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The Strand Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Shore Road, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 916 8140
10:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't like giving bad reviews but so dissatisfied with my visit. I'm writing review as I sit here now. Firstly so many staff yet they seem to be doing laps of bar area and to get service is liking winning lottery. Ended up ordering from bar to get pizza. Oh yeah that's all u can have downstairs. Would have... More 

Thank JohnPDonegal
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198 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here while staying in strandhill for the duration of super Saturday for 6 nations. We started off with a great meal, everything cooked well, nicely served by Nina. We continued to drink...(coffee!!😉super)... we were made very welcome and weren't rushed or pushed into buying drinks Brilliant atmosphere helped by super staff. We returned a couple of nights later... More 

Thank Bats7
Dublin, Ireland
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself, my husband and three girls ate here Sunday March 12th and thoroughly enjoyed. Arrived at midday and had a lovely lunch served by a brilliant friendly professional waitress in a cosy booth with the inviting open fire nearby. Great food and pricepoint and the owner gave the girls vouchers for free icecream in the fabulous Mamma Johnsons across the... More 

Thank kayla9
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is really close to beach so the position is really nice. Even if we were close to the beach I chose a meat cooked with guinness beer and I have to say that it was really really good. You will find the typical Irish style (and some Irish plates are absolutely great). You can see from the pictures... More 

Thank Luca B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in over the paddys weekend . Great entertainment and opted for a pizza was very tasty washed down with few pints . Really enjoyed the strand .

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this bar having just eaten at "THE VENUE" restaurant 1 mile up the road. Great atmosphere, fabulous music.

Thank EdelMOmagh
Toronto, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jutted right at the beach side, best Guiness pints in strand hill and good music sessions. Summer on the outdoor terrace is absolute heaven. Food is more than acceptable for a pub and the staff are brilliant. Jammed on weekends

Thank Seamus K
Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous food, great service & extremely reasonable, excellent kids and baby menu, everyone, including our one year old, cleaned their plates. Lovely atmosphere, warm and cosy. The girl that served us was very helpful and friendly. Will definitely call again. Way ahead of a certain restaurant just outside Rathcormac on so many levels, would definitely make the extra 15 min... More 

Thank d2004
Western Ireland, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for lunch, staff very friendly, had fish and friend had a panini, while the bar was busy our meal still came quickly. The fish was freshly battered and the meal was reasonably priced

Thank grhk1
Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

This was a recommendation of a friend and it did not disappoint. The crackling fire was perfection on a cold, wet day. We were able to dry off, have a fantastic meal and lovely conversation. The staff here felt like old friends. Now I'll make sure to pass on this recommendation to others.

Thank tiffnene

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shore Road, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Sligo  >  Sligo  >  Strandhill
  • Phone Number: +353 71 916 8140
The Strand Bar (est 1913) nestled between mythic Knocknarea and the famous surf beach of Strandhill, has for many generations been the favoured social spot for locals and tourists alike.Just ten minutes drive from Sligo, close to the airport and one of Europe’s most magnificent surfing beaches, this well-known bar has a big welcoming turf fire, cosy snugs and friendly staff.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?