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The Harbour Bar

Open Now: 13:00 - 23:30
Open today: 13:00 - 23:30
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The BEST pub in Bray

This is the BEST pub in Bray, they have different rooms and ambients. In the same night, you can... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
AndreiaL406
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Dublin, Ireland
Perfect place for the Sunday early beer

Relaxing atmosphere and very nice barman, very important ingredient for having a good conversation... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jaime A
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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...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the BEST pub in Bray, they have different rooms and ambients. In the same night, you can have trad music and a gig. Is for all kind of ages and people. Great beer and customer service!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AndreiaL406
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Relaxing atmosphere and very nice barman, very important ingredient for having a good conversation. Lovely place for every time of the day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jaime A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place to stroll around and not commit yourself to one venue before exploring them all. We landed with the live music section. Immediately across the street is a beach that was playing a movie on a big screen; a real community feel.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank The_Hailes
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi The_Hailes, Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Harbour Bar and for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon for some music in the Live Lounge :) Best, Aisling

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can i say about this place, except that it is fantastic. We were told to visit here by a few friends, and it did not disappoint. Not only do they have a wide range craft beers (basically have everything). I went looking for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank X0PHER
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Christopher, Thank you for taking the time to review The Harbour Bar and for your kind words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, the trad, the music, the toasties!! We look forward to seeing you again soon....More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Best pub in the world.Music craic crowd, young and old. Voted best in the world on Lonely Planet a few years ago. Food available also. Great bar staff, friendly, helpful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joelawless44
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Joe, Thank you for taking the time to review The Harbour Bar and for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Interesting and intriguing decor with a delightfully rambling layout. Lots of comfortable little corners appointed with an eclectic mix of furniture. Interesting items and pictures everywhere on the walls etc. Plenty of places to sit outside too along with little enclosed wooden booths right near...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert H
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Robert, What a great review - thank you!!! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we really hope you and the band come back some time soon :) Best, Aisling

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We went here for a gig one Friday night and while we were waiting for it to begin we ordered some drinks and sat upstairs. The decor is very cool and even though it was incredibly busy we were able to get a seat easily...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JuiaBauer93
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi JuiaBauer93, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbour Bar and Fish Bar, what a pleasure it was to read. Hoping to see you back with us soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We came in recently to enquire about a 30th birthday party and to use their function rooms. We were blown away by the decor, style- we were sold. Until it was completely ruined by a member of staff. I can't recall his name but he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Hi Cloemears, Thank you for taking the time to review The Harbour Bar and for your honest and valuable feedback. We take great pride in our customer service and we are very dissapointed to hear of your unfriendly experience with us. We are currently investigating...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Anywhere you are from and thinking about visiting Bray come here. Paul the bartender is worth the visit. Bands in every part of the bar. Atmosphere. It’s the place to go

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Murrzer
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Murrzer, Thank you for your kind words, we'll make sure to pass it over to Paul :) Hoping to see you again soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit for the atmosphere as much as for the food. We sat at the fish bar and enjoyed it ! Nachos is really a treat (mind it, hot). And a feat selection of IPA at the bar.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Zelikin
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

HI Zelikin, Thank you for taking the time to review The Harbour Bar and Fish Bar - we'll make sure to pass over your kind words to the guys. The nachos are my fav too :) Best, Aisling

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Kevin C
16 October 2018|
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Response from AmKreuz86 | Reviewed this property |
I’m going to say no way! If they close the top part and one side for you guys then maybe but apart from that option, I can’t see it happening sorry!
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Response from TonyT1606 | Reviewed this property |
I think around five , not one hundred percent sure
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Francis C
6 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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