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The Belfast Empire

$$ - $$$
Golden Mile
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
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42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 9276
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12:30 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great blues music on a Thursday night downstairs with the Rab McCullough Band, the blues legend of Ulster

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Thank Rob S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went here for the first time with a few friends for the comedy club on a Tuesday night. The admission fee is £8 which I found a bit expensive for what is on offer. Colin Murphy (I think I got that right) is hilarious! I really enjoyed his humour but the comedian after him literally killed... More 

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Thank Aimee L
Roermond, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the Empire burger (x3) and a cheeseburger with bacon. 'Can't go wrong with a burger', I hear you say. Well, you can. One of my worst burgers ever due to the complete lack of flavour of the actual burger. Guess the chef had completely forgotten to season the minced meat. Hugely disappointing!

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Thank JeroenSegers
Burbank, California
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a great venue for gigs with 3 floors of bars and music, including punk,rock,blues,jazz and traditional Irish acts, as well as comedy. The DJ for the Gbh/Defects gig was great as well. Extremely clean restrooms.

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Thank Renee T
Belfast, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I've been frequenting this place for the last 25 odd years and had no idea how much they had upped their game in recent times. The staff here have always been great regardless of the turnover of people they have had over the years. The owners must have their recruitment model perfect as you don't get snotty arrogant people behind... More 

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Thank PaddyCunningham
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Went to a concert. One of the best services at the bar I ever had. Great concert as well! The space is interesting in itself and you can sit upstairs, on the aisle or just stand in the middle

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Thank VictorHan
Bangor, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The Belfast Empire Music Hall Sunday 27th November Sweethearts of Swing launch. The venue was perfect, the girls looked amazing complete with red lipstick, victory rolls and seamed stockings. Then they sang and their 3 part harmonies were fantastic. Timing was spot on as were the harmonies and their voices blended perfectly. Everyone had an amazing night from start to... More 

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Thank Rita R
Dublin, Ireland
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100 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Dropped in to listen to a bann on Friday night. Good crowd. Good bar service albeit that I was served up with a dirty glass. Simply not good enough. Sound system for band pretty poor..........needs an upgrade. Serving drink to 1am and then told by security at 1-05am to vacate the premises. Otherwise, worth a visit.

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Thank Gerry C
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The Empire Belfast in my opinion is always a great night out. The Bob Marley tribute band - Legend were brilliant. Tickets were £10 well worth it.

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Thank Sonia L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is a great bar with live bands and a great atmosphere. Not enough places like this around anymore.

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Thank Amanda B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Golden Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Golden Mile
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9024 9276

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?