Bars, Pubs & Clubs
a fantastic nightlife scene awaits in Bantry in our bars, pubs and clubs
Whether you are looking for a quiet pint by the fire or late night dancing, Bantry has an established nightlife with plenty of entertainment options on offer to suit everyone. We have eclectic pubs full of memorabilia of days gone by, traditional Irish pubs with a creamy pint of Irish stout and a chance to meet the locals, live music venues, plus late night bars and clubs with chart music and dance floors a plenty.
If you want a genuine, untouched, unfiddled with traditional Irish pub with real Irish character and the warmest of welcomes, you need look no further than Ma Murphy’s in the middle of Bantry.
Murphy’s Traditional Bar oozes charm and class and is a complete manifestation of all things Irish.
With an old traditional shop out front, a lovely beer garden and regular open music sessions, Ma Murphy’s is a must place to visit.
Ma Murphy’s, New Street, Bantry
W: Ma Murphys
T: +353 (0) 27 50242
The Bantry Bay
The Bantry Bay bar is cosy and welcoming, with a traditional charm that makes it a real Bantry favourite. It’s the place to find lively local music, a well-stocked bar, a friendly atmosphere and good conversation. Meet the locals, enjoy seafood fresh from Bantry Bay and listen to fantastic Irish music – traditional tunes, as well as talented local singer-songwriters. Function Room available for party hire.
The Bantry Bay, Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry
Established since 1991, The Snug pride themselves in a friendly, unique Bar & Eating House on The Quays, Bantry.
With an extensive bar food menu, you will find everything from traditional Fish & Chips to Roast of the Day and everything in between.
The Snug, The Quays, Bantry
W: The Snug
T: +353 (0) 27 50057
Just on the corner of Wolfe Tone Square sits JJ Crowley’s bar.
A family run establishment at the heart of Bantry for many years, offering a warm welcome and pure Irish hospitality.
Enjoy a beverage while chatting to the locals or listen to Live Music every weekend. A function room is also available for party hire.
JJ Crowley’s, Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry
T: +353 (0) 27 55029
The Boston Bar
A great spot for Live Music and a good pint located on William Street, just up the street from the Post Office.
Pop in for a light lunch or snack and get the latest news from the locals.
The Boston Bar, 1 William Street Bantry
W: The Boston Bar
T: +353 (0) 27 55642
Currently Closed Due to Covid-19
The ‘Barrel-House Sessions’ at The Mariner music venue in Bantry is fast becoming a mecca for live music in West Cork. You will find local musicians and up and coming bands belting out their tunes before handing over the reins to more established bands to rock the dance floor ‘till late.
Check out their monthly music line-up to see what’s on when you’re visiting!
The Mariner, The Quay, Bantry
W: The Mariner
T: +353 (0) 27 52501
The Anchor Tavern
The Anchor Tavern is an iconic bar in the centre of town and a great meeting place for locals.
You will be fasinated by it’s old world charms, warmed by the open fires and a typical Irish welcome.
The Anchor Tavern, New Street, Bantry
W: The Anchor Tavern
T: +353 (0) 27 50012
The Quays Bar
The Quay’s Bar is situated along the quay in Bantry and serves bar food Monday to Saturday.
With a D.J. on Fridays and Saturdays it is a great spot for late night dancing.
Sunday evenings play host to live traditional, rock or Irish bands so be sure to be in early to get a seat!
The Quays, The Quay, Bantry
W: The Quays
T: +353 (0) 27 50900
The Bantry Inn
Another typical Irish pub in town offering a good pint, a chat with locals about darts or road bowling and live music at the weekend.
The Bantry Inn, Main Street, Bantry
W: The Bantry Inn
T: +353 (0) 27 51181
The Maritime Bar
The Maritime Bar is a favourite spot in Bantry and offers an extensive bar food menu and live entertainment.
The Bar has two TV screens which show all sporting events including GAA, Soccer, Rugby, Boxing, Darts, and more so you can join in the craic with locals.
The Martime Bar, The Martime Hotel, The Quay, Bantry
Hannie Murphy’s is a spacious traditional pub part of The Westlodge Hotel on the outskirts of Bantry town.
There is music and dancing every Sunday night in Hannie’s plus the bar is available for private hire. It operates as Hannie’s Bistro during the day and offers outdoor seating
The Ouvane Falls
The Ouvane Falls Inn is a traditional Irish pub located in Ballylickey, just outside Bantry, and also serves bar food from 8am until 9pm. Guests can enjoy stunning views of Bantry Bay from the large sun terrace or from the picnic tables in the gardens.
Traditional Irish dancing and music are a regular feature in the bar during the week and at weekends.
Currently Closed Due to Covid-19
WILD Nightclub is located on Wolfe Tone Square in the centre of Bantry and is the go-to destination for clubbers!
With great music from local DJs and bands, a well-stocked bar, and a fantastic atmosphere, it’s the place to be on a West Cork night out.