With over 40 cafes, bars and restaurants in the District you will not be stuck for choice

The historic Linen Quarter is rapidly becoming one of the most vibrant, must visit areas of the city. With 40 cafés, bars and restaurants, a dozen hotels, and three major music venues, we like to think we are home to the best of Belfast hospitality.

Located behind Belfast City Hall, the Linen Quarter was once the headquarters of Ireland’s global linen industry. Tourists can still admire the beautiful red brick warehouses, now home to international businesses or award-winning restaurants.

Key attractions include the Crown Bar, Grand Opera House, Ulster Hall, and St Malachi’s Church. Take a walk to enjoy the ambiance and enjoy some top- quality coffee and cuisine.

Key Attractions

  • Grand Opera House, Great Victoria St
  • Crown Bar, Great Victoria St
  • Grand Central Observatory (highest bar in Ireland). Bedford St
  • Flax Field, Bedford St
  • Ulster Hall, Bedford St
  • Thomas Thompson Fountain, Bedford St
  • Ormeau Baths, Ormeau Avenue
  • Limelight, Ormeau Avenue
  • St Malachi’s Church, Alfred St

Home of Hospitality

With over 40 cafes, bars and restaurants in the District you will not be stuck for choice. The 12 local hotels are also open for coffee, drinks, and food. For detailed listings please view our website at www.linenquarter.org or pick up a copy of “Linen Live” at the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre.

City of Music

The Linen Quarter has a deep-rooted musical heritage. Catch a show at the Grand Opera House or Ulster Hall, or a live band at the Limelight and many bars across the district. Special mention to Fibber McGee’s, who host Irish music 7 days a week.

Most of the hotels also have vibrant entertainment programmes that are open to guests and non-residents alike.

Linen quarter welcomes everyone – be sure to visit us soon!