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The Belfast Empire

42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 9276
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Simply The Best !!!!!!

My wife and I visited for the first time to watch Rebecca O'Connor perform her Tina Turner tribute... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
David J
via mobile
Rock nights

Great place good bar staff no hassle wotsoever sum great rock bands 10 out of 10. Great food good... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Don Y
via mobile
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“comedy night” (9 reviews)
“music hall” (8 reviews)
“comedy club” (6 reviews)
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42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
Queen's Quarter
+44 28 9024 9276
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited for the first time to watch Rebecca O'Connor perform her Tina Turner tribute act .... What a delight !!!! This band was pretty good and we throughly enjoyed ourselves .... Great venue with a varied audience, old, younger, straight, gay...More

1  Thank David J
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Great place good bar staff no hassle wotsoever sum great rock bands 10 out of 10. Great food good age range of people. Don.👍🍺🎸

1  Thank Don Y
Reviewed 24 March 2017

when you stand at the front of a large crowd jostling to see open mic acts, then you know you're in a special venue... nuff said

Thank leds777
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Comedy Club night was well worth visiting and I had a hoot of a time in there. No buts, the place supplies drink and nibbles and does a good engaging show well worth the £8 on the door. There no pre-booked seats, you queue with...More

1  Thank Allan W
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My son Rory and I visited the empire recently on a visit to Belfast. Rory wanted to see the the champions league match Leicester v Seville. Pub wasn't overly busy and had big screen for March viewing. Great atmosphere. Nice staff. A very reasonable offer...More

2  Thank Mary o
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Spend four days in Belfast with my 30-something year old daughter, and on our way back from touring, en route to Tara Lodge, we stopped for soup and beer at the Belfast Empire. Subterranean, dark and well-appointed, we had Guinness and Irish stew, while a...More

Thank ChrisMcNeil
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

an alright night out but I don't go there as often anymore, the band that used to play Tuesday nights downstairs were class, don't know why you got rid of them. I don't go for the music on a Tuesday night anymore and am less...More

Thank strawberryfields93
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Yet another excellent night's entertainment at the Empire. Rab McCullough and his band play authentic down-home blues that reaches the parts others don't. The interval act was a bit too self-absorbed for my liking but there was no denying his talent. A range of craft...More

1  Thank Stopout
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

It was party night and packed out, the people there were a good crowd and in good spirits. The ABBA sound alike band and the subsequent disco were darn good. The bar staff were efficient and courteous. The only thing that marred the night for...More

Thank Newryoneisback
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Once more we enjoyed a bloody brilliant night out here while we were working in Belfast... Friday 9 Dec 2016, the two young boys singing were superb..brilliant set, totally varied, suited to all walks of life, great sound..thoroughly enjoyed our night..Thank you Empire...x

2  Thank Martyne04
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