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The Harbour Bar

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Address: 1 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 1 286 2274
13:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 13:00 - 23:30
Fri 13:00 - 00:30
Sat 12:00 - 00:30

Welcome to the official page of The Harbour Bar, one of Bray's best loved...

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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When in bray had to visit this bar to see what all the hype was about! I was totally blown away by the whole experience! It had a few different rooms all amazing in their own... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Co .Down
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Co .Down
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in bray had to visit this bar to see what all the hype was about! I was totally blown away by the whole experience! It had a few different rooms all amazing in their own unique ways the bar staff were great full of craic and alway pleasant and helpful! The drink was great and wide range on offer... More 

Thank Coleyirish
Bray, Ireland
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a little gem. Off the beaten track. Plenty of (free) live music. Many different parts to the Harbour Bar. Young and old meet up there. The Lonely Planet was totally correct.

Thank YoungAckie
County Wicklow, Ireland
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My two best friends meet people here a lot on nights out, I personally don't see the attraction as the place is filthy. The bathrooms need a good scrub, the picnic benches are in need of a paint job and the carpet and couches are three worn. The staff are also very unfriendly. The best part about it is the... More 

Thank Katie K
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

One corner trad music. The other end some really funky big band fun! (Think "I feel good" and "Sex on fire" with trumpet, trombone, and sax, perc, bass, and 🎸 ,really good vocalist!) I envy the girl that had her 40th with the girls on the night. Something for everybody. Large outdoor area for some warmer nights. Full to the... More 

Thank Justyna K
Bray, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Without doubt the Best pint and atmosphere in Bray and indeed the entire country ! I'm Glad to call it my local !!

Thank Triptrapvacation
Wicklow, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Full of old people that just stand staring at ya all night lol . Not for the young crowds . That's my opinion maybe others would like it but for me it's a no

Thank shell186646
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Walking down the beach to the Harbour Bar which was recommended by Geoff at Rosedale House. It was rated the best Pub in the world as rated by Lonely Planet and I have to agree. Daniel the son who was restoring old buildings on the lovely property. I arrived a few days before family and everyone made me feel welcome.

1 Thank ljeanw31
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Always a busy atmosphere here with live music, fun and friendly local bar with great outside heated seating area for the smokers in the group. Food and music on sight what more could you want.

1 Thank Ciara O
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Had one of the best nights ever with some friends in the Parlour Room. Beautiful pub with a modern twist and lots of character. The traditional live music complimented the atmosphere and the staff looked after as extremely well. The only negative point is that we pre-ordered some finger food which was not a sufficient amount for our party of... More 

1 Thank Sarah M
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I love this place.there is a warm feeling as soon as you enter. The people who go here are particularly friendly.it is so quaint.

Thank Breda W

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