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Maddens Bar

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Address: 74 Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1FJ, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9446 2177
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A stubborn grip on the past

Maddens was always a tight working class Belfast Bar and its standing as a place to visit for many visitors to Belfast has not changed that. No-mater who has owned it, Maddens... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2016
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Maddens was always a tight working class Belfast Bar and its standing as a place to visit for many visitors to Belfast has not changed that. No-mater who has owned it, Maddens remained unchanged over decades. Kept safe by one of the the City's finest doormen every visit is just like going back in time. The Guinness is marginally better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The young girl upstairs was very welcoming and friendly as she made sure we had a fantastic night 😀will definitely be back atmosphere was electric

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BELFAST
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

First visit with German friends looking for Craic and Irish music experience Did not disappoint Manager/owner one of the most pleasant I have ever met .

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Hamar, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is one the most traditional music pubs in Belfast. Bar on the ground floor with music and at least at on week-ends there is a bar on first floor also with traditional music. This is a must in Belfast. Check out their home page or Facebook.

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Pretty small but very nice pub. Every friday live Irish music. Very friendly! Very good atmosphere. Plenty of choice in drinks.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Very small neighborhood pub that features traditional Irish music . Inner city location that shows years of use does not distract from the music. Locals were very accepting of tourists as we listened to the music. You should stop in when your in Belfast

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belfast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Maddens is a quaint bar with lots of character. One thing I have to say live music does NOT need sound system. It's a small bar, bout the size of my living room. I love live music but not that loud. Any musician could be heard above the chat. Great place to visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Great atmosphere and staff nice outdoor space with musicians playing traditional music most nights inside the bar great place to spend an afternoon or evening highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent traditional storytelling, line dancing and Irish ballads. Loved it! The best pub experience these past two weeks covering most of the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Nice old pub with good trad music. A bit rough round the edges and the toilets are pretty smelly, but we made plenty of friends and had a great night.

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