Second question, more interesting hopefully. Best real ale pubs in Cathedral Quarter?
You only get one go at this life, make the most of it. :-)
Loved my time in Belfast. Friendliest place I've ever been. Thought I knew quite a bit about the history, but will go away with new thoughts. Did the Falls/Shankhill tour 3 times. First time round I was really shocked. No wonder people here drink and dance. I will return
Nice one, so glad you enjoyed it and are leaving with good thoughts.. Hurry back and bring some friends next time. :-)
"It doesn't seem to matter once the music gets going"
Good beer always matters.
"Good beer always matters."
Never a truer word has been spoken! Although a decent Guinness still qualifies as good beer in my book.
Hophouse is an improvement for big-brewery lager. At least it tastes of beer.
Think of it as MacBeer, rather than Gourmet Beer. It has its role to fulfill.
The Crown did the best ale of any pub we went in. It's a great pub. The Duke of York, Dirty Onion, Kelly's Cellars all good. Robinsons/Fibbers great too. I love good real ale, but I loved the experience more. I reckon you'll catch up with the cask soon. Took a while in England to get going again in most places too.
You'd get ales in Wetherspoons,you may come across some bottles in a few pubs but as mentioned,ales aren't a big thing here.
For anyone who's interested and is about town this evening, Boundary Brewery on the Newtownards Road has a taproom at the end of every month and is open this evening. It is without doubt the best beer that Northern Ireland is producing at the moment. You will NOT any get guinness or h******e 13... (thankfully).