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Visited with friends just for drinks. The cocktails are amazing! Lots of choice and the staff were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charlotte E
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This bar has everything- great cocktails, great music, great atmosphere. I couldn’t fault it! The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
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16 Skipper Street, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9026 2713
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited with friends just for drinks. The cocktails are amazing! Lots of choice and the staff were friendly and knew their stuff! Would definitely recommend

Thank Charlotte E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This bar has everything- great cocktails, great music, great atmosphere. I couldn’t fault it! The staff are extremely professional and friendly which is an absolute pleasure to see. I’ll definitely be returning.

Thank kaylsshep
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great little venue within the merchant hotel Belfast. I had the Beef tartine to start! slow cooked smokey Ox cheek on sour dough topped with 2 fried quail eggs and the wife had the chicken liver parfait, rich and creamy with brioche. For main I...More

Thank chefchumba
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent old times jazz bar with eclectic cuisine. We visited on a Saturday night and were treated with the Berts' all stars (Kyron Bourke singing with Scott Flanigan on the piano). Beautiful setting and great sound if you sit in the restaurant. Had the fish...More

Thank ioannisntanos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An abbreviated sightseeing tour due to torrential rain threw us out outside Berts and how glad we are! We enjoyed a cocktail while deciding what to do next. Courtenay mixed such good cocktails we returned later for dinner and more cocktails. We will return but...More

Thank HelenRowlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully served (if a little pricey) drinks... attentive table service and a lovely environment... highly recommended!

Thank Lorrimont
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As part of the Urban Soul package at The Merchant hotel, our evening meal was a 3 course meal in Berts Jazz Bar. Decadent and very cool vibe. The service was outstanding. The food delicious and well presented. The staff overheard it was my daughters...More

Thank 5oapgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a large group dining in Bert’s last weekend. Everything was fantastic from the quality of food service and atmosphere. We were on the 8.30 sitting with the jazz band playing and this also really added to the experience. Thanks to the Manager Andy...More

Thank cavandoll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon Berts on the Saturday night U2 were playing Belfast - hadn't booked a table & it was busy. From the moment we walked in the door nothing was too much trouble from the warm welcome we received from who we think was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I had photographed the food. There is so much to say and it’s all positive. Starter: delicious goat’s cheese fritters and figs. Mains: one hake and one coq au vin, both outstanding. We also had some maple popcorn while we waited on the...More

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Blossom A
3 November 2018|
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Response from annie_champagne2004 | Reviewed this property |
No you don’t have to eat you can have drinks at the bar and hear the music though not as good seating if you were in dining area you would have much better view of band . No dance floor .
Kathleen J
16 September 2018|
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Response from GTER94 | Reviewed this property |
More olden style
21 June 2018|
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Response from DrHollyP | Reviewed this property |
There’s no clear dress code here. You can wear casual attire, or you can scale up to something a bit dressier, but it’s not formal. Hope that helps!