A popular stop along the Sligo Food Trail, Hargadon Bros is a unique bar with a grocery shop and wine shop added to the mix, providing plenty of choice when you visit. Established in 1868, this award-winning traditional yet trendy pub is a great find within Sligo Town and a place that can be difficult to pull yourself away from. It’s also a regular on the Michelin Guide and has built up a great reputation for food, championing some of the finest local produce. If you’re looking for something truly unique when holidaying in Sligo, be sure to pay Hargadon’s a visit.
Claiming to have Sligo’s longest list of whiskies and with two outdoor drinking areas, the Belfry Bar is ripe for whiskey tasting in the sun. On not so sunny days, there is always the option of sitting inside with a drink and either tucking into the bar’s “Surf n’ Turf” or “Chunky Chicken Skewer Tower”. A good bar to watch live sports, the Belfry Bar also has a selection of pool and snooker tables to try your hand at while relaxing with a drink.
Located in Rosses Point looking out over the Atlantic, Harry’s Bar is a world away from anything else. The nautical-themed interior will make you feel as though you have come aboard a ship and once seated there are spots to enjoy the views outside or cosy corners for nights when live music is being played. With a great reputation for food, Harry’s Bar is also famed for its quiz nights, so if you’re looking something different when visiting Sligo, be sure to give ‘Harry’s’ a shout.
Fiddler’s Creek Bar, in the centre of Sligo Town, is a lively spot that stays open until the early hours. The pub puts on live traditional music most nights and offers food that includes a Sunday Roast, an A la Carte menu and Friday Steak Nights. Located along the banks of the Garavouge River, Fiddler’s Creek is one of the town’s busier bars, especially come the weekend.
First licensed in 1861, the Thomas Connolly Bar, (named after Thomas Connolly who subsequently became mayor of Sligo), is a historic pub at the heart of Sligo Town. The pub lived through the days of Maritime culture in Sligo, when deliveries of rope, linen and tea would have been shipped into Sligo from Europe. The pub has since been revived but still holds on tightly to its past with regular traditional music events and pub memorabilia sold to visitors.
Located between two of Sligo’s most popular visitor attractions – Sligo County Museum and Yeats Memorial Building – the Thomas Connolly Bar is the perfect stopping point as you explore Sligo Town on foot.
A modern pub, The Draft House in Strandhill serves up craft beers and an impressive menu consisting of locally sourced produce and fresh ingredients. Listed as part of the Sligo Food Trail, it is one spot you will not want to miss if you class yourself a foodie, cocktail or craft beer lover. What’s more, The Draft House is only moments away from the beach if you’re wanting to walk off any feast!
Located in Sligo Town itself, Furey’s Pub may be a simple pub but what it lacks in detail it certainly makes up for in atmosphere. Furey’s is packed most weekends with either sport-lovers watching games on the big screen or, come evening, enjoying live music from local musicians.
Overlooking the ocean in the quaint seaside village of Strandhill, The Venue bar is a deceptive pub in that it not only serves up a long list of drinks but also runs an impressive restaurant. The Venue bar’s restaurant has an extensive menu, including dishes such as its famous Lissadell mussels, among other fresh seafood specials.
Known for its great Irish traditional music sessions and a steady flow of Guinness, The Crossbar can be relied on for a memorable atmosphere and a great pint of the black stuff. The bar also a beer garden for summer drinking and nearby self-catered accommodation should you need to stay over for the night.
The Beach Bar is a rare and special find, treating visitors to spectacular views of the Atlantic and of nearby mountains like the wondrous Benbulben. Not to mention the bar’s adventurous menu and regular traditional Irish music sessions. It would be a shame to pass by it and not pop in when exploring the Wild Atlantic Way, and the rugged Sligo coastline.