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. 




One of the most popular traditional Irish music bars in Belfast, Maddens guarantees a night of toe-tapping fun. With friendly locals, plenty of craic and a healthy offering of ales, stouts and draught beers, its the ideal spot for a casual date night.

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.

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.