The Northern Whig is an ultra stylish, neo classical bar and restaurant situated right in the heart of the cathedral quarter, Belfast’s social and cultural centre.
Well known for its award winning cocktails and locally sourced cosmopolitan cuisine, The Northern Whig offers a spacious and smartly decorated interior.
The most notable features of the bar and restaurant are three magnificent granite statues depicting socialist workers which were rescued from the Communist Headquarters in Prague after the fall of communism there.
The front bar, which boasts floor to ceiling windows, is the perfect place to enjoy a lunch time coffee or post work drink with friends, while the restaurant offers sophisticated dining in sumptuous surroundings.
The building (and namesake) was originally a newspaper - formed in 1823 to which it moved to the current bar's location in 1922 until 1963 when the newspaper ceased production. During the 1941 Belfast blitz, the building sustained sizeable damage which can be seen in historical images. From 1963 - 1997, the building was used as office space until it was bought and turned into a bar that it stands as today.
The Northern Whig has some great offers including two courses for £10 and £4 cocktails during our cocktail happy hour. We also have great entertainment with live music every Friday and a live DJ every Saturday.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Northern Whig soon.