The Deer’s Head, Belfast

A traditional saloon bar in the city centre with a fully operational on-site craft brewery. Established in 1885 there were initially 12 pubs and 4 spirit dealers on North Street. Now only one Belfast pub remains…The Deer’s Head.

Belfast’s first brewpub The Deer’s Head was founded by wine & spirit merchant, John Donnelly. It is the first historic pub in Belfast to be brought back to its original name and is a bar steeped in history and tradition. Take a walk around this iconic building to discover nods of history painted across its walls whilst inside this saloon bar you’ll also find Bell’s Brewery along with over 100 whiskeys and 70 gins on their shelves.

For music enthusiasts, enjoy live music sessions in the bar every week from the best local talent Northern Ireland has to offer. Upstairs, you’ll find The Deer’s Head Music Hall; a 200-capacity venue showcasing everything from local blues artists to popular touring bands from the UK, Ireland and beyond and for sport fans, catch all major live sporting events in the bar shown across multiple big screens.

So fancy sampling some of your favourite whiskeys in one of Belfast’s most famous and historic bars? Then the Deer’s Head may just be the bar for you.