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Good Friday: When are the bars open and where can you get an elusive pint while they are closed

By Jonny Bell

It's that time of year once again when the Good Friday licencing laws leave a few of us baffled over when and where you can wet your whistle.

In Northern Ireland alcohol can only be served between 5pm and 11pm on Good Friday. Bars have to stop serving at midnight on Thursday and Easter Saturday. And on Easter Sunday, bars and restaurants have to stop serving alcohol at 10pm.

Off-licences are closed all day on Easter Sunday.

Click through the above pictures to see where and when you can get a drink - legally - before the pubs open.

Hospitality Ulster chief Colin Neill has said the sector is faced with losing out on £16million with the closure. Restriction in the Republic are set to ease next year in the Republic. Mr Neill warned that Northern Ireland could be left.

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Easter opening hours

FRIDAY APRIL 14

5pm to 11pm

Pubs and restaurants can open earlier than 5pm to serve food, but not alcohol.

SATURDAY APRIL 15

11.30am to midnight (If they have a late licence)

SUNDAY APRIL 16

12.30pm to 10pm

EASTER MONDAY

Back to normal.

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