Located in the trendy Cathedral Quarter, McHughs is housed in one of Belfast's oldest buildings, dating back to 1711.

Within the main bar, McHughs offers a homely feel with open fires and comfortable seating - the perfect place to relax with the best beers in Belfast. The basement bar plays host to live bands during the week from traditional music to the local rock music scene and sounds to suit alternative tastes at the weekend. The 100-seater restaurant provides home-cooked, traditional Irish food with a modern twist.
With entertainment, culture, history, and fabulous food, McHughs is a traditional bar with a difference.
Today McHughs offer the best in local entertainment, food, drink and craic across three floors. With a 100-seater restaurant, they offer traditional Irish cooking with a modern twist and dishes to suit all palates.
Whenever possible, they endeavour to source products from local suppliers to highlight the best in seasonal local produce.The  Lord Lucan Room offers intimate private dining for up to 30 people, set well away from the busy crowds below. The below sea-level basement bar presents the best of local bands throughout the week and their indie-alternative club night Radio K offers left-of-centre beats each Saturday.
McHughs Bar dates back to 1711, making it the oldest surviving building in Belfast. Standing in the historical heart of the city, McHughs has watched as Belfast flourished from a small settlement into a thriving industrial centre in the18th and 19th centuries. With the 20th century came industrial decline and civil unrest, but still McHughs survived and today, in an era of regeneration and renaissance for Belfast, the building remains.
Enjoy traditional music sessions on Saturday between 3pm and 5pm and Sunday, 2pm - 4pm. Live entertainment is also available between Thursday and Sunday.
Celebrate 300 years of McHughs in the oldest building in Belfast established since 1711.
  • Whiskey Flights – From ££7 experience a taste of 400 year old Irish whiskey. Enjoy a whiskey from the Bronze, Silver or Gold Flight selection of premium blends from the Bushmills family while learning about the science of whiskey distilling. McHughs' accredited staff can craic a joke while they provide you with a history lesson.
  • Pull a Pint and get a T-Shirt – For ££15 come behind the renowned bar and allow staff to teach you the art of pulling a pint of the "Black Stuff". Pull your own pint and receive a t-shirt to remind you of the event.
  • Black and Black – For ££7.50 celebrate all that's great in Ireland - a pint of Guinness and a measure of Black Bush Whiskey.
29-31 Queen's Square,

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Open fires, Irish stew and pints of Guinness
  • Traditional Irish music sessions
  • Live music events in the Basement
  • 100 seater restaurant
  • Food served daily 12noon-10pm

You might also like

  • From the blog

    Belfast Pub Trail Map

    Enjoy a great range of Irish beers in Belfast, thanks to Diageo's Pub Trail Map. Sample a pint of Guinness, Harp, Hop House 13 or Smithwick'...

    Find Out More
  • Duke of York

    gps_fixed 0.59KM

    Nestled along a narrow cobbled alleyway in the historic Half Bap area, the Duke offers a traditional Belfast welcome, craic and music.

    Find Out More
  • Sagart

    gps_fixed 0.35KM

    For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Established May 2018. No...

    Find Out More
  • Morning Star

    gps_fixed 0.42KM

    A must for anyone wanting to see a living museum piece of old Belfast.

    Find Out More
  • Liquor XXX
    Liquor XXX

    Liquor XXX

    gps_fixed 0.65KM

    A Latin themed bar with tequilas, rums and piscos.

    Find Out More
  • Rockies Sports Bar

    gps_fixed 1.04KM

    If you're a sports fan, your trip to Belfast won't be complete without a visit to Northern Ireland's only Canadian sports bar.

    Find Out More
  • Rita's Belfast
    Rita's Belfast

    Rita's Belfast

    gps_fixed 0.25KM

    One of Belfast's most lavish cocktail dens, join Rita's talented bartenders and enjoy one of their many gins, a cocktail or light bite.

    Find Out More
  • The National and Sixty6

    gps_fixed 0.49KM

    An intimate and unique setting with cocktail bar, nightclub and Belfast's biggest beer garden.

    Find Out More
  • Four Winds

    gps_fixed 5.09KM

    Serving great food in excellent surroundings.

    Find Out More
  • Filthy McNastys

    gps_fixed 0.56KM

    Featuring the Secret Garden beer garden, live music, DJs, cocktails and open mic nights, Filthy McNastys is one of the biggest live entertai...

    Find Out More
Ask Us
Ask Us

We're here to help, so if you can't find the info you're after, or you just want to ask a really odd question, then we're here for you.

Ask A Question
arrow_upwardBack To Top
In order to display distances relevant to you, we'd like to be able to use your GPS location. Privacy Policy
Your settings have been updated. They will take effect next time you refresh the page.
Amend your settings for how distances are calculated.