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Great bar and venue, dodgy bouncers

Advantages: Great live music venue, usually great sound
Disadvantages: Expensive beer, doormen can be assholes

The Empire is a large(ish) bar in the basement, and a 500 capacity live music venue upstairs, and was built in a converted church. The bar itself downstairs, is nice and friendly, on of the few bars in the city that haven’t been turned into pseud ...

dryform135 02.07.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Empire, Belfast

GREAT NIGHT OUT!!

Advantages: great night out
Disadvantages: none

Following being out at the Empire Bar in Belfast last night I thought that I should review it today. The Empire Bar is in Botanic Avenue in Belfast near to the central hub of Belfast nightlife. The Empire is in a great location and you will always find a ...

julesgilmore 18.04.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Empire, Belfast

The Empire is a home from home!

Advantages: Comedy Nite every Tuesday and the Cute Barmaids
Disadvantages: Lack of Budweiser on Tap

In the home of the 'Empire Strikes Back' comedy extravaganza, you will be transported far from the often depressing rain filled streets of the city. With the well-established 'every Tuesday' top-class comedy night (be early to find a seat) sandwiched betw ...

Roobear 04.12.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The Empire, Belfast

Brilliant Bar

Advantages: Comfy, good atmosphere
Disadvantages: Can get very packed

I first experienced The Empire just last week when I went to see the wonderful Ken Haddock and his band play. I must say I was very impressed. I found The Empire to be a very homely bar which is just the right size and has a good atmosphere. The comedy ni ...

njervis 20.02.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Empire, Belfast

The "Only" Rock Club in Belfast

Advantages: Cheap drink, No trouble, Friendly crowd, Ocassionally good music
Disadvantages: Watered down cheap drink, Trouble outside, Generally poor music, bad food, uncompromisingly stubborn DJ, cleanliness, toilets, no disabled access, underage drinking, young crowd

The Venue off Bruce Street may well be the only dedicated Rock club in Belfast but alas because of the lack of competition in this respect there is very little or no effort made to make the place somewhere you would actually choose to go if an alternative ...

Ragnarok96 17.08.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Venue, Belfast