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Traditional Irish Pubs in Northern Ireland


There is a plethora of traditional Irish bars for the tourist to explore in the North of Ireland! You’ll find a fine selection in Belfast – take an informal pub crawl through Madden’s Hatfield’s, The John Hewitt and The Crown Liquor Saloon Bar. Try the good food and craic on the shore of Strangford Lough at The Saltwater Brig. There are plenty of traditional pubs across the whole of Northern Ireland for you to enjoy a pint of Guinness, an Irish coffee or perhaps some traditional Irish pub grub!

Here is a snapshot of just some of the best traditional Pubs…

Places To Visit

Crosskeys Inn, Toomebridge, Antrim

The Crosskeys Inn C.1654 is the oldest thatched pub in Ireland. The Crosskeys Inn is also one of Ireland's most famous Irish Traditional Music Pubs. With traditional music held most Saturday nights Impromptu sessions on some Friday and Sundays.

Pavilion Bar, Ormeau, Belfast

Established in 1899, The Pavilion or "The Big House" draws its clientele from all over the city and beyond, and is a must for all who wish to experience a traditional Belfast pub with three floors, three bars, in one Big House with five-star food.

Robinsons Bar, Belfast

Relax and enjoy a drink in the Saloon bar before tapping your feet in Fibber Magees - enjoy free folk and traditional music 7 nights a week. Enjoy a meal in the Bistro, Karaoke in the spotlight in BT1 or party in Roxy nightclub.

Sunflower Public House, Belfast

Sunflower is a simple corner pub, it is free of gimmicks or themes, and it is one of the few remaining. It is instantly recognisable by the security cage on its front door, a relic from 1980s Belfast. Music is very much part of the pub's life.

McCollams, Cushendall

This is a friendly, must visit, family pub/restaurant where tourists and locals gather in search of authentic Irish traditional music and singing! This is a 5th generation family business with character rooms, conservation order on bar and facade!

The Speckled Hen, Lisburn

Our food philosophy is to offer a wide selection of wholesome traditional fare with a contemporary twist complimented by fine wines, beers and spirits. Not forgetting coffee. All presented in a warm and friendly setting.

Duke of York, Belfast

Nestled along a narrow cobbled alleyway in the historic Half Bap area, the Duke offers a traditional Belfast welcome of craic, music and humour.

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