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Pubs In Belfast City Centre

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Replying To ardmhacha:  "Belfast is a great town to go out in with fantastic bars, restaurants and hotels.
City centre bars are not political and generally stay away from showing any sport due to obvious reasons.
The city centre is very safe and welcomes all walks of life.
You can see games occasionally in the kitchen bar on the edge of victoria square."
Nancy Mulligans is on Castle Street and I'm sure shows GAA games. Iv never watched a game there but it is a sports bar with county jerseys on the wall.

Soma (UK) - Posts: 2588 - 04/06/2021 10:21:53    2348150

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Replying To jonjon:  "Why is that?

Obviously unionists/protestants (in general) aren't going to be watching GAA, but would there not be nationalist/catholic bars that would have it on in city centre? Or would they just avoid it to avoid any possible hassle?

Sorry if I'm coming across as ignorant!"
Snobbery plays a part. Soccer is a much more popular pub tv sport and will always be given precedence. GAA fans go to games they really want to see.

I was by duke of york yesterday and it is now open so dismiss my earlier remark.

OGarmaile (Tyrone) - Posts: 242 - 04/06/2021 10:34:36    2348157

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Replying To OGarmaile:  "Snobbery plays a part. Soccer is a much more popular pub tv sport and will always be given precedence. GAA fans go to games they really want to see.

I was by duke of york yesterday and it is now open so dismiss my earlier remark."
Thanks everyone for all the suggestions and have a safe and wonderful weekend.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 386 - 04/06/2021 21:24:24    2348301

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Replying To Loughduff Lad:  "Slightly out of the city centre the Errigle is a great bar (slightly pricey though), and beside that you've the Pavillion and Northern Lights. Closer in the city there are lots of options in Botanic and Cathedral area. Do be aware of price gouging. Lot of the bigger bars have increased their prices a lot post Covid. Have a look at them and you'll spot the ones trying to be upmarket and gouging. In the city I personally like Bittles, The Garrick, The Spaniard, and if you're looking for slightly touristy ones Robinsons and the Crown are always decent too with a mix of crowds."
Cavan lad complaining about prices.....you couldn't make it up!! Only joking.

The Spaniard is a great bar.....I was one of the first customers at the Spaniard when it opened, popped in for a swift half and the owners said we were the first customers since they took over it.

Garrick is nice, Errigal very nice as well. The Pavilion is the place for sports. Another sports bar is Franklin's, never been in it but shows plenty of sport etc.

Belfast has plenty bars......won't be hard to find decent one.

The Rock bar on the Falls is really good.....especially Sunday nights :)

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 1837 - 05/06/2021 17:31:08    2348462

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