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The Front Page Bar

9 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena, County Antrim, BT43 6AL
The Front Page Bar


A “traditional-meets-modern” award winning and innovative, town centre pub in the heart of Ballymena, offering a welcoming and friendly, customer service oriented experience. The Front Page has established itself as a popular drinks and entertainment venue with celebrities, locals and visitors of all ages, from 18 – 80 year olds. (Check out their celebrity picture board!)

The Front Page has been a pub since the turn of the century. It's name is derived from its position next to the former newspaper office and its interior décor is complemented by a display of framed newspaper “front pages” depicting many of the famous headlines of yesteryear.

In 2019 The Front Page was recognised as being one of Hospitality Ulster's Top 100 hospitality venues in N. Ireland and has been a past winner of NI Community Pub of the Year.

Entertainment includes:
Live music every Saturday & Sunday afternoon from 5pm – 7.30pm.
Resident DJ’s every Friday & Saturday from 10pm and from 9pm on a Sunday.
Karaoke every Thursday from 9.30pm.
Impromptu guitar, traditional music sessions and storytelling evenings.
Regular charity quiz nights during autumn and winter.
Cocktail Masterclasses also available for parties/groups.
“VIP Party Packages” available for larger groups.

Facilities include:
The Front Page offers a spacious ground floor bar and dance floor area.including a small stage, 3 television screens and a surround sound system.
A sheltered “smoking deck” on the first floor.
“Annie’s Attic” upstairs @ TFPage is available, free of charge, for VIP’s, meetings, parties, etc. The room includes audio/visual facilities.
An extensive range of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails.
Free Wi Fi, daily newspapers, regular drinks promotions, etc.
We are happy to co-ordinate local walking tours, food tours, senior citizen excursions, etc.
Pull your own pint of Guinness and receive your Front Page Guinness Certificate from us.
Check out our “Quiet Man” corner.

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Tel+44 (0) 28 2564 1953

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Opening Times

* Monday – Wednesday: 11.30 – 00:00
Thursday: 11.30 – 00.30
Friday & Saturday: 11.30 – 01.30
Sunday: 12.00 – 00:00

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