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Maddens Bar

74 Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1FJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9446 2177
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Best of ‘real’ belfast

Great craic music chat and dancing! Friendly bar staff best in town for a local feel of trad music... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
A TripAdvisor Member
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Must Visit Pub With Traditional Music

Happily our server at a nearby bar told us to visit Maddens for traditional music, and so we... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
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“trad music” (8 reviews)
“irish bar” (7 reviews)
74 Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1FJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9446 2177
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Great craic music chat and dancing! Friendly bar staff best in town for a local feel of trad music and craic be warned it gets busy!!! But worth visiting!

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Happily our server at a nearby bar told us to visit Maddens for traditional music, and so we decided to pop in for a drink following dinner. For the next two hours we were entertained by a group of talented musicians and great vocalists who...More

Thank 699JaneM
Reviewed 18 November 2017

followed the barman inside , so I didn't need to go through security , invited to be seated as I ordered two pints of the black stuff ( excellent creamy pint ) barman very friendly , I asked stupid questions in relation to products on...More

2  Thank marv9n
Reviewed 13 October 2017

What a great find, called in on Monday night about 7pm, bar was quiet to start, and then saw some people turn up with guitars and fiddles at first I thought it was going to be a traditional music night but as the musicians started...More

2  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Best Bar in Belfast without a doubt! Always a pleasure to have a pint in this establishment - the Guinness is superb, the ambience n general banter amongst the locals n tourists is something worth savoring! A proper pub with great live music every night!...More

Thank Lovinglife1981
Reviewed 5 September 2017 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 19 August 2017

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
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