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“Good Atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Strand Bar

The Strand Bar
Shore Road, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
0719168140
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Ranked #4 of 6 Restaurants in Strandhill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Bistro, Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: The Strand Bar (est 1913) nestled between mythic Knocknarea and the famous surf beach of Strandhill, has for many generations been the favoured social spot for locals and tourists alike.Just ten minutes drive from Sligo, close to the airport and one of Europe’s most magnificent surfing beaches, this well-known bar has a big welcoming turf fire, cosy snugs and friendly staff.
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Always great for a drink and a catch up. Any time I visit strand hill we always pop in here. The pizzas are great and are always so fresh ! The people who work here always have a smiley face and are always helpful with any inquiries you may have !

Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

the bar has great atmosphere, i particularly liked the bar and the decorations, but i also had a pretty great pint of Guinness!!

  • Visited October 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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Dublin, Ireland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“good pizza and classic traditional Irish pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I have visited the strand a lot and it is the classic Irish pub vibe with friendly local staff and always a good atmosphere.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Sticks in Yer Throat”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Staying in nearby Bundoran for the Easter holiday week, we were lucky enough to catch some fine weather. Taking a drive out to the magnificent Strand, we decided to pop into The Stand Bar. I ordered a coffee and a Morgan's Spiced Rum from the bar. The total came to just under ten euros...
Come on, it's a nice bar, it's a nice setting but nearly ten euros for a coffee and one drink??? I am Scottish, but I have paid Dublin prices, so do not get me wrong...it's not the money, I just do not react kindly to being ripped off.
Perhaps, it is your custom, to charge punters for an additional drink when they ask for a mixer? So, a Morgans and diet coke would become two drinks...because you supply only a dainty little glass bottle of diet coke...ahhhh how cute.
Like, the proverbial monkey, that cannot extract his hand from the hole in the tree because he won't let go of a grasped juicy nut, perhaps you think this is a clever way of maximising take.
Is there another way though?
Perhaps, the Management of The Strand bar is smarter than this poor, proverbial monkey and will come to realise, that you could've made a whole lot more money from me by NOT ripping me off.
The toasties we had later were distinctly average, perhaps my opinion had been somewhat coloured.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sligo, Ireland
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“Really Enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I cant praise this restaurant enough! The food is so delicious, the service is quick and attentive and the restaurant was busy and had a nice buzz around it. I would definitely come here again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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