Crown Bar, Belfast
Probably Belfast’s best known pub and one that is owned by the National Trust. The restored Victorian interior is so extravagantly ornate that it is almost overpowering. It has decorative mirrors, etched glass, mosaic flooring and an ornate ceiling. The bar runs along the left hand side as you enter and around the rest of the pub are ten separate booths/snugs lettered from A to J. Each of them are beautifully panelled with dark wood and opaque glass with a lockable door. It seems to be first come first served to occupy them but I did see some reserved signs on one of my visits. It can get very busy and I imagine it occasionally has the air of a freakish tourist attraction, certainly rarely a minute goes by without another flash from a camera capturing the magnificent décor. Despite this it’s a place that every pub lover should visit. They had three real ale hand pumps on when I was there, one of the few places in Belfast that serves good real ale.
Oldest and most famours bar/restaurant in belfast. Rumour has it that the 2 owners (man and wife) were one catholic and one protestant. The protestant wanted to name it the crown to represent the royal family, the wife (catholic) agreed, but only if there could be a crown logo on the floor at the entrance so everyone would walk their dirty feet on the royal emblem.
This is a realy good palce to have a drink and gives you a good feel for drinking in belfast, i would recomend going at night and getting one of the enclosed snugs , they have a bell on the wall to ring for drinks,
Dress Code: i dont think there is a dress code here,