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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

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.

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!

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.

Parador Inn, Belfast

Situated on the Ormeau Road, the Parador is a bar with distinctive character.

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.

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Londonderry/Derry

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin is a purpose-built Irish language, cultural and arts centre based in the Walled City's historic Great James Street area. Facilities include a theatre, arts centre, conference centre and café.

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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