Seen a fair few people have been over recently, are here now or are coming in the next few months. Maybe @Icarus-Smicarus @thesewoodenideas @Rodion and anyone else I might have missed can chip in too.
The Sunflower Cathedral Quarter
Good range of craft beers, beer garden with pizza oven, trad fiddledeedee music on Wednesdays and Sundays and a security gate from The Troubles (for decorative historic purpose only)
Duke of York cathedral Quarter
A fantastic place loved by locals and visitors alike. It has bundles of character inside, takes over the whole street outside and also has read sessions on certain nights. Seem to always get talking to random tourists here, great atmosphere and I think this has the widest range of whiskies in the city.
The Crown, City Centre, opposite Europa Hotel
Possibly the most well known bar in Belfast. Tends to be heavily populated by tourists. Can’t really comment on this one as I’m never really in that area for a drink.
Kelly’s Cellars City Centre
Great pint of Guinness, good atmosphere. Avoid the nearby McDonalds at all costs after 9pm
Bittles City Centre, Victoria Square
Another traditional bar, famously surly barman
Errigle and Northern Lights Ormeau Road. Further out of town, you’d need a taxi if staying in the city centre. These tend to be quieter but still plenty of atmosphere in the Errigle and very good beer selection in Northern Lights (owned by Galway Bay Brewery) which has over a dozen craft options on tap
Will add other bits and pieces when I can be bothered!