Empire Bar (Belfast) Reviews
Description:Basement, 42 Botanic Avenue. Tel: +44 (0)1232 249 276. Monday: Johnny Hero's Pop & Trivia Quiz; Tuesday: The Empire ... more
Newest Review: ... area outside the front door and there is normally quite a substantial beer garden where you can smoke, unfortunately this is under renovation at present however a smoking area (small as it is) is still provided. Last night I went to see a local band playing, (The Arms of Venus De Milo). The band themselves were fantastic and the sound was great. The band started playing around 10.30 and ... more
Customer Empire Bar (Belfast) Reviews (3)
by - written on 18/04/10 (Very useful, 113 readings)
Following being out at the Empire Bar in Belfast last night I thought that I should review it today. The Empire Bar is in Botanic Avenue in Belfast near to the central hub of Belfast nightlife. The Empire is in a great location and you will always find a taxi nearby, a hotel to stay in and fast food late at night! The Empire is split into two Bars, the larger of the two bars is upstairs in the building and is very impressive. This bar has a large stage at the front and hosts comedy nights and 70s and 80s nights. The upper bar is very popular and at the weekend you should either arrive early or expect to queue for a short time. Last ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/01/09 (Very useful, 35 readings)
The Empire is a great bar, a Belfast tradition! It has a wide selection of events on on different nights and to be honest, most of them are very good. The atmosphere is always good, as it is normally busy enough in the evenings. Downstairs is quite dark, but the beer is very good and one of the few places in Belfast to do good Murphys. The Monday night quiz that is held downstairs in the main bar with quizmaster Johnny Hero is great. The questions are challenging but not so difficult that you can not answer them or so easy to make it a waste of time. Good prizes (alcohol) and good craic, as it is usually popular with plenty of teams. Tuesday ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/08/00, updated on 25/01/05 (Very useful, 299 readings)
As far as I'm aware, this is the only comedy club in Belfast (although I can't be 100% sure of that). It's held on a Tuesday night in The Empire bar on Botanic Avenue, although it doesn't run all year round, it does have "seasons". They don't advertise the comedians that they have, it's a turn up and see affair, although anytime that I've been there, it's always packed. The comedians are a hit and miss affair - generally they are excellent, although I have seen a few just die onstage. On rare occasions the comedian will be someone fairly famous that you'll probably have seen on the telly at some point, but ... Read the complete review
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