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Maddens Bar

74 Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1FJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9446 2177
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Entertaining evening

We wanted to visit a traditional Irish folk bar and was recommended this one. The atmosphere was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hedon, United Kingdom
via mobile
Exquisite music, all local musicians and clientelle

In the upstairs we found a genuine traditional music jam session and downstairs traditional music... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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74 Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1FJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9446 2177
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Angier52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank CameraBluff
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Stopped in for a drink with friends after a tuesday of driving round Northern Ireland. Very friendly owner who was having a beer at the bar and made us feel very welcome. Their seemed to be a larger bar attached that opens in the weekend....More

Thank SiobhanMcGibbon
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

A must when visiting Belfast, great pints and interesting characters. Not touristy and the music can be brilliant.

Thank LDSL
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We had a blast at this very off the beaten track pub. Madden's was suggested to us by a local. The bartender, Barny, was so fun and quite the character. My daughter said he was the funnest person she met on our whole trip! Great...More

Thank dooley22
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This great little bar is hidden behind Castle Court Shopping Mall. You have to press a buzzer to gain entry, a reminder of Belfast's troubled history. Inside are more reminders of the politics of the city, with Republican posters, Irish language signage and Irish memorabilia....More

1  Thank Irishmark2000
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Had a great time in this traditional Irish pub, the Guinness was absolutely the best tasting in Belfast and I was served by a very friendly & welcoming bartender called Ciara so thank-you Ciara for the excellent service we received and no doubt will certainly...More

Thank danmartinmc2017
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

If we hadn't previously read some 'Visit Belfast' reviews about the best pubs in Belfast we would have missed this gem, or, walked straight past it! From the outside you could pre judge and perhaps not enter but that would be a big mistake. Inside...More

1  Thank peterhampton
Reviewed 20 March 2017

What a brilliant first time in Maddens bar, found it to be, warm and friendly. A great Irish bar, one definitely not to be missed!!

Thank jchangleng1
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Traditional Irish Bar. Lots to see, lots to drink and lots of people to talk to. Live traditional music some nights. A good place for a great pint of Guinness.

Thank Silchester_John
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14 May 2016|
Response from Dara H | Reviewed this property |
I'm unclear as to wether the question is directed at me or Maddens?