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The Harbour Bar

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
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Love the Harbour bar

Anytime we're in Bray we always call to the Harbour bar. Has everyting, beer garden, cosy pub... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lenzzo78
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Kildare, Ireland
Good place for a pint on a sunday... or any day!

Perfect pub for a pint of Guinness and a chill on a Sunday. No need to rush around here. Really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nikki_WW_EIRE
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Wicklow, Ireland
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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday

Anytime we're in Bray we always call to the Harbour bar. Has everyting, beer garden, cosy pub( which has trad music regularly ), large room upstairs ( open fires) and a venue for gigs etc....Would recommend calling in if your in Bray.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Perfect pub for a pint of Guinness and a chill on a Sunday. No need to rush around here. Really like this place for the relaxed vibe and there is always a nice bit of music playing in the background.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere in this pub. The owners haven’t changed the layout since taking over and so have preserved the quirkiness of the pub with all its little rooms and areas. Good variety of music available too. Really worth a visit if you are in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went the Harbour Bar on a quite afternoon, 3pm. Friends told us to have a look. It is hard to put into words the decor plus the atmosphere. Most pleasant would not do it justice, I have never been in such a relaxing, enjoyable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been here many times we brought along a friend for the first time . Needless to say the craic in the harbour bar second to none , a must visit each time you come to bray , cheapest Irish coffees, knowledgeable staff about all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Veronica, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbour Bar and for your kind words. We looking forward to seeing you back with us again soon for an Irish coffee and a toastie! Best, Aisling

Reviewed 10 December 2018

This is the BEST pub in Bray, they have different rooms and ambients. In the same night, you can have trad music and a gig. Is for all kind of ages and people. Great beer and customer service!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AndreiaL406
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi AndreiaL406, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbour Bar. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Relaxing atmosphere and very nice barman, very important ingredient for having a good conversation. Lovely place for every time of the day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jaime A
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jaime, Thank you for taking the time to visit the Harbour Bar, and for your very kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Aisling

Reviewed 25 November 2018

This is a place to stroll around and not commit yourself to one venue before exploring them all. We landed with the live music section. Immediately across the street is a beach that was playing a movie on a big screen; a real community feel.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank The_Hailes
Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi The_Hailes, Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Harbour Bar and for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon for some music in the Live Lounge :) Best, Aisling

Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

What can i say about this place, except that it is fantastic. We were told to visit here by a few friends, and it did not disappoint. Not only do they have a wide range craft beers (basically have everything). I went looking for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi Christopher, Thank you for taking the time to review The Harbour Bar and for your kind words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, the trad, the music, the toasties!! We look forward to seeing you again soon....More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Best pub in the world.Music craic crowd, young and old. Voted best in the world on Lonely Planet a few years ago. Food available also. Great bar staff, friendly, helpful.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Management_Bray, Manager at The Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hi Joe, Thank you for taking the time to review The Harbour Bar and for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Aisling

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Kevin C
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Response from AmKreuz86 | Reviewed this property |
I’m going to say no way! If they close the top part and one side for you guys then maybe but apart from that option, I can’t see it happening sorry!
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Leef3585
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Response from TonyT1606 | Reviewed this property |
I think around five , not one hundred percent sure
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Francis C
6 March 2015|
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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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