Best Bars in Belfast
If you’re planning to spend your time at Belfast, the great capital of Northern Ireland, you’ll be pleased to know it is home to a multitude of fun bars to party at to suit any kind of hen party.
Attempting to visit Belfast’s many bars would take up your entire hen weekend, with a lot of them not being worth your while. It’s always good to know which bars are worth popping into so you can use the rest of your time doing something else like participating in some fun activities. So, we’ve decided to help out and research the best bars in Belfast for you. We have discovered a good mix of cosy modern venues along with historic buildings with traditional Irish vibes to suit whatever party weekend you want.
1. The Dirty Onion
Located in one of the city’s oldest buildings, The Dirty Onion is a surprisingly modern bar with the authentic Irish pub feel. Amongst the mixed crowd and Irish music, you can grab yourselves a pint or a delicious cocktail. If you’re feeling some food in the middle of your drinks, then head on upstairs to the Yardbird, a rotisserie restaurant serving up some clucking good chicken to prevent you from descending into the dark realm of “passed out”.
3 Hill St | Website
2. Muriel's Café Bar
When you’re exploring Belfast, make sure you pay a visit to Church Lane where you’ll find Muriel’s café bar. This quirky bar has some elements of class to it and makes for a comfy sit-in with the girls as you share some drinks together. The drinks list is huge so whether you desire a fruity cocktail, gin & tonic or a cider, you can rely on Muriel’s to have pretty much anything you’d like. At certain times of the year (e.g. valentines), Muriel’s shows off their underwear hanging from the ceiling and its that comedic value that makes this place such a great laugh.
12-14 Church Ln | Website
3. The Perch Rooftop Bar
Converted from an old Victorian warehouse into a trendy rustic bar, The Perch offers a lively scene that sits comfortably somewhere between a chilled-out pub and a headbanging nightclub. The bar serves both indoor and outdoor areas with a DJ playing great music throughout day and night. You could be relaxing outside with cocktails and pizzas with the ladies or hitting the dancefloor and going wild to some of your favourite tunes. The original window and brick-clad features have been preserved with birdcages adorning the place which really creates a cool atmosphere to party in.
42 Franklin St | Website
4. Sweet Afton
If you want to treat your hen to an amazing meal as well as a party of drinks, then it has to be at Sweet Afton. This modern and stylish bar proves to be a very cosy, chilled out bar where you can catch up with the ladies over some amazing food and drink. Delicious European food, cocktails and wine are all on the menu for you to enjoy all within a relaxed yet energetic environment.
12 Brunswick St | Website
Like Muriel’s, Bootleggers is also tucked away on Church Lane and is a fantastic food choice as well as a place for drinks. On top of the extensive choice of cocktails, beers, ciders and gins, you could be dining with the girls in a warm and welcoming environment with delicious burgers and tacos (to name a few). Bootleggers has a laid-back and comfortable vibe with a nod to 1920s prohibition days with the décor, although its far from lacking any alcohol inside these walls.
46 Church Ln | Website
Best Beer Gardens in Belfast?
Right in the centre of the Irish city, you might be on the hunt for a little hidden oasis to gasp some fresh air. If so, see this short and sweet list of the best beer gardens in Belfast. These venues provide a relaxing outdoor space where you can grab a drink with friends.
There’s no time like the present! Get straight to planning your ultimate hen party experience with our help. We offer tonnes of hen party activities in Belfast to compliment your bar crawls and other shenanigans to make your weekend one of the most memorable times of your lives.