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Lavery's Bar

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Neighbourhood: Golden Mile
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Address: 12-18 Bradbury Place, Belfast BT7 1RS, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 9087 1106
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 12:30 - 00:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 01:30
Sat 11:30 - 02:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Lavery's is Belfast's oldest family-owned pub, at the heart of the city's...

Lavery's is Belfast's oldest family-owned pub, at the heart of the city's social life for almost 100 years. Perfectly located a short distance from both the city centre and the vibrant Queen's Quarter, it's a versatile, lively entertainment venue with the charm of a traditional Irish pub. Behind the unassuming street façade lies a grand total of four bars, two roof gardens, a street-level beer garden, an independent off licence and Northern Ireland's largest pool room. All of our bars offer something different - whether it be exciting club nights, live music, comedy, live sport or free entertainment, Lavery's offers something for everyone: The Public Bar The perfect place to relax by the fire with a quiet pint or catch up with friends, the Public Bar is the traditional heart of Lavery's, and home to our many loyal customers from the city centre and beyond. The Back Bar & Beer Garden The Back Bar has taken on legendary status for its focus on great music and unpretentious good times. There is free entertainment seven nights a week, with live gigs from the hottest new bands and our ever-popular open mic night, The Living Room. Mister Tom's Lounge At weekends our first floor venue Mister Tom's is an exciting nightclub venue. It's also home to Lavery's Comedy Club, featuring the best comedians in Northern Ireland and beyond, and it's available too as a stylish and comfortable room for private functions. The Pool Room and Roof Terraces On our top floor is Northern Ireland's largest pool room, with 22 pool tables and full bar facilities. The pool room opens out onto our two open-air roof terraces, and there is free DJ entertainment seven days a week. Every Saturday night, the pool room is transformed into our hugely popular alternative club, Beat Connection - dazzling lights and visuals and a thrilling soundtrack of electronica, hip-hop and house. The Woodworkers The Woodworkers is Belfast's new social bar and rotating tap room. We're proud to offer the best craft beers from around the world on our six rotating taps, plus an array of delicious cocktails, quality spirits, wine and more. It's heaven for beer aficionados, with a brand new offering every week plus regular free tap takeovers from the most exciting independent brewers around, and all set to a carefully curated playlist, plus DJs from Thursday to Saturday. Lavery's Independent Off Licence Our off sales is nestled between the Public Bar and The Woodworkers and open seven days a week with an extensive range of craft beer, ale, lager, cider, wine and spirits - not to mention exclusive Lavery's merchandise! Food Food is available in all of our bars from noon to 10pm (12.30pm-10pm on Sunday), featuring traditional Irish cuisine, light bites and a fine array of contemporary fare - all made using fresh ingredients sourced in Northern Ireland. We are happy to meet all dietary requirements, and we are proud of our specially selected gluten-free menu. Group bookings are welcome. Lavery's has a food hygiene rating of five stars. Sport Lavery's is the number one venue for live sport in Belfast, with HD screens throughout the building offering live coverage of football, rugby, golf, darts, racing, cricket, tennis, F1, NFL and more on request. We have close relationships with Ulster Rugby, Belfast Giants ice hockey team and the Northern Ireland national football team, and we're delighted to welcome fans of each to support their teams at Lavery's. We are also proud sponsors of Queen's University football and volleyball clubs, and Belfast Roller Derby. Room Hire and Function Rooms We would be delighted to host your weddings, parties, pool parties and private functions, or book ahead to reserve a table for private dining. To make an enquiry, please use the contact form which you can find at the Room Hire / Function Rooms section of our website.

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A great place to spend afternoon or early evening.a terrace bar for smokers with TVs.a pool room with lots of tables .book a table at the bar and you get allocated a number.a game... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to spend afternoon or early evening.a terrace bar for smokers with TVs.a pool room with lots of tables .book a table at the bar and you get allocated a number.a game is a pound 13.4.17

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As many have said, this is a lively, friendly place - good food and good for kids. The staff could not have been more helpful. There were good vegetarian options and portions were extremely generous. The slight downside, for me, was the number of screens showing football which were difficult to ignore (I know this will be a huge selling... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic bar, so much going for it. Starting with a warm and friendly welcome from the lads on the doors I was then offered samples of three beers to help me decide my choice. All 3 were good as it happens so it was unfortunate we only had time for one round. The staff were excellent, the bar... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another star pub in Belfast. Great atmoshere, brilliant service (served straight away and then had four other staff ask if I was being served while the original server was getting our beers). Ate there in the evening and the Guiness and Blue Cheese burger is to die for

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having seen this from the HO/HO tour bus we walked up from our Hotel ( Holiday Inn) - my partner and I and our 8 year old granddaughter - checked and we were ok with her there (until 9.00 if necessary- left at 7.45). great pub, lovely atmosphere (Sunday night) , staff great, food really good and great value. Guinness... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

------original review------- Subject: Lavery's Bar Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe Title: Literally abused by a member of staff...disgraceful ! ID#: 470495729 I was with my wife in Laverys on Sunday afternoon. We were outside in the sunshine and it was packed full of Northern Irish and Norwegian football fans enjoying the pre match fun and sun together. So... More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Walked by this joint and decided to stop for a nightcap. Great for beer and wine; not so great for cocktails (go to Woodworkers for that). This was a nice warm spot to hunker down for a bit on a Belfast winter night. Recommend for a low key time.

1 Thank DonnieDemuth
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This used to be the home of great pub grub, what has happened? Portion sizes have decreased and the veggie "sloppy Joe" was well below par. A teaspoon of chilli does not constitute a sloppy joe. The top bit of the bun was considerably smaller than the bottom and didn't even cover the dry, largely sweetcorn based patty. Chips were... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Number one sports bar in Belfast. Big screen playing all sports. Thanks to Nile the lovely 😊 Barman for putting the Scotland Rugby game on for the girls. Cheap drink and lovely food.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I plotted up in this bar for most of the evening as part of our weekend trip to Belfast this a lovely big bar with a rooftop and an off license attached as well the people of Belfast are so friendly we felt very at home so thank you all the bar itself had a choice of... More 

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