8PM - First stop, Aether & Echo. Think turn of the century Parisian-chic: this venue is set to become the coolest spot in town. Moustaches, flat caps, belts and braces... the bar plays all the cards of sophistication.
9PM - Round the corner to the Hudson Bar. The sign reads, ‘Whiskey, Ales and Disco’, and frankly that says it all. A cool hub for those with alternative tastes. For something a little more traditional, it’s off to the John Hewitt. With locals playing their own instruments, this gig is more of a jamming session that’s paid for in pints.
10:30PM - From old to new. The Dirty Onion is the perfect transitional pub. It's one of Belfast’s oldest buildings and dates back to 1780. With its distinctive external wooden structure, low ceilings and original brick walls it has a modern twist with a deliberate nod to the past. A stone's throw away, is the National Grand Bar. The former headquarters of the National Bank of Ireland, it has the biggest beer garden in Belfast.