Belfast was once the linen capital of the world with factories, warehouses and grand buildings springing up to the south of the Old White Linen Hall, now the site of Belfast City Hall. Today visitors can enjoy the architecture of these old linen mills which house a mix of offices, chic bars and award-winning restaurants. This is a great part of town to enjoy pre-theatre dinner and drinks before a show at the Grand Opera House (1895).

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Be sure to visit Ireland’s tallest bar, the Observatory at the Grand Central Hotel, where you can take in the view and savour the most masterfully mixed cocktail creations.

Stay in the Linen Quarter

Whether its a long luxurious stay or a quick stop over, with a dozen hotels, the Linen Quarter offers a wide range to choose from, for every kind of stay.

Linen Quarter Hotels & Accommodation

Dine in the Linen Quarter

The Linen Quarter offers over 40 cafés, bars and restaurants, you will not be stuck for choice in this district. The long list includes beautiful award-winning restaurants as well as casual, family-friendly eateries.

Linen Quarter Restaurants

Bars in the Linen Quarter

Whether its a pint or a cocktail, you’ll find your preferred tipple in one of the many chic bars in the Linen Quarter.

Linen Quarter Bars

  • The Bone Yard
    The Bone Yard
    Eat & Drink

    The Bone Yard

    0.44 KM

    The Bone Yard by Pug Uglys, an outdoor bar and food place situated on Bedford Street.

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  • Brennans Bar
    Brennans Bar
    Pubs and Clubs

    Brennans Bar

    0.62 KM

    A traditional bar with an open fire and snug seating in Belfast city centre.

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  • Pug Uglys
    Pug Uglys
    Pubs and Clubs

    Pug Uglys

    0.36 KM

    Welcome to Pug Uglys, old dog, new tricks bringing you a quirky Irish venue in the heart of…

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  • Robinsons Bars
    Robinsons Bars
    Pubs and Clubs

    Robinsons Bars

    0.54 KM

    A traditional Belfast bar with 5 venues offering Irish music, dining and more.

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  • Robinsons Bar
    Robinsons Bar
    Pubs and Clubs

    Robinsons Bar

    0.57 KM

    One of Belfast's oldest and biggest bars, Robinsons hosts five venues under one roof.

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Entertainment in the Linen Quarter

The Linen Quarter has a deep-rooted musical heritage, housing three major music venues. Catch a show at the Grand Opera House or Ulster Hall, or a live band at the Limelight. Most of the bars and hotels also have vibrant entertainment programmes that are open to guests and non-residents alike.

Linen Quarter Entertainment

  • Limelight Complex
    Limelight Complex
    Pubs and Clubs

    Limelight Complex

    0.47 KM

    Established as one of the city's main venues for live music, hosting international touring acts, sell out club…

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  • Grand Opera House
    Grand Opera House
    Arts and Entertainment

    Grand Opera House

    0.66 KM

    Northern Ireland's premier theatre presenting an outstanding programme of drama, opera, dance, comedy, musicals, family shows and much…

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  • Ulster Orchestra
    Ulster Orchestra
    Arts and Entertainment

    Ulster Orchestra

    0.28 KM

    Enriching lives through music, in Belfast and Beyond.

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  • Ulster Hall
    Ulster Hall
    Arts and Entertainment

    Ulster Hall

    0.27 KM

    Ulster Hall is one of Belfast's most iconic venues. Sitting right at the heart of the city's vibrant…

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Walk the Golden Mile

The relaxing walk between City Hall Gardens and Botanic Park encompasses two historic districts, both of which combine stunning Victorian architecture with contemporary culture.

The Linen Quarter is characterised by beautiful red brick buildings, once used as Linen Warehouses, but now converted into high end offices, bars and restaurants. Queen’s Quarter, based around the University, is noted for its arts venues, hospitality and attractive park.

These distinctive districts have a fascinating story and there are many voices in which to tell it: from Opera House to Accidental Theatre; Empire Music to Crescent Arts; or simply a cosy drink with friends in the Crown Liquor Saloon.

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