Kelly’s Cellars

Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 by in All Sites

Opened in 1720 by Belfast vendor Hugh Kelly, who put away his rum, gin and bourbon in the eponymous basement, Kelly’s was a meeting spot for Henry Joy McCracken and his kindred United Irishmen when they were plotting the 1798 resistance – McCracken took cover behind the bar when British officers came searching for him. It’s a standout amongst the most untouched bars in the city, with a bar worn by hundreds of years of elbows, bric-à-bric swinging from the vaulted roof or spilling off racks, and conventional music before an open flame. There’s unrecorded music each night with the exception of Monday – most loved time to bring in is after Saturday looking for the conventional session at 5pm.

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