The Dirty Onion, Belfast

Located in one of Belfast’s oldest buildings, The Dirty Onion is an authentic Irish pub with a modern twist. Home to one of Belfast’s biggest beer gardens and a cosy peat fire inside, entertainment is provided 7 nights a week including some of the best local
bands around.

The Dirty Onion is located in one of Belfast’s most famous buildings with the site originally constructed in 1680 and is in fact Belfast’s oldest intact timber-framed building. It was formerly used as a warehouse, trading items such as fish, tea, whiskey and much more. It was first used as a bonded spirits warehouse in 1921; the bond, known as Stack “N” (the N refers to North, a nod to the north side of Waring Street, number 42) was operated by Edward Dillon Bonders, until the company moved to larger premises in 1991.

Stack “N” was used to store Jameson whiskey in barrels and crates, and during this period tens of thousands of Jameson bottles passed through these doors. The association has been honoured with a Jameson Barrelman statue in the middle of the beer garden in recognition of the buildings history, the beer garden itself being one of the biggest in Belfast.

Since opening in 2013, the bar has endeavoured to maintain and expose the building’s original features and bring it to life in all it’s glory today. The bar delivers a unique combination of Irish whiskey along with traditional Irish music 7 nights a week with some of the best local bands on the scene.