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.


Rattlebag is an exciting late-night concept cocktail bar hidden within Bullitt hotel. Offering a rotating menu that changes with the seasons, each menu cycle presents twelve unique cocktails, made using twelve carefully selected spirits and available for just twelve weeks.


Tucked away below street level, hidden from the hustle and bustle of Belfast’s city centre is Margot, serving up bespoke cocktails, a carefully curated range of spirits, beers and wines. Margot boasts elegant, Art Deco-inspired furnishings, moody lighting and a buzzing yet laid-back atmosphere.

Rita’s Cocktail Bar

Rita’s Cocktail Bar is part of The Linen House award winning multi-venue complex, located in The Linen Quarter of Belfast. Rita offers a carefully concocted cocktail menu created by some of the leading mixologists aka ‘Rita’s boys’. In addition to a variety of seasonal and pop up cocktail menus, Rita’s boasts an extensive selection of spirits and caters for every manner of drinks connoisseur. You won’t be disappointed.

Bert's Jazz Bar

Berts Jazz Bar encapsulates the sleek elegance of the art deco era, fabulous cocktails and mouth-watering food. Soak up the sophisticated atmosphere, and sample from the handpicked list of cocktails inspired by the iconic Jazz capitals of the world, right here in Belfast.

Angel & Two Bibles

Angel And Two Bibles is the perfect spot for your next cocktail date in city centre with premium drinks, quality service and the quirkiest décor. This intimate speakeasy boasts two extensive cocktail books complete with cocktails, punch bowls and non-alcoholic serves. The Old Testament is packed with all your favourite classics, taking you on the journey from the birth of mixed drinks to modern day cocktails. Meanwhile, The New Testament offers a more experimental approach to your favourite cocktails, meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice and won’t ever need to order the same thing twice!

The Merchant Hotel

The Cocktail Bar at The Merchant serves an impeccable selection of exceptional drinks. From rare spirits to vintage champagnes, not to mention a cocktail list of encyclopaedic proportions that has something to suit every taste.

The Tipsy Bird

The Tipsy Bird cocktails are made by their team of expert mixologists and there’s something on the menu to suit everyone. However, if you’re not sure what will tickle your taste buds then just ask a member of Team Tipsy and they can advise you. They also have a fantastic range of cocktails that you and your friends can order to together. As always these are made fresh to order by their expert mixologists.


The drinks list at AMPM is arguably one of the most ambitious in Belfast, paying homage to drinks created by legendary mixologists and bartenders that have served and delighted guests in the great bars of the world. Their drinks list features classic cocktails, contemporary classics, low alcohol and alcohol-free alternatives, and more.

The Bar at Fitzwilliam Hotel

To step into the sleek, sophisticated world of cocktails is to enter a zone of ageless glamour. At the Fitzwilliam Hotel the cocktails are memorable, gracious and give a unique drinking experience. There is an expansive range of cocktails to choose from with a flamboyant array of unique flavours, vivacious colours, textures and aromas.


Enjoy panoramic views of Belfast at Tetto, Bullitt Hotel’s stunning rooftop restaurant and garden. Tetto offers a wide range of imaginative aperitivo inspired cocktails from classics to modern European takes.

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The Crafty Vintner Tasting Room

The Crafty Vintner offers an extensive list of your favourite classic cocktails. Pair your drinks perfectly to their selection of cheese & charcuterie. Enjoy al fresco cocktails on the fully heated and covered outside terrace. Watch the world go by on the Lisburn Road.

Perch – Rooftop Bar

The Perch

Open rooftop cocktail bar located on the fifth floor of the historic Linen Quarter. The Perch is decorated with an assortment of brightly coloured hanging birdcages and a beautiful central bar overlooking the sights of Belfast. With two distinctive seasonal menus (Summer & Winter) The Perch switches from a summer rooftop bar with Frosé and summer cocktails during the summer months and hot drinks, blankets and cosy fairy lights in the winter.

Revolucion De Cuba

Revolución de Cuba is all about celebrating the vibrant Cuban rhythm. Expect unique, delicious and refreshing cocktails. From the classic mojito made with Bacardi Carta Blanca rum, fresh mint leaves, lime, sugar and soda to the zombie that is a tiki classic. The secret blend is mixed with pineapple, orange and fire… yes real fire! Make a reservation for groups of up to six people. Walk-ins are welcome on a first come, first serve basis.

The National Grande Café

With a chic interior and elegant beer garden, The National Grande Café has it all; not to mention a tempting selection of cocktails. The menu includes fresh takes on the classics, plus a wide range of their own recipes with everything from smooth coffee-based drinks to light and bubbly punches. If too much choice makes your head spin more than the cocktails, then head outside and browse their pared back garden cocktail menu.

The Observatory

Head to the dizzy heights of the Observatory on the 23rd floor of the Grand Central hotel. As well as dazzling views you’ll find an impressive cocktail list themed on Belfast’s landmarks and city quarters. Drinks combine timeless classics with mixologists’ latest trends, resulting in unique creations as sublime as the panorama around you.

Southside Social & Lucky Duck

Southside Social is a cocktail bar with character. The first thing you’ll notice is the intimate and welcoming neighbourhood vibe. The next is the secret, retro-inspired Chinese takeaway down the back. The laid-back atmosphere and bespoke drinks menu draw in a young and diverse crowd. You’ll find hoody-clad creatives at the bar and on-trend couples getting cosy in the booths. The interior is warm, inviting and lacks any pretensions.

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