Why not mix it up at one or all of these highly-rated cocktail bars in Belfast…

1. The Apartment

Apartment cocktails

2 Donegall Square West

Due to reopen this weekend after a major first floor refurbishment, The Apartment has been a staple destination on Belfast’s cocktail trail since it opened at the turn of the century.

2. The Merchant


16 Skipper Street

When The Merchant first opened its doors in Belfast it gave the cocktail scene a real shake up. It remains at the top of the tree.

3. Rita’s

Bar Ritas

44 Franklin Street

One of the new kids on the block, Rita’s is holding its own as an ambient location for seekers of exotic drinks and decor.

4. Graze

Graze lounge

404 Newtownards Road

Although Graze is primarily a restaurant, it also boosts an impressive first floor cocktail lounge for a post-meal tipple.

5. Alibi

Alibi bar

25-31 Bradbury Place

Their signature drinks are the His & Hers Alibi and on Thursdays and Fridays you can avail of half price cocktails.

6. Europa


Great Victoria Street

The Europa has been around that long it’s often overlooked, but some of Belfast’s most renowned mixologists ply their trade here in The Piano Bar.

7. Filthy McNasty’s


45 Dublin Road

Filthy Chic cocktail bar is the first stop for many in the Filthy Quarter. As well as mixing your drinks they also offer cocktail masterclasses.

8. The Albany

INBV-Hosp Awards The Albany

701 Lisburn Road

Fancy a Zombie Hurricane or some White Tiger’s Milk? The Albany will see you right.

9. Sixty6


66 High Street

A recent addition to Belfast’s clubbing scene, Sixty6, located above The National, comes armed with an impressive cocktail list.

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