Guinness is smooth from the start, quickly revealing a subtle sweet malt and roast character with a mold hop finish that lingers and invites the next step.
Harp is a refreshingly smooth lager with a balance of malt sweetness and creaminess. A small amount of hops bitterness leads to a crisp, clean finish.
Hop House 13
A premium-crafted lager which is double-hopped and brewed with Irish barley, it has a uniquely fresh hop aroma and crisp flavour with hints of peach and apricot.
Smithwick's Red Ale
Smithwick’s Red Ale is a ruby red session ale with a gentle hop bitterness, sweet malty notes and a refreshingly balanced taste.
Smithwick's Pale Ale
A more complex session ale, Smithwick’s Pale Ale is late hopped with aromatic Amarillo hops for a fuller, fruitier flavour.
Smithwick's Atlantic Blonde Ale
A crisp session ale, Smithwick’s Atlantic Blonde Ale is brewed with Polaris Hops for a sunlit golden taste, citrus aroma and moreish malty flavour.
Rockshore is a light and refreshing tasting Irish lager with just four quality ingredients.
Modelled on the USA west coast style IPA this beer uses all-American citrus hops especially ‘citra’ to give a powerful orange citrus flavour along with some floral notes.
Pub Trail Map
The Duke of York
7-11 Commercial Court, Belfast
The Duke of York is a traditional Belfast bar crammed with original mirrors and memorabilia, boasting cold beer, great Guinness and the largest selection of Irish whiskeys in Ireland.
30-32 Bank Street, Belfast
Kelly’s Cellars is one of Belfast’s oldest traditional Irish pubs, situated in the heart of the city. Described as ‘a hidden gem that oozes old traditional values’, it is famous for a pint of Guinness served with homemade Irish beef stew.
The Cloth Ear
16 Skipper Street, Belfast
The Cloth Ear is The Merchant Hotel’s comfortable public bar. Combining both modern and traditional design features with an eccentric touch, the warm and welcoming interior provides the ideal environment to relax and enjoy yourself in style.
44 Dublin Road, Belfast
The Five Points provides visitors with a truly traditional Irish venue that replicates the city’s culture and history. With traditional Irish and folk music every night and a wide whiskey selection and great ales, this bar really provides the Irish craic everyone is looking to enjoy.
The Morning Star
17-19 Pottinger’s Entry, Belfast
A visit to the Morning Star bar and restaurant is a must for anyone wanting to see a living historical piece of old Belfast. The Morning Star is easily identified by the superb Victorian sign hanging from a grandly exuberant iron bracket jutting out from the corner of the bar.
12 Brunswick Street, Belfast
Sweet Afton is a bar and restaurant combined like no other in Belfast, named after one of Robert Burns’ famous poems, ‘Flow Gently, Sweet Afton’. The theme of Burns’ poem runs through the interior decor with rich colours and dark wooden features covered by written poetry, featuring a beautiful large centred bar.
48 Great Victoria Street, Belfast
Brennans Bar is a fantastic location opposite the Europa Hotel and the bus and train stations. It is situated close to the Grand Opera House, which ensures this traditional Belfast Bar attracts a steady stream of suits, shoppers, sightseers and night owls.
7-21 Bradbury Place, Belfast
Benedicts Bar attracts beer lovers, wine lovers, dance movers and cocktail shakers from all over the country every night to enjoy some of Ireland’s best live bands during the week and the finest of Belfasts DJs at the weekend.
16 Fountain Street, Belfast
This traditional pub, with Tudor design, has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Open each day at 11.30am, it serves premium beers, wines and spirits. Watch your favourite sports, or relax in the outside seating area. The upstairs lounge is open every day and serves freshly prepared, locally sourced food.
2-4 Winecellar Entry, Belfast
Built in 1630, Whites Tavern serves a great selection of food, beers and of course, Guinness. They host live music every weekend including traditional Irish music from local musicians with no cover charge. Above Whites is Vandal, Belfast’s only dedicated geek and movie bar which hosts regular cinema events. As well as great pizzas, milkshakes and cocktails, you will also find board games and video games.
