May 11, 2018
Apartment is the latest addition to Belfast’s lively inner city scene. Offering amazing views of Belfast City Hall and welcome respite from the commercial bustle of Donegal Square West, this airport lounge-like venue has a cocktail list as long as the steel stairway leading up to the bar. Two large glass-walled rooms overlook the shoppers and tourists in the street below, as patrons recline in comfy leather sofas and chairs. You can order meals or tasty bites depending on how hungry you are; but the drinks are the main draw here. Signature cocktails change weekly and the waitresses are happy to bring you free samples. A Breakfast Martini (served with a dollop of Seville orange marmalade) is a good place to start, while a citrus-refreshing Ciroc Sling will snap you back into consciousness if you’ve had a long day. The menu also includes a wide range of specially selected wines, beers and spirits from which to choose. Throughout, the service is brilliant: the staff are polite, friendly and eager to help. They contribute to an atmosphere that buzzes with colour and life. This is the perfect place for catching up with friends or kick-starting a night out in the right way. Packed with the city’s trendiest inhabitants, it’s a great place to meet people and to enjoy some chilled music in the evening, cocktail in hand. So turn up, order your drink, admire the views and treat this bar like the kind of apartment you could only dream of owning.