Rex Bar

Rex Bar, Belfast: Address, Phone Number, Rex Bar Reviews: 4.5/5

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Southside Travels
Glasgow, UK1,784 contributions
Lovely bar
Aug 2021 • Friends
Lovely little bar on the Shankill Road. Nice pints of Haro on tap .
Friendly host and patriotic bar !!
Recommended well worth a visit!!
Written August 12, 2021
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Sir Dhog
Dubai, United Arab Emirates12 contributions
Rex-cellent!
Apr 2021 • Solo
After a few sneaky bottles of Dom Perignon in my room at The Merchant, I decided to go for a walk in no particular direction. Eventually, I grew thirsty and stumbled - quite literally- upon The Rex. It was one of the best decisions I, with the assistance of my good friend Dom, have ever made!

The kaleidoscope of flags draped across the front of the bar told me that this was truly an international hub; I was proven right when I entered and the barman spoke in broken English. He kept referring to me as “muckar”- I still haven’t found the origin of this language- and cordially chuckled as he couldn’t understand my English when I ordered a Sapphire Martini and a Wagyu Katsu sandwich, nonetheless his laughter was infectious and I accepted a pint of the local ale (Carling, it was named).

The decor was somewhere in between medieval and mid-century chic with a militant twist. It was unlike anything I’d experienced before, it felt like moving through time and space as I walked towards an empty seat beside some of the other clientele. It is said clientele that made the experience transcend all others I’ve had in Belfast!

In the absence of some Wagyu to soak the bubbles I had earlier consumed up, I found myself more intoxicated than I had hoped. The locals in the bar didn’t let this phase them, however, and I was welcomed as though I were family. The curiosity of the locals knew no bounds as they asked everything from where I went to school, to where my grandmother was born and even my family’s surnames spanning generations! It’s the most important I’ve felt since having a messy night with Marco Pierre White, Gino D’Acampo and Prince Edward (Eddy to his friends). Upon mentioning my acquaintance with the Prince, I didn’t pay for another drink all night! We spent the evening singing songs I didn’t quite understand the words to, shouting the numbers ‘55’ a lot and drinking unidentified, but delicious, liquids!

My recollection of the evening soon started to go south, so to speak, but I woke up several thousand pounds lighter and with a smile on my face. I would not hesitate to return to The Rex, as I had the greatest night in a very long time!
Written June 17, 2021
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Jonathan M
1 contribution
Visited the Rex Bar in the Summer
Jul 2019
Amazing bar with so much History on display....the tributes to the 36th Ulster Division who gave their lives for us. The flags of Ulster and King Billie were amazing. The Scouse Gorilla too!

The welcome and good wishes of the owner and customers when I rose to leave.

I was a total stranger to them from South Wales...from the town of Aberdare. Yet the warm welcome and fellowship on a weekday afternoon was superb.

Thank you the Rex Bar. Thank you the Shankill Road and all its residents.

When I am in Belfast next I know where I want to be!!!!
Written November 22, 2019
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🎓🤓 Keep Life Simple 🤓🎓
Pittsburgh, PA36,245 contributions
A nice quiet pub
Sep 2019 • Couples
We stopped in for a drink while walking around the area. Very friendly bartender and good Guiness and a white wine.
Written October 28, 2019
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Kieran G
Mallow10 contributions
Cork men on the shankill
Oct 2019 • Friends
Called here on a sat evening after walking the road had one beer didn't think our accents would be appreciated but thankfully no prob
Written October 20, 2019
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Graeme D
49 contributions
Always made welcome
Jun 2018 • Friends
Called in for a pint on a Sunday. A warm welcome from the staff. Loads of history inside and out. Sat outside in the glorious sunshine and enjoying a nice cool pint . Will be back again when over the water.
Written June 4, 2018
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SwedishFootballFan
Sweden46 contributions
Friendly bar on Shankill Road!!!
May 2018 • Solo
If you want to get into a nice area to see some interesting historic material and meet friendly top people, then Rex Bar is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for you to visit!!! Friendly locals, friendly staff, good drinks and cosy atmosphere!!! Will definitely return!!!
Written May 16, 2018
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Danny W
Leicester, UK44 contributions
Short break in Belfast
Oct 2017 • Family
Visited this bar on the shankill for a tea break LOL definitely a locals bar dont know whether they relish strangers although the barman was a friendly man we seemed like the centre of attraction so nevertheless it was a quick tea break but we ticked the box not many could say that.
Written October 13, 2017
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scouce
wirral32 contributions
Rex for shure
Sep 2017
Good lively place , no messing around here , locals wer.e polite friendly enough.worth a good pint , thanks lads
Written September 30, 2017
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Rudy
Belfast, UK13 contributions
Defo recommend!!
Jun 2016 • Couples
Lovely bar. bar man is so welcoming and is happy to answer any questions we had! even gives free tea and coffee! I enjoyed an ice cold Guinness which was poured to perfection. Great, will be back.
Written July 18, 2016
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