Are you planning a Hen or Stag Party? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Head to Belfast for an unforgettable time. From cocktail materclasses and bottomless brunches, cookery classes and distillery tours and tastings, to adrenaline-fueled activities and spa hotels, there is sure to be an activity that will suit everyone, especially the future bride or groom!
Book a cocktail masterclass and learn how to make your favourite drinks with friends!
Revolución de Cuba
Learn the tricks of the trade as you shake, muddle & stir your way through iconic Cuban cocktails and unique serves of our own creation, as our Cantineros guide you through the world of rum. Your 90-minute session starts with a welcome cocktail, and you’ll enjoy party games.
Learn the methods of cocktail preparation, building a drink, stirring, shaking, layering, muddling, straining, smashing… oh and drinking. Why not sample some of the best cocktails in Belfast followed by a meal in their award-winning restaurant? The Fitzwilliam offer group cocktail masterclasses, where you can learn the secrets to mixology. This is a brilliant idea for a night out for pre-wedding events. Includes sparkling wine and canapés on arrival and two cocktails per person, followed by a 2-course dinner in The Restaurant. Want to really make a night of it? – They’ve got a special group accommodation rate just for you. £75 per person.
Whether you would like to become an expert mixologist or prefer the art of sipping over a cocktail, Clayton Hotel will tailor the class to your needs! Let their professional mixologist show you how to make the classics before putting your skills to the test to create your own unique creations. Of course, once the cocktails have been made, it is time to relax and enjoy them! The class is only £28 pp, which includes two amazing cocktails during your class. Or why not make a night out of it and for £56 pp, enjoy a cocktail masterclass followed by a 3 Course Evening Meal.
Enjoy an early afternoon brunch where for a set price, you can enjoy a number of courses as well as unlimited alcohol!
Revolución de Cuba
Revolución de Cuba is known all over the UK for throwing a fantastic fiesta, and luckily for you, their bottomless brunch is one of the best fiestas around. Choose from one of their Cuban Brunch dishes and enjoy 90 minutes of brunch fun from their Drinks Selection.
Taste and Tour: 5 Stop Brunch
Join Taste and Tour on a 3-hour grazing style Sunday Belfast Brunch Tour in the city’s finest quirky cafes, restaurants and bars. You’ll visit 5 different venues (yes that’s right…a five course brunch). Whether it’s the morning after the night before, or you simply enjoy a tipple or two on a Sunday, grab some friends and enjoy a Sunday Belfast Brunch, Taste and Tour style!
Enjoy a delicious lunch and UNLIMITED drinks with friends for 2 hours for only £30 per person at Benedicts!! Drinks are Prosecco, Bellini’s, Mimosa, Strawberry Daiquiri and Rossini.
Explore the best Cocktail bars, Gin Jaunts, distillery tours and tastings and pub experiences that the city has to offer.
The Crafty Vintner
Boasting 4 Enomatic wine dispensers, The Crafty Vintner offers customers a unique and interactive way to taste wines from around the world. The machines allow everyone, no matter their expertise, to sample a selection of 32 wines by the glass at the touch of a button. All available in three handy sizes – 50ml, 125ml & 175ml. As well as wine, The Crafty Vintner offers an extensive list of your favourite classic cocktails. Pair your drinks perfectly to their selection of cheese & charcuterie boards and seasonal small plates, available every day from 5pm.
Taste and Tour: Belfast Gin Jaunt
Pop your gin-tinted glasses on! Try 7 very different gins, including 5 locals, as you visit 5 pubs and bars learning all about gin, gin styles, garnishes, cocktails and more with resident gin experts. You will start at a Victorian Gin Palace before making your way through Belfast’s top Gin Joints and finifhing in the Cathedral Quarter!
