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.

Santa Sunday

Santa Sunday

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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.


Friday’s at Ownies are changing.  We always listen to our guests and you wanted more live music so that’s what we’re bringing you Every Thursday-Saturday.

Friday night is the night that we officially welcome the weekend it’s great for a relaxed few drinks and a bit of dancing if you fee like it!

Check out who’s playing Friday Nights in Ownies, Carrickfergus below.




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 10th November - DC Tens

The DC Ten’s are an upbeat pop/funk/soul band, modern twist. Image and sound have an early 70’s feel with a soulful female front vocalist. They always go down a treat when they take to the stage at Ownies and very much play to the crowd so get your requests in grab the girls and boys for a great Saturday Night out in Carrickfergus.

Saturday 17th November - Brokers

The Brokers LIVE at Ownies on Saturday 17th November.
It’s their first gig at Ownies but we’ve been trying to get them all year as we hear they’re AMAZ, so your all in for a treat .\ The band includes a lot of 70’s and 80’s classic party hits and also some of the big party hits from the 90’s to now. You’ll not be disappointed.

Saturday 24th November - Storm

Storm are fast becoming one of Ownies favourite bands, the ladies know how to get the party started. Prepare yourself to dance all night long on Saturday 24th November.

  • 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

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