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Maddens Bar

74 Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1FJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9446 2177
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We found this place through word of mouth. It's not easy to find as Berry St meanders a bit round... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EdinburghHeretoday
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Edinburgh
A small bar that feels like a genuine Belfast watering hole

This feels like a genuine locals' bar rather than one visited by tourists (though that is what we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lynne24
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“irish pub” (7 reviews)
“trad session” (2 reviews)
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74 Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1FJ, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9446 2177
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"irish pub"
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"talented musicians"
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"great wee pub"
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"belfast bar"
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"castle court"
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"monday night"
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"bar staff"
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"visiting belfast"
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"northern ireland"
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"guinness"
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"tourists"
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"craic"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place through word of mouth. It's not easy to find as Berry St meanders a bit round a corner. There's a hint of mystery about the door entry too. You have to press a button to release the lock. I think so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This feels like a genuine locals' bar rather than one visited by tourists (though that is what we were!). Small and intimate, quite quirky, with a small group of of musicians playing the violin and Irish pipes. It was recommended by the restaurant where we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit here..great beer, friendly staff and live music.cracking atmosphere,was very busy with locals and tourists all mixing together.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Great craic music chat and dancing! Friendly bar staff best in town for a local feel of trad music and craic be warned it gets busy!!! But worth visiting!

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Happily our server at a nearby bar told us to visit Maddens for traditional music, and so we decided to pop in for a drink following dinner. For the next two hours we were entertained by a group of talented musicians and great vocalists who...More

1  Thank 699JaneM
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

followed the barman inside , so I didn't need to go through security , invited to be seated as I ordered two pints of the black stuff ( excellent creamy pint ) barman very friendly , I asked stupid questions in relation to products on...More

3  Thank marv9n
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

What a great find, called in on Monday night about 7pm, bar was quiet to start, and then saw some people turn up with guitars and fiddles at first I thought it was going to be a traditional music night but as the musicians started...More

3  Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Best Bar in Belfast without a doubt! Always a pleasure to have a pint in this establishment - the Guinness is superb, the ambience n general banter amongst the locals n tourists is something worth savoring! A proper pub with great live music every night!...More

1  Thank Lovinglife1981
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We wanted to visit a traditional Irish folk bar and was recommended this one. The atmosphere was great. We stayed in the bar downstairs as there was a live Irish trio playing old traditional music. The place was full of old memorabilia and the people...More

1  Thank Angier52
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

In the upstairs we found a genuine traditional music jam session and downstairs traditional music with a modern twist. Both excellent. As well as helpful staff, friendly patrons, and charming musicians.

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