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The Quays Bar

$$ - $$$, , Irish
63 Eglinton Street, Portrush BT56 8DZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7082 3889
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“cod and chips” (3 reviews)
“nachos” (5 reviews)
“tortillas” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Irish, International, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
63 Eglinton Street, Portrush BT56 8DZ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nathan & Kerri took GREAT care of us and even ordered us food from Chequers(a burger-fish & chips joint) just down the street for us to pick up and eat at the pub. This is a very good local pub and bonus points for Nathan...More

1  Thank 216TimG
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across this place whilst in Portrush and we were not disappointed. The menu had enough on it to satisfy even the fussiest eater and child. The food was made fresh to order and was a good portion size. The chilli penne pasta was...More

1  Thank Natasha R
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We recently stopped at the quays bar on a trip to northern ireland. We recieved a really warm welcome from Robert the barman. We were very surprised to find that he could speak spanish and was able to reccomend not only our dinner but took...More

Thank Vis654
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We visited a few times during our stay and we have a great experience each time. Everyone was very nice and helpful! It has a great laid back pub vibe on a normal night, it was more energetic when a football game was on, and...More

Thank Rebecca B
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Forget the high end restaurants and the posh hotels, The Quays is the place to be! Firstly the staff are approachable, it was a pleasure to go up and chat to them. Also, the food is delicious, quick service and good prices honestly can not...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I have enjoyed really good beef and Guiness stew here and nice pint of Guiness. Good atmosphere. Good choice if you are looking for typical Irish pub in Portrush.

1  Thank Blanka126
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

After a very lo g day of touring we ventured to Portrush for dinner. The best way to describe Portrush is very New Jersey shore like. We ventured into this place because we were cold and tired if walking. The first impression was not impressive...More

1  Thank HB92397
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

very busy when we arrived and staff advised a 40 min wait for food. happy enough with that but food actually arrived after about 20 mins. i got steak ciabatta with musheooms o ions and pepper sauce- was great. hubby got cod and chips afain...More

1  Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Bar staff was helpful and pleasant. Bar was clean. The food was really good and reasonably priced. We even came back the next day and ate again and will defiantly be back

1  Thank Maxine B
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Meal was lovely and reasonable enough price kid friendly also would recommend visiting it while in portrush

1  Thank chrise111
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 13
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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
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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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