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.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for a night on the dancefloor, don’t miss this sophisticated nightclub in the basement of the five-star Merchant Hotel. Sip on mouth-watering cocktails and experience world-class details. Guest list and table packages are available too.
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.
At Alibi, go to the ground floor bar for premium spirits, cocktails and entertainment throughout the week. Or visit the first floor club space on Friday and Saturday, home to some of the best of local DJs and guests from across the UK.
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 its former glory. There’s live DJ entertainment from Thursday to Sunday, spanning everything from house and funk to disco, electro swing and RnB.
Discover Belfast’s top venues for laugh-out-loud comedy, with weekly shows featuring local comedians and visiting talent.
Belfast Empire has been providing Northern Ireland with laughter for over 20 years. Hosted by Colin Murphy or Jake O’Kane, their weekly Comedy Club on Tuesday nights features headline acts from the UK and international comedy circuit.
Head to Pug Uglys Comedy Club on Thursday nights for fantastic local talent and special guests. This quirky venue is also known for its tasty pub food, live music and great drinks offers on cocktail and buckets of beer.
Look out for top comedy gigs at the SSE Arena, which, as well as music concerts, family shows and theatre, regularly plays host to major UK and international comedians. Names like Jimmy Carr, Jack Whitehall and Kevin Bridges have taken to the stage, alongside some of Northern Ireland’s best homegrown talent.
Belfast Rooftop Bars
Take going for drinks to new heights at these rooftop venues, roof terraces and bars with a view in Belfast.
Traditional Music in Belfast
Belfast’s pub culture thrives on traditional music sessions. Grab a pint and immerse yourself in the sounds of Irish trad in these bars and venues.
Top 10 Beer Gardens in Belfast
Belfast has a huge selection of watering holes, and the most coveted spots during the summer months are bustling beer gardens and cosy rooftop bars.