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The Belfast Empire

42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 9276
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Amazing cocktail experience

Just had a magnificent margarita here today...i noticed it was the cocktail of the month and was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian C
via mobile
Brilliant place

Brill entertainment,fantastic staff and doormen,so helpful and willing to help,the venue so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ourweddingwas
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“comedy night” (10 reviews)
“music hall” (7 reviews)
“comedy club” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:30 - 01:00
LOCATION
42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
Queen's Quarter
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+44 28 9024 9276
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a magnificent margarita here today...i noticed it was the cocktail of the month and was dubious at first as a fine margarita depends upon quality ingredients. And they did not disappoint, with high quality tequila and fresh 100% lime juice. To top it...More

1  Thank Brian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brill entertainment,fantastic staff and doormen,so helpful and willing to help,the venue so authentic,the clientele that drink here,friendly,and fun.

1  Thank ourweddingwas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited and were no disappointed. Upper balcony gave a good view and close to the upstairs bar... Drinks were a little more expensive than other places but the live music more than makes up for that...

1  Thank Simon M
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited for the first time to watch Rebecca O'Connor perform her Tina Turner tribute act .... What a delight !!!! This band was pretty good and we throughly enjoyed ourselves .... Great venue with a varied audience, old, younger, straight, gay...More

1  Thank David J
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Great place good bar staff no hassle wotsoever sum great rock bands 10 out of 10. Great food good age range of people. Don.👍🍺🎸

1  Thank Don Y
Reviewed 24 March 2017

when you stand at the front of a large crowd jostling to see open mic acts, then you know you're in a special venue... nuff said

Thank leds777
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Comedy Club night was well worth visiting and I had a hoot of a time in there. No buts, the place supplies drink and nibbles and does a good engaging show well worth the £8 on the door. There no pre-booked seats, you queue with...More

1  Thank Allan W
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My son Rory and I visited the empire recently on a visit to Belfast. Rory wanted to see the the champions league match Leicester v Seville. Pub wasn't overly busy and had big screen for March viewing. Great atmosphere. Nice staff. A very reasonable offer...More

1  Thank Mary o
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Spend four days in Belfast with my 30-something year old daughter, and on our way back from touring, en route to Tara Lodge, we stopped for soup and beer at the Belfast Empire. Subterranean, dark and well-appointed, we had Guinness and Irish stew, while a...More

Thank ChrisMcNeil
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

an alright night out but I don't go there as often anymore, the band that used to play Tuesday nights downstairs were class, don't know why you got rid of them. I don't go for the music on a Tuesday night anymore and am less...More

Thank strawberryfields93
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