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Maddens Bar

74 Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1FJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9446 2177
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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 3 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia

followed the barman inside , so I didn't need to go through security , invited to be seated as I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leighton Buzzard, England
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74 Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1FJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9446 2177
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

1  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
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

2  Thank Irishmark2000
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