The Main Bar
The bar in McHugh's offers a homely feel with open fires and local music throughout the week. In the main area of the bar there are some very interesting chess pieces designed especially for McHugh's by local sculptor Anto Brennan, incorporating key historical characters from Northern Ireland's political past.
Looking down on the bar is a Thomas Clarke painting depicting Custom House Square during the Trade Union strike of 1907. Around each corner of McHugh's there is another item of historic significance to see, from pictures of the Harland & Wolff board during the building of the Titanic, to more recent local newspaper reports on the paramilitary ceasefires.
The front section of the bar is the perfect place to relax with friends or colleagues over a few drinks, with traditional wooden furniture and floors. In the back section there is comfortable booth style seating where customers can enjoy a few drinks or some bar snacks in relative privacy. There is also a cosy corner at the very back of the bar with open fire, comfortable armchairs and sofas & the perfect place to enjoy a pint of Guinness and soak up the warm atmosphere of McHugh's.
Sitting below sea level, The Basement Bar at McHugh’s truly is a hidden gem. Available for rent and with its own separate bar and toilet facilities, the basement offers the perfect space for private parties and events.
With the same traditional feel as the main bar area, the basement is often used as an intimate live music venue for special one off events while it is also home to the famous Radio K, an indie – alternative club night that offers left of centre beats every Saturday night. If you are organising a private party or one off music gig, The Basement at McHugh’s could be just the venue you are looking for. Parties of up to 160 can be catered to and a variety of food options are available on request. For more info contact a member of management.