Nightclubs and bars in Belfast

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    Irene and nans: You wont forget the time

    by kranstonakov Written Jan 31, 2007

    This is a cool bar, popukar for food and after work drinks, with a more stylish, middle class crowd. The drinks menu is impressive and the music thurs-sat is usually decent light house, loud enough to dance to, not too loud that you cant hold a decent converstaion. Its also i a great location, with bars and restaurants in the immediate area. I think its a good bar to start off your night. DDefinitely check it out.

    Dress Code: Smart - Over 21's

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    Irene and nans: You wont forget the time

    by kranstonakov Written Jan 31, 2007

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    This is a cool bar, popukar for food and after work drinks, with a more stylish, middle class crowd. The drinks menu is impressive and the music thurs-sat is usually decent light house, loud enough to dance to, not too loud that you cant hold a decent converstaion. Its also i a great location, with bars and restaurants in the immediate area. I think its a good bar to start off your night. DDefinitely check it out.

    Dress Code: Smart - Over 21's

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    The Potthouse: Glass Dancefloor

    by kranstonakov Written Jan 29, 2007

    The Potthouse has recently been bought over and i believe things are being sorted out in the restaurant, which has failed to compete, albeit in a very competitive part of the city. the nightclub, the sugar room, upstairs, attracts a young, sexy crowd and theres always plenty of money involved. The girls are nice and snobby, the guys something similar. Its a decent place for a night out but dont expect to have much sunday morning shrapnel.

    Dress Code: Smart, over 21s

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    The Spaniard: Truly original - the wee Spaniard

    by kranstonakov Written Jan 29, 2007

    What a great boozer, a real gem located in the heart of belfasts cathedral quarter, a must see for visitors and a must for locals! A tiny bar with a dart board, great selection of drinks, a fireplace, the walls are covered in music memeorabilia and there is a really good atmosphere around theplace. A wide range of punters, and a great place to sit during the day and read the paper, just as good on a saturday night. The Spaniard is fantastic. it does food as well.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Malmaison: malmaison - oozing Style

    by kranstonakov Updated Jan 29, 2007

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    malmaison is a hotel chain that landed on our shores a couple of years agao, and is still very much undisovered by the vast majority of belfast residents. Just round the corner from McHughs, walkingdistance from the cathedral quarter, the hotel bar ooxes class and sophistication, with an impressive spirits menu and cocktail making ability. Its a great place for that sunday afternoon drink or a great pitstop when exploring the city. definitely worth a look. Quality.

    Dress Code: Smart

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    The Eg: A quieter alternative

    by kranstonakov Written Jan 29, 2007

    The eg is located across the street from the Bot, and don't get me wrong, it's by no means a decent bar by Belfast standards but if your heading up to the Bot and cant get in, or simply dont want to queue for an hour then check this place out. It kind of takes the overwash from the bot and its not a bad place to re-group and plan a new assaukt on the city centre. To be honest, this part of town is unimaginative and very repetitive and offers the visitor very little. Get back into town!

    Dress Code: casual

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    the Bot: The Bot - The student bar

    by kranstonakov Written Jan 19, 2007

    Now this place is bunged - 27/7/365 - I HATE THE PLACE - But i have to mention it, as its been the most profitable bar in the country for years. Its always packed, you can't get a drink, the country fried students are annoying, you cant understand them. A bar for small time folk. Losers.

    Dress Code: Gaelic tops and other taigwear

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    The Empire: The Empire - Live Music

    by kranstonakov Written Jan 19, 2007

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    The Empire is a top class venue, traditional interior and live music 5 nights a week. You have a stand up comedy night on a Tuesday, blues on a Thursday and rock and roll on other evenings. It has a great selection of drinks and has a very diverse clientel. The Empire also holds concerts in the hall upstairs, which can be house, D&B, rock, anything, just look out for the Empire Monthly Guide in shops, restaurants and hairdressers. Its a belfast landmark and for good reason, if your visiting its a must.

