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The Harbour Bar

1 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
+353 1 286 2274
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Sunday lunch and pints

This pub is just class, fantastic atmosphere great food , and even better a beautiful pint of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tony T
via mobile
Harbour bar

It deserves the title of the best pub in Ireland! Really nice place with great atmosphere to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aline S
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Bray, Ireland
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Welcome to the official page of The Harbour Bar, one of Bray's best loved pubs.Voted as one of the Lonely Planet's best bars in the world this is a gem located right beside the boxing club where Katie Taylor trains, often calling in to use the facilities.This is one of Bray's top spots for live music with traditional and acoustic sessions in the bar every Wednesday - Sunday and live bands in the lounge every Thursday - Sunday.The iconic Harbour Bar in Bray, Co Wicklow, is famous for attracting a glittering clientele and its visitors' book is a who's who of famous names down through the decades.The Harbour Bar is open daily.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 00:30
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1 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
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+353 1 286 2274
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This pub is just class, fantastic atmosphere great food , and even better a beautiful pint of Heineken nice and cold on a sunny Sunday afternoon, staff themselves are a 5 Star very courteous and so friendly, not my first time here but first review...More

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It deserves the title of the best pub in Ireland! Really nice place with great atmosphere to have a pint.

Thank Aline S
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Aline, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbour - we'll happily take that title :) Best, Aisling

Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. Am from the West and reminds me of pubs in Galway, very chilled, little fire going even in summer, lots of good trad and great atmosphere! They look after the kids too with free iccream and sun cream on hot days! Lots...More

Thank Sinead C
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

HI Sinead, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbour - Fish Bar is a new addition to the Harbour and is becoming quite the hit. Hope to see you soon, Aisling

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated a hen night here and cannot rave enough about how great the staff were. So attentive, nothing was any trouble and as we were leaving the bouncer (Aiden or adrian) went out of his way to help us. The place was hopping. Definitely...More

Thank cuthieruthie
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi cuthieruthie, Delighted you and the hens had a great time down in the Harbour. Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you all again soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This old world pub has a great buzz and super atmosphere that is hard to describe, you have to experience it!

Thank Braylo
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Braylo, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a top review of the Harbour - we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to the harbour bar on a few occasions now and always have a great time! The regularly run comedy shows and music which are always great fun!

Thank Niamh R
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Niamh, Thanks for taking the time to review the Harbour. Our monthly comedy shows run by Hardy Har Har comedy are my favourite - keep an eye out on FB for the next one! Best, Aisling

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Myself and friends visited here quite a few times & each time we all really enjoyed it. It has a really relaxed vibe to the place. Its lovely on a summer or winter evening especially summer sitting outside under the heaters if winter there is...More

Thank DaisyMae_225
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi DaisyMae, Delighted to hear you and the mates enjoy your time down the Harbour. Fish Bar is creating quite a name for itself indeed - next time try the Prawn Tacos, they are to die for!!!! Looking forward to seeing you soon, Aisling

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Brought our friends from Scotland and had a great night. There was lovely traditional music in the bar that was not amplified so the we could still chat without shouting. Overall the service was great and the clientele were all very friendly.

Thank Colin O
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Hi Colin, I just wanted to pop you a quick note to say thank you for leaving such a great review of the Harbour Bar. We hope your Scottish friends enjoyed! Best, Aisling

Reviewed 26 May 2017

So many different rooms and themes, there's plenty to look at. Good selection of beers and a warm reception.

Thank KarlAndSassy
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi KarlAndSassy, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review of the Harbour Bar. Looking forward to seeing you back soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

An old pub in Bray, near the beach. There you can drink a good pint 🍺 and enjoy good music also. The staff is friendly and if you smoke has an area for that really nice.

Thank Flavianara
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi Flanvianara, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review of the Harbour. Come back soon, you hear me! Best, Aisling

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Francis C
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Response from Eamonn W | Reviewed this property |
Hiya , yes Irish traditional folk music is played by a good band in the bar section, if you get bored, more contemporary style music is played in the lounge.
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