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McHugh's Bar in Belfast stands as a testament to the city's rich cultural tapestry and its enduring spirit. Tucked away in the historic heart of Belfast, McHugh's has been a beloved establishment since its establishment in 1711, making it one of the oldest pubs in the city. Stepping into McHugh's feels like stepping back in time, with its traditional décor, cozy nooks, and warm atmosphere.

Upon entering, visitors are greeted by the comforting aroma of hearty Irish fare wafting from the kitchen and the lively hum of conversation that fills the air. The bar boasts a vast selection of beverages, including an impressive array of locally brewed beers, ciders, and whiskeys, ensuring there's something to suit every palate. Whether you're in the mood for a perfectly pulled pint of Guinness or a crisp glass of Irish cider, McHugh's has you covered.

One of the most charming features of McHugh's is its maze-like layout, with a series of interconnected rooms and snug corners waiting to be discovered. Each space has its own unique character, from the rustic charm of the main bar area to the intimate ambiance of the snug, where locals gather to share stories and swap jokes late into the night.

Live music is a staple at McHugh's, with talented musicians taking to the stage several nights a week to entertain patrons with everything from traditional Irish tunes to contemporary hits. The lively atmosphere and toe-tapping rhythms make it impossible to resist joining in, and it's not uncommon to see impromptu ceilidhs breaking out among the crowd.

In addition to its role as a social hub, McHugh's also plays a significant role in Belfast's cultural scene, hosting events ranging from poetry readings to art exhibitions. Its commitment to supporting local talent and fostering a sense of community sets it apart as more than just a place to grab a drink – it's a cornerstone of Belfast's cultural landscape.

Whether you're a visitor looking to experience a taste of authentic Irish hospitality or a local in search of a welcoming spot to unwind, McHugh's Bar offers an unforgettable experience that celebrates the rich heritage and vibrant spirit of Belfast.

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29-31 Queens Square
County Antrim
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Distance From Belfast City Hall
0.7 km

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Excellent service, lovely food, good atmosphere,would definitely recommend. Will be back

Submitted on 14th February 2010

The management is awful and customer service does not exist.....please avoid this dump!!!!!

Submitted on 12th December 2009

The food was really good but unfortunatly the customer service was a great dissapointment, we got charged for another customers food by mistake but had no apology and then when we complained was asked to leave????? We would have gone back again but not with service like that!

Submitted on 13th October 2009

good food,great mus ken haddock n staff learn to smile!

Submitted on 3rd October 2009

I have been a regular in McHughs for about 20years now as i work across the street in Royal mail. Last weekend was the first time i have ventured upstairs to the Restaurant and what a pleasant surprise i had. The decor the food the staff and above all the ambiance was fantastic. This is a gem of a restaurant and i would highly recommend the steaks that come on a slab of roasting hot Granite that literally cooks in front of your eyes so you can have it just as you like. Go there or be square.

Submitted by Liam Mackel on 1st March 2009

McHughs is by far the best pub in belfast, i have always found the staff to be most welcoming and friendly and the food is amazing! I do agree the toilets are sometimes a bit unclean but you get that in every bar!!!

Submitted on 15th December 2008

One of my favourites in Belfast. First of all, it looks like a pub which is a good start, then the fact that I can move in the place is also an added bonus. Next up is the bar staff and drinks, yes bar staff are not the best/friendliest but it is belfast and should be expected. Plenty of drinks to choose from and guinness is great. Toilets are ok, not great but ok. Food is generally very good although it does seem a little inconsistant the fews time I ate. 4/10

Submitted by Joker on 5th March 2008

i hav to admit the food in this bar in powerrfullll! but the bar staff are the most cheeky, ilrared people you will ever come across in your life and for the toilets...their stinking and you have to fight with the staff for them 2 let you use them!

Submitted on 24th September 2007

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