Best Clubs in Belfast
The historic home of the Titanic is a great place to celebrate the last night of freedom, boasting some of the best places to party in all of Ireland!
With a growing live music scene and a massive student population, Belfast arguably has one of the most underrated nightlife scenes in the UK. No matter how you like to spend your time on a night out or what genre of music you prefer, this city is packed full of exciting venues, each with their own distinct and exciting atmospheres. So make sure you arrive prepared for the perfect last night of freedom by reading our list of the best clubs in Belfast.
1. Thompson's Garage
Since opening in 1994, Thompsons Garage Belfast, tucked away beside Belfast City Hall, has been putting on amazing club nights every night of the week. Regularly featuring guest DJs on Friday nights, you can dance the night away here ‘til the early hours whilst listening to a great mix of house, electronic and club anthems. Whether you prefer to be right in the middle of it all on the spacious dancefloor or watching the party unfold from the balcony above, this is a great place to have a big night out.
3 Pattersons Pl | Website
The biggest and most popular gay club in the city, Kremlin Belfast, as the name suggests, is a Soviet-themed nightclub that boasts three distinct and atmospheric rooms. With a split-level club area, a split-level disco bar and a cocktail lounge, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to finding a vibe that suits you in this spacious venue, which has continuously expanded since opening in 2004. This venue also brings in some huge guests including big names from the 80s all the way up to the stars of Rupaul’s Drag Race!
96 Donegall St | Website
3. Ollie's Belfast
Situated in the former bank vaults of the Merchant building is Ollie’s Belfast, a stylish and atmospheric underground bar & nightclub that’s known for its sophistication. Split into separate rooms, there’s plenty of space to explore in this 500 capacity venue. The venue boasts of regular visits from celebrities and VIPs to its club which you can enjoy for yourself on a Friday, Saturday or Monday.
35 - 39 Waring St | Website
Easily one of the biggest clubs in the city, PLASTIK Belfast is renowned for its Saturday and Monday club nights where you’ll find amazing drink prices and a brilliant party atmosphere. If you’re looking for a reliable and club that will guarantee you an unforgettable night out, this is the place to party. With regular guest DJs each week from all over the UK and the rest of the world, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t check this place out if you’re in the city over a weekend!
Mays Meadow | Website
Dedicated to hosting some of the best DJs from the Ibiza and Marbella nightlife scene, Alibi Belfast in the Queens Quarter of the city is a modern and stylish venue that covers two floors. Upstairs, you’ll find the nightclub area that hosts some of the best Friday and Saturday club nights in the city. Downstairs you’ll find the cocktail bar area, as well as a large smoking area outside covering three floors. If you’re looking for a little slice of the Balearic clubbing scene in the middle of Northern Ireland… this is it.
23-31 Bradbury Pl | Website
With different themed club nights throughout the week, Limelight Belfast is a huge venue that boasts four unique and atmospheric club spaces. The club’s main space features a huge dancefloor and stage which has hosted bands like The Strokes and Blur since opening in 1984. One of these spaces is the Rock Garden, Limelight’s impressive rooftop terrace that’s perfect for taking a break from all that dancing you’ll be doing!
17 Ormeau Ave | Website
7. The Art Department
Probably one of the coolest-looking clubs on this list has to be The Art Department Belfast. Home to the ever-popular Night Institute club night that’s hosted at the venue every Saturday, this nightclub boasts a long list of guest DJs who have performed here over the years. For all the best in electronic music from house to techno, this is the place to go for one of the best nights out you could possibly have in Belfast!
14 Little Donegall St | Website
The city’s number-one arcade bar & nightclub has to be Cuckoo Belfast! If you like the idea of having a dance, drinking with your mates and playing some classic arcade games all in one night and under the same roof… this is the place for you! Split across two floors with the arcade on one and the club space on the other, you can stop by and enjoy a night out here every day of the week except Sunday.
149 Lisburn Rd | Website
9. TIME Belfast
One of the newer clubs on this list is TIME Belfast, an all-day bar that hosts some of the best club nights in the city every Friday and Saturday. With three floors to explore, this venue has received a massive investment in recent years and is now one of the coolest places to party in the city. With a quirky yet stylish interior, this club boasts a large dancefloor where you can dance away through the night.
5-6 Lower Cres | Website
The well-known and popular Voodoo Belfast is a two-floor venue that doubles up as both a great place to eat and a great place to party! Hosting some of the best upcoming bands in the city in the downstairs bar area. Upstairs is the nightclub space that plays everything from house to drum n bass. The venue itself is open every day, but stays open extra-late for the club nights through the weekend… so we’d definitely recommend heading down here if you’re visiting on a Friday or Saturday!
11A Fountain St | Website