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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

Kiwi's Brew Bar, Portrush

Something is most definitely brewing in Portrush. Beer is making a quiet and classy comeback.

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!

Katy Dalys, Belfast

Katy's Bar is at the hub of Belfast's most exciting music venue. In 2012 along with the whole complex the always welcoming Katy's Bar enjoyed a simple, subtle refurb. This was followed by The Rock Garden, a brand new roof terrace.

Jenny Watts, Bangor

As Bangor's oldest and most revered public house, established in 1780, we are responsible for reinventing the art of conversation in a warm and entertaining environment.

House of McDonnell, Ballycastle

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

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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