Anyone that wants to learn about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Belfast has definitely come to the right place. Our alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can so that you can make the right decision on how to proceed.
A list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops in town will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of Belfast wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards in your area will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best local happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for the area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other blogs about great bars to grab a drink in this part of the world.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Belfast
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in Belfast:
- The Crafty Vintner at 705 Lisburn Rd
- Friend At Hand at 35-43 Hill St
- DC Wines Boucher at 81-83 Boucher Rd
- The Vineyard at 375-377 Ormeau Rd
- Direct Wine Shipments at 5-7 Corporation Square
- The Wine Company at 303-305 Ormeau Rd
- Winemark at 294 Beersbridge Rd
When you spend over £150 at The Crafty Vintner you may be eligible for free shipping. Friend At Hand is a one-of-a-kind whiskey off-licence that also acts as a mini-museum tracing the areas distilling heritage.
They have over 600 Irish whiskeys in their collection but only half of them are for sale. Private tastings for six or more people are available Monday to Saturday.
The Vineyard sells an interesting and broad assortment of beers, artisan brews, wines, spirits, and gifts. With an order of £50 or more you can get free shipping.
Direct Wine Shipments is one of the oldest independent wine merchants near you offering a broad choice of wines, spirits, and gift cases. If you join their club you will always receive a complimentary bottle to try in every case along with free tasting notes.
Since 1995 The Wine Company has been a family-owned and operated business supplying wines from high-quality vineyards with distinct regional and national characteristics at reasonable pricing. They provide a one-of-a-kind drinking experience from 10am to 8pm Monday through Sunday.
Winemark stocks a wide range of premium world-class wines, spirits, and beers in your area. You can visit them on Sunday to Wednesday from 10am to 9pm and Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- Boundary Brewing at PortView Trade Centre
- Northern Lights at 451 Ormeau Rd
- Bullhouse Brew at 23 Balmoral Rd
- Sunflower Public House at 65 Union St
- The Dirty Onion and Yardbird at 3 Hill St
- The Woodworkers at 20-22 Bradbury Pl
Free delivery is available for all purchases over $50 at Boundary Brewing. Northern Lights has a fantastic beer variety, attentive bartenders, and a great atmosphere making it one of the best pubs near you.
They carry numerous rotating taps, a large selection of bottled drinks from here and around the world, and all of your favorite Galway Bay Brewery beers. Bullhouse Brew brings different kinds of beer that are not typically accessible around town and all purchases of £50 or more will get free delivery.
Sunflower Public House is a small corner pub that specializes in presenting outstanding local beers, ales, ciders, and other beverages. Every night there is live music and they are open Monday to Wednesday from 12pm to 12am, Thursday to Saturday until 1am, and Sunday from 1pm to 12am.
The Dirty Onion and Yardbird feature two bars, one restaurant, and one of the largest beer gardens in near you so you’ll be entertained all year. They host entertainment seven days a week with a strong emphasis on authentic traditional Irish music and are open from 12pm to 1am Monday through Saturday and until 12am on Sunday.
The Woodworkers do not accept bookings and operate on a first-come first-served basis. You can visit them Monday through Thursday from 5pm to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 1am, and Sunday from 2pm to 11pm.
Wine Bars In Belfast
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
- Cave at 3 Oxford St
- 2 Taps Wine Bar at Cotton Court, 30-42 Waring St
- The Chelsea at 346 Lisburn Rd
- Ora Wine and Tapas at 12 Great Victoria St
- Babel Belfast at 70-74 Ann St
The majority of the wines at Cave can be ordered by the glass, carafe, or bottle. They are open Wednesday through Saturday from 6pm to 9:30pm for drinks and small plate orders and from 5:30pm to 10pm for wines, cocktails, cheeses, and charcuteries.
With one of the city’s largest outdoor terraces 2 Taps Wine Bar brings the feeling of summer no matter the season. It is a terrific place to hang out with friends or family in a welcoming atmosphere.
The Chelsea is a contemporary gastropub that serves excellent bistro meals, cocktails, and entertainment to the community and beyond. Their private function area is ideal for special occasions such as birthday parties, engagement celebrations, christenings, and business meetings.
If you want to taste where fusion meets classic cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients and above all flavor head to Ora Wine and Tapas.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
While these wineries and vineyards may not be right in town they are worth the drive:
Foraging Vintners is a small handcrafted winery on the gorgeous Isle of Man that creates non-grape-based sparkling wines, ciders, ginger beers, and rums. They can help with any event or celebration like birthday parties, business gatherings, wedding receptions, gallery evenings, and even a full-fledged dance party.
You will be led on a private tour of the vineyard followed by a tasting of three Irish wines complemented with scrumptious cheeses and chocolate at Wicklow Way Wines. They are usually open from Friday to Sunday for scheduled visits or by appointment at other times.
Best Local Happy Hours
These happy hours in Belfast can be a great option to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks after work when you need to unwind:
Lavery’s has been one of the oldest family-owned pubs near you at the heart of the city’s social life for over 100 years. From Monday to Thursday and 11.30am until 7pm Lavery’s does £3.60 on selected pints including Guinness, Smithwick’s, Carlsberg, and harp ice.
Rita’s cocktail masters host happy hours from Sunday through Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Thursday, Friday, and Sunday The Spaniard offers Beer of the Month for £3.50 from 4pm to 7pm.
You can read more of our posts on:
- Breweries & Vineyards In Dublin
- Breweries & Vineyards In Glasgow
- Breweries & Vineyards In Edinburgh
- Breweries & Vineyards In Birmingham
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor & Beer In Belfast
For the time being that is all we have to share but check back in because we will do our best to keep this page updated. After reading about all of those local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours near you we think you are ready to accomplish your goal.
Do us a favor and mention if we got anything incorrect or if any of the above places have closed down in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Belfast.