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The Belfast Empire

Open Now: 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Open today: 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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Classic Rock Night

Have been here on a few occasions, always good music with great variety, reasonable prices and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
Sunday night

I've been coming here for as far I can remember. Sunday night was and will stay my favourite night... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johny D
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42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
Queen's Quarter
+44 28 9024 9276
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Johny D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Artur K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Tony B
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

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

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

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

I've been going here for a week each year while working in Belfast. Great atmosphere, great staff and customers. Never had a bad visit. Live muisic in the downstairs bar every night at 10pm and various events on each week in the music hall upstairs...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Superb atmosphere for the World Cup, tv screens in every direction and ample amount of staff, everyone friendly and a great bar too.

1  Thank RobbieBaillie
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Spending a long weekend in Belfast was recommended to visit The Empire by a restaurant owner. I honestly don’t think I’ve seen better anywhere and I come from London. It was amazing just like this City 😘

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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.