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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
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Sunflower Public House
“The Sunflower is a relic of Belfast’s past with its Troubles-era security cage still attached! It’s a hidden gem located on a backstreet and hosting an eclectic mix of great live music seven nights a week. There’s excellent wood-fired pizza in its grungy, colorful beer garden. The tap selection focuses on local brews; I’d opt for a Boundary stout from their brewery in East Belfast. They are also a dog-friendly establishment!”  — Alana Henderson
65 Union St, Belfast BT1 2JF, United Kingdom
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The Black Box

“The Black Box is a cozy bar, venue, and a crucial hangout for the Belfast arts scene. It’s got an underground soul and maintains a packed program of left-field cabaret, film, theatre, art, and gigs. Of all the venues in Belfast, it’s the one I’ve performed in the most and it really feels like home.”  —  Alana Henderson

18-22 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LA, UK
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Union Street Bar

“Union Street Bar, a former Victorian shoe factory, plays host to Belfast’s best drag queens who host karaoke three nights a week as well as game shows, cabaret, and an infamous Sunday Bingo show. So good!”  —  Alana Henderson

8-14 Union St, Belfast BT1 2JF, UK
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Metropolitan Arts Centre

Arts space and performance venue that holds cultural events and workshops, as well as a shop selling local art and a cafe.

10 Exchange Street, Belfast BT1, United Kingdom
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Duke of York

Classic pub down a cobbled alley with mirrored whiskey bar, old advertising signs, and live music.

7-11 Commercial Court, Belfast BT1 2NB, UK
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Vicar Street

“It is iconic for a reason. Intimate enough to feel a part of something special and close enough to see ‘em sweat.”-Ciaran Lavery

Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland