Experience Belfast After Dark

experience-belfast-after-darkAfter a busy day of sightseeing, you could either be ready for a quiet evening in a pleasant restaurant or charged for a night on the tiles, ready to knock back a few drinks and strut your stuff until the early hours. Whatever your persuasion, you’ll be in good company among the city’s residents, who like a good night out as much as those of any other European capital. The city answers the demand with a fine selection of venues that are guaranteed to please everybody, irrespective of their background.

Belfast offers a thriving night scene with venues of every variety, making it the ideal place for both youthful and more senior visitors. For the young, the city center is host to a large selection of trendy drinking establishments, with names such as Bar 12, Bar Bacca and The Apartments regularly topping the lists of favorite haunts.

Visitors looking to dance the night away or nod theirs heads appreciatively in a dark corner will find no shortage of nightclubs on hand, with as many aimed at the indie crowd as the mainstream, with names like Milk and M-Club among the most popular. For older visitors, there are quieter pubs and a good selection of restaurants where a more sedate evening can be spent.

Belfast has a number of venues offering staged productions with a variety of styles and genres covered. At the Grand Opera House, you’ll find everything from pantomimes to opera; at the Old Museum Arts Centre, you’ll find modern productions and fringe theater; at the Lyric Theatre, there are international productions and at the Belfast Civic Arts Theatre, there are comedy and popular shows. For a spot of live music, try the Ulster Hall, which hosts everything from classical to rock music performances, while at the King Hall, you might be lucky to catch some superstars.