Danny's Weekly Plan  


Here is where I would be going next week if I could afford to go out every night.

Sunday: Rain: it's cheap drink before midnight, £5 in and open till 3am. Always sociable and get's busy about 1am.

Monday: During term time I'd say the union, but as it's closed probably the parlour. Cheapish drink again and a club upstairs.

Tuesday: Spring and Airbrake, £4 in, open till 1:30, drink offers, great music. I like to get their early, get a wrist band, get a free stamp for Rain outside, then go to weatherspoons for a few cheap pints then back to S&A.

Wednesday: Box, definately. It's quiet so there's never a queue, but it's busy enough to be good fun. £2 a drink all night too. £2 in as well I think. Good fun.

Thursday: Rain again or else the Egg and then Tompsons for a late night session.

Friday: Union or Parlour then Tompsons or Rain.

Saturday Night: Everywhere's too expensive on Saturday night, so I'd make it a quiet pint in The Bot.


Announcing the Belfast Nightlife Newsletter  


I decided to start a Newsletter for this blog. In it I'm going to put exclusive content - new reviews and details of any special offers in Belfast as I'm made aware of them. Maybe I'll write some of the newsletters immediately after returning from a nightout before I pass out on my keyboard. It's going to contain personal opinions that I wouldn't write on the main site for legal reasons.

You can sign up by putting your email in the box on the right.

The Northern Whig  


The Northern Whig is a bar like no other in Belfast. It's website describes itself as 'neo-classic' and while I'm not too sure what that term means, it sort of makes sense.

Upoun entering the bar you can't help but immedately notice the collection of Bolshevik statues they have imported from the Soviet Union. It's pretty striking and for fans of Russian history like myself, it's worth going to the bar just to see them. One of them is of an idealistic revolutionary worker with his red flag proudly in his left hand. He's looking out at the new era of brotherhood that he hoped was about to dawn. No idea of the system of terror and Stalinist abuse that was to occur instead. It's enough to bring a tear to your eye.

Anyway, back to the bar, the Northern Whig offers an impressive selection of well presented, delicious and vibrant coctails. A whole variety of draught beers and whiskeys - it has something for everyone, personally I'm a fan of the Jack Daniels Single Barrel, few places have it.

The music is electronic and funky brought to you by two fantastic DJs - Davy Waite and Darren Graham.

Not many students frequent the place at night but the crowd is diverse anyway. From hen nights to old men looking for a relaxed pint, everyone can enjoy the place.

I really cannot reccomend the place enough, it's really one of the best bars Belfast has to offer.


Update and Rain Again  


I'm sorry about the lack of updates recently, I've been pretty broke and haven't been out much in the last couple of weeks. Both times I did go out though, I went to Rain and I'm sure you're bored of me reviewing Rain by now. I'll try and go somewhere different soon and review that.

However, I must mention that in Rain last Saturday there was a 'beach party'. I went expecting something lame and tacky. However I was blown away by how good it was. They've turned the old factory building behind it into a massive beach area. The floor is covered in sand (or grit?) and there is no roof. They had a DJ playing summer anthems and a BBQ. It was a sunny day but they had all the patio heaters on full as well, so it wasn't remotely cold. I spent the whole night outside and it was fantastic. Really felt like being on a beach on holiday. There were even people in the corner building sandcastles.

Nice job Rain.