    Dress Code: Casual - whatever -

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    AmPm: AmPm - The small one

    by kranstonakov Written Jan 19, 2007

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    AmPm is a cool little place just a few blocks down from City Hall, right at the bottom of the Thompson's alley. It does great food and has a small selection of beers, wines and spirits. Its a little small place and its really nice a chilled out. there is a DJ fri-Sun and its the perfect warm up bar. If you find it, make sure you pop in for a drink, you wont regret it! In the summer you can sit outside. the best way to spot it is to look for the cream cadillac (not native to the UK for you yanks) with AmPm on the side. Oh, and the huge black bouncer with mad dreadlocks!!!

    Dress Code: Casual - Clubwear -

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    10 Squre: A more stylish alternative

    by kranstonakov Written Dec 19, 2006

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    ten squre is a hotel, bar and restaurant located in the heart of the city. It is popular with a more middle aged crowd and yuppies who think thyre important, but it has excellent decor and a brilliant selection of beers, wines and spirits. The staff are generally femal, generally attractive, generally foreign and generally up for it.

    Dress Code: Smart.

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    The Garrick Bar: Traditional modernism

    by kranstonakov Written Dec 19, 2006

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    The Garrick is one of Belfasts most famous bars and when you have a pint here you never know who you might meet. Popular with local celebrities and bricklayers alike its a traditional pub with an unrivalled spirits menu and friendly staff. They have cool DJs on Thursday to Sunday and its a great place to chill out. they do food 12 - 9 everyday. Tell them Matty.C sent you and you will welcomed with open arms.

    Dress Code: Whatever you want, just dont look like a tramp, oh and no football tops.

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    Thompsons: Late Night Parties

    by kranstonakov Written Dec 19, 2006

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    Thompsons is the closest nightclub to city hall and suprisingly is the last one to close, Thompson caters for every crown depending on what night it is. During the week its hip hop and r&b, at the weekends its for the house heads. Thompsons kicks off around eleven and will pump until around 4, its popular with students durinmg the week and wipe outs (pillheads) at the weekends. I used to be a thompos head, but it gets old after a while as its the same crowd every week. If your visiting Belfast though its a safe bet for talent, a late drink and a big crowd.

    Dress Code: Stylish casual. You can wear trainers and caps if their cool. School shoes and chinos are not commonly seen.

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    SHINE: SHINE: The best club in the UK

    by kranstonakov Written Sep 27, 2006

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    Shine is an experience you will never forget, now only on once a month, shine offers the worlds top DJs, 2000 capacity with 3 seperate clubs. The music policy is house, D&B or even techno, it just depends whose playing. One things for sure though, Shines dedicated crowd of drug friendly, music loving ravers keep the party going to 3am. Its much earlier than most clubs in the UK, but you can thank the religious political parties in NI for that (They shut oor only stri[ club down 2 years ago), but dont worry we know how to party in Belfast so just ask around and youl find out where the party is.

    Dress Code: CLUBWEAR

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    White's Tavern, Belfast: Since 1630

    by Bilimari Written Jun 8, 2006

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    White's Tavern is said to be the oldest pub in Belfast, was founded in 1630 as a wine and spirit shop. Inside (the ground floor) looks like a very old pub with low ceiling, fire place, and thick wooden furniture. They serve pub meals during the day, too. As I ordered my first pint of Guinness and waiting for it to settle, local musicians started to play the traditional music in a corner.

    Upstairs is however a bit different atmosphere with rock and pop music playing.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    benedicts bar: Lively most nights

    by clivedinburgh Updated Mar 13, 2006

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    Benedicts has a huge old central bar that is always popular. If Belfast seems quiet then everyone is likely in here.

    There is live music on Wednesday nights and occasionally free nibbles.

    They also operate a beat the clock poilcy starting at 5-30 pm (?5.50) then getting progressively dearer as the clock rolls on. There is a dining room on the upper level and several small booths on the ground floor.

    This is also a hotel but haven't had the pleasure of using the facilities.

    Dress Code: Casual with no nonsense bouncers

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