Cool And Quirky Bars In Belfast

There's no shortage of unique places to drink in our city. Whether you're looking for an unusual date idea, a fun place to hang out with mates or you're planning a special occasion, this guide has all you need. From sultry cocktail dens to outlandish cabaret clubs, homely pubs to rooftop gems, these cool and quirky bars in Belfast are making sure you have a night out to remember. 

Last updated on 22nd September 2022




Belfast's oldest family-owned bar also happens to be one of the most unusual bars in Belfast. Not only is this place home to Ireland's largest pool room, but they'll keep you coming back for the beer garden, comedy nights and a cracking food menu, with pints of Guinness coming in at just a fiver.

Get your fix of alfresco action with CARGO by Vertigo, a unique outdoor bar in Belfast that houses a number of pop-up bars and restaurants. If you're looking for the perfect spot for group hangouts, this place features plenty of bookable private areas for you and the gang.

Bullhouse is a quirky craft beer bar found in the Eastside area of Belfast. With a community ethos underpinning everything, the venue serves signature IPAs and plant-based ales alongside local brews, biodynamic wines and spirits if you fancy switching things up a little. 

Hidden behind an 'adult' shopfront, Liquor XXX is a racy twist on the typical cocktail bar. This unique haunt is a must for anyone that loves South American-inspired sips and soundtracks, pairing rum, tequila, pisco and cachaça mixes with a lively atmosphere that's hard to beat.

Cuckoo is a gamer's idea of heaven, offering ping pong, air hockey, pool tables, pinball machines and arcade classics. On the hunt for the cheap cocktails in Belfast, unique dates or a laid-back birthday? This place is sure to have every quirky activity you could ask for.

Far from your average boozer, Santeria is one of the top bars in Belfast city centre dishing out peach margaritas, kiwi-infused sips and brandy-soaked hot toddies. Sure, you can get your hands on classic drinks, but if you're after something different then you've come to the right place.