Pub, Bar & Grill
Ownies Bar Bistro
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Mon-Wed: 10:00 - 23:00
Thu-Sat: 10:00 - 01:00
Sun: 10:00 - 23:00
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Coffee
- Good For Groups
- Good For Kids
- Outdoor Seating
- Takes Reservations
- Waiter Service
- Walk-Ins Welcome
Parking Lot parking, Street parking
Carrickfergus's No 1 Bar & Bistro with great food, great drinks in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Ownies Bar & Bistro
Based in the heart of Carrickfergus, we serve patrons from across Newtownabbey, Belfast, Larne and beyond. Winner of Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Pub of the Year Award in 2010, our current owner is proud to support numerous local charities and run a number of community events. Visit Ownies Bar & Bistro and you will find friendly locals and tourists alike.
Proud of our history, you can expect to find something for all ages at our bar. We run a range of events, from our regular open mic night through to retro discos and seasonal functions.
Our current owner has worked hard to maintain the warm and homely atmosphere passed down through the ages. Whilst keeping Ownie's traditions alive, we have also extended the building to make way for some exciting innovations.
Want to find out more about our bistro, bar or events? Call the bar to find out what we've got in store for you.
Your neighbourhood pub
Your local bar and restaurant in Carrickfergus.
028 9335 1850
'Had the pleasure of celebrating my friend's birthday in the beautiful new restaurant last night. Food fantastic, atmosphere relaxing and the staff were more than friendly. Definitely recommend to anyone of any age.'
If you're looking for a traditional restaurant with a modern twist, look no further than Ownies Bar & Bistro. Whether it's a locally-sourced special or a quiet drink by the fire, you will find it all in our welcoming venue.
Established as The Joymount Arms in 1846, the bar has since been re-branded as Ownies Bar & Bistro. The name change came about in tribute to Leo McCullogh, owner of the bar for over 70 years. Fondly nicknamed 'Ownie' after the patrons overheard his grandchildren failing to pronounce his name, the name has stuck ever since. A caricature of Ownie himself now stands proud over the bar entrance - a fitting tribute to our famous predecessor.
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