The John Hewitt – Belfast 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 Centre's managers had always relied on various grants to fund its work, when in the mid ninties, 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.

Zak Whitefield 19th July 9pm. Adm. FREE

July 7th, 2015

WorldHost recognised business in Northern Ireland.

February 20th, 2015

We Are Delighted to be a recognised World Host Business for Excellent Customer Service.

Local Artisan Craft Brews

February 18th, 2015

Local Craft Brews


February 11th, 2015

Now Available from the Bar, Another Great Local Brew.

Red Hand Pale Ale

O’Hara’s Irish Red Ale

February 2nd, 2015

Call in for a Great Pint of O’Hara’s Irish Red Ale.

Solo Sundays

January 25th, 2015

NEW for Sunday Night’s, some of our Best Solo performers will be taking the stage from 9pm to give you a Great Night’s Entertainment. Admission as always is Free. Door’s open 7pm.

Mighty Mojos Every Friday Night 9.30pm

Two Great New Local Beers Now in Stock

January 24th, 2015

Mac Ivor’s Award Winning Cider Now on Draught!

November 21st, 2014


November 18th, 2014

BREWDOG Now Available on Draught

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