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The Harbour Bar

1 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
+353 1 286 2274
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Great spot for pints

Love this bar. Something for everyone. Bar section with Irish trad/folk and separate gig area with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul O
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Great bar

Went here with a friend for drinks. The bar gets busy quickly, and has a great friendly upbeat vibe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
OhOhBobby
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“live music” (19 reviews)
“the pub” (19 reviews)
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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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+353 1 286 2274
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love this bar. Something for everyone. Bar section with Irish trad/folk and separate gig area with frequent live music. Great supporter of local musicians, the Eskies for example, and interesting themed events from time to time (toasted sandwich festival being one of the highlights). Beer...More

Thank Paul O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with a friend for drinks. The bar gets busy quickly, and has a great friendly upbeat vibe about it. There are many rooms across the two floors, and there also ample outdoor seating if the weather is nice. The staff are very friendly...More

Thank OhOhBobby
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thursday evening and the place was buzzing - outside was still busy mid-evening so we sat inside. Plenty of bar staff serving. Although we thought we were stuck in a corner it turned out great as the band set up next to us. A truly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside to enjoy the lovely June weather. They had live musuo inside and a separate fish and chips stand (cash only for the food) which was very good. Enjoyable evening.

Thank Charles F
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After a day at the races at leopardstown my friend an I decided to visit the harbour bar in bray as we were staying near by in the royal hotel.we strolled down to the bar an were immediately showed a seat an our order was...More

Thank David P
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Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to review The Harbour Bar, and what a great review it is :) We look forward to seeing you both for some music again soon. Best, Aisling

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I came to Bray for a day trip to walk up to Bray Head. We had arranged to meet a few locals at this lovely bar and we were made very welcome. I guess the nightlife is what you come for, so I’ll save that...More

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Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hi Ronniebignell, Thank you for taking the time to review The Harbour Bar and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Hoping to see you soon for a night out in Bray, and we hope the climb wasn't too strenuous...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The Harbour Bar used to be owned by the O´Toole family. Mr. O´Toole himself was elected a TD in the mid fifties and his clients were a good mixture of fishermen, english tourists from Liverpool and the locals from the area around the Harbour. Now...More

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Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hi Oscar Douglas H, What a gem of a review, thank you! We look forward to seeing you for a pint of Sorachi Red again soon. Best, Aisling

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

With the fish shake in place the harbour bar is a complete night out no need to venture anywhere else, you have delicious food, great atmosphere, bar and live music or whatever happens to be on that night! Always a great buzz about the place...More

Thank Rebecca H
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Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi Rebecca H, Thank you for this amazing review - that's one to be framed :) Best, Aisling

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We had a quick drink here before dinner on Friday. It wasn't overly warm but everyone was determined to sit outside on a bright day. While we were there the staff lit all the outdoor heaters which made a big difference. Lovely friendly staff and...More

Thank Beanie14
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Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hi Beanie14, Thank you for taking the time to review The Harbour Bar. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, here's to many sunny days out in the beer garden soon :) Best, Aisling

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Very good pub with various areas to suit all types. Two different bands were playing the night I was there, one for the youngsters and a folk trio for the grown ups. A very good evening was had by all.

Thank Thomas M
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Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hi Thomas, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbour Bar, delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tunes. We look forward to seeing you again soon. 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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