County Mayo drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Pub in Westport

Matt Molloy's

Matt Malloy, the fife player from the Chieftains, runs this old-school pub. Head to the back room around 9pm and you'll catch live céilidh (traditional music and dancing). Or perhaps a veteran musician will simply s…
Pub in Achill Island


This tiny, traditional thatched roadside pub with flagstone floors and ancient benches is the real deal. There's no TV or radio or even a hint of a ham and cheese toastie, just craic (but music sessions are held her…
Pub in Cong

Pat Cohan's

In a case of life imitating art, this one-time grocery store was disguised in The Quiet Man as the fictional Pat Cohan's. But as The Quiet Man craziness only grows, it has now become that pub.
Pub in Inishturk Island

Inishturk Community Club

This pub and club serves as a hub for the island, serving up decent food and Guinness, as well as some outstanding views and trad music at the weekends.
Pub in Ballycastle

Healy's Bar

This family-run bar on the main road has live music and a beer garden.