Welcome To Belfast Bar!

Welcome to the Belfast Bar website. Running since 2005, this is the place to find out what the public thinks about the numerous bars, pubs and clubs in Belfast, Northern Ireland. There are currently 257 venues and 4498 reviews featured on the website.

What is it?

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    The Aims Are

    • Allow visitors to write their own reviews without login or signup.
    • Allow you to see the reviews of other people on each venue.
    • Illustrate as clearly as possible the location of each venue.
    • Rate all the bars and clubs to allow rough comparisons to be made between each.

Top 5

Here are the top 5 rated listings on this site.

Have a look for yourself !

Features

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    Scope

    There are no strict boundaries to the scope of this website, although a rough limit of 10 miles radius from Belfast City Hall can be assumed. Read on to find out about some of the features this website has to offer...

  • Belfast City Hall

    See It in Google Earth

    You can now see the location of the venues in Belfast Bar inside Google Earth. To see a map, go to the review of a venue and then scroll down the the Location section.

  • Map of Belfast

    Map of Belfast

    Visit the Map of Belfast to see for yourself where bars in Belfast are located. Using this tool is the best way to plan a bar crawl or pub crawl. You can zoom and drag the map to allow easy use.

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    List of Venues

    If you know the name of the pub, bar or club that you wish to read more about then go to the A to Z Listing of all the venues held on the Belfast Bar system.

    Remember! If you can't find a venue you are looking for, then add it yourself using the Add a new Listing section. Only the name of a venue is required to start. Any extra details can be added later by other visitors to Belfast Bar.

  • Add Listing

    Add Your Own Venue

    Please visit the Add a Listing section to and an entry for an establishment that is not yet featured. It only takes a few details to add a venue and other visitors can than add to this information later.

  • Rate a Listing

    Rate a Listing

    There is a facility to allow everyone a chance to give there own rating for each venue. Hopefully this will allow a fair comparison to be made between them. To vote, visit the details page for the venue and you will find its vote tool near the bottom of the page.

  • Contact Belfast Bar

    Contact Belfast Bar

    If you have any technical queries or general suggestions please contact us. Any comments (good/bad/ugly) will be appreciated and will be responded to in a timely manner.

Recent User Reviews

The Rock Bar

10 reviews The Rock Bar

Been to the Rock this Easter 2018 with family and friends Damian Quinn was fantastic upstairs was heaving full to capacity with a brill atmosphere with singers and bands a must for any republican visiting from abroad. You cant beat the Irish.

Maddens

14 reviews Maddens

Best bar in Belfast, or at least that's my opinion, strengthened over the years. Great cráic shared with nice people, locals and visitors!

Sláinte!

Kellys Cellars

57 reviews Kellys Cellars

I've been at the Kelly's many a times through the years since my first visit to Ireland, back in 1995. Nice place to have a pint with friends and share stories. I even had the luck to be invited to a wedding party held upstairs, back in 1997 or 1998, an intimate place where Theobald Wolfe Tone, Samuel Neilson, Henry Joy McCracken and other United Irishmen used to meet and plan their rebellion back in 1798ish.

The building gives you an idea of how old Belfast looked like.

Rotterdam Bar

20 reviews Rotterdam Bar

I remember watching local Bréag group playing at the Rotterdam pub back in 1998. I liked the place (and the group, which I knew from other concerts).

The Dockers Club

3 reviews The Dockers Club

Hello. I've been only once at the Dockers, back in October 2002, and it was thanks to a Belfast friend who told me they were shooting a film down there and they needed extras. It was one of my last days of my usual holidays in Ireland, where I had previously lived in 1997/1998.

So I went there -it was a Saturday morning- and after taking my name and giving me some clothes -the film was set in the 60's- a Scprit adjutant instructed me and other people about our tasks in some scenes to be shooted at the entrance of the Gym beside the Dockers Club. The Dockers was, during the shooting of the film, the place to gather, dress up, relax and have some tea and biscuits -the lunch was given in a double deck bus some yards away.

The scene we took part in as extras was shot at Pilot St, beside the entrance of the Gym, which was 'reshaped' as it was an Irish pub in Liverpool Dock area. The name given to that 'pub' was 'The Shamrock'. The main character, Jimmy MacMahon -played by the great Colm Meaney-, came out of a car and after kissing his girlfriend bye-bye he headed towards 'The Shamrock', from where a tall Canarian extra and myself -a Basque extra- got out and greeted Jimmy.

It took time to arrive to this scene, for the car wasn't in good condition and failed lotta times in the previous scene. But finally they fixed it and could shoot two of the scenes scheduled for that morning. When lunch-time arrived Meaney and other actors/actresses went somewhere into town, to their hotel, we learnt then. The extras and most part of the film crew had a pint in the Dockers and then some lunch served in an old double deck bus parked not far from there, in a backyard.

It took time to finish the film in other parts of Ireland, and more time for it to the cinemas. Before that, I read it took part in the Toronto Festival in 2003. Finally I got a downloaded copy of the film, where I was delighted to see my wee participation in the 2nd sequence of the film!

BTW, though the working title of the film was 'The Great Ceilí Wars' it was finally released as 'The Boys and Girl from County Clare'. Other acting stars were Bernard Hill and Andrea Corr (not present a the shooting near the Dockers). Here you are:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337631/

The scenes shot at Pilot St, Belfast (this part of the story being set in Liverpool), with the facade of the Gym 'reshaped' as The Shamrock Pub. From minute 2:08 to 3:00. Enjoy it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnk-liSnvyo