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Beer Gardens

Belfast has a huge selection of watering holes, and the most coveted spots during the summer months are beer gardens and rooftop bars. From the fabulous National Grande Cafe to The Perch hideaway, find the perfect oasis in the middle of the city.

The National Grande Cafe

This hide-away beer garden, located at the back of The National, features rustic seating and a covered area. With barbeques throughout the summer months and a gorgeous cocktail list, The National is an oasis in the city. Read more >>

Cutters Wharf

Cutters is the go-to summer spot in Belfast when the sun comes out. On the banks of the River Lagan, you can enjoy al fresco dining, cocktails and barbecues throughout the summer months. Read more >>

The Perch Rooftop Bar

A space like no other in Belfast, The Perch has a beautiful large centre bar, surrounded by original window features, original brick clad walls and adorned with birdcages with similarly themed artwork. Of course, lending itself to the name. Located on the 5th floor of a historic building in the heart of the Linen Quarter, you can enjoy cocktails and sangria in the height of summer and hot cider, winter warmers and blankets in the winter. Read more >>

Dirty Onion

This old bonding warehouse has been transformed into one of Belfast's coolest bars. With its unmissable wooden facade, outdoor bar and live music seven nights a week, it's a great spot to enjoy a chilled pint on a summer evening in the Cathedral Quarter. Read more >>

The Treehouse

The Treehouse is a rooftop hide-away in the centre of Belfast. This roof top garden is truly surprising, with unique views of the city. Rain or shine, The Treehouse is a welcoming space for everyone, serving Mexican food throughout the day and enchanting you with twinkling fairy lights in the evening. Read more >>

Duke of York

A traditional bar filled with memorabilia, the Duke of York's picturesque narrow cobbled alleyway is a great place to enjoy a few drinks with friends. In the beer garden, surround yourself with a more up-to-date version of Belfast's social scene and see the wall murals of our musical and cultural past. Read more >>

The Parlour

The Parlour Backyard, in Queen's Quarter, is one of the largest enclosed outdoor spaces in Belfast. Decorated with palm trees, fairy lights and lots of seating, it's the ideal spot to sit on sunny days, and with gas heaters and a big screen there are plenty of reasons to stay into the night. Read more >>

Kelly's Cellars

Kelly's Cellars is one of Belfast's most popular traditional pubs, right in the heart of the city. During summer there are benches and seating sprawling across Bank Square to accommodate patrons when the sun shines. Plus there are traditional music sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 8.30pm and Saturdays from 4.30pm (subject to change). Read more >>

The Ivory

The stylish balcony at The Ivory offers luxurious surroundings with breathtaking views of Belfast. Situated on the 3rd floor of House of Fraser in the heart of Belfast, you can enjoy cocktails, barbecues and live music on the comfy sofas sheltered from the wind. Read more >>

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