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Bar Square

Garden street, Ballina 096, Ireland
+353 96 21894
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“wedges” (12 reviews)
“nachos” (4 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Garden street, Ballina 096, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Bar Square at least once a week for nearly 3 years and are always very pleased with the food and service. So what has happened?? Nearly all new staff, who definitely don't have the same friendly warm welcome that we...More

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick lunch. Had breast of chicken in a brandy sauce off the specials menu. Served with lovely chips and loads of salad. No hanging around which is great at lunchtime.

Thank SirRoy
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Our visit was for a family lunch in an establishment I had never previously visited. The place was very full showing that it was well supported by residents, workers, and visitors, and therefore regarded as good. Pleasant staff and a good menu for lunchtimes. Food...More

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent well proportioned lunchtime food and nice friendly service. I was told it was 'the place to go' in Ballina and I was disappointed.

Thank Sean L
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I had dinner with a friend at Bar Square. The service was good. The food was lovely and well presented. I had prawns in a basket they were very tasty. My friend had the Cajun chicken and said it was very nice.

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 15 August 2017

As the name suggests, this is more a bar that serves food than a restaurant that serves drinks. Having said that, the food was still good. Chowder and smoked salmon for wifey, and lamb chump for me. Better than expected, and I'll look in again...More

Thank L3K
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is a cute pub like almost every other pub in Ireland. Food was average ( we ate Irish stew, salads, and burgers). Service was slow, but not crazy slow. Lots of locals though, who were all very friendly.

Thank Allie H
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Visited as a family - it's what you'd expect for good pub grub -very tasty pork stroganoff , beef noodle stir fry , chicken burger etc .. good friendly efficient staff . You won't go wrong visiting this bar , whether itsfor food, drinks or...More

1  Thank Waterford55
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This was the highlight of my trip to Ballina, this little gem is located in the town with a car park directly across the road. The staff were fantastic and the food was absolutely superb. I had the chicken paprika basket and - Wow It...More

2  Thank Johntheresahartnett
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I spent a few hours here on a Saturday night and it wasn't great. Decent music, average drinks and way too many kids doing shots and getting messy. Standard messy Irish late bar/nightclub really. If you really have to go out in Ballina I guess...More

Thank Luke_Hoare_Greene
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garden street, Ballina 096, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +353 96 21894
  • E-mail
Cracking food'great service'fun atmosphere your wish is our command :)here at bar square customer is king(queen):) we provide top notch food in a fun easy going atmosphere'opened 7 days a week we serve lunch with fantastic daily specials from 12-4 followed by our delicious local sourced a la carte menu from 4-9. Great kids menu also available. We have a late bar 3 nights over the weekend with DJ's playing every Friday and Saturday & some of the biggest bands in the country play live and loud every Sunday till late check out our website for all menu's and up and coming gigs :)
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