Irish Pubs

Below is a list of recommended and well known Irish pubs that you must visit while in Ireland. They are all steeped in history, full of character and old world charm. Some are even said to be among the oldest in the world.

Antrim

Robinsons Bar – Belfast

A traditional Belfast bar with 5 venues offering Irish music, dining and more. Established in 1895 and located in the heart of Belfast city, Robinson’s Bars has something for everyone under 1 roof – the Saloon bar, BT1 (Karaoke), Bistro (Casual Dining), Fibber Magees (Live Traditional Irish Music) and the Pool Loft (Pool Tables & Sport).

McHugh’s Bar & Restaurant – Belfast

McHughs is within a grade A listed building, built between 1710 and 1720, making it officially the oldest building in the city of Belfast, enjoying a long history and a sometimes colourful reputation. McHughs main bar is traditionally Irish in its design. With open fires and walls adorned with paintings and other historical & cultural furnishings, no matter where you look, there will always be something of interest.

he Basement Bar truly is a hidden gem. With the same traditional feel as the main bar, the basement is often used as an intimate live music venue. Over the years, has hosted established artists such as Sea Sick Steve, Kodaline, Two Door Cinema Club and more.

The Crown Liquor Saloon – Belfast

Dating back to the 1880s, The Crown is a gem of the Victorian era. Formerly known as The Liquor Saloon in Great Victoria Street, Belfast, our ageless and priceless pub was one of the mightiest Victorian Gin Palaces in the city, and still boasts many of its original features, including gas lighting.

Armagh

Callan Bar – Armagh

From morning coffee to long lunches, afternoon teas to evening drinks, the hotel’s Callan Bar offers secluded corners, a cosy fire and a relaxing atmosphere – the perfect place to sit back and enjoy your own company or mingle with friends, family or colleagues over a coffee, pint, or a tasty bite from the Deli Bar.

Live music every Friday and Saturday evening and large screens showing sports events.

Cuchulainn Bar – Armagh

Named after the famous Irish Legend, this traditional bar offers a welcoming, friendly face to Armagh.

Devlin’s Bar – Armagh

Devlin’s bar, also known as The Strawberry Bar, is located at the busy Shambles area of Armagh City. A strong sports theme within the bar means that regulars and visitors alike are always able to keep up with the latest racing results or football scores.

Hole in the Wall – Armagh

The Hole In The Wall dates back to 1615, is steeped in history and has a warm atmosphere, an open fire and great craic! A gaol in its previous life, you’ll find a wide selection of spirits along with quality beers and fine wines.

The bar’s said to be haunted by a friendly ghost called Wilfy.

Carlow

Reddy’s Bar – Carlow

Carlow’s oldest and longest established family run pub – yes, we go as far back as 1768. Carlow may be one of the smallest counties in Ireland but you are guaranteed a big Céad Míle Fáilte from friendly and efficient staff.

The Irishman’s Bar – Carlow

A small family run bar in the heart of Carlow, with on tap beers, premium spirits and lunch menu available daily.

O’Shea’s Pub – Borris

Situated on the main street in Borris, this charming rural pub in traditional style has been owned by the O’Shea family for many generations. There is an extensive bar menu on offer, serving quality local produce. A Victorian Parlour/lounge area is a particular feature of the pub as is the maze of tightly packed, brightly painted shelving and the hardware hanging from the ceiling.Halfway up the steep main street of Borris, this unspoiled old-world grocery-pub is well worth a visit. The old grocery section at the front links into a modern-day shop next door – a very practical arrangement that brings past and present together in a delightful way.

The Thatch Bar – Graiguecullen

Busy pub on the Graiguecullen side of Carlow town. With its friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere The Thatch Pub is renowned for its quality pint and lively character. Traditional music some Monday nights.