the ultimate city centre sanctuary for a pint of Guinness and classic grub.
Best Pubs in Belfast
You haven't truly experienced Northern Ireland's capital city until you've spent a night holed up in one of its legendary boozers. From traditional pubs with live Irish music to cosy haunts serving mouthwatering Sunday roasts, these venues promise a night to remember (or forget, depending on your Guinness intake). Check out our guide to Belfast's best pubs here and let the shenanigans commence.
Looking for a charming pub in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter? The Northern Whig is one of our top picks. A sprawling venue with impressive high ceilings and quirky artwork, this place is known for its elevated menus and tasty cocktail selection.
A popular student pub, Sunflower Public House boasts one of Belfast's best beer gardens, which houses an authentic wood-fired pizza oven. Feast on steaming slices whilst getting better acquainted with the huge selection of beer, wine and spirits.
Looking for a sports bar in Belfast? Laverys is one of the city's finest, with a sprawling pool room, heated beer garden and HD TVs screening all the latest matches. And when the weekend rolls around? The historic boozer becomes a nightlife hotspot, with a 1200 capacity ballroom complete with sparkling disco ball.
A quirky pub in Belfast city centre, Filthy McNasty's is a wonderland of mismatched furniture, vintage vinyl and eccentric artwork. Ideal for birthday celebrations, this place offers cocktail making masterclasses, authentic Italian pizzas and weekly open mic nights.
A cosy pub in Belfast, The John Hewitt Bar is buzzing every night on the week. Stop by during the day though to take advantage of the tasty lunch menu which includes chargrilled jerk chicken burgers, belly pork and Irish cheeseboards.
A charming pub in Belfast's Cathedral Quater, The Spaniard knows a thing or two about lively Friday night sessions. The watering hole regularly plays host to local musicians, while also serving a mouthwatering selection of tapas dishes.
Part pub, part chicken restaurant, The Dirty Onion and Yardbird is a match made in heaven. With live entertainment seven nights a week, you'll be able to work up an appetite downstairs before sitting down for a feast of rotisserie chicken, ribs and sides. We're not drooling, you are.
One of the best pubs in Belfast, Fibber Magee's is a popular spot for traditional live Irish folk music, roaring open fires and Guinness aplenty. Spread over three floors, with a traditional saloon, popular bistro and relaxed pool loft, it's the perfect place to while away a day in Northern Ireland's capital.