If you’re in Belfast for a weekend away (you lucky thing), or just searching for some inspiration of where to enjoy a reasonably priced cocktail, this is the place for you!
You’re spoilt for choice for bars in the city centre; from the cobbled streets of the Cathedral Quarter to Shaftsbury Square, you could spend ages googling and mapping which bar to go to next and spend a fortune on your way! So, I’ve narrowed down a few of the best value bars with the tastiest cocktails to take the stress out of your night.
Ten Square couldn’t be more central, set behind Belfast City Hall the Hotel’s ‘Linen Bar’ is a perfect rest stop after a day of shopping.
With live music Thursday – Sunday and offers on most nights it’s got a little something for everyone.
Most importantly, an excellent cocktail menu. Their latest offer has been a massive success.
Ladies Night – Offering 4 cocktails and 4 scrumptious sharing dishes all for only £28! it’s a great place to kick off your night!
top tip – if you’d prefer a few beers, see their website/facebook page of their Bucket of Beer and Wings deal
Address : 10 Donegall Square South,Belfast, BT1 5JD
Love and Death
Situated just steps from Victoria Square in the heart of Belfast , Love and Death is a quirky, intimate bar above Little Wings Pizzeria.
Serving food all day and opens to a nightclub in the evenings. Their extensive comic book themed cocktail menu is not to be missed.
Now, they aren’t the cheapest you’ll find in Belfast (between £6.50 – £10) but you definitely will not find this selection of drinks anywhere else.
top tip – keep an eye out on daily deal websites for coupons. *wink*
Address: 10a Ann St, Belfast BT1 4EF
Granny Annie’s Kitchen-
At the corner of Victoria Square, a short walk from central station and city hall, Granny Annie’s landed in Belfast in 2016 with other venues in Londonderry already.
With quirky decor from the garden tools attached to the fence outside (yip…) to the toilets, it’s a must visit.
Hosting live music from outstanding local artists most evenings, a great food served all day and very reasonably priced cocktails (£6.50) it’s easy to see why people love going round to Granny’s!
top tip – try granny’s boozy tea’ teapot cocktails made for sharing (or just ask for a straw) £15.00
Address: 81 Chichester St, Belfast BT1 4JE
Situated opposite Botanic train station The Fly has been around for donkeys!
Offering a bar downstairs and nightclub upstairs always offering drink promos and local live music.
Granted, the bar itself has seen better days but it’s worth a jook, just for its cocktail menu.
With gorgeous £3 cocktails on offer (normally £4) and beer pong available what’s not to love?
top tip – try the ‘Sex Panther’
Address: 5 Lower Crescent Belfast, BT7 1NR
In the centre of Dublin Road lies The Filthy Quarter. don’t let the name put you off!
With 4 areas including, a nightclub and, arguably the best beer garden in Belfast named ‘The Secret Garden’. Hosting local, live music in the bar every night and an open mic night on a Monday, if you fancy it!
It also has a dedicated cocktail bar, again not the cheapest you’ll find in Belfast (around £6.50 each), but I think it’s worth the extra few quid to sit outside and sip a unique cocktail creation.
Filthy’s is well known for their cocktail masterclass, a great start to a night out or for a birthday! Check out their website for bookings.
top tip – check their facebook page for daily deals and promos
Address: 45 Dublin Rd, Belfast BT2 7HD
Slap-bang in the middle of Botanic Avenue, Madison’s is a great all-rounder. With chic decor, food served all day, live music in the bar and a basement nightclub at the weekends it really does have something for everyone.
Their cocktail menu has been reduced in recent months but at £3 each between 5pm-9pm 7 days a week it’s hard to complain.
top tip – ask about their promos for groups – cocktail masterclasses and packages available including overnight stays and dinner
Address: 59-63 Botanic Ave, Belfast BT7 1JL
The very newest addition to Belfast’s cocktail scene opening its doors in March 2017 only a few steps up the road from Love and Death.
This beautifully decorated shabby-chic bar offers amazing live music and a dedicated cocktail menu.
Check it out for yourself!
Address: 96-100 Ann Street, Belfast, BT1 4EF
Benedict’s of Belfast
In the heart of Shaftsbury Square, the list couldn’t be completed without mentioning the notorious Benedict’s.
The Belfast Hotel is well known for their amazing food and rock bottom cocktail prices, at £2.95 everyday 4pm -10pm it’s hard to beat. Book a table for the ‘beat the clock menu’ coupled with £2.95 cocktails for a cheap night out
The bar is always buzzin’, a night out in Benedict’s is always eventful!
top tip – Fancy making a night of it? By a bottle of Champagne on a Sunday and get your room for free! (booking required)
Address: 7-21 Bradbury Pl, Belfast BT7 1RQ
So there you have it, one stop guide to the best value cocktails in Belfast! Don’t see your favourite on the list? What are you waiting for?! Let us know by leaving a comment.