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The Quays Bar

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63 Eglinton Street, Portrush BT56 8DZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7082 3889
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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Got here from Coleraine on the train. Right outside the station. It is much bigger than it looks from the outside. Beer prices are exceptionally good and we went when a live band were playing. They were excellent. What surprises me (nicely) is that it attracts people of all ages and truly reflects the local community. Great time was had... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent bar that serves great food, fantastic drinks (many specials) and has great staff. Couldn't have asked more. It's nice and peaceful during the day but can be quite lively in the evenings which made it even better. They great local bands on too. Definitely going back 5*

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Called in here for a few drinks, the staff are lovely, we had such a laugh with them behind the bar, drinks are really reasonable, plenty of areas to sit down too and toilets spotless. They also do hot food, we didn't have any as the wine was flowing. Will defo be back.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

2 pounds for a bottle of budweiser Mon to Fri and other promotions as well in at lunchtime place clean and tidy atmosphere good did not eat but what I seen looked good and did not hear any complaints Worth a visit if you are in Portrush area and another plus is the free wifi staff were very friendly so... More 

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1 Thank william c
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Great night's fun and music. Bowanna best music band in the north west. Bring your ear plugs and have a pint or two

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

My wife and I stayed recently, and we went into The Quays for a few drinks , but, a group Brown Sugar played and I hate to admit it ,but they were very good.

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1 Thank MarkG1488
Portrush, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great wee bar. Fine beer and good grub. Bad staff friendly and quick service.Don't be put off by outward appearance.

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Thank Julie C
Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Always call in here for a drink when in the area. Friendly and efficient staff. Only eaten once but enjoyed the meal. The bar is always clean and tidy and tables quickly cleared.

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Heusden, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had a local lager beer, and a salad, a pasta and a chilli nacho for dinner, with a delicious cheesecake to top it off. Friendly service, reasonable price, and a real double espresso with a smile.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Great if you want a drink, children welcome but the food! Maybe we were too early but the portions were pathetic! I'm not a big eater and 99% of the time I can't finish a meal! But this was disgusting! Grandson ordered adults portion of sausage and chips with beans, it arrived on a large plate with two skinny burnt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 11
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Eglinton Street, Portrush BT56 8DZ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Portrush
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7082 3889
Description
The Quays Bar Portrush, (formally known as The Alpha Bar) is a family run bar with over 40 years experience. Situated opposite the Portrush Train station and a stone throw away from the west strand beach, it is the perfect gathering place for those wanting to enjoy Portrushs famous events such as the North West 200, The Airshow , Raft Race, Atlantic Sessions or Pipe Band Championships.

Having been recently renovated and expanded, it is now one of the busiest bars in the triangle area. Winning accolades such as, Pub of Ulster's 2012 'Best new/improved' bars in Antrim and being a finalist in their 'Best neighbourhood bar' division.

The Quays bar has become a hub for tourists and locals alike. Hosting a large selection of: beers from 'Around the world', cocktails, draught and bottled beers, coffees, specially selected wines and spirit promotions such as '2 x selected spirits and mix for £5', there is something to suit all tastes. The Quays Bar decor is a blend of a traditional Irish pub theme with a modern twist, offering customers a warm, clean and welcoming atmosphere in which to relax and shelter from the North Coast weather or kick their heels up and start the weekend party.

With 5 large screen televisions showing all live sporting events, an extensive outdoor smoking area/beer garden, LIVE music Friday-Sunday, free WI-FI, daily drink promotions and delicious homemade pub grub served Tuesday-Sunday, there is no better place to be on the North Coast.

Open 7 days a week and serving food Tuesday-Sunday (during winter months) and daily during summer months. We cater for all parties/charity events/private functions. Buffet and full meal options available.

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