Belfast Belfast: The Duke of York in the Cathedral Quarter

Music, beer, and laughter are the excitement of Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Belfast | Culture tour, experience the music, art and passion of the bar

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In this article, we will walk into the "Cathedral Quater", a favorite nightlife base for young people in Belfast, and explore the unique bars. In addition, you have to make a pilgrimage to the largest open-air pub in the area, drink beer, eat roast chicken in this old building, and hear traditional Irish music. 

▍Bar combines art Duke of York

The church district once declined. In recent years, because of the combination of bars, old buildings and art, it has turned into one of Belfast ’s landmarks and the best place for nightlife. Its successCredit for the recoveryEntrepreneur Willie Jack, his bar of Duke of York, is best known in the region.WillieWhiskey itself(Whiskey)Experts, attach great importance to the quality of the wine,he stillCombining murals, installation art and other elements makes the Commercial Court in it colorful.

Duke of York was originally an old bar, but unexpectedly flew in 1972 and was forced to rebuild after being bombed. During the construction, Willie deliberately restored the appearance of the bar in the 1950s, and decorated it with many story-rich collections, which is very nostalgic. The Cavern Club, a bar in Liverpool, England, is where the Beatles started. There is a similar story in Belfast. In 1998, Snow Partrol made its first trial in Duke of York. At that time, there were only 30 audiences on the scene, and now their fans are all over the world. The members of the orchestra are mostly from Northern Ireland, and their works deeply affect their hometown.

address 7-11 Commercial Ct, Belfast BT1 2NB

▍Luxurious and elegant style Harp Bar

Willie Jack's investment bar has an excellent vision, and it has four bars, all of which are highly popular. Another "work" he is proud of is Harp Bar. Willie revealed in an interview that he believes that Belfast lacks a bar suitable for mature people, so he aimed to create a new style bar near York of Duke, and the result was very popular.

In the 70s and 80s, Harp Bar took the punk rock style. After Jack took over, he transformed it in two directions: one was to lock the 30-80 year old ethnic group, and the other was to create the best live music environment. The bar reopened in 2013. The store is two floors high and offers home-brewed beer and more types of whiskey. The decoration is luxurious and elegant. The sofa on the second floor is mainly red velvet with an elegant small round table. Singers, the atmosphere is great!

address 35 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LB

▍The largest open-air tavern and great value grilled chicken The Dirty Onion

When the weather is good, Commercial Court and Hill Street are crowded, everyone is drinking and chatting outdoors, and it’s super lively. If you also like the atmosphere of the Beer Garden, you can't miss The Dirty Onion!

The Dirty Onion building has a history of more than three hundred years. In 2013, the bar opened here, and the refurbished building still retains its original features. The bar-protected old building also promotes traditional music and works with local music schools to listen to Irish music every day. The Dirty Onion is alsoBelfastThe largest open-air tavern. Above the bar is the restaurant Yardbird. Friends highly recommend its grilled chicken. We think the taste is acceptable. However, the lunch set price is close to the people, each serving only 5.95 pounds, including 1/4 roast chicken and a side dish. The lunch package is available daily from 12 noon to 5 pm.

address 3 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LA

▍Traditional architecture, retro atmosphere Kelly's Cellars 

It started in 1720 and has a long history. The most talked about is that its appearance and decoration have not changed over time, and it is considered to beBelfastOne of the most traditional Irish pubs. The staff here are also proud to speak Irish. According to local friends, it is often a lot of people here, and many young people like to come to Kelly's Cellars. After 8:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, there is traditional Irish music (time may be adjusted according to the situation).

address 30-32 Bank St, Belfast BT1 1HL

▍Super on the ground! Want to have a drink after work The John Hewitt

There is no TV, no radio, some are chattering. The "boss" behind it is the charity BURC (The Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre) established in 1985. BURC aims to help the unemployed. In the past, it relied on government subsidies to operate, but one of the heads of institutions hopes to make money in a more active way, thereby providing more benefits and help to the people of Belfast Education and training, promotion of local music, literature and art, etc., the bar was born in 1999. At the beginning, because of insufficient funds, I chose to open in the not-so-popular Cathedral Quarter. Today it is a highly respected traditional Irish pub!

The name of the bar is to commemorate the founder of the lost institution, John Hewitt, a poet and art historian who has invested in many Belfast political activities and voiced civil rights. His spirit continues to this day. The original intention of The John Hewitt was to "be very local", to eat local food, to use the local staff, to support local music, literature and art. Today, the style and attitude of the bar remains the same. The paintings displayed on the wall and sold are works by local artists, and often have traditional Irish performances. Many senior staff have served since the opening.

address 51 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FH

▍Famous and famous, celebrities also love The Crown Liquor Saloon

Known as the most famous bar in Belfast! Built in 1885, the Victorian building has a very special look, with colorful tiles and lots of beautiful glass lamps inside. In March of this year, when Prince Harry and Princess Meuggen of England visited Northern Ireland, they also went to the bar to eat, which is very popular. The history of the era has made it a first-class monument in the UK. The process of repairing £500,000 in 2007 was also filmed as a documentary by the BBC.

address 46 Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7BA

We recommend everyone to go to the bar, because it is a social place that locals love, and can experience Irish culture and style directly. Many people say that they must drink Guinness or whiskey in Ireland. Local friends tell us that Guinness is their pride, but many young people only drink light beer. Therefore, regardless of fame and popularity, it is most important to choose a bar style that you like! Traveling on the road is always unforgettable.

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