46 Church Lane, Belfast
This comfy bar serves up original cocktails, local and American craft beer and their signature, Moonshine. The casual food menu is served seven days a week, from lunch all the way to supper.
The Harp Bar
35 Hill Street, Belfast
The Harp Bar, younger brother of the Duke of York and situated in the heart of the City’s Cathedral Quarter, can be found in the former Head Office of Old Bushmills Whiskey in Belfast’s old historic Half Bap Area.
130 Ormeau Road, Belfast
A traditional Irish Bar, recently restored to its former glory with original bar fixtures, ornate ceilings and lavish craftsmanship carried out by the same craftsmen who worked on RMS Titanic.
61-63 Castle Street, Belfast
The Hercules Bar, founded in 1875, is a busy city centre bar which serves pub food and is often a place to find traditional Irish music on Saturday nights.
29 Chichester Street, Belfast
Established in 1870, The Garrick is one of the oldest pubs in Belfast, offering live traditional Irish music, local artists, resident DJs and fresh, locally-sourced cuisine.
74 Berry Street, Belfast
Maddens Bar is a traditional Irish pub behind CastleCourt shopping centre. Traditional Irish music instruments line the walls and provide the perfect backdrop for top-quality traditional music seven nights a week.
12-14 Bradbury Place, Belfast
Lavery’s is Belfast’s oldest family-owned pub, at the heart of the city’s social life for almost 100 years. Perfectly located a short distance from both the city centre and the vibrant Queen’s Quarter, it’s a versatile, lively entertainment venue with the charm of a traditional Irish pub.
130 Ormeau Road, Belfast
This exciting new addition to The Hatfield is all about old meeting new. The bistro bar serves a wide range of beers, wines and cocktails as well as a fusion food menu that includes a few pub favourites. Live music from 7pm includes traditional sessions and Saturday karaoke.
The Tipsy Bird
96-100 Ann Street, Belfast
The Tipsy Bird is a popular cocktail bar with a unique garden-inspired interior featuring greenery, bird cages and plenty of comfy seating. As well as a wide range of beers, wines and premium spirits, the menu features bespoke cocktails to suit every taste. Enjoy live music every night of the week.
3 Skipper Street, Belfast
Established in 2006, The Spaniard has grown to be a much-loved pub in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter. Its cosy interior is often packed to capacity with regulars and visitors alike who come for the rum and stay for the atmosphere.
10-14 Gresham Street, Belfast
Inspired by the popular TV series, Peaky Blinders bar and restaurant will transport you to 1920’s Birmingham with themed décor and costumes. Menus include lunch, dinner and a wide range of beers, wines and spirits.
17 Lombard Street, Belfast
Situated in the historical Winecellar Entry, Monico Bar is one of Belfast’s traditional bars. Established in 1901 the family-run pub offers sanctuary from the busy bustle of Belfast life in its relaxing lounge.
1-3 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast
The Berliner offers a warm, comfortable and lively setting, with live sports on a projector and number of screens, live music, a hearty menu with daily specials and an excellent range of beers and ales.
Muriel's Café Bar
12-14 Church Lane, Belfast
This quirky café bar is the perfect place to grab a cocktail and watch the world go by from outdoor seating, located just off the city centre’s main shopping area. Muriel’s offers extensive food and drinks menus, with a wide selection of gin and a friendly atmosphere.
81-85 Chichester Street, Belfast
Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and a wide selection of drinks, Granny Annie’s is a popular spot at any time of the day. Its distinct interior will take you back to your granny’s, with antique-style clocks and furniture. Try ‘Granny’s Boozy Tea’; a cocktail served in a teapot and enjoy a lively atmosphere with regular live music.
70 Upper Church Lane, Belfast
Red-bricked and ‘flat-iron’ in shape, Bittles is a wonderful example of a traditional Victorian bar. Founded in 1868, the bar was originally called the Shakespeare, reflecting its theatrical clientele.