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Maddens Bar

74 Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1FJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9446 2177
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They are not really into tourists here

We enjoyed the music but got the feeling this bar does not really appreciate tourists dropping in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Betty K
Bar staff attitude

I attended this bar with a few friends. We were in brilliant form only for the barman to tell us to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mlindsay7
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
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“irish pub” (8 reviews)
“trad session” (2 reviews)
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74 Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1FJ, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9446 2177
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"traditional music"
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"irish pub"
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"trad session"
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"talented musicians"
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"great wee pub"
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"belfast bar"
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"castle court"
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"northern ireland"
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed the music but got the feeling this bar does not really appreciate tourists dropping in to watch them play. I could overhear negative comments from a few of the patrons and one even told me that they only tolerate the tourists and hopefully...More

Thank Betty K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I attended this bar with a few friends. We were in brilliant form only for the barman to tell us to quiet down, finish our drinks and leave. That we did!! The attitude and customer service shown was terrible to say the least.

Thank mlindsay7
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our last stop was in Belfast before coming home. We were told of several different places to go one of which was Maddens!! a quaint pub with live music and fun people. The staff and the owner treated us like family.. We just missed a...More

Thank bmacc101
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic bar, brilliant music, outstanding bar staff and the Guinness is absolutely the best I’ve had in Belfast! Give it a go you’ll be pleasantly surprised

Thank dan m
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

And not the expensive prices found on the High Street! Apparently live jamming sessions in the evening which would have been lovely, but we didn't have enough time.

Thank Mauveme
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Amazing pint, friendly staff and locals since we walked in. Traditional music and some great live acts

Thank andylancaster636
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We found this place through word of mouth. It's not easy to find as Berry St meanders a bit round a corner. There's a hint of mystery about the door entry too. You have to press a button to release the lock. I think so...More

2  Thank EdinburghHeretoday
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This feels like a genuine locals' bar rather than one visited by tourists (though that is what we were!). Small and intimate, quite quirky, with a small group of of musicians playing the violin and Irish pipes. It was recommended by the restaurant where we...More

Thank Lynne24
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit here..great beer, friendly staff and live music.cracking atmosphere,was very busy with locals and tourists all mixing together.

1  Thank dave e
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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

Great craic music chat and dancing! Friendly bar staff best in town for a local feel of trad music and craic be warned it gets busy!!! But worth visiting!

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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