Belfast & Northern Ireland

Duke of York

  7 Commercial Court, off Donegall St      (+44) (0)28 9024 1062     more than a year ago
Hidden down a cobbled Cathedral Quarter alley off Donegall St. this fantastic pub pays homage to Belfast's industrial past and centuries-old newspaper trade. Art students, old hacks and media types come together to enjoy great live music and retro disco tunes in a decidedly unpretentious, super-friendly setting. Politicos among you may be interested to learn that Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams used to be a barman here. And smokers can rejoice in the outside heated smoking area festooned with twinkly lights and colourful cultural murals..


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Live Music
City centre location


Mon 11:30 - 23:00, Tue-Fri 11:30 - 01:00, Sat 11:30 - 02:00, Sun 13:00 - 20:00.


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I was with my family walking down Commercial Court on Sunday afternoon the 13th of September. My wife sat down on one of the red seats and I walked into the bar with my 4 year old son. I was told very rudely by a person collecting glasses that no children are permitted in the bar. I went back outside and left my son with my wife and went back in. I was refused again at the bar even though my son and wife were not on the pub. I had to stand and argue that Commercial Court was a public right of way and not the property of the Duke of York. I also mentioned that the Duke of York has lots of kids running about outside on Saturday afternoons. It took me 5 min's of complaining before I could get a pint. To be honest The Duke is one of my favourite bars but after being treated like this I will not be back and I would not recommend anyone else goes back either!

I sincerely hope you mean 'brutal' in a good way - this gem of a place has to be one of the best pubs in Belfast. Ed
gerard dillon


Kind of place that every Irish pub in the world is trying to be. The collection of football programmes on the walls must be priceless. I made the owner an offer but he wasn't interested.
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