Nightclubs in Belfast

Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland. It is a city that attracts tourists in large numbers owing to its history and places to visit. Belfast is also a city that is popular amongst the tourists and locals alike due to its nightlife. There are many clubs and bars that are famous in Belfast. Most popular of them have been listed below.

  1. Ollie’s Club-

Ollie’s club is situate in the basement of the Merchant Hotel. The club opens at 9pm in the night, except on Fridays when it opens at 10pm in the night. It is considered to be one of the most happening clubs in Belfast. The club has a capacity of around 500 people. There is state of art DJ booth, also this club is visited by VIP’s and celebrities.

The contact details of Ollie’s Club is as under-

Address: The Merchant Hotel, 35-39 Waring St, Cathedral Quarter,

Belfast BT1 2YD, United Kingdom

Telephone No. : +44 28 9026 7964


The Garrick Bar

The Garrick bar has been open for the public since 1870. The bar opens is open throughout the week. From Monday-Saturday, the bar opens from 11.30 am in the morning and closes at1.00am in the night. On Sundays, it opens at 12.30 pm in the afternoon and closes at midnight. It is considered to be one of the oldest bars. Although recently renovated, the bar still maintains its Victorian looks and feel with its dark wood ceiling. The bar is equipped with all the modern facilities. There is a bar on the upper floor and one the lower floor, there are screens to watch football matches, etc. There is even live music played by DJ’s.

The contact details of The Garrick bar is as under-

Address: 29 Chichester St, Belfast BT1 4JB, United Kingdom

Telephone No. : +44 28 9032 1984


The Apartment

It is a popular bar and restaurant established around 15 years ago. It continues to be popular even today. The Apartment opens at around 7.30 in the morning and serves its customer with morning tea or coffee. It also serves lunch and dinner. The Apartment has a wide range of drinks to choose from. The bar and restaurant have been recently renovated, giving it a modern look. The bar is open until midnight. On Sundays, it opens at 9.30am in the morning and is open until midnight. Like other bars, live music is played here. There is also a facility for roof terrace barbeque.

The contact details of The Apartment is as under-

Address: 2 Donegall Square W, Belfast BT1 6JA, United Kingdom

Telephone No. : +44 28 9050 9777


Bittles Bar

Bittles bar is popular for its architectural design. It was built in red bricks and it is situate near the Victorian Square. The bar was established in the 19th century. The bar is famous amongst the younger crowd for serving a wide range of drinks.

The contact details of Bittles bar is as under-

Address: Musgrave Channel Rd, Belfast BT1 9FZ, United Kingdom

Kelly’s Cellar

Kelly’s Cellars is a popular pub in Belfast. In fact it was established in the 18th century, making it one of the oldest pubs here. The pub is situate in the centre of Belfast. It is believed that political meetings used to take place in this pub in the 18th century.

The contact details of the Kelly’s Cellars is as under-

Address: 30-32 Bank St, Belfast BT1 1HL, United Kingdom

Telephone No. : +44 28 9024 6058



Brewbot is a bar in Belfast that offers a variety of beers. The bar opens at around 9.00 am in the morning and closes by midnight. On Sundays, it opens at 12.00pm in the afternoon and remains open until midnight.

The contact details of the Brewbot is as under-

Address:  451 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GQ, United Kingdom


Duke Of York

Duke of York is a pub that offers a very traditional Irish look of the pub to its visitors. The pub is situate in a alley that has cobbled street and old buildings. Thus, the ambience of the pub from outside also gives the feel of the ancient period. Live music played inside the pub is the form of entertainment for those visiting the pub. Also, mirrors are placed inside the pub as a part of decoration. Duke of York is popular for selling some of the finest Irish whiskey.

The contact details of Duke of York is as under-

Address: 7-11 Commercial Ct, Belfast BT1 2NB, United Kingdom

Telephone No. : +44 28 9024 1062


The John Hewitt Bar

The John Hewitt is another famous bar in Belfast. This place was established in 1999. The bar plays live music as well as traditional Irish music. This bar opens at 11.30 am in the morning and closes by around 1am in the night. The Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre owns the bar. The bar has been named after John Hewitt, a renowned poet and a socialist. In fact, it was John Hewitt who had started the Resource Centre.

The contact details of The John Hewitt are as under-

Address: 51 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FH, United Kingdom

Telephone No. : +44 28 9023 3768


McHughs Bar and Restaurant

McHughs bar and restaurant opened in 1711. It is regarded as one of the oldest bars and restaurants in Belfast. It is popular for serving traditional Irish food and drinks. The building where McHughs is situate is also considered to be one of the oldest structures. There is a main bar that has still maintained its traditional Irish design. There is another bar in the basement. It is here that the live music is played.

The contact details of McHughs Bar and Restaurant are as under-

Address: 29-31 Queen’s Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, United Kingdom

Telephone No. : +44 28 9050 9999


Box Nightclub

The Box Nightclub is like any modern day nightclub. There are 6 bars in the club, DJ booths, LED screens, etc. There is also a separate area known as VIP lounge.

The contact details of Box Nightclub are as under-

Address: 2 Queen’s Quay, Belfast,

County Antrim BT3 9QQ, United Kingdom

Telephone No. : +44 28 9073 1404