McHugh’s Bar & Restaurant

McHughs is within a grade A listed building, built between 1710 and 1720, making it officially the oldest building in the city of Belfast, enjoying a long history and a sometimes colourful reputation.

Built in the thriving dock area of Belfast under the gaze of the Albert Clock, McHughs has been restored as an integral piece of Belfast's past for Belfast's future. The new McHughs is a combination of the old McHughs building and it's end of terrace neighbour Du-Barry's.

McHughs is open all day, every day, offering a traditional feel in contemporary surroundings filled with examples of the best local art and artefacts. The Main Bar is the perfect place to enjoy drinks with friends, socialise, meet people and mingle in a lively atmosphere.

Food is available Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 22:00 Sunday 12:00 - 21:00.

The spacious basement bar plays host to live bands and DJs Thursday - Saturday. Private parties can be catered for during the week, call for info.

The Lord Lucan room is McHughs hidden treasure, reached only by the original spiral staircase dating back to 1711. Catering for parties of up to 30 seated for that intimate and select private function. Alternatively it can be used as conference/meeting space with facilities to accommodate 20 delegates, with overhead projector, screen and flipchart available.

Menu Type: Modern

Age Restriction: Children until 21:00 when dining in restaurant, bar until 19:00. Over 18s at all other times.

Private Dinining Room Capacity: 30

Number of Seats: Basement 160, Bar 200, Rest 70, Larkin Room 30

Licensed and Type: Full license

Reservations: Recommended
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

Sunday - Saturday 12:00 - 01:00 (Sunday Midnight)

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Visit Belfast Welcome Centre Tourist Information
  • Euro Accepted
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Dogs Accepted Outdoor Dining Area
  • Highchairs Available
  • Children's Menu Available
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Contact Details

29-31 Queen’s Square
County Antrim

Tel: (028) 9050 9999
Fax: +44 (0) 28 9050 9998