Join us at the
American Bar in the
heart of Belfast’s
Dating back to the 1860’s the pub has always been called The American. Why exactly we don’t know but being on Belfast’s dockside it would have had links to the Americas through shipping, trade and emigration, not least during the Irish famine of the mid 1800’s.
Beer & Cider
A favourite with the locals, tourists and staff, Kinnegar produce many clean, crisp, full-flavoured farmhouse beers.
5 – 7.2% Alcohol
The first brewery in NI to bring together modern US styles with the more traditional Belgian/French style beers.
5 – 7% Alcohol
A delicious cider made using natural ingredients and traditional methods – a lively cider that keeps people coming back.
Clear Sky Brewing
Clearsky Brewing Co. stays true to the values and ethos of locally brewed craft beer to bring you beer of uncompromising quality.
5 – 5.5% Alcohol
This new chapter commenced in October 2016 and the pub is once more alive with impromptu music sessions, poetry and gigs over two floors. The walls are adorned with both Sailortown and American photographs and paraphernalia – car number plates, boxers, scarfs, beer signs and mirrors.
Only the finest
David Browne Murray
1st & 3rd Thursday at 8pm
Experience our local finger-style guitarist playing original pieces and you favourite covers.
Sailortown Folk Night
2nd & 4th Thursday at 8pm
Open session with some of the best musicians Belfast has to offer, compered by Joshua Burnside.
The Clay Pigeons
Saturdays from 8pm
Foot tapping Americana songs intertwined with original tunes on banjo, guitar, bass and cajón.
Every last Saturday at 2pm
Run by the infamous Chris Roddy of The Rotterdam and The Pound. Proper music for grown ups!
Hire a room
For a party or event
Our upstairs room can be hired anytime for gigs, book/album launches, parties, readings or plays and at quieter times for rehersals, classes or meetings.
SpecificationKit: In-house p.a. system, mixing desk, 2 x mics/stands & leads.
Cut off time: Sunday-Thursday 12am. Friday & Saturday 1am.
Cost: The room is free to hire but we do ask that any cancellations are made at least 7 days prior to the event.
Bookings Contact: 028 9074 3964
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