The John Hewitt Bar

The John Hewitt Bar

51 Donegall Street

Tel / Mob No : 2890233768
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Type : Bar

Located in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, The John Hewitt first opened its doors in December 1999. The bar is unique in its ownership as it is owned by The Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre. The Resource Center's managers had always relied on various grants to fund its work, when in the mid nineties; they came up with the idea of generating some of their own funds by going into business... And why not a pub! John Hewitt, the late poet, socialist and Freeman of Belfast officially opened the Resource Centre on Mayday 1983, hence the name of the bar. The bar holds monthly art exhibitions , has live music at least 6 nights per week 14 different beers on draught and is the only bar in Northern Ireland that promotes and sell the beers from the four local micro-brewery's . The John Hewitt Bar has won many awards including 'the Best Beer Venue in the UK and Ireland at the Theme Awards held in London, the Hospitality Ireland Pub of the year, held in Dublin, Northern Ireland Real Ale Pub of the year and most recently the Gastro Pub of the year at this years NI Fate awards.

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