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The Pubs and bars of Westport

Irish pubs are famous the world over for their atmosphere and entertainment and Westport’s bars and pubs deliver this in spades. For the majority of people “a bit of craic” in one of the local pubs a must-do item on any visit to Westport. There are an abundance of hostelries for you to enjoy, from the larger, better-known bars such as Matt Molloy’s which is world famous for Irish music, to smaller, traditional establishments like Moran’s on Bridge Street which still has a grocer’s shop in the front bar. Whatever your idea of a good night out, Westport has something to suit you.


If it’s music you’re after, Cobbler’s bar have live music 5 nights a week, Petie Joe’s at the Castlecourt Hotel, T Bourke’s, The Clock Tavern and the Porterhouse have regular music throughout the year, while McGing’s hosts a monthly jazz gig and other, more sedate concerts and sessions. Late bars and nightclubs.

For those who want to party to the small hours there are a number of late bars and nightclubs to choose from. The Castle Late Night Venue on Castlebar Street is a regular, year round nightclub, while Cosy Joe’s on Bridge Street opens later than most of the other bars in the town and has a DJ.

Purple Flag Award

Since February 2015, Westport has been designated as a Purple Flag destination. Purple Flag

Purple Flag destinations are clean, safe, vibrant, convivial and are welcoming to everyone.

What is the Purple Flag?

The Purple Flag signifies that Westport offers:

  • A safe night time environment
  • A vibrant & friendly atmosphere
  • High standards of comfort & cleanliness

Purple Flag centres are vibrant and well-managed between 5pm and 5am, the accreditation requires towns to prove themselves in 30 criteria relevant to evening and night-time management. Town centres that achieve Purple Flag are built on partnership who are working to continue improving the standard and broaden the appeal of the town centre in the evenings and at night time.

What’s on in Westport

We’ve built a complete What’s on in Westport guide into this site. If you’re looking for something to do, a show to see, or a festival to get stuck into, start below.


Westport Pubs


Bench Café Bar

The Bench Café Bar in the Westport Woods Hotel is the perfect location for your dining experience. With outdoor seating to soak up the rays or the big screen to watch the matches, they have something for everyone.

The Westport Woods Hotel
Quay Rd, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
+353 98 25811

The Brehon Bar

A place to relax, dine and drink, guests are welcome to visit The Brehon Bar in Knockranny House Hotel. From early morning coffees and scones, to long lunches overlooking the views of Clew Bay, the delights of afternoon tea, sipping Ireland’s best cocktails, rolling into the buzz of dinner and drinks under the stars.

Knockranny House Hotel
Knockranny, Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland.
+353 98 28600

The Castle Late Night Venue

The Castle Late Night Venue is a large versatile space occupying 4 different rooms each with their own individual style. It is home to a state of the art acoustics sound system, lighting system and a continuously diverse cross section of music events throughout the year. With lavish interior design and expertly mixed cocktails, The Castle Late Night Venue is the only place to be seen every weekend.

The Castle Late Night Venue
Castlebar Street, Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland.

Cobblers Bar

Cobbler’s is one of Westport’s top spots for bar food with it’s popular Grub Menu which offers traditionally styled Irish dishes at reasonable prices. Cobbler’s opens daily from 12noon and serves food until 9pm. The bar is a Craft Beer specialist with an extensive range of local and international brands such as Mescan, Bluemoon and many more.

The Wyatt Hotel
The Octagon, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
+353 98 25027

Cosy Joe’s

Cosy Joe’s offers FREE entertainment with a wide variety of Live Music that ranges from traditional to the latest covers. Live music starts from 9pm – 11.30pm every Thurs, Fri & Sun night with extra nights added during the summer months & holidays. Cosy Joe’s also transforms into a mind blowing Laser Light Disco until 2am with a DJ playing all your favourites.

Cosy Joe's
Bridge St, Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland.
+353 98 28004/29403

The Coast Bar

The Coast Bar has very quickly become the hotspot for bar food in Westport. On any night of the week, the place is positively bussing with visitors and locals alike. Situated on the stunning setting of the Harbour, the Coast Bar serves food daily from 12.30pm – 9.30pm with specials changing for both lunch and evening service. Live Music on selected nights.

Westport Coast Hotel
The Quay, Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland.
+353 98 29000


Gracy’s Bar & Restaurant, conveniently located on the grounds of Westport House has something to offer everyone. Situated right beside the Pirates’ Den in the Pirate Adventure Park and an outdoor play area it offers a safe, family friendly environment for kids of all ages, along with complimentary parking, delicious food, live entertainment and craft beers.

Westport House
The Farmyard, Westport House, Co. Mayo
+353 98 56506

Madden’s Bar & Bistro

Madden’s a bustling bar and restaurant in the heart of Westport is popular with everyone, guests, locals and visitors alike to the Clew Bay Hotel. Let your taste buds test us, try seafood, traditional roasts or some continental dishes. Serving food daily from 12.30pm also have a children’s playroom available.

Clew Bay Hotel
James Street, Westport, Co. Mayo
+353 98 28088

The Maple Bar

Sit back and relax in the cosy Maple Bar, a stylish place to meet during the day or evening. Serving an extensive Bar Menu and Daily Specials from 12 – 9pm or sample something from the Cocktail Menu, with their very own in house specialty Cocktail.  Also showing all major sporting events on the Big Screen and nightly entertainment in season too.

Hotel Westport
Newport Rd, Westport, Co. Mayo
+353 98 25122

Petie Joes

Petie Joe’s is the perfect place to entertain friends or enjoy a quiet drink. A popular local Westport pub with live music every night to suit all tastes, you’ll find excellent service and somewhere you can dance your cares away in the 4 star surroundings of the Westport Hotels Resort.

CastleCourt Hotel
Castlebar St, Westport, Co. Mayo
+353 98 55088

The Plaza Bar

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite before heading out, or meeting for pre-dinner drinks with friends, the Plaza Bar is the perfect place to linger a while. Sip cocktails or choose from our carefully selected food and wine menu. Food served daily from 12 – 9.30pm.

Westport Plaza Hotel
Castlebar St, Westport, Co. Mayo
+353 98 51166

The Porter House

The Porter House bar is unpretentious and comes with a rustic character with its wooden floors, low ceilings and comfortable seating areas, creating a very cosy atmosphere. To the rear of the premises it has a heated outdoor bear garden. Local and visiting musicians alike find a warm and welcoming atmosphere day and night summer and winter in The Porter House.

The Porter House
Bridge St, Westport, Co. Mayo
+353 98 28014

Uncle Sam’s bar

Organizing an event in Westport for family and friends, Uncle Sam’s Cafe Bar is the perfect spot, with a relaxed & vibrant setting, courteous & professional staff, heated Beer garden, quality food at the right price and live music every weekend. You will truly be looked after.

Mill Times Hotel
Mill, Westport, Co. Mayo
+353 98 29200

Park Terrace Wine Bar

The Wyatt Hotel are delighted to introduce their brand new Park Terrace Wine Bar. The newly appointed multifunctional space features a mix of formal dining seated area with tables, a selection of chairs & couches as well as the fabulous new outdoor terrace area with tables.

The Wyatt Hotel
The Octagon, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
+353 98 25027
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