Bars & pubs

February 13, 2008

Whites Tavern – Belfast, Northern Ireland

Whites Tavern in Belfast, Northern Ireland Whites Tavern is know as the oldest tavern in Belfast. The sign suggests that it was built in 1630. Outside the building has a simple and modern feel, but inside, the ceiling, the walls, the furnitures, everything tells the history of the place. I went there because it was listed as one of the “must-visit” pubs and bars in Belfast. The Guinness and apple cider were pretty good. While we were drinking and chatting, local musicians gathered up and started to play traditional Irish music at one of the tables in a corner. The best part was a peat (turf) burning fire place. It smells really nice. (more…)

February 13, 2008

Robinsons Bar & Restaurant – Belfast, Northern Ireland

Robinsons bar & restaurant, Belfast Robinson’s Bar and Restaurant is a nice modern restaurant with wide & open space. When I went there, they played nice jazz BGM, and pretty quiet… in a nice way. You can enjoy good food and wine or beer in relaxing atmosphere. The food was pretty good. I had fish & chips with green salad (see photo). The menu includes some traditional but with modern twist meals and fusion dishes such as Thai flavor chicken. It was great that many of them were under GBP10! The restaurant is upstairs and the downstairs is a bar. (more…)

February 7, 2008

Crown Bar – Belfast, Northern Irealnd

The Crown Liquor Saloon, Belfast, NI Crown Bar or Crown Liquor Saloon is in just about every guide book of Northern Ireland as one of the “must-see” places in Belfast. And those guide books are right. The building is beautifully decorated in tiles and granite stones, this one of the oldest pubs in town can be a nice place to visit even if you are not an alcohol drinker. Since it’s on every guide book, you may think it’s filled with tourists, but (more…)

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