Planning on heading out in Belfast and unsure what type of bar you are in the mood for? Well, you are in luck as Belfast has a colourful and varied nightlife. The city is not only busy at weekends, but also during the weekdays.

Lively Bars & Cocktails

Belfast is brimming with trendy bars serving mouth-watering cocktails as well as local and international beers, wines and premium spirits. Expect an energetic vibe, DJs and live local musicians at these top spots.



This stylish underground bar serves creative cocktails and a carefully curated range of spirts, beers, wines. Margot is open seven days a week, with locals DJs playing Thursday to Sunday and the ‘Late Late Club’ on Friday and Saturday to 3am.

Revolucion de Cuba

Revolución de Cuba

Offering a taste of the Caribbean in Belfast, Revolución de Cuba is all about celebrating the vibrant Cuban rhythm. With live music, salsa classes and samba girls, there is always a fiesta to be had – plus delicious rum cocktails and Latin-inspired food.

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The National

The cocktail bar, nightclub and roof terrace is housed over three floors. Upstairs at The National conjures the glamour of a classic Victorian gentleman’s club, bringing upper levels of this Grade B+ listed former National Bank building back to their former glory.

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Granny Annies

Full of rustic charm reminiscent of your granny’s house, Granny Annies is a lively bar and restaurant offering quirky cocktails, shots paddles and a wide range of gin serves. Renowned for its live music, there’s traditional and modern sessions seven nights a week.

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The Tipsy Bird

The Tipsy Bird is a quirky style bar in Belfast’s city centre with amazing cocktails and live music. The Tipsy Bird cocktails are made by their team of expert mixologists and there’s something on the menu to suit everyone.

Traditional Pubs & Live Music

Find a cosy corner in one of Belfast’s traditional pubs and enjoy live Irish music, a lively atmosphere and the perfect pint of Guinness.

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Henrys is on the site of what has been a pub for over 100 years and is named after historic Belfast figure and United Irish man Henry Joy McCracken. Catch live music seven nights a week with a full line up of Irish traditional sessions.

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Duke of York

This traditional Belfast bar crammed with original mirrors and memorabilia, boasting cold beer, great Guinness and the largest selection of Irish whiskeys in Ireland. Nestled on a cobbled alleyway in Cathedral Quarter it’s also one of the city’s favourite Instagrammable spots.

Whites and Oyster Rooms

White's Tavern

Established back in 1630, White’s is the oldest tavern in Belfast. Nowadays the cosy pub is a place to eat, socialise and enjoy live music.

John Hewitt

John Hewitt

The John Hewitt has firmly established its name as a venue for various styles of live music, including trad, jazz, Ulster Scots folk or Cajun. Expect a warm and friendly atmosphere served with a range of local and world beers.

Robinsons Bar Outside

Robinsons Bar

One of Belfast’s oldest and biggest bars, Robinsons hosts five venues under one roof. In the ground floor Saloon established in 1895, you’ll find a traditional interior and original memorabilia from Titanic. Or go to Fibber Magee’s, which is steeped in Irish tradition with live music seven nights a week.

Jazz Bars

Enjoy a night of live music from an array of ultra-talented musicians and singers in one of Belfast's best jazz bars.

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Berts Jazz Bar & Restaurant

Berts encapsulates the sleek elegance of the art-deco era, complemented by live jazz, fabulous cocktails and mouth watering food. Find yourself instantly transported back to the chic, intimate jazz bars of 1930’s New York as you soak up the sophisticated atmosphere and let the cool jazz melodies wash over you.

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Scott’s Jazz Club

Scott’s Jazz Club is a Friday night jazz concert at The Ballyhackamore Club, featuring the finest jazz musicians in Ireland and beyond. Every major European City has a jazz club where the cream of the crop of local musicians perform regularly in an intimate setting. Scott’s Jazz Club is that place in Belfast.


For late night entertainment and dancing to the wee hours go to one of Belfast’s most popular nightclubs, where you’ll find the best in dance, RnB, funk, disco and electro music.

Limelight Complex


Established as one of the most famous venues for live music in Belfast, The Limelight Complex hosts unmissable gigs, as well as lively club nights with DJs across three rooms and weekly drinks offers.


Discover Belfast’s top venues for laugh-out-loud comedy, with weekly shows featuring local comedians and visiting talent.

Comedy Night at The Empire

Belfast Empire

Belfast Empire has been providing Northern Ireland with laughter for over 20 years. The weekly Comedy Club on Tuesday nights features headline acts from the UK and international comedy circuit. Don’t miss their comedy club offers on cocktails, wine, beers and more!

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Limelight Comedy Shows

Keep a look out for live comedy shows at Limelight. Be prepared for a fantastic night with local and international acts. This venue is also known for hosting American comedian Kevin Hart and local comedian Colin Geddis. Join Limelight for their next big night of comedy!!

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