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“Great steak” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Quays Bar

The Quays Bar
63 Eglinton Street, Portrush BT56 8DZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7082 3889
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Ranked #3 of 51 Restaurants in Portrush
Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Description: 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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“Great steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Great wee bar had a meal here. The food was lovely steak and garlic fries. Delicious. The staff are friendly and it has a great beer garden too. All in all a lovely place for a meal and a few drinks.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis
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“love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stopped here each night for the colded Harp in all of Northern Ireland. Very friendly patrons and free Irish stew one night. It's what a pub should be. ALL Irish beers no other countries represented which we loved.

Visited July 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Nice pint of Guiness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a lovey pub with some really nice original features. We had a drink in the bar on two occasions and we made to feel welcome on both. The standard of cleanliness is top notch in this pub and the beers not bad either. We didn't eat here but did see several other groups eating. The food looked really nice and most people left clean plates.

Visited July 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Nice, friendly bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Bar staff were very chatty and welcoming, as were the locals at the bar. It has a nice sociable atmosphere. Good central location also.

Visited July 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“STRANGERS NOT WELCOME”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

If your a visitor to Portrush certainly do not visit this bar. We went in for a quiet drink (party of 4) and the bar was lovely and bigger than we thought but once we had got our drinks from the bar and moved off to sit at the only free table in the place the bar man came down to the table and told us the table was reserved and we would have to MOVE!!!! there was no reserved sign and his attidude wasn't friendly at all..

Visited July 2013
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