Enjoy a great range of Irish beers in Belfast, thanks to Diageo's Pub Trail Map. Sample a pint of Guinness, Harp, Hop House 13 or Smithwick's at some of the city's top pubs and bars.

Why not sample a stout, ale or lager?


Guinness is smooth from the start, quickly revealing a subtle sweet malt and roast character with a mold hop finish that lingers and invites the next step.

ALC. 4.2%.


Harp is a refreshingly smooth lager with a balance of malt sweetness and creaminess. A small amount of hops bitterness leads to a crisp, clean finish.

ALC. 4%.

Hop House 13

A premium-crafted lager which is double-hopped and brewed with Irish barley, it has a uniquely fresh hop aroma and crisp flavour with hints of peach and apricot.

ALC. 4.1%.

Smithwick's Red Ale

Smithwick's Red Ale is a ruby red session ale with a gentle hop bitterness, sweet malty notes and a refreshingly balanced taste.

ALC. 3.8%.

Smithwick's Pale Ale

A more complex session ale, Smithwick's Pale Ale is late hopped with aromatic Amarillo hops for a fuller, fruitier flavour.

ALC. 4.5%.

Smithwick's Atlantic Blonde Ale

A crisp session ale, Smithwick's Atlantic Blonde Ale is brewed with Polaris Hops for a sunlit golden taste, citrus aroma and moreish malty flavour.

ALC. 4.1%.

West Indies Porter

A big characterful porter with sweet chocolate and toffee flavours, its recipe was inspired by the first beer purposely brewed at St James's Gate to sustain its freshness, wherever it was shipped.

ALC. 6%.

Pub Trail Map


The Duke of York

7-11 Commercial Court, Belfast

The Duke of York is a traditional Belfast bar crammed with original mirrors and memorabilia, boasting cold beer, great Guinness and the largest selection of Irish whiskeys in Ireland.

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Kelly's Cellars
Kelly's Cellars

Kelly's Cellars

30-32 Bank Street, Belfast

Kelly's Cellars is one of Belfast's oldest traditional Irish pubs, situated in the heart of the city. Described as 'a hidden gem that oozes old traditional values', it is famous for a pint of Guinness served with homemade Irish beef stew.

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Cloth Ear
Cloth Ear

The Cloth Ear

16 Skipper Street, Belfast

The Cloth Ear is The Merchant Hotel's comfortable public bar. Combining both modern and traditional design features with an eccentric touch, the warm and welcoming interior provides the ideal environment to relax and enjoy yourself in style.

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Five Points
Five Points

The Five Points

44 Dublin Road, Belfast

The Five Points provides visitors with a truly traditional Irish venue that replicates the city's culture and history. With traditional Irish and folk music every night and a wide whiskey selection and great ales, this bar really provides the Irish craic everyone is looking to enjoy.

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The Morning Star

17-19 Pottinger's Entry, Belfast

A visit to the Morning Star bar and restaurant is a must for anyone wanting to see a living historical piece of old Belfast. The Morning Star is easily identified by the superb Victorian sign hanging from a grandly exuberant iron bracket jutting out from the corner of the bar. 

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Sweet Afton Bar and Kitchen
Sweet Afton Bar and Kitchen

Sweet Afton

12 Brunswick Street, Belfast

Sweet Afton is a bar and restaurant combined like no other in Belfast, named after one of Robert Burns' famous poems, 'Flow Gently, Sweet Afton'. The theme of Burns' poem runs through the interior dcor with rich colours and dark wooden features covered by written poetry, featuring a beautiful large centred bar surrounded by high and low raised seating areas.

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Brennans Bar

48 Great Victoria Street, Belfast

Brennans Bar is a fantastic location opposite the Europa Hotel and the bus and train stations. It is situated close to the Grand Opera House, which ensures this traditional Belfast Bar attracts a steady stream of suits, shoppers, sightseers and night owls.

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Benedicts of Belfast
Benedicts of Belfast

Benedicts Bar

7-21 Bradbury Place, Belfast

Benedicts Bar attracts beer lovers, wine lovers, dance movers and cocktail shakers from all over the country every night to enjoy some of Ireland's best live bands during the week and the finest of Belfasts DJs at the weekend.

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Have more time? Try some of these great bars...


46 Church Lane, Belfast

This comfy bar serves up original cocktails, local and American craft beer and their signature, Moonshine. The casual food menu is served seven days a week, from lunch all the way to supper.

The Harp Bar

35 Hill Street, Belfast

The Harp Bar, younger brother of the Duke of York and situated in the heart of the City's Cathedral Quarter, can be found in the former Head Office of Old Bushmills Whiskey in Belfast's old historic Half Bap Area.

Hatfield House

130 Ormeau Road, Belfast

A traditional Irish Bar, recently restored to its former glory with original bar fixtures, ornate ceilings and lavish craftsmanship carried out by the same craftsmen who worked on RMS Titanic.

Hercules Bar

61-63 Castle Street, Belfast

The Hercules Bar, founded in 1875, is a busy city centre bar which serves pub food and is often a place to find traditional Irish music on Saturday nights.

The Garrick

29 Chichester Street, Belfast

Established in 1870, The Garrick is one of the oldest pubs in Belfast, offering live traditional Irish music, local artists, resident DJs and fresh, locally-sourced cuisine.

McCracken's Bar

4 Joy's Entry, Belfast

Tucked away in the historic Joy's Entry, and named after Mary Anne McCracken, the famous 18th century social reformer, McCracken's is one of the most comfortable surroundings for a meal or drink.

Maddens Bar

74 Berry Street, Belfast

Maddens Bar is a traditional Irish pub behind CastleCourt shopping centre. Traditional Irish music instruments line the walls and provide the perfect backdrop for top-quality traditional music seven nights a week, enabling you to find a real escape from the 21st Century in one of the city's most authentic drinking dens.


12-14 Bradbury Place, Belfast

Lavery's is Belfast's oldest family-owned pub, at the heart of the city's social life for almost 100 years. Perfectly located a short distance from both the city centre and the vibrant Queen's Quarter, it's a versatile, lively entertainment venue with the charm of a traditional Irish pub.

Morrisons Bar

21 Bedford Street, Belfast

Morrisons serve a large variety of cold draught beers and are one of only a few chosen bars in Northern Ireland to feature Diageo's experimental Open Gate Brewery tap, rotating new craft beers regularly. A wide selection of premium gins and tonics is available, as well as a cocktail menu.

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