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Bar Square

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Garden street, Ballina 096, Ireland
+353 96 21894
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

bar square is a lovely modern pub with great bar food. i just had a toasted sandwich served with chips and salad and it was all very nice. the surroundings are cool, it looks very new. the staff were exceptionally friendly. i would recommend bar square if you are in ballina and want somewhere nice to eat.

1 Thank Walorl
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant service aswel (girl with blonde hair) everything perfect! Not expensive, steak medium well cooked perfectly, burger tasty. Will come back definitely

Thank Iza S
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food not good very salty chef not happy to compromise on the menu (add salad instead of vegetables ) added extra charge after lengthy chat with waitress , restaurant manager rude and unapproachable Waitress and bar staff very nice , we have been again since and wouldn't recommend eating at this establishment

Thank Redzx3
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have had lunch and an early evening meal here recently and on both occasions the food was really really good. Very high standard for bar food - everything was delicious and service also good.

Thank Fiona B
Patong, Thailand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic venue. Saw Johnny Gallagher and the Boxtie band here on Friday 30th December. Lovely staff. Best venue we've been to.

Thank Christine F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Here Christmas eve for food and drinks, couldn't recommend it more, great service, lovely friendly young lad behind bars, overall great service and food

Thank Elaine C
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Worst place ever!!! Went for a staff party bouncer is very abusive and pushing women, would never return!!! Looking for a laugh when going out don't bother with this place!!! Manager is too busy to talk anyways!!!

Thank Rox C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch here today with a friend we were both underwhelmed. The food was below average when we finally got our meal it was obvious it had been left under the heat for some time the salad was warm the meat was cold the whole meal was soggy. Our waitress was lovely and friendly however we were not asked... More 

2 Thank Louise H
Sligo, Ireland
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The tell tale sign about this restaurant is the numbers you see dining here. The ambience is perfect with modern decor and tasteful low background music. The menu gives a good choice of food at very reasonable prices, the generous portions of food you receive taste fresh and are nicely presented. Staff are very attentive and are on hand to... More 

3 Thank Anthony M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

lovely friendly staff food excellent I hope to visit there again if I am in ballana the place is very homely

2 Thank Sheila C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 23
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garden street, Ballina 096, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +353 96 21894
Cracking food'great service'fun atmosphere your wish is our command :)here at bar square customer is king(queen):) we provide top notch food in a fun easy going atmosphere'opened 7 days a week we serve lunch with fantastic daily specials from 12-4 followed by our delicious local sourced a la carte menu from 4-9. Great kids menu also available. We have a late bar 3 nights over the weekend with DJ's playing every Friday and Saturday & some of the biggest bands in the country play live and loud every Sunday till late check out our website for all menu's and up and coming gigs :)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?