Mood lighting, candles in Hendrick’s bottles and knickers hanging overhead all surrounded by hat boxes and manikins; you’re in Muriel’s world now. As the story goes, she ran a respectable hat making business during the day, but when the light faded she spent the evenings as a lady of the night.
We loved the chilled music, cosy atmosphere and great service, but it’s the huge selection of gin and obscure cocktails that make us never want to leave.
The place is buzzing with young, hotshot professionals. Find BarChick causing mischief in Muriel’s naughty boutique bedroom with chairs so comfortable it’s a struggle to leave. In case of the Belfast chills, try Muriel’s Marvelous Medicine bottles, they’re incredibly easy to drink and cure pretty much any ailment you may have, result. Smokers, kit yourself out with one of the big, chunky blankets and kick back on the on-street terrace, this is what boozy happiness looks like.