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We went for a quick pint before going out for my 21st birthday meal on the 17th. And it managed to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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The highlight of my trip to Belfast

I was brought in here by my friend who wanted me to experience a authentic NI pub. We stood... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the visit to maddens bar although I felt a little conspicuous. In all fairness it is a tiny space but an experience I was glad to have had.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was given a recommendation to visit Madden's bar which is off the beaten track in a non tourist part of the city. The pub has a large mural on its outside wall and although there were lights on inside the building the surrounding area...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Walker1951
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a quick pint before going out for my 21st birthday meal on the 17th. And it managed to be the highlight of the whole weekend! Lovely atmosphere, decorated very uniquely and had a group of guys in the corner all taking turns...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ceeeejaay
Reviewed 17 February 2019

Rated in the top ten pubs of Belfast by a number of publications this was unfortunately disappointing. The bar itself is nice and traditional. We arrived for a traditional music night and there were a group of five in one corner, tambourine, guitar, a fiddler...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 12 February 2019

I was brought in here by my friend who wanted me to experience a authentic NI pub. We stood upstairs and I was absolutely captivated by these guys that just turned up with instruments and started playing together. The music was gorgeous and created such...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank haylsquish
Reviewed 18 January 2019

First time visit to Belfast, Interesting and friendly small bar, quick friendly service good prices. We were lucky enough to drop into a live music session with 2 Uillean pipers and guitar who were very good to listen to. As visitors we didnt seem to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank russzzr
Reviewed 22 November 2018

After one year living here, I can say that Maddens is the best pub to go for one or 6 beers. The only bad thing is that can be very small and busy some nights, but the atmosphere, people, beer, music, everything is amazing. Full...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Agustín G
Reviewed 6 November 2018

As a first time visitor to Belfast I had only heard of Maddens bar as a sometimes music venue. I now know it should be on everyone’s itinerary when in the city. It is a genuinely friendly, busy bar with no pretentious beyond being a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank JAKEdinburgh
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely 2 nights at Ciara's .i read reviews before i booked and all that was said was true.Brilliant host most helpful when giving directions to great venues.I had 2 dogs with me and her dog and mine became buddies right away. Lovely friendly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kieran B
Reviewed 1 October 2018

A small local pub with friendly regulars and live music! If your after a traditional evening, this is the place to go.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SuryakantRathod
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21h at night
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