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The Belfast Empire

42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 9276
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Open Mic

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cork, Ireland
Punk Take Over

I was lucky enough to attend a gig with the legendary bands GBH, The Defects & United Bottles. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Renee C
Burbank, California
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“comedy night” (10 reviews)
“music hall” (7 reviews)
“comedy club” (5 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 12 June 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 5 June 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 1 June 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
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited for the first time to watch Rebecca O'Connor perform her Tina Turner tribute act .... What a delight !!!! This band was pretty good and we throughly enjoyed ourselves .... Great venue with a varied audience, old, younger, straight, gay...More

1  Thank David J
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Great place good bar staff no hassle wotsoever sum great rock bands 10 out of 10. Great food good age range of people. Don.👍🍺🎸

1  Thank Don Y
Reviewed 24 March 2017

when you stand at the front of a large crowd jostling to see open mic acts, then you know you're in a special venue... nuff said

Thank leds777
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Comedy Club night was well worth visiting and I had a hoot of a time in there. No buts, the place supplies drink and nibbles and does a good engaging show well worth the £8 on the door. There no pre-booked seats, you queue with...More

1  Thank Allan W
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My son Rory and I visited the empire recently on a visit to Belfast. Rory wanted to see the the champions league match Leicester v Seville. Pub wasn't overly busy and had big screen for March viewing. Great atmosphere. Nice staff. A very reasonable offer...More

1  Thank Mary o
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