Taste and Tour: City Cocktail Circuit
Surley a cocktail hour that lasts for three is the best? Taste and Tour’s cocktail experts have diligently tasted the finest cocktails Belfast has to offer and filtered their experience into a 3 hour cocktail circuit around the city. You’ll visit 5 awesome cocktail venues, enjoy 7 different cocktails, nibbles along the way, demonstrations, learn about the history of cocktails and more. Woo Woo. Strawberry Daiquiri. Sex on the Beach. These are just a few of the cocktails that ARE NOT featured on the City Cocktail Circuit!
Belfast Artisan Gin School
Make your own Gin while you enjoy some craic and a few tipples. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening at the Gin School and leave with your own unique flavoured Gin. Belfast Artisan Gin School is a fun experience where you make, bottle, label, name and seal your own full-size bottle of Gin.
Belfast Pub Experience
Book a Belfast Pub Experience for the ultimate culture and craic that Belfast has to offer. Enjoy and experience the real Belfast in a private bar with a tasting session of local drinks including whiskey, gin, cider, beer and a local potato based vodka. Enjoy entertainment with the best Irish musicians, dancers and story tellers our city has to offer with our unique show The Belfast Story and finish off with a live Irish music session.
Whiskey Tours & Experiences
Did you know that the word ‘whiskey’ (or whisky) comes from the Irish uisce beatha, meaning water of life? Well, if you want to make sure the meaning is true then why not see what whiskey experiences are available in Belfast and the surrounding area to guarantee you have a sensational experience. With pub, tours and tasings galore, Belfast is a whiskey-lover’s dream. Discover top whiskey experiences in Belfast and the surround area.
Gin Tasting Experiences in Belfast and Beyond
From distillery tours to tasting experiences, Belfast is a gin-lover’s dream. Discover the exciting range of gin drinking experiences in the city centre and beyond at local favourites such as Copeland, Hinch and Shortcross distillery tours and tastings, Gin Tours in the city centre and Gin Afternoon Teas, there is an experience to suit every gin lover!
Belfast & Beyond: Distilleries and Breweries
Discover Northern Ireland’s many distilleries and breweries in Belfast and beyond. Enjoy a tour and taste some of the best Irish gin, whiskey and beer. Take a look at our list of some of the best distillery and brewery tours and experiences and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of Northern Ireland’s spirits and beers and discover the journey of these drinks from fields to glass.
Check out other food & drink experiences available in and around Belfast for everyone to enjoy!
Cookery School at Waterman House
Ideal for hen and stag parties, the cookery school is the perfect place to explore your culinary potential with a group of friends! Classes include meat meals, sweet treats, cocktails and canapes with owner Niall McKenna and his talented team of chefs.
Taste and Tour: Belfast Food Tour
The perfect tour for foodies! You will start in the historic St George’s Market, meeting producers, then visit traditional and not so traditional bars, world-class shops and a top restaurant in the lively Cathedral Quarter, eating and drinking some of the best local food and drink along the way. No need for breakfast, nor will you need lunch, your enthusiastic local foodie guides will ensure you get a flavour of the city!
Taste and Tour: Crafty Beer & Street Eats
Craft beer & street food, what’s not to love? Join Taste & Tour on a 3 hour tour of Belfast’s best beer bars and street food venues with their resident beer expert, as you learn all about and experience the local beer and street food scene in Belfast. You’ll visit a range of fantastic craft beer bars and street food venues, tasting at least 7 beers (including some wild and whacky) and biting into 4 very different street eats.
Afternoon Tea in Belfast
Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with sandwiches, traybakes, scones served with clotted cream and jam and a pot of fresh tea. Or enjoy a bubbly afternoon tea with your closest friends. Take a look and see what Belfast has to offer!
Spa and Staycations
Looking for a comfy place to stay, a luxury spa escape or a glamping experience to enjoy the beautiful outdoors? You’re guaranteed to find it here in Belfast and beyond.
The Ultimate Belfast Staycation Guide
Why not holiday near home and with endless possibilities of things to do and new places to discover, Belfast is the ideal staycation destination. Enjoy a hen or stag in Belfast, get inspired for your dream getaway.
