Fodor's Expert Review Bridge Bar

$ The Skelligs and Valentia Irish Fodor's Choice

The dramatic location of this simple bar on the windswept waterfront of the tiny fishing village of Portmagee has led the Bridge to feature in ads as "the quintessential Irish pub." A simple menu with the emphasis on local seafood, fish-and-chips, and lamb is served in the low-beamed bar's rustic pine interior. From May to September the pretty, adjoining Moorings restaurant serves a more ambitious, pricier menu most evenings. There are also 14 rooms overhead and an ace craft shop next door, as well as set dancing every Tuesday evening. Call to confirm availability of bar food between October and April, as the kitchen closes some days during the off-season, depending on how many visitors are around.

Irish Views Casual Lunch Dinner $ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Main St.
Portmagee, Co. Kerry  Ireland


Known For:
  • Local seafood chowder
  • Unpretentious hospitality
  • Popularity with locals

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