The Duke of York, Belfast

Nestled along a narrow cobbled alleyway in the historic Half Bap area, the Duke of York offers a traditional Belfast welcome of craic, music and humour. With regular traditional sessions, there’s no better place to sample the real Belfast.


The thing about the history of the Duke is that nobody can agree exactly on what’s true, with different stories and memories. The best way therefore to know what it’s like is to come and experience it for yourself. Yet, despite the sketchy history the bar is bustling with that special and unique Northern Irish character which makes our bars some of the most favoured in the world.

Located in the cobbled streets of the bustling Cathedral Quarter the Duke of York is a bar brimming with history and character. Appreciate the superb décor and special atmosphere with beautiful antique mirrors, Belfast furniture and artefacts from some of the city’s most famous hotels and buildings from bygone times – providing a rather rare and unique glimpse of Belfast’s historical past.

Today it’s known for the history of Belfast distilling which is visible on bric-a-brac inside, the murals, the Belfast phrases dotted around the bar. Everything on display is original and true Belfast, it’s got provenance. Added to that are the new murals from guest artists which cover most of the walls outside. So why not call in yourself and will enjoy a huge warm welcome from what we can only describe as a true Belfast institution with a huge heart.

Bar Details

7-11 Commercial Ct, Belfast BT1 2NB 02890241062 dukeofyorkbelfast doybelfast