The Best Pubs in Belfast

When taking a trip to the emerald isle, that is Ireland, you cannot miss going to Belfast in Northern Ireland. It is a gorgeous city with lots to do and is only growing popularity. There is plenty to do as a tourist in Northern Ireland. You can go see the beautiful natural scenery, such as the giants causeway, or go to the great museums like the Titanic Museum. Of course, one of the best things to do is to hit the local pubs and enjoy the best parts of Ireland, the whiskey and the Guinness.

Fibber McGee’s

This traditional Irish pub has all that you could as for when it comes to an Irish setting. It has plenty of Guinness to go around, traditional Irish decor and it has lived music. If you have ever wanted to hear live Irish music, here is the place to come. Fibber McGee’s is a great place to meet up with friends after a long day of sightseeing and enjoy a pint and a good laugh. Dance along to the traditional Irish songs as they play away and sing their hearts out.


This is a prohibition themed bar that carries a punch. It has a length cocktail menu with plenty of specialized gin and whiskey cocktails to choose from, as well as a long list of American Craft beers. It is not the most traditional of bars in Ireland, but you enjoy the funky interior decor and the well-crafted drinks. It is close to one of the major shopping centres, Victoria Square, and always has a crowd of happy locals and tourists alike.

The Dirty Onion

This is the ideal spot to be on a summer night in Belfast. This pub has bench seating and a cool outdoor patio. Not to mention a vast selection of whisky and beer. They are well known for their live music as well, always having someone in to play traditional Irish music. It is located in the Cathedral Quarter and has a small restaurant upstairs as well that is worth checking out. It is located in one of the oldest buildings in Belfast, it dates back to 1780, when it was previously a spirit warehouse. So, it is no wonder that it is now in use as a bar.

The Crown Liquor Saloon

This place is also known as the Crown Bar and is one of the most well-known pubs in all of Belfast. It is located on Great Victoria Street and has been refurbished several times since 1885 but still retains its old-world charm and of course its fine selection of whiskeys, gins, and beers.  If you are looking for a truly iconically Irish experience, then this is the place for you! Do not miss this spot while touring around Belfast.

There are so many pubs in Ireland of course, and they all have their own charms and little things that make them amazing. Here are just a few of the best ones that can’t be missed.