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The Spaniard

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3 Skipper Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 2448
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This was the final stop on a Belfast bar crawl on a Saturday night. Is quite small but I liked that. The music was excellent and eclectic with everything from Kasabian to Northern Soul. And I am in love with the Dark and Stormy cocktail 💜will definitely be back the next time I visit Belfast would recommend it to anyone... More 

Thank lealeablue
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Came here for drinks on Friday night before meeting a friend for dinner. The downstairs bar was very busy so we went upstairs where we got a table. The drinks were good, decent music and pleasant bar staff. Good dark and stormies!

Thank Melanie C
Castlerock, null, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Great spot just round corner from The Merchant, friendly staff and good range drinks and cocktails. Worth a visit

Thank Deborah H
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The downstairs bar wasn't very busy as it was early afternoon. Drinks were fine. But we were sitting at the back, just by the toilets and unfortunately there was a very strong smell of urine. Yuck. So we left after one drink. Doubt we'll visit again.

Thank Babsdbelfast
Houston, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Friday night this place was heaving, we managed to get a drink upstairs. Great atmosphere, bags of character, you've got to go there.

Thank Ewen A
Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Wasn't busy when we arrived so were able to enjoy the surroundings. Our friends had never visited Belfast before and were really impressed with the friendly attitude of the staff. In fact all day they experienced a warm welcome in Belfast, in the shops and the cafe where we had lunch. Yes it's a small space and as the time... More 

Thank jakkimac
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was a very unusual, quirky bar with an unexpected interior. This place deserves a visit just for the decor, and has a great atmosphere inside. One downside was the unfriendly staff, who seemed indifferent to our presence and neither greeted on arrival or acknowledged us leaving.

Thank Michael B
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The beauty of Trip Advisor is it records real customer experience. Although I've been to the Spaniard dozens of times over the years, last weekend's experience will live long in my memory. In all my visits, the drinks have been top class, espicially the Dark & Stormy Rum cocktail - it's amazing. But a pub is more than just drink... More 

3 Thank RobertSX
Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I have been in the Spaniard many times but this theme with my wife son and daughter in law. Atmosphere is fabulous but you need to get in early (Pre 9pm) grab a table downstairs and guard it with your life or as we did prepare to share. The dark and stormy was excellent😄

1 Thank Tara M
Coventry, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Great cocktail bar very cosy, if you enjoy a good cocktail this is the place for you, the barman really knows his stuff. He goes to a lot of trouble to make a fantastic drink.

1 Thank Myra B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Skipper Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 2448

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?