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The Harbour Bar

1 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
+353 1 286 2274
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Good live music

Other than the live music that is sometimes on, this pub is average. Seems to be busy on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Naomi C
via mobile
Best bar in Bray

Great great spot. Take a ramble around the whole building.Have eats from the fish bar listen to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
iansbray
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County Dublin, 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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“live music” (18 reviews)
“the pub” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 23:30
LOCATION
1 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
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+353 1 286 2274
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Other than the live music that is sometimes on, this pub is average. Seems to be busy on the weekends but I think that is only because of a lack of other options in the area. The night I was there I saw a group...More

Thank Naomi C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great great spot. Take a ramble around the whole building.Have eats from the fish bar listen to music.Great winter or summer.

Thank iansbray
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi iansbray, Thank you for reviewing the Harbour, delighted to hear that you enjoy our time with us. Hope to see you soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place a little tight inside, but has a very nice atmosphere and the music is fantastic! Every one enjoyed it very much. In case you are a big bunch, you will not fit inside, but out side is plenty room, tables and heating are...More

Thank lev l
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lev, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review of the Harbour Bar. Hope to see you again soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Harbour Bar on our first night, we ordered fish and chips and it was the best we had tasted! The bar was full and very friendly, with waitress service .My husband ordered a pint of Guinness of course!! Would definitely visit...More

Thank Clare O
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Clare O, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbour Bar - Fish Bar is a new addition to the scene, so far so good :) Best, Aisling

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this Irish pub very much. Waiters were friendly and the ale was good. We would recommend if you are stopping in Bray.

Thank maximilianraynor98
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Maximilianraynor98, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review of the Harbour. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of atmosphere and charm. Friendly barman, drinks served to table and service with a smile. Lovely outdoor area.

Thank Araz33
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Araz33, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbour Bar. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 17 July 2017 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
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Tony, Thanks a million for this great review of the Harbour Bar. Hope to see you again soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 11 July 2017 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 17 July 2017

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

Reviewed 11 July 2017

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 17 July 2017

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 July 2017 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 3 July 2017

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

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Leef3585
20 July 2017|
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Response from rfmcnulty | Reviewed this property |
On Sunday afternoons , it is 2:00-5:00pm for the trad sessiuns.
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Francis C
5 March 2015|
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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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