The Rex Bar
One of the oldest bars on the Shankill Road, the Rex bar has been open since 1865.
Category Bar Address 215 Shankill Road Belfast County Antrim BT13 1FQ Phone Number 028 90241698
Current Rating : 54% (66 Votes)
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only place i drink when i`m in Belfast , started when i was a boy lol in 65 and still have a lot of old friends there, they`ll know who i`m talking about. Long may the rex continue
great bar run by a very nice guy and friend. part of the history of the road
the rex is a super bar staff are easy to talk to as from brompton park i look forword drinking in it on saturday nights you never know who u meet i love having a natter with the locals cause its always interesting subjects we talk about [great bar]
Great people, intresting history! love the place cant wait to go back! Staff and customers alike were fantastick. Must go if you are in town! I promised on of the customers a gift from Hawaii I must keep!
i like going to the rex for a few jars the (strictly no shooting) sign made me laugh the first time i saw it.very friendly staff and locals alike who shared many a tale on my last visit great wee pub be for becoming a local tho i reckon you'd have to earn your stripes lol.
I'm from County Longford and my friend is from Montana,U.S.A.
We recently popped into The Rex for a lunchtime drink. We could not have been given a warmer welcome. The landlord regaled us with all kinds of tales and we hope we didn't bore him in return with ours.Our only regret is not being able to stay longer.
The guy from Dublin would have no problem whatsoever. In fact he may hardly be noticed. The Rex seems to have visitors from all over the World these days, so the locals now pay little attention to strangers. Which dosent mean you won't be made welcome - far from it. It means you wont be questioned or harrassed. You'll be treated with the same respect as everyone else. And you'll want to come back!
serious question?....i'm from Dublin, would I survive a visit to the Rex, as I'm fascinated by the Shankill
Think i would find a safer haunt, even drunk.
great bar the only place to watch band parades during the summer months me and my neigbour love it roll on to summer get the burgers on
Great wee bar, great atmosphere, the nicest people you'll ever meet, so friendly, ive been in it loads of times and have never heard so much as a cross word, lovely wee spot
Luv this wee bar - always call in for a pint when i'm down Shankill way - people are the salt of the earth - disappointed to see bar man wearing a Man Utd necklace - only joking LOL - get the bogs sorted out
Met the landlord this weekend while on a tour, what a friendly informative bloke, full of all the stories and with a real positive attitude and how the times have changed. Would love the chance top spend a good session in there, drinking and chatting.
Re visited the Shankill after living away for many years. Took my wife on a wee Pub Crawl to show her around. Have to say I was AMAZED by the Rex. Once you would have been afraid to walk past it, never mind go in. HEAVY spot during the Troubles, Loyalist feuds etc. Now they have espresso machine.. what more need I say? Very friendly and SAFE. Times have changed.
gr8 pint,and the "no shooting" notice full of bullet holes makes me smile..very friendly people to
The bar is not bad, the people seam very friendly, its good to see alot of history on the walls as thats what the tourist want to see, unlike other bars on the shankill road, it could do with a touch of paint tho. Ps, very friendly bar staff
i predict the rex will be around for another eighty one and a half years
the rex lets in too many yahoos and too many kids and too many foreigners
if you want a good pint of porter go to lavereys if you want a good pint of tennants go to the monaco if you want a good meal go to mchughs if you want froze to death as you sit over your pint of cider go to the rex
its a great bar for a bit of crack
great little bar very friendly
great pub ...... like a waiting room for the burn at times but i keep going back ......
best bar in the wee country
It is great