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A unique venue in the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, you are guaranteed a very warm Belfast welcome at The John Hewitt.
John Hewitt, the late poet, socialist and Freeman of Belfast, officially opened the Resource Centre on Mayday 1983, hence the name of the bar.
Having such a close relationship with the arts in Belfast, The John Hewitt naturally progressed to becoming a popular venue for quality live music.
The bar being very much traditional in style lent itself to traditional music sessions almost without planning. From there, its name was established as a venue for various styles of good, live music. The full house sign is seen regularly for gigs as diverse as jazz, Ulster Scots folk or cajun.
Top Reasons To Visit
- Live music six nights a week
- Delicious locally sourced food served 12pm - 3pm daily
- Exciting, thought provoking monthly art exhibitions
- Great choice of local and world beers
- Warm friendly atmosphere