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Belfast, The American Bar

THE AMERICAN BAR

65-65A Dock Street, Belfast, BT15 3AF | Venue Cap. 40 | Website

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. Historically the pub would have been frequented by dockers, carters and riveters… truly the hard men of Belfast. Sailortown is also the home of the legendry Belfast boxer Rinty Monaghan, an undisputed world champion in the 1940’s. His photograph along with other Belfast champions fill the back wall.

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