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“Skadoovarna”

The Roadside Tavern
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Lisdoonvarna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Irish, Contemporary, Gastropub, Brew Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: PUB OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND 10AM TILL LATE FOOD SERVED FROM MARCH UNTIL NOVEMBER 12-4 6-9 EVERYDAY Last orders 8.45 In spring 2011, Peter Curtin embarked on a new endeavour: He set up the Burren Brewery in the Roadside Tavern in Lisdoonvarna. The building, which in 1865 started off as a pub, then was expanded into a bakery, now also harbours a micro-brewery under its roof. At the same time it is an eatery and a renowned music venue for traditional and contemporary music. Peter realised very quickly how complicated and time-consuming it was to brew his own beer - it really is a labour of love. He enrolled the help of a Master Brewer, and the result can now be tasted in the Roadside Tavern: The Burren Gold is a delicious, characterful lager. The mainstream lagers available every-where just cannot compete with this one!The Burren Red with its great red colour is a spicy, slightly sweet ale which even features a hint of smoke. It seems to become the favourite among the punters at the Roadside! The Burren Black is a stout that does not have to fear the competition of a certain other black stuff. It is smooth and full-bodied, with a creamy crown of froth on top - and definitely alive inside! A heavenly drink.
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great music and very enjoyable weekend all round. Even though the weather wasn,t great we walked and went to all the sights

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

A real pub, with a good atmosphere, and reasonably priced drinks. Nothing to dislike about it. They had posters advertising various music artists that play there. We visited on 20th July, being the final night of a 3 night music festival during which they had 6 different acts per day in an adjoining marquee with free entry. Would recommend a visit to this bar anytime day or night.

Thank Owen O
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Enjoyed this place and the food very much. Not sure about the quality of some of the bands at the reggae festival, but still very entertaining. Would make it my local if I stayed in the area.

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1  Thank Ryan A
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

We called into the tavern so that we could eat some of the smoked salmon product sampled at the Smokehouse 100M away (see separate review).

The bar person was very good in explaining the various types of smoked salmon that we available as a meal and took time to answer questions.

The meal was fantastic, well prepared and the smoked salmon was a delight.

Great pub environment.

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1  Thank CocoTampa123
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Saturday night and it was the only place with a bit of a buzz, there was live music and we had a few pints and enjoyed the craic!

1  Thank sarah M
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