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Joe Watty’s Bar is a welcoming local bar with good food, music & craic. The bar is well placed in Kilronan Village, at the cross-roads to Dún Aengus and the Seal Colony. When you drink at Joe Watty’s, you drink with the locals. We offer you a ‘Ceád Milé Failté’ to Joe Watty’s, one of the Islands Oldest and most Traditional Pubs, where you may relax and unwind in front of a warm open fire with a pint of Guinness or Irish Coffee. Located at the cross-roads that lead to Dún Aengus Fort and the Seal Colony, and only 300 metres from the Pier.You may wish to sample our ‘Traditional Island Bar Food’ of locally caught Lobster, Crab, Mussels, Fresh Fish, a variety of Meat & Vegetarian Dishes and Homemade
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed today via mobile

A lovely busy spot for outdoor dining. The food was good and the service was excellent. The outdoor area was perfect and still shielded us from the windy weather.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

After waiting in a long line, my friend and I tried to order food & drinks from Joe Watty’sl The man taking orders said we could order in a “few minutes” and told us to step aside so he could take care of the hungry...& thirsty people. We were hungry and thirsty, and this man literally refused us service. Everyone before us and a line was served, as well as everyone after us. We were polite enough and stepped aside while we watched everyone else receive food and drinks. The only reason I can think of that this man would not serve us is that we are Americans. It was very hurtful and upsetting. I hope that no one else has an experience like this. (The only positive I can think of is that their bathrooms were clean)More

Date of visit: June 2021
PJ F, Owner at Joe Watty's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Diana a chara, Thank you very much for your review, we are very happy about your comment on the toilets as we had them done up over the lockdown and we are happy to see this noticed. On the other issue where you say you...More

Reviewed 9 October 2020

We ate lunch here and I have to say the food was really good but it’s slightly on the expensive side. I had the mussels with chips, they were probably the best mussels I’ve ever had to be honest! The staff are good, efficient but...quite abrupt. Very strict on mask wearing here.. also make sure you wait outside to be greeted by a staff member when you arrive.. we were giving a severe talking to as we didn’t! Oops! Nice busy spot with a great atmosphere.More

Date of visit: September 2020
pjf186, Owner at Joe Watty's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2020

anszosullivan A Chara. Many thanks for your positive review of your visit to Joe Watty's recently and delighted to learn you enjoyed your food. Contrary to what many people think living on and running a business on an Island is far more expensive than mainland...More

Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

Very disappointed with this place, but there was no competition so they can do whatever they want. Last night we waited over 50 minutes for a table and we were in a queue which was fair enough until the bar man came out and took...a party of 5 ahead of us who were not waiting as long as us which was very annoying. The drink been served was 2 months after its sell by date which we brought to attention of the staff. Food was well overpriced for the quality, very disappointing overall. Had there been any other choices we would of course went elsewhere! Desserts where very plain and not worth 7 euro each!More

Date of visit: October 2020
pjf186, Owner at Joe Watty's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2020

JI83 A Chara. Many thanks for you taking the time to review your visit. I regret your experience was not a good one for you, and deeply sorry for your drinks you were served was past beyond its best by date August 31st., and we...More

Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

The nicest people and the nicest food . 10 stars all round . The locals are the ones that recommended you . Always the safest bet .

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

Covid has changed everything in the Irish pub,I had some grub which was nice enough,the staff were lovely and the pints were great.if things were normal this place would be rocking.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020

Worst pint ever staff rude and not helpful made feel unwelcome from time we arrived and made a big thing out of taking anybody in to the pub unless a localMore

Date of visit: September 2020
pjf186, Owner at Joe Watty's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2020

A Chara. Maybe from your point of view it was the worse place ever, from ours we take Covid-19 seriously and act accordingly , in our Pub, our staff and other customers health is of concern to us. For you our rules did not apply...More

Reviewed 25 September 2020 via mobile

Friendly staff, very accommodating and the food was amazing, especially the seafood curry. Well worth a visit. Will come back for sure.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 20 September 2020 via mobile

All the floor staff are so helpful nice and super efficient and so accommodating. Very strict with Covid19 regulations felt so safe. Food was fab. 100% would recomend to everyone. Top tip get to the restaurant early its very busy.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 20 September 2020 via mobile

Visited Joe Wattys both days of our trip, they were extremely busy and very accommodating, food and staff were lovely and they let little Eddie the puppy in to sit with us. 👌

Date of visit: September 2020
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28 June 2016|
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Response from PJJoeWattys | Property representative |
Sorry for late reply. I am away at the moment but anything in Kilronan is close. Also, if you click into the links page joewattys website there is a list of all accommodation
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18 June 2015|
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Response from PJ F | Property representative |
Barbara, A Chara So sorry for delay in replying to this and I suspect it might be too late now. I thought I had replied on my phone when it came in and obviously I did something wrong. Children are welcome in the bar up... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5