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.
A great night out, Ownies, The Joymount Arms, bar, bistro, craic, Carrick, Carrickfergus, Carrick Castle, Belfast, Antrim coast, county Antrim, Irish bar, Northern Ireland, great Irish bar, bars in Northern Ireland, Marine Gardens, Newtownabbey, Whitehead, Larne, Bangor, Guinness, great Guinness, best Guinness, cocktails, beers, music, entertainment, big screen, sport on TV, Trip Adviser certified, cozy atmosphere, good food, traditional food, dining, modern dishes, local produce, Ulster fry, seafood, steak, pasta, early bird menu, breakfast, lunch, dinner, function room, special occasion, first date, anniversary, birthday, funeral, draft beer, craft beer, cocktail, happy hour, Mojito, Coronarita, Stawberry Diaquiri, cider, alchopop, Irish music, live music, DJ, dancing, country music, country and western, C&W, rock, blues, jazz, open mike, rugby, Ulster rugby, six nations, 6 nations, Guinness Pro12, Golf, Masters, The Open, US Open, PGA, Ryder Cup, Champions League, Premiership, Soccer, Football, Grand Prix, North West 200, live sport.
page-template-default,page,page-id-231,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode_popup_menu_push_text_right,qode-theme-ver-9.4.1,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.2,vc_responsive

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.

The Untouchables

The Untouchables

Saturday 21st April!
£5 door charge after 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.


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 14th April - Green Means Go

With a huge set list ranging from 50’s Swing & Jive classics, through to 90’s, 00’s and modern classics, Green Means Go! sound like they’ve got what it takes to please the Ownies crowd. They will debut at Ownies Saturday 14th April and we can’t wait to check them out for a little taster of what to expect, check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Greenmeansgobelfast/!

Ownies your home of live music Carrickfergus!

Saturday 21st April - The Untouchables

They need no introduction back by popular demand it’s The Untouchables. We can’t seem to go a month without inviting them to take over the Ownies Stage – as it’s always an unbelievable night out!  Come along and check them out!

£5 door charge from 10pm!

Saturday 28th April - Mindbenders

Hugely popular band The Mindbenders are performing live at Ownies on Saturday 28th April.

The band started as a 2 piece way back around 1988 & was formed with Paul Curran on bass/vocals & Gerry Coyle on guitar/vocals, but got the name from former “Something Else” band member & all round mad man Eugene Roddy on drums/vocals.
Paul & Gerry played as a 2 piece for many years but missed the buzz & groove of a live band, so they brought in Brian Curran Keys/vocals & Don Ponsonby Drums/vocals. The former drummer, a guy called Roland Arfive, still makes the odd appearance though, with his good friend B. King Track on keys!
The live band line up now is usually Paul,Gerry,Don & Ali Skeggs on keyboards/vocals.

They may be new to Ownies but we’ve booked them as everyone is raving about them so come along and check them out.

£5 door charge from 10pm!


Avoiding the fact that Monday is closing in we have live music on every Sunday evening in the bar, usually hosted by local music god Daryl Crothers and every now and again we fire in a fiddly dee  band for the craic.  Keep an eye on social media to find out what’s on each Sunday eve!

  • 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?