McCracken's Café Bar is tucked away in historic Joy's Entry.

We're named after MaryAnne McCracken, the famous 18th Century social reformer. However, McCracken’s is truly 21st century in style and we are one of the most comfortable and relaxed trading platforms in south africa surroundings in Belfast for a meal, or drink. McCracken's boasts a stunning contemporary interior and a great outdoor smoking area.

We look forward to seeing you.

Our Menu

Food at McCrackens McCracken’s has a fabulous food offering with the emphasis on sourcing great produce, and creating simple but freshly prepared age old favourites.

See Our Food Menu

Our Drinks

The Basement Bar Drinks There are a wide selection of drinks to choose served in casual, comfortable surroundings.

See Our Drinks Menu

The McCracken family had a long tradition of promoting Ireland’s ancient poetry, music and language. We've paid our own tribute to some of Ireland’s finest poets and writers on our gallery wall. Come in and have a look.


Promotions We offer a wide range of monthly and periodic promotions throughout the year, all of which offer fantastic value for our customers.

See Our Promotions


Whats On at the basement bar & grill All major sporting events are shown on large HDTVs throughout the bar - the perfect spot to watch your favourite sport. Look out for promotions.

See Our Events


Music Live acoustic sessions every Friday from 7pm with some of Belfast's finest artists. There's also a DJ set every Friday from 10pm (Free entrance).

See What's On

Private Hire

Basement Bar Interior McCracken's Café Bar is available for your works party or special occasion. Have a chat with our general manger who will be happy to help.

Get In Touch

“Every time we go to McCrackens we have gorgeous food, great service and gorgeous surroundings... stepping into McCrackens is like stepping into a wee place of bliss in city centre Belfast. Tell you what, do yourself a favour and visit it you will love it!!!”- TripAdvisor Reviewer     

Our Other Bars