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The Belfast Empire

Opens in 23 min: 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Open today: 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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"Old Time" Venue

Went to see band "All the luck in the World". Building has beautiful frontage. Worth crossing road... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter C
Old Dominion

First time here last night & I loved it!! Brilliant music venue.. Relaxed and intimate.. Sound was... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
County Donegal, Ireland
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“music hall”(9 reviews)
“comedy club”(6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
Queen's Quarter
+44 28 9024 9276
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see band "All the luck in the World". Building has beautiful frontage. Worth crossing road to look at it properly. Downstairs had a stage,bar and served food and on this cold November afternoon it was showing a Charlie Chaplin movie ! The music...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

First time here last night & I loved it!! Brilliant music venue.. Relaxed and intimate.. Sound was fantastic... will definitely be back!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank magsmcguire888
Reviewed 31 October 2018

This is a very nice, stylish venue with different sections on various levels for everyone to enjoy the show! You can stand and dance away or chose one of the seats in one of the higher levels. The bar is very conveniently placed on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SwissMaria
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Have been here on a few occasions, always good music with great variety, reasonable prices and friendly bar staff.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank acampbell1232018
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I've been coming here for as far I can remember. Sunday night was and will stay my favourite night to go down to The Empire. Love listening to live music at the downstairs bar . Great lay out of the old theatre, decent drink selection...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank johnyd766
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Live music every weekend, professional stuff... place worth to visit when you in Belfast. Good comedy Thursdays. drinks nice.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Artur K
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

The Empire has comedy on Tuesday nights and when we visited the atmosphere was tremendous and the comedians funny. Good space with good bar. Really enjoyable night out. Other activities on other nights. Recommended

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tonybY9376GE
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Walked to The Belfast Empire Bar for wine and a Carlsburg pint (£10) – Listened to old school American music “CopaCabana” by Barry Manilow. The Pub was like a cabaret, stage and all. We did not eat in the pub fare but it looked absolutely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank iliniorange
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Went to see Sharon Needles Celebrity Morgue at the Empire, the show was amazing, atmosphere in the venue was good and drinks reasonably priced

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Visited here for lunch today. Unfortunately there was an issue with the oven and there was also no bead for the sandwiches. We ordered starters and mains. Starters of chicken strips and nachos were delicious. Upon waiting for the mains we were told that the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank L9130OIannem
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Peter C
1 November 2018|
Response from Artur K | Reviewed this property |
just behind a building.... back road. Always u can find a space up there
19 September 2018|
Response from iliniorange | Reviewed this property |
Seating is available outside on the patio, inside at the bar or at separate tables/booths. We did not have to wait to be seated but we went in the afternoon.