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The Cocktail Bar at The Merchant Hotel

16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 4888
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
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11 - 20 of 717 reviews

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Just popped in for a cup of tea. There was a choice of tea - loose leaf - and China cups. Whilst there the bar had a pianist and this helped make the experience much more enjoyable. Service was very good.

Thank David A
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Was brought here for a night whilst out for my birthday weekend. The atmosphere is lovely and the cocktails are gorgeous, however they are on the expensive side. The bar was very packed so it was hard to really move in the place let alone...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This was a lovely friendly bar with fantastiic Jazz , musicians were outstanding , bar staff so friendly

Thank Mamamia2619
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Went here and was not disappointed at all! The best cocktail bar in Belfast! The cocktails were about £9 each which is brilliant considering for the same price elsewhere you get far less choice and quality! Very comfy, opulent and relaxing surroundings. Service was excellent!...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to celebrate my birthday with a few cheeky cocktails. Staff very friendly and know their stuff especially Jack.

Thank Ciara B
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I'm a fan of live music and Jazz and this was a great surprise for my birthday. The location is great, and the restaurant is fab. it had a really prohibition, 1930s vibe. The booths are a must to eat in and pay that little...More

Thank BenniferManchester
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I wanted to eat here because my favorite tv show is filmed here! Let me say, the hotel and restaurant did not disappoint. So beautiful and everyone is so friendly. I was afraid it would be very expensive (but I'm from San Francisco and nothing...More

Thank noemec2015
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My daughter had booked this for my birthday on Sunday , Buck's Fizz and a lovely brunch, the staff are the best especially Eve , and the guy playing and singing jazz was good and added to a very relaxed morning , would really recommend...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner went here for a few drinks, very pricey but the atmosphere and staff made it so worth it. The night we went here there was beautiful live music which was very tasteful. The bathrooms were very clean as was the bar...More

Thank hailsx61
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We were here for a night cap after a family dinner. The bar tender was very attentive and made drinks to order based on preferences (although the extensive drinks menu does provide plenty of choice too). Great atmosphere with live music.

Thank desigoodall
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7 August 2016|
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Response from Eliz B | Reviewed this property |
Berts Bar is part of the merchant hotel so the menu and all info is on the merchant hotel website . Hope this is off done help
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 4888
  • E-mail
Our multi award-winning bar with staff whose knowledge of all things “imbibable” is every bit as encyclopedic as our highly renowned drinks selection.

This beautiful room has many wonderful original architectural features. Antique Baccarat chandeliers and a stunning antique fire complement the design. The Bar at The Merchant serves an impeccable selection of exceptional drinks. From rare spirits to vintage Champagnes - not to mention a cocktail list of encyclopedic proportions, this extensive offering allows us to cater to all tastes – no matter how diverse. Our knowledgeable staff will be pleased to help you with your selection.

The refined simplicity of The Cocktail Bar food menu provides a relaxed yet elegant alternative to the fine dining experience in The Great Room Restaurant
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