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“Good venue for a night out”
Review of The Belfast Empire

The Belfast Empire
Ranked #298 of 1,050 Restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: Pub, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Neighborhood: Golden Mile
Belfast, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good venue for a night out”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

The Empire is an excellent venue to either grab a drink, watch some live entertainment or simply have some pub-grub. It is a beautiful building - a renovated church, and has excellent tribute nights to include those based on guns and roses and ac/dc. I particularly recommend their Glamarama events (though young men beware it is cougar town on those particular nights).

I would however not recommend it so highly for occasions such as birthdays or anything that would involve over four people at the one table, as it is a busy bar and having been in a large group, service was substandard as opposed to normal and that included the standard of the food.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Armagh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Classic atmosphere, with great pints”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Well worth a visit any night, there is always something happening. And if not the old theatre has its own entertainment fact, just enjoy its history.

Visited April 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Blues Night is a MUST”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Empire (downstairs) is always a great night out, and the Thursday Blues night is a definite must, whether you are a fan or not (as my boyfriend isn't a massive blues fan and he still loves it) it's a great band and a great atmosphere! The drinks can be a little pricey but that's expected at certain venues rather than £1 drinks at some clubs ect...
Get down early-ish if you want a table though. But if you don't mind standing (or dancing) then whenever is fine!
There is also a great outdoor seating area!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Mary Anne F
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
“New Years Eve”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Great atmosphere, fantastic music! Stayed in Crescent townhouse - great night! Fans of rock music will love this place!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Amanda N
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Venue”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We loved the pub/night club atmosphere here and enjoyed the music and the drinks. It got crowded, but it was a friendly crowd. A great highlight of our recent trip to Ireland.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Kim L
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