If you’ve always wanted to answer the call of the wild but the thought of pitching a tent makes you want to run for the hills, glamping is a compromise with comfort! Take a look at some of our favourite glamping experiences. There’s never been a better time to take advantage of the beautiful spaces right on your doorstep.
Spa Hotels in Belfast
Looking for some relaxation? Look no further than the luxurious Spa Hotels in and around Belfast! Enjoy a pamper trip with friends and family.
Explore the city with these suggestions for quirky and fun activities during your hen or stag party!
Axe Yard Urban Axe Throwing
Axe Yard Urban Axe Throwing Belfast is an awesome activity where you get to throw real axes at wooden targets. Axepert coaches will have you sinking steel at this vibrant indoor venue in no time. Get ready to release that inner wedding planning stress! Looking for another fantastic activity? Prison Island located at the Axe Yard venue is inspired by the Crystal Maze, it features 25 prison themed challenge cells. With a great mix of physical, tactical and skill based games there’s something for everyone.
Murder Mystery at Fitzwilliam Hotel
An exciting introduction to the world of murder mystery, perfect for a great night out with friends. Fancy a theme to match your mood? How about Transgressions on the Titanic, or Death of a Diva! For up to 22 people, the Murder Mystery takes place over dinner with four professional actors playing out the roles and scenes in between courses. The Murder Mystery event costs £95 per person.
Vegas Suite at Ten Square Hotel
This luxurious suite is a must for pre-wedding celebrations and getaways with friends! The room can sleep up to 10, and includes its own kitchen, bathroom, reception space and outdoor terrace with a hot tub! Use it as a base to explore the city, or simply enjoy the ultimate girls’ or boys’ night in. Ten Square is a boutique hotel right in the centre of Belfast, offering bespoke hen packages. There is also a steakhouse on-site and afternoon tea packages are available in the Loft Bar, which has stunning views of Belfast City Hall.
Let’s Go Hydro
Bring out your inner child at Let’s Go Hydro! From an energetic Aqua Park to Ireland’s only full-size cable park, Let’s Go Hydro has everything you need for a great day’s craic. You’ll enjoy a high-adrenaline day of bouncing, bubbling, swimming and climbing. Get in touch and one of their sales guys we will create a bespoke package for you if you are a group of 30 or more!
Joob Joobs Hen Package
At Joob Joobs Belmont Road they offer the best hen party experience! Enjoy their Britney Spears dance class with a private shopping experience? If the dance class isn’t your thing – why not try bath bomb making , friendship bracelet making or candle making – just let them know which you want and show up!
Fancy an unforgettable way to celebrate the end of single-dom? Belfast has all the right ingredients for an exciting day out. Enjoy city tours, water sports, group activities and more.
Top Golfing Trips in Belfast and Beyond
Northern Ireland has a world-class golf scene that is home to some of the biggest names in the sport. With renowned golf courses easily accessible from Belfast, here is your guide to golf in the city and further afield.
Great Nights Out
Book at table at one of Belfast’s best bars or clubs and enjoy cocktails and dancing all night long.
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.
Live Music in Belfast
Belfast’s music scene has unforgettable energy that will ensure you have a great night out. Listen to traditional music, head out for a boogie or sing along to your favourite band. Find a venue, pub, or club right for you and your music taste.
Top Cocktail Bars in Belfast
Raise a glass with friends in one of Belfast’s finest cocktails bars. Sample unique concoctions, classic mixes and local flavours. Belfast’s cocktail bar scene has never been more exciting. You’ll find hotel bars, newcomers, and, speakeasies among the best cocktail bars in Belfast.
Beer Gardens in Belfast
Come rain or shine you can find a great outdoor space in Belfast to enjoy a cool beer or a cocktail. Take a look at these beer gardens and terraces in and around the city.
Belfast Terrace and Rooftop Bars
Put your glad-rags on and grab your friends, as we’ve gathered the best garden terraces and rooftop bars in Belfast! Take going for drinks to new heights.