First look: a taste of the high life as Ireland’s largest rooftop bar & garden prepares to open

First look: a taste of the high life as Ireland’s largest rooftop bar & garden prepares to open

The latest addition to Belfast’s buzzing social scene will open its doors to the public tomorrow (Saturday October 21), following a VIP launch party tonight. Babel – a vibrant new rooftop bar and garden – is part of a £1.75m expansion of stylish city centre hotel, Bullitt. The contemporary new... View Article

Belfast bartender serves up a winning cocktail at BACARDÍ® Legacy Cocktail Competition regional heats

Belfast bartender serves up a winning cocktail at BACARDÍ® Legacy Cocktail Competition regional heats

A bartender from Belfast has won the first regional heat in one of the most prestigious cocktail competitions in the world, BACARDÍ Legacy, the competition which challenges the industry’s top bartenders to create the cocktails that could potentially stand the test of time. Christopher McQuillan, bartender at Olivers Restaurant, competed... View Article

Belfast Cocktail Week: Everything you need to know

Belfast Cocktail Week: Everything you need to know

Belfast is set to host a week-long festival aimed at cocktail lovers. With a huge programme of events lined up for the inaugural event, here’s everything you need to know: When does Belfast Cocktail Week take place? Belfast Cocktail Week will run from October 16-22. What bars will be taking part in the... View Article

£100,000 investment marks new era  for the Cardan Bar & Grill

£100,000 investment marks new era for the Cardan Bar & Grill

Purchased in 2004, The Cardan originally boasted an old pub style, formerly known as The Robins Nest, but following an initial £400,000 investment into the venue, it was rejuvenated into a modern hub for locals. 2017 saw a need to further enhance the offering and a complete overhaul was completed... View Article

Pumped for success: KegoMatic wins Best Agri-Food Science Invention at Invent 2017 Awards

Pumped for success: KegoMatic wins Best Agri-Food Science Invention at Invent 2017 Awards

KegoMatic – a technology solution that allows multiple drink kegs to be tapped at once and switches the line automatically when a keg runs out – has been recognised as Northern Ireland’s top Agri-Food Science invention at the prestigious Catalyst Inc INVENT Awards 2017. Presented by leading ICT solutions provider,... View Article

Galway brewery taking over Belfast Brewbot bar on Ormeau Road

Galway brewery taking over Belfast Brewbot bar on Ormeau Road

Belfast bar Brewbot is to be taken over by a top Irish beer bar chain and brewery, it can be revealed. Galway Bay Brewery, which is based in Galway but runs around a dozen pubs across the Republic, could begin taking over the Ormeau Road bar within the week. Galway Bay is one of... View Article

Belfast pub brings in £80k a week for Revolution chain

Belfast pub brings in £80k a week for Revolution chain

UK bar chain Revolution Bars Group plc has said its new venture in Belfast in the former Cafe Vaudeville achieved the highest sales of any of its new bars in the last two years. The chain, which reopened the city centre location as a Cuban-themed venue after buying it over,... View Article

Hospitality Ulster unveils new Top 100 Hospitality Businesses Awards

Hospitality Ulster unveils new Top 100 Hospitality Businesses Awards

Building on the success of the Pub of the Year Awards, Hospitality Ulster launched The Top 100 Hospitality Businesses Awards in Belfast on Wednesday 27th September. The awards, launched at the Merchant Hotel, recognise the increasing quality, diversity and regional spread of Northern Ireland’s great pubs, bars, café bars, hotels... View Article

Belfast inventor and entrepreneur hosts first ever local workshop

Belfast inventor and entrepreneur hosts first ever local workshop

‘Whiskey and Invention’, a collaboration from Bushmills Irish Whiskey and local inventor and entrepreneur, Ciaran Larkin took place last night (Thursday 28th Sept) at The Menagerie, as part of the #AnswerTheCall series. Attendees sipped on a selection of Black Bush serves whilst listening to the determined and fearless story of... View Article

The Doyen opens its doors on the former King’s Head site

The Doyen opens its doors on the former King’s Head site

The Doyen officially opened its doors last night (Wednesday 27th September), revealing a vibrant and inviting new look to the former King’s Head premises on the Lisburn Road. The 15,000-square foot entertainment and dining complex received a £4.2 million investment from Wine Inns who purchased the premises in 2016 and... View Article