The 12 Pubs of Christmas Belfast Pub Crawl

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12 Pubs of Christmas Belfast Pub Crawl

There is nothing more festive than getting your friends and/or family together and embarking on a 12 pubs of Christmas pub crawl. You have the list of people you need to add to the whatsapp group, the Christmas jumper is at the ready and you have worked out the route you want to take, but is there an easy way to have all the pubs in one place without relying on the whatsapp message or group email??

12 bars of christmas belfast

Well there is because we have designed these fabulous festive themed 12 Pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl Lanyards!

The front of the lanyard has a space for your name (incase you forget!!) surrounded by Christmas baubles and mistletoe design and a large VIP at the bottom, you never know this might get you into doors not normally accessible! (probably not) 

belfast 12 pubs of christmas pub crawl

On the back of the lanyard cards is 12 blank spaces for each of the pubs on your 12 pubs route, so all you have to do is simply fill them in. The lanyard strap itself is super festive with red and green colours and Christmas party text.

12 Pubs of Christmas Party Accessories

As we are based in Belfast, we had a think about what route we would take. There are so many new bars that have opened in Belfast in the last few years and it really makes for a great night out (we aren’t just saying that because we live there!!) So although there is literally tons of options see below two Belfast pub crawl routes that we put together for a festive pub crawl...

12 pubs of christmas belfast pub crawl

12 Pubs of Christmas Belfast Pub Crawl Route One

The Perch

Great for a cocktail to start the night off located on Franklin Street and part of the same building as Rita's and Sweet Afton (which are also good options if you fancy 14 pubs of Christmas!)

The Rusty Saddle

A short walk to Howard Street takes you to the Rusty Saddle (formerly known as the Washington bar). It has a great bar downstairs and upstairs and there can be music playing in both.

The Belfast Continental Christmas Markets

The staple in any 12 pubs of Christmas pub crawl, grab a stein and a kangaroo burger in the same place on the grounds of Belfast City Hall!

Muriels Gin Bar

Located on Church lane, Muriel’s is a cosy bar with quirky artwork and decor (bras on the ceiling!) A must visit at any time of the year!

White’s Tavern

Get a bit of culture with this 17th century Irish pub on Winecellar Entry (behind Office shoe store). It’s super cosy too with open fires and a rustic wood setting, great for cold winter nights.

The Northern Whig

You are half way there now, The Northern Whig is a must stop on Bridge Street and you are on your way towards the cathedral quarter section of the city.

The National

Great beer garden (complete with heaters - result!) and selection of drinks and food, The National is on High street (Also has 3 floors and a nightclub at the top!)

The Spaniard

A cosy bar on Skipper street with funky decor, Great cocktails and Spanish vibes (hence the name). If you’re a rum fan you’re in luck as there are over 50 types of rum behind the bar.

The Thirsty Goat

Right bang in the centre of the cathedral quarter crossroads. This is a more spacious bar for the pub crawl, usually has music playing both inside and outside in the beer garden.

The Dirty Onion

You are basically beside the rest of the bars now so we will stop the directions! Great beer garden with lively music and a cosy bar inside.

The Duke of York

You will find the Duke of York down a cobbled street (commercial street) and you can get your insta picture with the umbrellas. It has a whiskey bar and is always bustling with people.

The Harp Bar

You have reached the end of the pub crawl!!!  A hugely popular bar, the Harp Bar has music playing every night of the week and you are sure to have a great night here! 

 12 pubs of christmas belfast pub crawl route

Belfast Christmas Pub Crawl Route Two

McHughs Belfast

Starting off on Queen’s Square (where the big clock is), McHugh’s is a traditional Irish bar, depending on the night you might see some Irish trad music here.

Tipsy Bird

Fabulous cocktails here and always a great band playing at Tipsy Bird on Ann Street, if you go in a sober bird you will definitely leave a tipsy bird!! Bird cage decor and a downstairs and upstairs bar.


Take the lift to the rooftop bar on the top of Bullitt hotel. It has an amazing drinks as well as panoramic views of the city.


see above

Henrys / The Jailhouse

Formerly known as McCracken’s situated at Joy’s entry. Two Bars under one roof both totally different! worth a visit!

White’s Tavern

See above

Bear & Doll

A quirky bar with vintage decor on Library street, great spot!

Love & Death

Located on Ann Street (could go here after Tipsy bird if you wish). Alternative Decor, great cocktails and opens really late for those of you wanting to keep the night going. Also a nighclub up stairs.

Belfast Christmas Market

See above.

Pug Uglys

Awesome rustic bar on Bedford street with a circular bar downstairs with a band and an upstairs section too.

The Five Points Belfast

The new go to Irish pub, you will often hear a traditional Irish band playing here. A short walk to Dublin road and you will find the Five Points (we’re hoping - might be time to check if the entire group is still there!)

Filthy McNastys

Across the road from The Five Points and you have arrived at Filthys. Great outdoor garden area and atmosphere here and their nightclub Gypsy Lounge is up the stairs.

And if after all of that you still need another pint stop then....

Lavery’s Bar Belfast

Laverys at Bradbury place is perfect if you want to continue the pub atmosphere or if you want to stay out a bit longer, they usually have a dance night at the weekends.


So there you go, a couple of ideas for a pub crawl if you are in Belfast over the festive season. If you would like to see more of our 12 pubs lanyards and buy them please click here...

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