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The Harbour Bar

1 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
+353 1 286 2274
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Great venue for lots of reasons

We went to see an American band that we'd seen before and were touring. This was their only "free... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Twelvesticks
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County Dublin, Ireland
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Toatie festival

Great idea pity about the delay but doing a roaring trade. Dog friendly which was great 👍🏽 will... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Mark F
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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.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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1 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
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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

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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

Reviewed 18 October 2017

My family has been coming here for generations - always stop by when in town visiting. Awesome, authentic Irish vibe, great service, amazing live music of all types (the fellows who come in with instruments and post up playing for pints are the best). Last...More

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

Hi tinytraveler90, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbour Bar - delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

In Dublin for a month, we had to go check out this bar that Lonely Planet had named the best bar in the world. While there are many reasons why it was wonderful, Paul is the reason we went back 3 times during our stay....More

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

Hi Dan, What a beautiful review - we will make sure to pass everything over to Paul :) Hope to see you again soon....really really soon :) Best, Aisling

Reviewed 10 October 2017

This an interesting authentic Irish Pub. The many old items around the pub produce topics for conversation. The staff and the atmosphere were great. There is an outside area for sitting, with heaters if it gets chilly. Unfortunately there wasn't any music the night we...More

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Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Custard15, Thank you for leaving such a kind review of the Harbour. We are delighted you enjoyed yourself and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Dropped in to the Harbour bar after a lovely Indian meal in the Pink Salt. Great Wicklow Wolf craft beers. Lovely Hendricks him and tonic served in a large fish bowl glass. Great ambiance. Lovely staff. Reasonable prices. Definitely trying the fish and chips next...More

Thank 9Hostages
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi 9Hostages, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbour Bar - delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Definitely make sure to try Fish Bar next time :) Best, Aisling

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

What can I say. The best pub in the world. Honest authentic and great staff. Despite some reviews from people complaining that there is no music at 2.30 in the afternoon. Please note:÷ NO-ONE offers live music midweek at 2.30. If you want food if...More

Thank Niall M
Management_Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi Niall, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbour - 'The Best Pub in the World', well, what can we say...thank you! Best, Aisling

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Leef3585
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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
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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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