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The Cocktail Bar at The Merchant Hotel

16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 4888
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“cocktail menu” (23 reviews)
“great room” (15 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

The decor is gorgeous, drinks were amazing with so many to choose from and staff were very helpful and friendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karenfoley88
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We were having cocktails prior to dinner and the space was buzzing. We managed to get 2 seats by joining another couple. The cocktails were good and we both enjoyed our choices. Water is served soon after arrival followed by lovely snacks which are set...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Margaret B
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This lounge was very charming and high end! We loved it. Unique and taste cocktail options! I settle for plain old Pink Champagne! YUM! Just be prepared! 4 drinks were over $120!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ctinac777
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Recently visited for a quiet drink before dinner with a friend and found our time spent somewhat underwhelming. Upon arriving, we sat at the bar and were given two menus, water and left to it. Dribs and drabs of a handful of guests entered the...More

1  Thank Bethany E
Reviewed September 19, 2018

A stunning building so well worth a look around. Interesting history and lots of interesting nooks and crannies. Have a cocktail - a huge selection, but staff a very knowledgeable. Jamal provided us with great service & made a fuss of our friend who was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank moochmiss
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We ordered 2 x Classic Champagne Cocktails which arrived in hi-ball glasses stuffed with ice cubes, angostura flavoured liquid (not a single bubble) and adorned with multiple lemon rinds, raspberry and blackberry. Not remotely like a Classic Champagne cocktail... a big disappointment on the drinks...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lesley E
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We just popped in for some tea and cocktails. The service was so attentive, really excellent. The interior of this building is just stunning. Would loved to have returned again if only our visit to Belfast was a little longer! Highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lynn935
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Graet place to stop for a drink and a bite to eat after touring the area. The service was prompt and food was very good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bonitabuffalo
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We had a couple of nightcap brandies and the service was great. Large selection of drinks and a wonderful atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Seandon1961
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Our party of four enjoyed afternoon tea on a warm August day after a long drive. Our selections included a selection of finger sandwiches and Irish tea, a house gin cocktail and a Guinness beer. We relaxed in comfortable arm chairs while a three piece...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank R8506AOlindam
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August 7, 2016|
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Response from Eliz B | Reviewed this property |
Berts Bar is part of the merchant hotel so the menu and all info is on the merchant hotel website . Hope this is off done help
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 4888
  • E-mail
Our multi award-winning bar with staff whose knowledge of all things “imbibable” is every bit as encyclopedic as our highly renowned drinks selection. This beautiful room has many wonderful original architectural features. Antique Baccarat chandeliers and a stunning antique fire complement the design. The Bar at The Merchant serves an impeccable selection of exceptional drinks. From rare spirits to vintage Champagnes - not to mention a cocktail list of encyclopedic proportions, this extensive offering allows us to cater to all tastes – no matter how diverse. Our knowledgeable staff will be pleased to help you with your selection. The refined simplicity of The Cocktail Bar food menu provides a relaxed yet elegant alternative to the fine dining experience in The Great Room Restaurant
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