Newest Review: ... want to be seen in an establishment such as a pub, and wanted a drink in quiet and could then sneak out again. In these booths are bells ... more
Crown Liquor Saloon (Belfast)
Member Name: paddywak
Crown Liquor Saloon (Belfast)
Date: 18/02/01, updated on 18/02/01 (223 review reads)
Advantages: Friendly atmosphere. Easy to get to. Outside major hotel. Central to transport & shopping
Disadvantages: none really
I had to write this opinion because I just read an opinion on the Crown Bar in Belfast. The previous opinion said nothing about the place except that it's evil to drink full stop! It was written by a religious person. I think that the person concerned shouldn't have written it because it had nothing to do with the subject!
Ok, now that I've calmed down & ready to apologise for breaking my own rules about rating & writing opinions, I'll begin.
The Crown Bar is one of Belfast's best & most loved bars, there's that many there that they're all loved I suppose! Anyway, there's a web cam in the bar, which you can view if you go to www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk & click on the link for the Crown Bar web cam. Forgive any violence that you may see on the cam, but when the barman short changes you, what can you do!?
The Crown is right beside another long established bar, Robinsons' Bar. Then there's The Beaten Docket (lovely name!) about 10 meters from The Crown & Robinsons.
The Crown is finely furnished throughout & was burnt out/blownup once or twice over the years. The Crown & Robinsons are mainly used by students during the day as there's a university just around the corner (yes, we do have educated morons over here, but what's your excuse on the mainland for your politicians!?) & the hardup students spend their money in their most days, whilst studying their beloved subject .... how many pints before I'm sick?
My apologies to all students out there for my poking fun at you, but it's true of some!
Getting to The Crown bar is very simple regardless where you live, in & around Belfast because virtually all the buses pass by it! I live 9 miles from Belfast & if my wife & I con my mum into babysitting for the evening we normally head off to the Crown or another bar close by it.
Is it intimidating for tourists? I don't think so & considering the main ho
tel (The Europa - blownup god knows how many times during the troubles) & the vast majority of the hotels' guests go there for a pint or 6 & I've never seen anything on the local news about tourists having trouble in it.
Overall, The Crown & the vast majority of bars in & around the area are very welcoming & have a friendly atmosphere, regardless who you are, what colour you are or where you come from!
That's my lot about this one folks! Thanks for taking the time to read my op, which is very rushed!
Regards & take care....Paddy
More reviews in the field of Pub / Bar National
- Down by the canal ...
- PUB CRAWL!!!
- Celebrity-spotting at the East Dulwich Tavern
- Double L
- Sizzlers - American cafe yee-ha
- Disappointing - not worth the hype!
- 2 very different experiences, can be great depending what you're looking for
- Refusal of service at Beachy Head Vintage Inn
- Game On
- Sail Away or Drop Anchor?