Nightlife of Belfast
Belfast is home to a number of historic pubs that really capture the essence of Belfast in the olden days. However, since relative peace has been established, Belfast has quickly developed. Recent years has seen a very large increase in hip and modern bars, specifically targeted at young and trendy people.
One of the best places to go out in Belfast is the University Quarter. Traditional pubs can be found all around the city, with the best ones being in the pedestrian areas around the High Street. Pubs are open on Monday to Saturday between 11.30am and 11.00pm. On Sunday, most are open between 12.30 and 2.30pm and then again from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. On paper, this is because people have to go to church during these closing hours.
There is also a state of the art conference and concert centre, where many international performs have graced the stages. Near the Europa Hotel, you will find the Golden Mile and the Grand Opera House. This first opened in 1895. Belfast is known to be a true cultural centre, celebrating performing arts. For instance, the Ulster Hall is a fantastic location for musical groups, as well as stage drama and comedy. It is also home to the Ulster Orchestra.
A visit to The Odyssey should also not go amiss. Here you will find a full agenda of different performing arts. It is a huge complex situated on the waterfront and has space to seat 10,000 people. Groups from Oasis to Destiny’s Child have performed here. Within the complex, there are also dozens of bars and restaurants, meaning you won’t have to be bored before a show.
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