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.



Back by popular demand.
Saturday 22nd September

Join Sammy & Friends every Thursday Night for Singalong.  A Thursday Night out at Ownies is the perfect way to kick-start your weekend so join us for a meal a drink or two and some great music.

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY 14th & 28th September with VIXEN

The fab ladies from Vixen made such an impression on you all earlier this year that we’ve brought them back for two fab Friday Nights out at Ownies in September.  Prepare yourself for a fun filled night out with all your favourite songs from past and present, great drinks and an even better atmosphere.


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 8th September - Untouchables

The Untouchables are by far one of  the best bands in Ireland (North & South). They’ve had a crazy busy wedding season so we’re delighted to have them back in Ownies for what’s set to be a great Saturday Night Out.

Saturday 15th September - Sunshine

Enjoy a Saturday Night out with friends at Ownies, Carrickfergus on September 15th. Expect to dance until you can’t dance no more, sing until your vocal cords hurt because Sunshine are back on our stage and it’s going to be epic!

Saturday 22nd September - Fusion

No one brings the party feeling to Ownies better than Fusion, you all LOVE them. So tell all your friends and get out early as a Fusion Saturday in Ownies is always the best night out.

£5 door charge from 10pm!

Sunday 29th September - Undercover

It’s pay day weekend and who better to take to the stage to help you celebrate on a Saturday Night than the Undercover.  You love them, we love them so lets make it a night to remember!

  • Rugby

    Watch the Lions tour LIVE at Ownies - Open for breakfast for most games keep an eye on our Facebook page.

  • Home of Live Sport

    Ownies, your home of Live Sport in Carrickfergus with 11 BIG screens located throughout the bar

  • Rory is Roaring

    Can Rory regain the World No. 1 spot?