Plan a festive night out in these top cocktail bars, traditional pubs and cosy beer gardens! Don’t forget to follow social distancing guidelines, wear a face covering when not at your table and wash your hands regularly. Pubs serving food are allowed to open to 11pm, and you must purchase a substantial meal with your drinks. Two households only can meet together and booking a table is advised.
Treat yourselves to a decadent three-course menu and glass of bubbles on arrival at Sweet Afton from just £24.95 per person – perfect for a girls night out! After, choose from their cocktail list that includes a huge selection of bespoke drinks. Book at thelinenhousebelfast.com.
Get cosy in the Winter Tent in Babel’s rooftop garden, or book a cosy table inside. Then choose from a brand new menu of cocktails and sample their new DOH pizzas. Babel reopens at 3pm on 11 December, and additional opening times have been added from 21 to 23 December, from 3-11pm.
The Morning Star
The Morning Star is one of Belfast’s most historic and picturesque pubs dating back to 1810. The pub is reopening on 11 December for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Expect festive food, seasonal drinks and spiked mulled wines. For bookings call 02890235986 or email email@example.com.
McHugh’s Bar and Restaurant
McHugh’s Bar & Restaurant reopens on 11 December at 12 noon, with a tasty winter menu and their usual offering of Irish whiskeys, draught beers and wine. Call 028 9050 9999 from 10am to 3pm to book.
Cosy Beer Gardens
Get Home Safe
Leave the car at home and book Value Cabs by calling 028 9080 9080. The taxi company has adopted some measures to ensure your safety. This includes a maximum of two passengers in the rear of the taxi only, touch point clean down between journeys and protective screens in many of their taxis. Vehicles with a protective screen are available upon request.