Ownies Bar Bistro | The home of live entertainment in Carrick with live music every Saturday night
Ownies Bar and Bistro is a popular bar and entertainment venue located right in the heart of Carrick, Co. Antrim, close to the historical Carrickfergus Castle. An award-winning bar with live sport, live music, great entertainment, a cozy ambiance and good quality traditional food in Carrickfergus.
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Ownies is the home of live entertainment in Carrickfergus, with LIVE music from local talent EVERY Thursday Evening and some of Ireland’s best known local Bands taking to the stage EVERY Saturday Night.  On Friday Nights our resident DJ will help you unwind and welcome the weekend playing all your favourite tracks from past and present.  We have everything from pop to hip-hop, RnB, Dance and even Country. Join us at Ownies this weekend, relax, let go and sing and dance the night away.  Check below for details of our up and coming bands and events..

Home of Live Irish Music. On Bank Holidays, Lazy Sunday’s or any day we have an excuse you will quite often find a local Irish Band on the stage or by one of our fires playing all your favourite Irish hits. Its guaranteed craic, enjoy a good sing-a-long whist you and beverage or two whilst celebrating the final day of the weekend or that sneaky bank holiday Monday off. Check out our entertainment listing below to see when our next Irish Band is playing.

Blues, Rock, Country and chart covers.  EVERY SATURDAY Night Northern Ireland’s top bands take to our stage to belt out the best tunes of all time. Enjoy a fun filled night on the dance floor or find solace in one of our hideaway area’s and simply enjoy the atmosphere and music. Check below to see who’s playing this month.



Friday 28th July!  Yeah Yeah Funky Yeah!

£5 Door charge from 10pm!


Join Sammy & Friends every Thursday Night for Take the Stage, Ownies Open Mic Night.  Join in or sit back, relax and enjoy the entertainment when local talents take to the stage to belt out a tune or two.

EVERY FRIDAY - OWNIES FRIDAYS, amazing Themed Nights, with our resident DJ

Join our resident DJ every Friday for Ownies Friday’s, a fun filled night with a different theme every week helping you welcome the weekend with lots of fun, games, prizes and an Epic Theme.

Friday 6th July - Vixen

Join us for our Summer party with live music from Vixen. The Vixen girls are fab, full off sass and know how to get you dancing.  Come along for our summer party and check them out live… Don’t forget your dancing shoes.


Local talent Tim Johnston provides the Saturday night warm up at Ownies every Saturday from 6.30 – 8.30pm!

A different live band follows him up weekly.  Check below for the Saturday Night line up!

Saturday 7th July - The Renegades

The Renegades have been proving popular, you all seem to love them.  Expect a night filled with rock, pop and all your favourites.  The lads are some craic too so why not join us this pay day weekend for a fun filled Saturday Night out in Carrick!

Saturday 14th July - Sequels

Most of us will have been on our holiday’s this week so make sure you plan a night out with friends before we all return to work on Monday.  Saturday 14th July we have The Sequels.

Lets make some memories Summer Holiday memories!

Saturday 21st July - This Way Up

Fancy a fun filled Saturday Night out?  Join us Saturday 21st July for Live Music by one of our favourite bands This Way Up, they always bring the fun.  Tell your family and friends and plan a great night out.

Saturday 28th July - Fusion

Yeah Yeah Funky Yeah…. Fusion are back on the Ownies stage Saturday 28th July, they always pull a crazy crowd so make sure  you get out early and get a seat.

£5 door charge from £5pm.

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