Nicholson's Pubs

Welcome to The Crown Liquor Saloon, your local pub in Belfast


A Victorian gem

We’re located in a magnificent grade A listed building that dates back to the 1880s. While now one of the most famous pubs in Belfast, we were once one of the iconic Victorian Gin Palaces in the city. Today, you can still enjoy many of the stunning original features, having been lovingly restored by the National Trust.

Our impressive façade is one of the city’s most popular photo spots, and it only gets better when you step inside.

The long, red granite topped altar style bar takes centre stage, with its huge casks and polished brass taps, while the mosaic tiled floor and decorative carved ceiling are truly eye-catching.

Originally designed to protect Victorian drinkers from the prying eyes of the busy Great Victoria Street, the stained-glass windows are etched with fairies, pineapples, fleur-de-lys, and clowns. The traditional gas lighting also still remains.

They don’t build pubs like this anymore.

For even more history, the city’s famous Titanic Experience is close by – why not call in after visiting us?


The Crown Liquor Saloon, 46 Great Victoria Street,
Belfast, County Antrim, BT2 7BA

Tel: 028 9024 3187

A unique city centre pub with a rich history


Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — and The Crown Liquor Saloon near you is certainly no exception.

Dating back to the 1880s, The Crown is a gem of the Victorian era. Formerly known as The Liquor Saloon in Great Victoria Street, Belfast, our ageless and priceless pub was one of the mightiest Victorian Gin Palaces in the city, and still boasts many of its original features, including gaslighting.

Refurbished in 1885, and at least twice since, The Crown is a grade A listed building owned by the National Trust and is a truly stunning example of a traditional Victorian gin palace.

Find us

The Crown Liquor Saloon,46 Great Victoria Street,
County Antrim,BT2 7BA

Tel: 028 9024 3187

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:30 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 11:30 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 11:30 - 00:00
  • Thursday 11:30 - 00:00
  • Friday 11:30 - 00:00
  • Saturday 11:30 - 00:00
  • Sunday 12:30 - 00:00

Upcoming Holidays

  • Christmas Eve 11:30 - 00:30
  • Christmas Day CLOSED
  • Boxing Day 11:30 - 23:30
  • New Years Eve 11:30 - 02:00
  • New Years Day 11:30 - 23:30



Here at Belfast, we pride ourselves on serving an exquisite selection of perfectly-poured, ever-changing Cask Ales – including our very own Nicholson's Pale Ale, brewed by St Austell Brewery in Cornwall. You’ll also discover the wonders of our Gin Palace, featuring glorious gins from juniper-heavy and robust to sweet and fruity and every flavour profile in-between – all waiting at your local Nicholson’s in Belfast.