McHugh's bar dates back to 1711, making it the oldest surviving building in Belfast. Standing in the historical heart of the city, McHugh's has watched as Belfast flourished from a small settlement into a thriving industrial centre in the18th and 19th centuries. With the 20th century came industrial decline and civil unrest but still McHugh's survived and today, in an era of regeneration and renaissance for Belfast, the building remains.
McHughs main bar is traditionally Irish in its design. With open fires and walls adorned with paintings and other historical & cultural furnishings, no matter where you look, there will always be something of interest.
Sitting below sea level, The Basement Bar at McHugh's truly is a hidden gem. With the same traditional feel as the main bar area, the basement is often used as an intimate live music venue for special one off events.
McHugh’s 100 seater restaurant is a comfortable space, which in keeping with the rest of the venue, oozes old world charm. The restaurant offers traditional Irish cuisine with a modern twist, whilst taking a small influence from Madame du Barry herself. In keeping with this, we endeavour to source products from local suppliers to highlight the best in seasonal local produce. The Lord Lucan Room offers intimate private dining for up to 30 people, set well away from the busy crowds below.