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“Great New Addition to the City”
Review of Harp Bar

Harp Bar
Ranked #6 of 92 Nightlife in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Arrived late on Friday night, door man needs to lighten up & buy a personality, Manager much better. Good service, from the bar the team, great live music & nice crowd. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit, look forward to our next visit. As for the GAA comments, I have a couple of GAA tops, great for games, not suitable for a night out. Lighten up & make an effort when you go out drinking, you're not heading to your local.

3  Thank FrankieMc
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

In general, this is a nice pub with friendly staff. The bar however has a policy that restricts anybody wearing GAA tops, while letting those wearing rugby and ice hockey jerseys enter. I can totally understand the restriction of certain soccer tops (Celtic, Rangers etc.) but the GAA is an inclusive and completely non-sectarian organisation and this policy seems to be out of touch with the reality on the ground. GAA is currently available in many state schools in N. Ireland. It would be great if decent sporting people of all codes would be welcome in the Harp Bar, and not just those of two sports.

4  Thank RGCuan
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Had friends up from Dublin and Carlow showing them around The City. Got to The 'Harp' bar to be greeted with a sign that we wouldn't be welcome. My friend Bob was wearing a Dublin top! I wouls advise all GAA people and all tourists, especially from the Country and from The South to give this place a wide Berth.

6  Thank GerryOs2014
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Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

We were wandering around the town on thursday night,looking for a nice place to have a drink.passed by several pubs and all of them looked empty and quiet.when we lost all our hopes and decided to go to hotel,found this place by passing by. we arrived circa 22:30 and found it great place with live music- people were enjoying guy's played music.unfortunately he stopped to play @23:45.why??pub full of people,loads of them dancing and he stop playing???thought maybe someone else will play after this guy,but nothing happened and we decided to leave a bit disappointed

1  Thank BravoJohny
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

(Formally Nicks Warehouse)

A visit to The Harp bar is a must if you are ever in Belfast! Situated down the cobbled streets of Hill St in the Cathedral Qtr.

The decor of this bar must be seen, original bar memorabilia covers the walls and the plush seating & tables makes it a comfortable place to sit and have a drink. The bar is spacious and the fact that the door staff don't overcrowd the venue allows you to get served promptly with room to dance!

With a mix of age groups ranging from 25-75 this bar encompasses that feeling of "your local" in a city centre bar.

The live music is excellent ranging from accoustic, traditional, jazz - you name it! I love it for a night out with friends or even for a quiet drink.

The staff are friendly, professional and very down to earth - The owner must be very proud of this place, finally Belfast has something different to offer in terms of entertainment!

Miss it - Miss out!

1  Thank Poppy191
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