The American Bar

Belfast , Northern Ireland

Restaurant | Dog-Friendly Bars & Pubs in Belfast


If you're on the lookout for dog-friendly pubs in Belfast, The American Bar should be on your list. This historic pub has been a fixture of the city since the 1860s and is steeped in history. The name of the pub has always been The American, but it's unclear why. However, given its location on the dockside, it's likely that it had connections to the Americas through shipping, trade, and emigration, especially during the Irish famine of the mid-1800s.

The American Bar is known for its impromptu music sessions, poetry readings, and gigs, which take place over two floors, providing a lively and entertaining atmosphere for you and your furry friend to enjoy. With great music, good food, and friendly regulars, this cozy and homely bar located in Belfast's Sailortown neighborhood is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.

What makes The American Bar stand out among other Belfast pubs is its dog-friendly policy. All dogs are welcome inside and outside the pub, as long as they are house-trained and sociable. The outdoor area is partially covered and heated, ensuring that you and your pup can enjoy your drinks even on chilly days. Water bowls are provided, and there are usually some treats available behind the bar. The pub already has quite a few regular dog visitors, but they always welcome more furry friends.

Dog-Friendly Amenities

  • Water Bowl
  • Indoor Seating
  • Covered Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly
  • Dog Treats
  • No Additional Pet Fee

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We can't wait to see you and your dog at The American Bar!

65 Dock St, Belfast BT15 1LF, Northern Ireland

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Opening Hours

Always pet-friendly

Monday 12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00
Thursday 12:00 - 01:00
Friday 12:00 - 01:00
Saturday 12:00 - 01:00
Sunday 12:00 - 00:00

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