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. 

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.

Thursday Sessions with Little Blind, Every Thursday from 9pm.


Ownies is the place to gather with friends and family for a great Saturday Night Out. 

Entertainment starts early every Saturday Night (6pm) with an acoustic session by one of our resident performers, then they are followed by one of Northern Irelands top bands.

Here’s the BIG BAND line up for January:

Saturday 4th January  – Sunshine
Saturday 11th January – This Way Up
Saturday 18th January  – Undercover
Saturday 25th January  – Untouchables

Get the gang together for a Saturday Night OUT OUT and lets make some memories. 

DJ & Theme Night Fridays

Friday Night is the night to gather with Friends after work and welcome the weekend… we start our entertainment early every Friday Night with one of resident acoustic performers then from 10pm the Party Starts with a Live DJ Set playing all your favourite hits from past and present.

Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for information on theme night Friday’s and if there’s maybe a surprise band on in place of the DJ.

Regardless of the entertainment a Friday Night Out at Ownies is always a night well spent.

Thursday Sessions

Start your weekend early every Thursday Night at Ownies with Little Blind.

Every Week Sammy brings you a live acoustic set, it’s the perfect date night or mate night.

Great Music, Great Atmosphere and amazing drinks.  You can also grab a bar snack or dine in the bistro before the music starts.

Plan that night out.

  • Rugby

    The Biggest of Rugby Fans join us at Ownies for the games - 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

    Rory has made an amazing comeback late 2019 - we'll be following him closely