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The Belfast Empire

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Neighbourhood: Queen's Quarter
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Address: 42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9024 9276
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11:30 - 01:00
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What a night out!!

Just spent the best £10 ever!! Went to see The Sweethearts of Swing in The Belfast Empire Music Hall and what a night. These three beautiful young ladies know how to sing 3 part... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rita R
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never ever seen a more run down pub in all my life, from start to finish it was awful, 1stly when we went in I asked for soup and he says yes to later return and say u can't I could only get it if I was getting a sandwich, chips were oven cooked and stinking and onto... More 

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Thank Niamh L
Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent the best £10 ever!! Went to see The Sweethearts of Swing in The Belfast Empire Music Hall and what a night. These three beautiful young ladies know how to sing 3 part harmony. They treated us to a tremendous show singing 40's favourites from The Andrews Sisters & Vera Lynn. Their voices blend superbly, timing and choreography spot... More 

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Thank Rita R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to the Belfast Empire for gigs before and went back to hear Augustines on their farewell tour. This is a great venue as you can get right up to the stage f you want, and even if you are sitting back on some of the raised seating areas, you are still very much involved in the show, especially if... More 

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Thank StranraerN
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A couple of friends got together and checked out the Empire on their comedy night last Tuesday. Great nights crack, had pizza and beer for £5 and then the main event!! Be warned not for faint hearted and get down early!!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Empire is unique in Belfast with a great food menu very reasonably priced during the day. At night a great variety of entertainment with almost theatre like seating and atmosphere. Get tickets early as they sell fast!,

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Thank donnamckittrick16
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Great night listening to the Rab McCullough Blues Band great bar and atmosphere. Warm and welcoming good prices.

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Thank Stewart T
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The Empire is one of Belfast's best and iconic music venues for concerts! The bar itself is pretty good aswell!

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Thank Tom S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My memory is of the venue being a religious establishment, but one would never know. Upstairs is fitted out in Victoriana old music hall style, and very excellently too, giving it a most authentic feel. Stage and band available, plus bar, downstairs seating and a gallery. Did a great job of catering for a pos-wedding party.

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Thank MadDocNI
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Could not of asked for a better venue. From the door men to the bar staff and the band playing . This is a must for anyone visiting belfast

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Thank 549pedro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Stumbled across the weekly tuesday night comedy show and absolutely loved it. 4 bottles for a tenner, great venue, seating etc and the show was not a let down. For a decent night out a must visit!

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