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The Harbour Bar

1 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
+353 1 286 2274
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Granny's front room!

Our sister in law wanted to show us this pub so we called in for an early evening drink. Fantastic... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
The_Gilpins
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Castlebar, Ireland
Fun and Funky Bar

The Harbour Bar was recommended as a locals place. It took us a little while to get settled... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beth D
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Fairview, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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1 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our sister in law wanted to show us this pub so we called in for an early evening drink. Fantastic place,an absolute warren of connecting bars/places to sit.We were told the bar at the back was called granny's front room(or something like that) and that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Harbour Bar was recommended as a locals place. It took us a little while to get settled because it's a warren of rooms and outdoor seating. Upstairs was deserted and a little creepy (I'm sure it's not like that when it's filled with peeps)...More

Thank Beth D
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Beth, Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.Oh, and the cat is called Raoul - King of the pub, really! See you soon, Aisling

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After excellent meal in the Ocean Bar and Grill, we went round the corner to the harbour bar in Bray. Great service, super drink and atmosphere and they had the best band ever to ring in the new year in style!! Thoroughly enjoyed the whole...More

Thank luke18082017
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 30 December 2017

Love this bar, my friend and I meet up every so often and we always sit outside no matter what the weather. Each time we meet up, we do try the different beers and stouts that are on offer and we have never been disappointed....More

Thank reltub23
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi reltub23, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbour Bar, delighted to hear that you and your mate enjoy your time with us. Local brewers, Wicklow Wolf and O'Brother both have new creations on the go - there's your next excuse to...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Arrived for a few drinks with 7 work colleagues. The venue is great. Lots different rooms and areas with lots of character. But all let down by poor drink quality. One colleague and myself were drinking budweiser, another colleague was drinking coors. We were not...More

Thank Robert F
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi Robert, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbour and I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time with us. I've brought this review to the attention of the bar team with the hope that next time will be a...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We went to see an American band that we'd seen before and were touring. This was their only "free" gig, but was also the only one near us. We'd been to this place once before, but during the day and it was very quiet (but...More

Thank Twelvesticks
Management_Bray, Owner at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hi Twelvesticks, Thank you for taking the time to review The Harbour Bar. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us on both occasions and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Great idea pity about the delay but doing a roaring trade. Dog friendly which was great 👍🏽 will def try this place for pints 🍻!More

Thank Mark F
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hi Mark, Thank you for reviewing the Harbour Bar. Our Toastie Festival weekend was a great success, attracting a bigger crowd than anticipated. We look forward to bringing it back bigger and better next year. We will be doing a bigger setup to cut wait...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Possibly one of the coolest pubs I've been in .Really old school with sitting room like feel in the back room ! Upstairs has hip loft like setting ! Fish and chips container outside serving fresh food .Atmosphere second to none . A must visit...More

Thank Ate-der
Management_Bray, Owner at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hi Ate-der, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbour Bar. Delighted you had a great time with us, and with our neighbours Fish Bar next door. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 26 October 2017

We had a couple of drinks in the outdoor area. As it's sheltered you can usually sit out even in less warm weather. There was a lovely atmosphere with lots of groups and families. Hopefully we'll go back next weekend for the Toastie festival.

Thank Beanie14
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hi Beanie14, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbour. I've just tried some of the toasties on the billing for the weekend - beautiful! Do come down if you can. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve been in Bray a million times and never been to The Harbour Bar. Don’t know how I missed this one in all the years. The whole place is lovely with a bar, a lounge, a snug and other parts to chill out. Staff are...More

Thank Jason D
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hi Jason, Delighted you found us:) Now make sure to come back, you hear!!! Best, Aisling

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Leef3585
20 July 2017|
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Response from Tony T | 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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