Located in the emerging Portobello neighbourhood, Bello Bar is an intimate and cosy venue to hear live music. It is situated beneath Lower Deck, pulsating with underground, jazz vibes thanks to its vintage decor, comfy armchairs, old lamp shades, and dim lighting. The venue is recognised as a great place to relax and sip cocktails while listening to jazz, blues or other types of music served at Bello. The bar was transformed into a live music venue by Ciara Coyne, Anna Gallagher and Shane Masterson, who previously worked as music bookers. They prided themselves in delivering quality music and so invested in setting up a great sound system using Musicmaker. With gigs from a range of musical backgrounds, including musicians from Sonic Youth, it was important to them that Bello had the right sound equipment.
The site was once the haunt of music legends, including Mick Jagger and David Bowie, reaffirming the venue’s relationship with music. While it is largely associated with jazz today, artists from all genres and crowds who enjoy a variety of music now frequent the joint.