With it's classic fittings and firm place in the heart of Belfast's nightlife you'd be forgiven for thinking the Empire has been around forever. Yet, it first opened its doors back in 1987. It would soon after gain a reputation as one of the country's premier live music bars, thanks mostly to the spectacular Music Hall, arguably one of the country's finest small/medium size venues thanks to it's beginnings as a Victorian era church – both visually impressive and acoustically sound.
Official website thebelfastempire.com
Belfast Empire Music Hall
- 42 Botanic Avenue
- BT7 1FQ
Belfast Empire Music Hall image © Empire Bar & Music Hall