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Lavery's Bar

12-18 Bradbury Place, Belfast BT7 1RS, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9087 1106
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Great pint of Guinness

This was recommended to us and we weren’t disappointed with the great pint of Guinness we were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Phil H
Warrington, United Kingdom
via mobile
Couldn't pay me to eat here again

I can totally appreciate why you shouldn't except too much from a busy bar in terms of pub food... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matthew C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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. Behind the unassuming street façade lies a grand total of four bars, two roof gardens, a street-level beer garden, an independent off licence and Northern Ireland's largest pool room. All of our bars offer something different - whether it be exciting club nights, live music, comedy, live sport or free entertainment, Lavery's offers something for everyone: The Public Bar The perfect place to relax by the fire with a quiet pint or catch up with friends, the Public Bar is the traditional heart of Lavery's, and home to our many loyal customers from the city centre and beyond. The Back Bar & Beer Garden The Back Bar has taken on legendary status for its focus on great music and unpretentious good times. There is free entertainment seven nights a week, with live gigs from the hottest new bands and our ever-popular open mic night, The Living Room. Mister Tom's Lounge At weekends our first floor venue Mister Tom's is an exciting nightclub venue. It's also home to Lavery's Comedy Club, featuring the best comedians in Northern Ireland and beyond, and it's available too as a stylish and comfortable room for private functions. The Pool Room and Roof Terraces On our top floor is Northern Ireland's largest pool room, with 22 pool tables and full bar facilities. The pool room opens out onto our two open-air roof terraces, and there is free DJ entertainment seven days a week. Every Saturday night, the pool room is transformed into our hugely popular alternative club, Beat Connection - dazzling lights and visuals and a thrilling soundtrack of electronica, hip-hop and house. The Woodworkers The Woodworkers is Belfast's new social bar and rotating tap room. We're proud to offer the best craft beers from around the world on our six rotating taps, plus an array of delicious cocktails, quality spirits, wine and more. It's heaven for beer aficionados, with a brand new offering every week plus regular free tap takeovers from the most exciting independent brewers around, and all set to a carefully curated playlist, plus DJs from Thursday to Saturday. Lavery's Independent Off Licence Our off sales is nestled between the Public Bar and The Woodworkers and open seven days a week with an extensive range of craft beer, ale, lager, cider, wine and spirits - not to mention exclusive Lavery's merchandise! Food Food is available in all of our bars from noon to 10pm (12.30pm-10pm on Sunday), featuring traditional Irish cuisine, light bites and a fine array of contemporary fare - all made using fresh ingredients sourced in Northern Ireland. We are happy to meet all dietary requirements, and we are proud of our specially selected gluten-free menu. Group bookings are welcome. Lavery's has a food hygiene rating of five stars. Sport Lavery's is the number one venue for live sport in Belfast, with HD screens throughout the building offering live coverage of football, rugby, golf, darts, racing, cricket, tennis, F1, NFL and more on request. We have close relationships with Ulster Rugby, Belfast Giants ice hockey team and the Northern Ireland national football team, and we're delighted to welcome fans of each to support their teams at Lavery's. We are also proud sponsors of Queen's University football and volleyball clubs, and Belfast Roller Derby. Room Hire and Function Rooms We would be delighted to host your weddings, parties, pool parties and private functions, or book ahead to reserve a table for private dining. To make an enquiry, please use the contact form which you can find at the Room Hire / Function Rooms section of our website.
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Hours Today: 12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
12-18 Bradbury Place, Belfast BT7 1RS, Northern Ireland
Golden Mile
+44 28 9087 1106
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was recommended to us and we weren’t disappointed with the great pint of Guinness we were served. We enjoyed it so much we had a second before we carried on our crawl.

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can totally appreciate why you shouldn't except too much from a busy bar in terms of pub food - and that the management might be used to dealing with d******ds a lot. Even so, to pay £4 for three rubber prawns and another £3...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quality bar, serves decent drinks & the pool hall upstairs is a perfect place to kill a bit time, over twenty pool tables all well maintained & decent cues, good for watching sport on television too

1  Thank SammyCthe1st
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this bar as it was close to the hotel I stayed at and what a great place. The bar opens out at the back and is absolutely ginormous! At one point found a room with about 20 pool tables. Decorated to an excellent...More

1  Thank Pagarooni
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Would not recommend this bar.. A group of us all in our forties all professionals.. all extremely well dressed gathered for a few drinks over the festive period.. we were refused entry to this bar on the grounds that 1 in our party appeared to...More

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 22 December 2017

we were in here during the afternoon for a drink.....bar staff were friendly and talkative...so we decided to eat here later.....had a starter of veg soup which was very tasty...but the fish and chips that came next were huge..lovely...so much so that we couldnt eat...More

Thank sanmiguelman
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Was here Saturday 9th, 1st time in a bar in 18 years, the food was better than McDonald's, but as soon as we had finished, the staff wanted us to move. A few minutes later the heavy task force of bouncers came to force an...More

Thank Anubis14
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Dont be drinking to much in this bar the management cant handle anyone getting to loud or drinking to much, they should not really be in the bar management the younger ones that do the work and serve you are excellent the management they just...More

Thank marty192
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Great service. Great menu options and serving size was massive. Meat lovera go for the platter. Take home box needed. Prices decent for city centre. Football on all screens. Definetly be back soon.

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The location is great and the decor as expected of a large Belfast Pub. The service was fast and friendly.While an excellent pint is poured the food doesn't meet the quality of the establishment. It sadly lacks in flavour as exemplified by mussels that are...More

Thank Don M
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Response from Niffyfoxes | Reviewed this property |
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Response from marty192 |
do not go into this bar the doormen are so ignorant and rude and the management that run this place are unbelievable so stupid and so rude and inept they should be working in ice cream parlours not bars if u start to enjoy... More