4 Reviews

First Review by CiaraSlevin

Pub - Edit

What's the bar scene in NI like? Well, we have rowdy bars, dirty drinking dens filled with cracked old "brigadiers" and their grandchildren in traccie suits or old firm tops, bunged nightclubs where you can't hear yourself think and mutton dressed as lamb types jig about to the megamix of eurohits.
What I'm trying to say is, popularity is no guarantee of quality and your choice is generally for whatever diageo has on the pumps, or mass market American watery brews.

Here they have tried to assemble anything with hops, yeast and malt that will travel for your delectation.

Its a slightly fancier bar that doesn't blow your ears off with music and has seats, but not many during times of demand. Offers food - nibbles - too.

Yes, you'll see a middle class woman who works as a teacher saying "hipster" with a delighted look on her face over and over again, people will be getting in to the board games, especially the tiresome "cards against humanity' (for people who think an aborted fetus running for president is funny and can't write their own jokes) too much and the spectre of bearded vagrants from the social housing that encircles ormeau is always a possibility, but this is note than compensated for by the fine selection of ales.

Sad that the head of boundary brewing is the king of edgy atheism and that the "brew your own" aspect wasn't as popular as they'd have liked, but it has the honor of being my fav for buying beer and relaxing with a pint.

More organic brews and organic wine too please :)

Pros: Great selection , Should be able to tell you what has isinglas , Comfy and welcoming

Cons: Cards. Against. Fun.

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Craft beer - Edit

Offers a LOT of selection in craft beer and staff can check which are / aren't veggie or vegan.
Their offering changes a lot too.
They sell beers for takeaway too.

Pros: Great selection

Cons: It's still just a pub come on!

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Vegan Bargain Brunch - Edit

If you're looking for a knock-down bargain brunch, check out Brewbot on a Sunday afternoon - gorgeous avocado on sourdough with sundried tomato and rocket salad. For a fiver (leaving plenty of change for beer)! There are also lots of Mexican inspired veggie options - some of which can be veganized. They are always working on new recipes, including a sweet potato burger served for a Bank Holiday Monday barbeque. The main evening menu is also great, including vegetarian sharing platters, nachos, sandwiches and pasties.

Pros: Bargain prices for food, Lovely atmosphere, Kid friendly

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one of my favourite pubs - Edit

I was expecting to hate it, but I love it! Brewbot is awesome - it's just a super relaxed, refreshingly different and totally stupendous spot. The Ormeau Road has been waiting a long time for such an individual bar. In fact, Belfast has been waiting a long time for such a place. It's a bar which specialises in beer, beer, beer and........oh yeah beer! Every beer you can think of or dream up. I recommend their 'beer platter' - my term, not theirs (can't remember it's official name). A four or eight glass sample platter of their regularly changing tap beers. Staff are lovely, easy going and helpful when I first visited they mentioned they intended to have a 'rotating' kitchen - lots of different restaurants and caterers guest visit, hence food would be constantly changing. That hasn't happened yet so I'm not sure if they ever will serve food, however Brewbot is still delightful and just so fresh and wonderfully different. I only ever visit for a beverage and there are lots of places to dine at on the Ormeau Road anyway where a veggie meal could be obtained. My wine days are over - bring on the beer appreciation! If I'm thinking of going for a drink in South Belfast my first choice is now Brewbot. On my last visit I noticed they had started a range of beer based cocktails which are absolutely delicious - a must try.

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J0Z1 05 May 2017 - They call a beer platter a "flight" or "tasting board" for 5 or 3. Due to the flight of the earls where they sampled very heavy dutch stouts whilst the women rowed them to Scotland, where they founded Celtic FC. :)  


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