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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

The Slip Portaferry, Portaferry

The Slip is situated on the shorefront of Portaferry, overlooking the Marina and Strangford Lough. We are the only pub on the seafront and enjoy amazing views from the bar and our upstairs lounge area.

The Fountain Bar & Restaurant, Belfast

Cosy, traditional and welcoming – The Fountain Bar offers premium drinks and locally sourced, freshly prepared food. The attached Off Licence allows you to bring home your favourite beer , wines or spirits.

Peadar O'Donnell's & Gweedore Bar, Londonderry/Derry

Peadar O' Donnell's is famous for its live traditional music nightly, friendly atmosphere, grocer pub decor and flag collection. The Gweedore is a live bands venue.

House of McDonnell, Ballycastle

Established in 1766 this truly traditional Co. Antrim pub provides a warm welcome for locals and tourists. There is traditional music every Friday night while on Saturday night the musical flavour is typically folk.

Mackens Bar, Newcastle

If you enjoy a sociable drink and good music among friends then head for Macken's. It's a traditional, cosy pub that offers jamming sessions every Wednesday night, traditional irish music last Friday on every month, Live music every weekend, and Open Mic Nights .. come along, everyone welcome.

The Rose and Chandler, Bangor

Traditional pub located in Bangor town centre

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 in contrast to the modern fashionable establishments currently blowing into the surrounding streets.

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