Quench your thirst at The Sunflower Pub Belfast
When thinking of where to get a great selection of craft beer in Belfast, all the usual bars pop into my head, with the hipsterish ones taking the lead. But sometimes the traditional bars can be just as good at quenching my IPA thirst. One such example of this is the Sunflower Pub located just North of Belfast City Centre.
It’s famous for its ‘No Topless Sunbathing’ sign and it’s authentic 1970’s ‘Troubles’ metal cage around the door but don’t let this put you off. You won’t find a friendlier bar in the whole city!
The Beer Selection At Sunflower Pub Belfast
On to the beers! They have a real sense of supporting local in the Sunflower. They had a great selection of local bottled beers – I tried Farmaggedon (Mosaic IPA on tap – 6.3%), Fulcrum and Heaney.
My favourite by a mile was the Heaney Blonde Session Ale. This ale is affectionately known as the craft gateway beer and you can see why, a few bottles and you’ll be well and truly hooked. If you’re a craft beer beginner I’d highly recommend sipping a bottle of this while listening to local music in the Sunflower Pub. Want to experience local – this is it!?! Back to beer, there’s also a great selection of canned craft including Beavertown Blood Orange IPA.
Why should you go?
There’s a real beery atmosphere in the Sunflower, what do I mean by this? It’s kind of hard to describe, almost like an honest no frills feel, completely the opposite to all the hipster cocktail bars popping up. Honest, traditional and crafted over time!
I urge tourists and locals who haven’t been yet to go to The Sunflower – I really can’t recommend it enough!
You can also read more about the Belfast Craft Beer scene here in our city guide
- Farmageddon Mosaic IPA