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“Quirky bar, great night”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Harbour Bar

The Harbour Bar
Ranked #1 of 6 Nightlife in Bray
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Welcome to the official page of The Harbour Bar, one of Bray's best loved pubs.Voted as one of the Lonely Planet's best bars in the world this is a gem located right beside the boxing club where Katie Taylor trains, often calling in to use the facilities.This is one of Bray's top spots for live music with traditional and acoustic sessions in the bar every Wednesday - Sunday and live bands in the lounge every Thursday - Sunday.The iconic Harbour Bar in Bray, Co Wicklow, is famous for attracting a glittering clientele and its visitors' book is a who's who of famous names down through the decades.The Harbour Bar is open daily.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Quirky bar, great night”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Great atmosphere on a Saturday night, bar staff courteous and helpful.

It's dated but that adds to the charm of the place, it's an authentic Irish village pub. Would certainly visit again. Nice cute bar maid added to its appeal.

Visited June 2013
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East Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place to start in Bray”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Paul O'Toole (?), the owner was very friendly and a real laugh. I can't remember being made so welcome. The pub doesn't do food but don't let that put you off, Paul knows the best places to eat. The beer was very good, the company, loads of locals, was even better. One local even got on the barman's case for taking too long to serve our drinks. There is music on so often I get the feeling its hard to avoid it. There are so many little rooms in the place though its easy to find a secluded spot if you need to. The 2 nights we went were one big party. At non-busy times, the 2 cats and the Jack Russell dog were also very welcoming and seemed to have free roam of the place. We had a hell of a time here. Thanks Paul and all the locals too !

Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Mike911EastSussex
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Cork
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous bar in bray”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Loved this bar full of antiquey artifacts - pity it was kind of empty - has huge potential & could be buzzing which I would imagine is the case at the weekends?? beside Katie Taylors boxing club - fabulous bar but very cold in temperature

Visited September 2012
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Vienna, Austria
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good but not the best”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

This bar is for sure the best to go out in bray. It has two parts, one very old and traditional looking part for (probably) older guests and one very special designed for the younger guests.
The quality of the music and the barmen is very different. If you are staying in bray you should definitely visit this bar but don't come with huge expectations

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Worth a look......”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

If your in Bray and you'd like to experience a quirky little Irish place then this is it. Music and a great atmosphere.

Visited August 2012
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