The Bridge Bar

Open from early morning, the Bridge Bar offers the best in Irish food, drink and hospitality in a charming and cosy atmosphere right beside Portmagee Harbour. Our award-winning casual dining focuses on locally-sourced ingredients from around the area with particular emphasis on the fantastic seafood we have available to us right on our doorstep. We’re open all year round so yo can always count on us to be there when you need us.

Traditional Irish Music and Dance, Great Food and Great Craic at Ireland's Best Tourist Pub.

Live Music in The Bridge Bar for 2024

Bridge Bar Portmagee live music 2024

A cosy and inviting atmosphere awaits you when you step through the doors of the Bridge Bar. Established in 1959 by Patricia’s father, Vincent, the Bridge Bar has been welcoming locals and tourists alike for well over half a century.

Whether it’s a cool pint of Guiness in our outdoor terrace or a hot cup of coffee by the fire, we have you covered. We stock a wide variety of beers on tap and a host of specialty beverages including rare locally-sourced products such as Portmagee Whiskey, Skellig Six Eighteen Gin and Vodka, Valentia Island Vermouth and McGills Beers. Not to mention our signature Skellig Chocolate Coffee.

Delicious, locally-sourced, promptly-served food is at the heart of our offering. From quick bites such as our famous seafood chowder and chicken wings to fresh-off-the-boat fish and chips and grass-fed burgers, you won’t leave hungry. Check out our menu below for details.

We also offer coffee-to-go for anyone looking to kickstart their day and pre-made lunches for visitors taking boat tours to Skellig Michael.

Traditional Irish music is the beating heart of the pub. We have some of our traditional Irish music calendar listed below but drop us a line if you want to check if music is available on any particular date you’re visiting. The bar is also one of the main venues for the increasingly famous annual May Bank Holiday Irish Set Dancing Workshop Weekend held in Portmagee for over 20 years now.

The bar has also had a number of famous visitors, most notably Luke Skywalker and Rey from Star Wars when we hosted the wrap party for the Skellig Michael location shooting of The Last Jedi in 2015.



Soup of the day
Served with our own brown bread
(Ce, Gl, Nu, Se)(Gfx, V, Vgx)

The Moorings Seafood Chowder
Served with our own home-made brown bread & butter
(Ce, Fi, Ml, Nu, Se, Su)(Gfx)

Steamed Mussels
In a white wine, garlic & parsley cream sauce, served with homemade brown bread & butter
(Ce, Fi, Ml, Mo, Nu, Su)(Gfx)

Sautéed Prawn Tails
Sautéed in olive oil, chilli, giner & lime, served with salad, a sweet chilli mayo & a slice of brown bread & butter
(Eg, Fi, Gl, Mo, Mu, Nu, Se, Su)(Gfx)
A larger portion of prawns is available as a main course which also includes skin-on fries.
€15.50/ €25.50

Hot Chicken Wings
In a hot & spicy sauce, served with a blue cheese dip. Main available, served with extra wings & fries
(Ce,Eg, Ml, Mu, Se, Su)(Gf)

Cheese (v) or Chilli Beef Nachos
With mozzarella, & tomato salsa, guacamole, & sour cream dips
(Ce, Ml, Mu, Se, So, Su)(Gf)


7oz Hereford Burger
With smoked bacon, mature Irish cheddar cheese, lettuce & tomato, served in a seeded sourdough bap with fries
Eg, Gl, Ml, Mu, Se, Su, Gfx

Cajun Chicken Burger
With red onion jam, brie cheese, lettuce & tomato, served in a seeded sourdough bap with fries
Eg, Gl, Ml, Mu, Se, Su, Gfx


Classic Margarita Pizza
With Mozzarella & a tomato sauce
Eg, Gl, Ml, Su, V

Hawaiian Pizza
With Mozzarella, ham, pineapple, & a tomato sauce
Eg, Gl, Ml, Su

New Yorker
With Pepperoni, Mozzarella & fresh tomato sauce
Eg, Gl, Ml, Su

Main Courses

The Moorings Fish & Chips
A breaded Hake fillet, fresh and breaded in-house, served with chips, mushy peas, coleslaw and homemade tartar sauce
(Eg, Fi, Gl, Ml, Mu, Su)

Open Prawn Sandwich
Prawns in marie-rose sauce, served on our very own homemade brown bread & served with a mixed salad
(Eg, Fi, Gl, Ml, Mo, Mu, Nu, Su)

Grilled fillet of Halibut
Served with buttered mashed potatoes, greens & a white wine, dill and prawn sauce
(Fi, Ml, Mo, Su)(Gf)

The Moorings Chicken Curry or Vegetable Curry (Vg)
With chunky peppers & onions in a creamy curry sauce. Served with a poppadum, basmati riice and/or chips
(Ce, Mu, Nu, Se, Su)(Gf)

Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini
Served in a white wine & cream sauce
(Ce, Eg, Gl, Ml, Su)(V)
Add chicken for an extra €6.50

Cajun Chicken Salad
Cajun spiced chicken breast on a mixed leaf salad, served with skin-on-fries
(Ce, Mu, Se, Su)(GF)

7oz Hereford Burger
with smoked bacon, mature Irish cheddar cheese, lettuce & tomato, served in a seeded sourdough bap withg fries
(Eg, Gl, Ml, Mu, Se, Su)(Gfx)


Chocolate Brownie
Served with Ice-Cream
(Eg, Gl, Ml)(V)

Homemade Cheesecake
Choose from Strawberry or Baileys, served with whipped cream
(Eg, Gl, Ml)(V)

Sticky Toffee Pudding
Served with a toffee sauce and whipped cream
(Eg, Gl, Ml)(V)

Selection of Ice Cream
Three scoops of your choice of Vanilla, Strawberry and Chocolate
(Eg, Ml)(Gf, V)

Fresh Fruit Salad
Served with lemon sorbet
(V, Vg, Gf)

Sides & Sauces

Homemade Gravy
(Ce, Su)(Gf)

Homemade Roast Garlic Mayo
(Eg, Mu, Su)(Gf, V)

Two slices of buttered Moorings Brown Bread
(Eg, Gl, Ml, Mu, Nu, Se)(V)

Skin-on Fries
(Gf, Vg)

Homemade Curry Sauce
(Ce, Mu, Nu, Se, Su)(Gf, Vg)

Mashed Potato
(Ml)(Gf, V)

Sweet Potato Fries
(Gf, Vg)

Mixed Green Salad
(Mu, Su)(Gf, Vg)

Seasonal Vegetables
(Gf, Vg)

Index & Allergen Information

While great care is taken to ensure your safety, as we have these items in our premise, we are unable to guarantee any allergens to a trace level. Please inform a member of the team if you have an allergy, or require any further information.

Ce – Celery   •   Eg – Eggs   •   Fi – Fish   •   Gl – Cereals containing gluten
Lu – Lupin   •   Nu – Nuts   •   Ml – Milk/Milk products   •   Mo – Molluscs
Mu – Mustard   •   Pe – Peanuts   •   Se – Sesame   •   So – Soya bean   •   Su – Sulphites

V – Vegetarian   •   Vg – Vegan   •   Vgx – Vegan option with changes
Gf – Gluten-free   •   Gfx – Gluten-free option with changes