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13 Places in Ireland Where you can Nurse a Pint With A Spectacular View

There’s a huge number of pubs scattered across every city, town and village in Ireland ??????????????.

Some are fantastic, some are OK and others are just plain ? (here’s a guide to the best pubs in every single county in Ireland).

Something that makes a pub stand out for me is a savage view.

Luckily, there’s a load of pubs in Ireland with views that’ll knock you sideways.

Here’s a little gander at the best of them – if there are some we’ve missed, pop them in the comments section below and we’ll add them! 

1 – O’Dowd’s Seafood Bar, Roundstone, Connemara

Widely regarded as the oldest pub in Connemara, O’Dowds Seafood Bar is located smack bang in the center of Roundstone village.

Overlooking the harbour with panoramic views out over Roundstone Bay and the Twelve Bens, this is is a must for anyone that embarks on our 3-day Galway road trip!

2 – Smugglers Creek Inn, Donegal

Another pub on the Wild Atlantic Way, the Smugglers Creek Inn treats visitors to spectacular views out over Rossnowlagh beach and Donegal Bay.

During the colder months, you can enjoy a panoramic view from the comfort of the conservatory.

3 – Sneem Hotel, Kerry

Sneem – a magnificent little corner of Kerry.

For those that visit the Sneem Hotel, you can enjoy a tipple while soaking up the view of the magnificent MacGillycuddy’s Reeks that’s sprawled out in front of you.

4 – The Blue Light Pub, Dublin

You’ll find the Blue Light Pub in Barnacullia, where it’s been serving pints since around 1870.

Take your drink outside and sip away with unrivaled views of Dublin Bay. If you visit after dark, you’ll get a lovely view of a chunk of Dublin City lit up at night.

5 – Tigh T.P., Ballydavid, Kerry

I’ve visited Tigh T.P. in Ballydavid many times, and on every occasion it’s been lashing rain.

For those that visit when the weather is good and the chairs and tables are set up outside, you can expect this gem of a view.

6 – The Beach Bar, Sligo

The Beach Bar in Sligo is a gorgeous, traditional Irish thatched pub nestled right beside the sea.

Kick-back in this old world, traditional pub while lapping up the view of the beach, the Ox mountains, and the majestic peaks of Knocknarea and Benbulben.


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I’ve had worse afternoons,the Beach Bar Sligo❤️

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7 – Cable O’leary’s, Ballinskelligs, Kerry

Finely plonked right beside the beach, Cable O’Leary’s can be found in Ballinskelligs, a Gaeltacht village on Kerry’s Iveragh peninsula.

I’m not sure if it’s the Tayto-and-pint combo or the view in the picture below that makes me happier.


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Enjoying the outdoor pints and shnacks in @cableolearys #Ballinskelligs

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8 – O’Sullivans Bar, Crookhaven, Cork

O’ Sullivan’s Bar can be found in the heart of the scenic village of Crookhaven, on the magnificent Mizen Peninsula of West Cork.

This pub overlooks the beautiful Crookhaven harbour so, when the weather is fine, you can savour a sup by the sea.


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#ireland #perfectday #nofilter #murphys #crookhaven #osullivans

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9 – The Beachcomber Bar, Donegal

I’ve been hearing about this pub for years, but I’ve never managed to make it there.

The Beachcomber Bar in Donegal offers patrons panoramic views over Lough Swilly towards Inch Island and Inishowen Peninsula.

If you give our 3-day Donegal road trip a lash, you could tweak the itinerary and get in here for an hour or 2 (make sure you have a designated driver if you plan on having a drink).


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Heaven #donegal #wildatlanticway #ireland

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10 – Bunnyconnellan Bar, Cork

Built in 1824, you’ll often hear Bunnyconnellan Bar referred to as ‘The Cottage on the Rocks’.

The view in the photo below will give you a good idea why.

Kick-back outside and have a gander at stunning views of Cork Harbour and Roche’s Point.


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11 – Aherlow House Hotel, Tipperary

This is a new one on me.

Those that visit the Aherlow House Hotel in Tipperary for a sneaky drink can expect mesmerising views of the Glen of Aherlow and the Galtee Mountains – Ireland’s highest inland mountain range.

Wonderful stuff altogether.

11 – The Curragower Bar, Limerick

You’ll find the Curragower Bar on the banks of the river Shannon, at the heart of Limerick’s Medieval Quarter.

Nurse a drinking while enjoying spectacular views of King John’s Castle, the Curragower Falls and Limerick City Hall.


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Beautiful weather, beautiful scenery but more importantly, beautiful pints! #guiness

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12 – Jacks’ Coastguard Restaurant, Kerry

Built in 1866, Jack’s is a coastguard station set on an idyllic shingle beach.

Those lucky enough to find themselves with a fresh pint at Jack’s can ramble outside for a panoramic view of the the McGillicuddy Reeks, Inch Beach and the Rossbeigh Peninsula.


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Guinness Sunset, Co. Kerry #cokerry #sunset #landscape #guinness #cromane #killorglin #jackscoastguardrestaurant

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13 – The Europe Hotel, Killarney

I’ve wanted to visit this place for a while – can you see why…

This is the view you can soak-up with a drink at the Europe Hotel in Killarney.


Where did we miss?
I’ve no doubt that we missed some great places to grab a pint with a view. Where should we add to the list above? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll add the best!

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