Located at the famous Filthy Quarter, Filthy Chic is a super stylish student hot spot. The bright white walls and vibrant purple cushions complement the antique chandeliers and birdcage table lights, creating a light-hearted and charming atmosphere. The luxurious cocktail menu caters to suit all tastes. From sweet, fruity, and punchy flavours to the heavier Smoking Gun, every cocktail is presented beautifully. Try the Triple Rum Punch, with its fruity combination of orange juice and pineapple. Alternatively, create your own with the Filthy Chic masterclasses.
45 Dublin Rd, Belfast, UK, +44 28 9024 6823
Situated on Skipper Street, this little gem is a must visit for its merry atmosphere, friendly staff and classic cocktail menu. It particularly specialises in reasonably priced rum cocktails, the most delicious being the Extraordinary, which includes ginger beer, a hint of lime, and a shot of gold rum. The classic Mai-tai and the fresh minty white rum mojitos are equally satisfying. The Spaniard’s uniqueness not only resonates in its fabulous drinks, but also its extraordinary bohemian style decor. Every wall is covered with quirky art, religious symbols, and old signed photographs from famous artists and musicians.
3 Skipper St, Belfast, UK, +44 28 9023 2448
If you’re on the lookout for somewhere trendy, modern, and classy, Madison’s is the place for you. The hotel itself is stunning, with luxurious indoor decor. The cocktails are simply delicious; whether it’s a Cosmopolitan, Sex on the Beach, or a Strawberry Daiquiri, all are served in beautiful delicate glasses with sugar coated edges. This is a great place to kick-start a night out on the town.
59-63 Botanic Ave, Belfast, UK, +44 28 9050 9800
If you fancy somewhere more ‘out there’, then Rita’s is a must visit. With its deluxe interior decor, including plush velvet chairs to sink into, gorgeous retro art on the walls, and a homely fireplace, this venue oozes warmth. The best time to pop in for a glass or two is during Happy Hour on Sundays when live music is playing and the cocktails are quite cheap. They serve excellent Bloody Marys and Margaritas, as well as their own unique inventions.
44 Franklin St, Belfast, UK, +44 28 9024 8000