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Maddens Bar

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Address: 74 Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1FJ, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9446 2177

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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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. But the most important thing is the Guinness, the best pint in Belfast served up... More 

1 Thank Irishmark2000
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 be back to Maddens on our next visit to Belfast

Thank danmartinmc2017
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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 this reasonably small pub it is brilliant, nicely laid out and incredibly decorated with all... More 

Thank peterhampton
Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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
SW England
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103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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
North West
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Lovely small Irish pub near CastleCourt Shopping Centre. Often a trad session on here and great guinness too!

Thank smithers58
Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Maddens was always a tight working class Belfast Bar and its standing as a place to visit for many visitors to Belfast has not changed that. No-mater who has owned it, Maddens remained unchanged over decades. Kept safe by one of the the City's finest doormen every visit is just like going back in time. The Guinness is marginally better... More 

1 Thank Seafishtown
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The young girl upstairs was very welcoming and friendly as she made sure we had a fantastic night 😀will definitely be back atmosphere was electric

2 Thank Brandon K
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

First visit with German friends looking for Craic and Irish music experience Did not disappoint Manager/owner one of the most pleasant I have ever met .

Hamar, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is one the most traditional music pubs in Belfast. Bar on the ground floor with music and at least at on week-ends there is a bar on first floor also with traditional music. This is a must in Belfast. Check out their home page or Facebook.

1 Thank Masol1

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