Visit Crown Bar in Belfast, on one of our spectacular Belfast day tours from Dublin. Book your seats to visit Titanic Belfast experience. The Crown Liquor Saloon in Victoria Street is more than just a bar- it is a landmark that has stood the test of time in Belfast and still remains a popular destination for tourists and residents of this bustling city. The Crown bar is well known, not only for its friendly service, but also for the unique way in which it has been decorated.
Its is known as the birthplace of the Rhythm and Blues movement in the city of Belfast. The staff at the Crown Bar welcome those that pass through Belfast to visit their establishment and meet new friends, taste some of their traditional and contemporary dining delights, and listen to the band playing well into the night.
The Tradition of Snug Booths – 10 Snug Booths are available to customers within the Crown Bar and, while they are extremely comfortable and provide a more secluded experience within the bar, they have a rich history within Belfast. These booths were originally designed for those people who wanted to stop by for a drink but did not want others to see them d
o so. The booths are shaped like boxes with a door that confines the occupant to the booth and those that were in the bar could not see into the booths when the customers were seated inside.
Today, these booths have become one of the most popular aspects of the Crown Bar and they are fitted with gun metal plates that can be used to light matches, as well as bells that the clients can ring when they want another drink from the bar.
History and Restoration of the Crown Bar – The Crown Bar was originally owned by Felix O’Hanlon who named it the Railway Tavern. It was then sold to another owner who then resold it to his son and this is where it really took off. The son hired Italian craftsmen (who were working on Catholic churches at the time) to work on the bar at night, redecorating and restoring the bar to ensure that the outcome was spectacular- and it was. Many people feel as if they have walked into a church when they walk into this bar and the fine craftsmanship can be seen in every aspect of the building, from the stained-glass windows to the ornately designed bar. In 1981 the National Trust took over and restorations began to improve the look of the establishment.
Visiting Belfast check out the Crown Bar Saloon as its more than just a pub- it is a place where weary travellers can sit down, have a drink and share stories with other patrons. Making friends at the Crown Bar is easy and everyone is willing to share a story or two. Those that are passing through or visiting Belfast can get to know the real city of Belfast by visiting this landmark and getting to know the locals.
Crown Bar : 46 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, County Antrim BT2 7BA, United Kingdom