Belfast City Marathon: Bars near Ormeau Park finish line for post-run celebrations

Belfast Marathon 2023 -Credit:Justin Kernoghan/ Belfast Live
Belfast Marathon 2023 -Credit:Justin Kernoghan/ Belfast Live

The Moy Park Belfast City Marathon is set to take over the city with thousands of competitors taking to the roads on Sunday.

Whether you are running, walking, jogging or just supporting, Belfast City Marathon always provides a great day for all those involved.

If you are taking part on May 5, whether running the full marathon or taking part in the relay, you have probably made a lot of training sacrifices so when it's all over, there will be cause for big celebrations.

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We think you will be well entitled to a celebratory drink after so to make life easy for you (because we know you will be pretty tired afterwards) we've picked out pubs which are just stumbling distance away from the finish line in Ormeau Park.

Bars near the Belfast City Marathon finish line:

The Errigle Inn

The Errigle Inn, Belfast. -Credit:Justin Kernoghan
The Errigle Inn, Belfast. -Credit:Justin Kernoghan

The Errigle Inn on the Ormeau Road has been a South Belfast pub institution since 1935, serving great food and drink to a wide range of customers, and in July 2021 it opened its refurbished roof garden.

Perfect for if the sun graces us this race day!

Northern Lights

Northern Lights -Credit:Google
Northern Lights -Credit:Google

Northern Lights is a popular craft beer bar in Belfast, also the Ormeau Road.

Known for its great atmosphere, amazing beer selection and friendly bar staff, this would be a great spot to wind down after that 26.2-mile run.

The Hatfield House

The Hatfield House -Credit:Google
The Hatfield House -Credit:Google

Slightly down the road from the finish line heading in towards the town stands The Hatfield House. The always lively pub has that creamy pint of Guinness you have been dreaming of since you started training.

Pavilion Bar

The Pavillion -Credit:Google
The Pavillion -Credit:Google

Considered one of Belfast's finest venues for live music and comedy, there will be no shortage of laughter and craic at the Pavilion after you finish up the marathon.

Located on the Ormeau Road, it is only a short walk from the finish line so you won't need to worry about your legs giving up.

The Botanic Inn

The Botanic Inn -Credit:Google
The Botanic Inn -Credit:Google

Slightly further away than some of the other pubs on the list, The Botanic Inn is a South Belfast institution that is worthy of the journey.

With the big screens and large outdoor space, staff will be more than happy to reward you with a crisp pint after Sunday's event - plus Wing It will be serving up some serious chicken wings to fill that post race hunger.

The Post House

The Post House on Malone Road
Post House on Malone Road -Credit:Post House/ Instagram

A newer addition to the Malone Road, The Post House was once the popular Eglantine Inn.

The neighbourhood bar has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere - serving good food and good drinks. If the weather is as hoped, take yourself out to the terrace for a pint in the sun.

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