No trip to Bray is complete without a visit to the infamous Harbour Bar. One visit and you will understand why it was voted the ‘Best Bar in the World’ by Lonely Planet guide in 2010. With something to suit all tastes and moods, the Harbour Bar attracts an eclectic mix of locals and tourists, who are always happy to strike up a conversation. Sitting directly opposite the harbour and surrounded by the resident bevvy of swans, the beer garden is the perfect spot to watch the world go by. For a quiet pint and a chat, head to the Snug or the Backroom where you can relax in front of the fire and try one of Ireland’s best toasties. If live music is what you’re after, the Harbour Bar is more than able to accommodate. There is trad music in the Main Bar every Wednesday to Sunday from 9.30pm and live music in the Lounge Thursday to Sunday from 9pm. Don’t forget to say hello to the Harbour Bar cats, Raoul and Cinders, before you leave! The Harbour Bar is only a 5 minute walk from Bray DART station and opens at 1pm on weekdays and 12 noon on weekends to regular pub closing hours.