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The Belfast Empire

42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 9276
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Great Live Music Venue

The Empire, a converted church on Botanic Avenue, has proven to be one of the best and most... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
Belfast, United Kingdom
Canny bar a bit different

Second time we’ve called in here, it’s not a bad bar, good atmosphere and some live music at times... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2017
Bertie W
via mobile
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“comedy night” (9 reviews)
“music hall” (8 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 November 9, 2017

The Empire, a converted church on Botanic Avenue, has proven to be one of the best and most enduring spots in Belfast for live entertainment over the last thirty, with live music on offer several times a week featuring a mix of local and international...More

Thank Wandering_Aengus
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Second time we’ve called in here, it’s not a bad bar, good atmosphere and some live music at times too.

Thank Bertie W
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

I'm a tennis coach and went out walking from my south belfast home on Tuesday night with my earphones in listening to music and simply stretching my legs. It was pouring and I was wearing my usual tennis attire of black shoes, black track pants,...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed October 17, 2017

We went for the comedy club, arrived early so had a drink in the bar downstairs. When people began queuing for the comedy club upstairs, we thought we'd be allowed to take our drinks (seen as its' the same venue) but was told we weren't...More

1  Thank no1hunnybunny
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

We came at The Empire for the second time tonight, and again we are really enjoying it The food is cheap, the plates are huges, the atmosphère is really nice and the live music is great. A special thanks to one of the staff member...More

Thank Scostabelle
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Belfast has a few good solo artists. While I was there I heard this great cover of Michael Jackson Billie Jean . . .

Thank RisteardCork_Ireland
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

I was lucky enough to attend a gig with the legendary bands GBH, The Defects & United Bottles. A nice clean venue. Sometimes rare for punk gigs but a great place to get up close to your favorite bands. Very nice friendly staff with a...More

Thank Renee C
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Just had a magnificent margarita here today...i noticed it was the cocktail of the month and was dubious at first as a fine margarita depends upon quality ingredients. And they did not disappoint, with high quality tequila and fresh 100% lime juice. To top it...More

1  Thank Brian C
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Brill entertainment,fantastic staff and doormen,so helpful and willing to help,the venue so authentic,the clientele that drink here,friendly,and fun.

1  Thank ourweddingwas
Reviewed June 1, 2017

We visited and were no disappointed. Upper balcony gave a good view and close to the upstairs bar... Drinks were a little more expensive than other places but the live music more than makes up for that...

1  Thank Simon M
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