Craft Beer in Belfast
More and more of us are shunning the big, better-known breweries in favour of local and independent sips. From quirky IPAs to old school stouts and fruity bottled brews, the Northern Irish capital isn't short of choice if you're keen to branch out. Looking for inspiration on where to head first? Check out our guide to the best bars and pubs for craft beer in Belfast here. Sláinte.
Part chicken restaurant, part bar and part live music venue, The Dirty Onion and Yardbird is one of Belfast's most buzzing spots. With over 30 packaged beers and ciders available and 10 on draught, there's no shortage of craft sips for punters to try.
Perfectly transitioning from day to night, Town Square is a top spot for craft beer in Belfast, whatever the weather. With a packed-out beer garden in the summer months and cosy nooks when winter hits, the contemporary venue is a guaranteed winner.
One of Belfast's most warm and welcoming spots, Sunflower Public House promises plenty of craic along with live music most nights of the week. Try a bevvy of local craft ales from Kinnegarbefore digging into a slice of stonebaked pizza.
From summer through to winter, CARGO by Vertigo is high on our list for craft beer in Belfast. Soak up local brews in the garden on those balmy summer days or book your own private pergola, complete with fire pits, to keep you toasty when the weather's on the chilly side.
One of Belfast's best rooftop bars, The Perch knows a thing or two about long summer days with chilled beer on tap and cosy winter get-togethers when the hot toddies flow. Head to the sky high spot to sample a selection of craft beers, with regularly changing specials and a team of friendly bartenders, more than happy to advise.
A charming old school Irish spot and the city's only social enterprise pub, The John Hewitt Bar can be found in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter. Stop by in the week for traditional music and a selection of craft beers, ales and stouts.