Ownies Bar Bistro | Ownies Bar Bistro is all about ambiance and great people
Ownies Bar and Bistro is a popular bar 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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With a comprehensive offer spanning a main bar, two lounges, upstairs restaurant seating and two beer gardens, Ownies Carrickfergus aims to offer as good as, if not better than the best in Belfast.

A family-friendly and dog-friendly venue, open from 9am daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as functions, funerals and weddings.  Ownies offers a wide range of fresh, locally sourced dishes. We offer traditional pub dishes alongside higher end fare, as well as catering for customers with allergies and offering a range of vegan and vegetarian options.

The Bar offers a wide range of draught beers, bottles, wines, spirits, and liqueurs, including cocktail, wine, whiskey and gin menus.

We have a harmonious client base of 18 to 80 year olds and everyone in between. Families come to dine, including couples that met at the bar and now bring along their children. Beyond locals, visitors and business people from across Northern Ireland often stop by, as well as tourists from further afield.

Recently recognised as one of Northern Irelands Top 100 Hospitality Businesses in Northern Ireland we welcome guests from near and far to join us at Ownies for a great food, drink and craic.

A warm and friendly atmosphere is guaranteed. Brining a stylish, modern spin to a traditional Irish Bar, Ownies is clean warm, and inviting with open fires and cosy lighting.

A wide selection of wine, spirits and choice beers. With three bars stocked to the gilders with all your favourite wines, beers and spirits our experienced staff can make the perfect drink and signature serve! Keeping up with the drink trends we’ve strong, cocktail, gin and whiskey menus!

Walter's Place

Walter's Place

Carrick’s Cutest Hotel
If you’re searching for somewhere lovely to stay in Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, we highly recommend our neighbours Walter’s Place, it’s the cutest little boutique hotel facing Belfast Lough. 
  • The best Guinness in town!

    Slowly and expertly poured, we get lots of compliments about our pints of the black stuff.

  • Room for Hire

    From private parties, meeting groups, weddings or funerals, hire our room and private bar for your personal function.

  • Our Team

    Our staff are our family. Friendly, welcoming and full of Northern Irish banter!