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The Quays Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, International
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63 Eglinton Street, Portrush BT56 8DZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7082 3889
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hired the Quays conference room for our daughters christening and were certainly not disappointed. I left decorations in which the bar staff kindly put up for our arrival. The room is just a nice size and separate from the bar itself. We had buffet style food which was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed by all our guests. Great food food,... More 

1 Thank Sharlene M
Lurgan, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a few drinks here in the afternoon with lunch, great food, returned in the evening for drinks and to enjoy the music, brilliant night out will defiantly be back here

Thank Graham M
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My mum, sisters and I visited Portrush for the weekend. Nothing much to do we decided to pop in for a drink on way back to our B&B. I must say how impressed we all were. I wasn't expecting too much but I was really surprised. Staff were really lovely and welcoming. The bar was busy with people watching horse... More 

Thank MichRich2014
northern ireland
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

When in Portrush you have to give The Quays a visit. Situated across from the train station The Quays won't let you down. The food is very good and at very reasonable prices. The locals will make all visitors welcome. The staff are a credit. Friendly and efficient with a warm welcome for everyone. Prices at The Quays for both... More 

1 Thank jimmyj0e
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

As always, top class food at a reasonable price and top class service from a happy staff. Beer also reasonably priced plus different promotions and plenty of screens to watch the sport. Not the first time we've been here and definitely not the last! 😊

Thank blueron1886
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017

bar itself was very good bar staff very friendly good service beer garden outside very good with heating lights however food extremely poor worst meal ever ( battered cod ) totally under cooked chips also under cooked.

Thank John C
Elaina C, Manager at The Quays Bar, responded to this review

Hi John, I am very sorry to read about your recent dining experience in The Quays Bar. We aim to exceed our customers expectations and have obviously failed on this occasion. I would like to personally apologise and if you would like to contact a member of staff on 02870823889, we would like to compensate you for your disappointing meal... More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

5 stars are not enough to rate this bar, best bar staff I've ever met, great food and always great fun!

Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal and a great nights drinking here on Sunday.. super staff, a great chef and a great nights dancing and karaoke... will be back here 100% of all the pubs we visited on our trip to the north coast the quays is by far the best.. Couldn't have been made feel more welcome.. so good in fact... More 

2 Thank byrner71
Derby, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Got here from Coleraine on the train. Right outside the station. It is much bigger than it looks from the outside. Beer prices are exceptionally good and we went when a live band were playing. They were excellent. What surprises me (nicely) is that it attracts people of all ages and truly reflects the local community. Great time was had... More 

1 Thank Larkins2014
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent bar that serves great food, fantastic drinks (many specials) and has great staff. Couldn't have asked more. It's nice and peaceful during the day but can be quite lively in the evenings which made it even better. They great local bands on too. Definitely going back 5*

Thank John J

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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
US$4 - US$12
Bar, British, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
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
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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