Nestled behind Belfast City Hall is an area known as the Linen Quarter. This area was once the headquarters of Ireland’s global linen industry where many manufacturers made their homes, and many of the wonderful historic buildings still stand today. There are now over 40 cafes, bars and restaurants within the Linen Quarter which is fast becoming the place to be in Belfast.
“Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream.” Robert Burns
Sweet Afton is a bar/restaurant that offers something for everyone! Situated in the middle of Brunswick Street, you are welcomed by a great atmosphere of music and craic! Serious consideration was taken when creating their drinks list which covers everything from original and popular cocktails, gins, wines and a varied range of draft and bottled beers. The same can be said of the food menu which is well balanced and provides great value. Sweet Afton is perfect for an after work catch up with friends and live entertainment from the best local musicians.
Sports fan? This is the bar for you! A variety of sports are shown throughout the bar on their big screens with on screen commentary. They will try to cater to any sporting event that you are interested in watching.
Whilst watching your favourite team on the big screen, why not order a tasty meal from their new menu! The Sweet Afton has been happy to welcome their new chef Dean Coppard who brings a wealth of experience and some tasty concoctions! Their menu offers meals fit for a king or queen! And great news – they will soon be offering a breakfast menu that will also be available on a Sunday!
Sweet Afton is also now selling Belfast City Sightseeing tickets so come down and join the fun!
12 Brunswick St, Belfast BT2 7GG
Belfast’s rooftop bar!
Once a Victorian warehouse, now a unique trendy rooftop bar, the Perch is a must when you are out in Belfast. Winner of the ‘Best Outdoor Space’ at the LCN awards, and it is clear to see why! Walking towards the lift you are welcomed the sound of chirping birds and a member of the Perch team who will bring you upstairs in the buildings original sliding door lift! Not a fan of lifts? Not to worry there are stairs that you can use.
Once on the fifth floor, you can take in the sights of Belfast.
What distinguishes the Perch to other bars is their seasonal drink menus. Enjoy delicious fruity cocktail in July and a hot whiskey in December. There is live music available on Friday and Saturday nights with a DJ ending the night in style! Why not treat yourself to a Perch pizza served Thursday – Sunday.
Opened seven days a week, there is no reason not to visit this gem of a bar situated in the Linen Quarter.
42 Franklin St, Belfast BT2 7GE
For the cocktail connoisseur!
Situated right beside her sister bars is the hidden gem of ‘Ritas’. Here is where you can taste some of the best cocktails in Belfast served by the most talented mixologists with the lovely Rita watching over them. They have carefully crafted some of the most intricate cocktails that you can only find in Ritas. You can even ask for the bar tenders special and put them to the test. It offers a range of over 45 gins that you can try in its deluxe environment. On a cold day, come and sit beside its warm fire whilst also enjoying their first class table service.
Rita’s is the perfect place if you want to enjoy the luxuries of fine drinks and great conversation. It is designed to bring you to the 1940s where the most lavish and known would come here. With live music on Friday and Saturdays you need experience here in style. They can also accommodate private hire, a perfect location for an intimate party.
44 Franklin St, Belfast BT2 7GE
A little slice of mayhem!
If you are looking for something funky, Tutti Frutti is the place for you. It is the only bar of its kind in Belfast. Based over two floors, one is able to enjoy food and drink in a bar that oozes Northern Irish charm. It has surprises around each corner, from its ice cream van that supplies drinks to its tasty wall art.
What make them special are their pizzas! Named after Northern Irish colloquialisms, they are the best pizzas you can get in Belfast! Get your teeth into an ‘Ats us Nai’ or ‘Down the Lagan in a bubble’! Served until 2:00am, it is the only bar in Belfast where you can enjoy a drink and food after midnight!
There are no 2 nights the same in Tutti Frutti. Their events range from Opera nights to Bingo and even Can-Can nights! It is one of the only places that host a Karaoke night so get those songs ready!
43 Franklin St, Belfast BT2 7GG