tucked away in historic Joy's Entry sits McCracken's Café
Bar. The entry, which runs between High Street and Anne Street
is named after Henry Joy McCracken an 18th century political reformer
and United Irishman who, it is said, walked to the gallows from
the Old Belfast Jailhouse.
Entry is one of Belfast's oldest entries and runs off High Street
which was the first main thoroughfare in Belfast. It followed
the route of the Farset River and ships travelled its length to
the town centre up until it was covered in by the Town Corporation
in the mid 19th Century.
site was once a thriving brewery and it was said that sailors
from all over the world would barter fresh oysters and mussels
for a pint of ale.
that is as far as the historical influences go. The bar itself
is truly 21st century urban chic and caters for those who want
a comfortable and relaxed meal or drink and a feeling that they
can leave the hustle and bustle of Belfast city far behind when
in fact they are only a stones-throw away from it all.
the able direction of Gerard McQuillan the head chef at McCracken's
the restaurant has, over the last couple of years, built up its
repuation as an award winning gastro style pub and resturaunt.
common denominator is good produce, cooked to perfection and trying
to create the wow factor for you the customer, from lobster and
oysters to the finest Irish beef and poultry. We pride ourselves
on our ever changing daily menu depending on what is available
from our local markets.
the weekend, McCracken's transforms itself.
Fridays, Mccrackens to unwind with the post work/ early evening
"thank god its Friday' pick me up and listen to some of Belfasts
finest talent at the Friday Live Session.
Following that we have the best in chart, dance, RnB and club
classics from 10pm and best of all ENTRANCE IS FREE!
night is club night and McCracken's becomes a premium venue for
R n' B, with CLUB ON, which has a sophisticated and devoted following.
The beer garden also becomes a very popular spot to visit on Saturday
nights with live acoustic music provided for those who like to
brave the elements. Heres a taste of what you can expect outside
each and every Saturday night!
a major refurbishment McCracken's is transformed. Now a sophisticated
and contemporary space, with every element of its style, food,
drinks and service focussed on comfort, dining excellence and
good old fashioned service. Combined with its well established
and cutting edge club night McCracken's has it all.
sophisticated and contemporary space reminiscent of a bygone era...
ethos is summed up in its motto 'in touch with old values moving
with the times'.
a look at what we have done to the place, Im sure you'll see a
How to Find Us |
McCracken's Café Bar is located in Joy's Entry, which
runs between High Street and Ann Street, in the heart of