The Burren Storehouse

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Enjoying the atmosphere at the 'Sight for Hungry Eyes' event in the Burren Storehouse in Lisdoonvarna on Thursday evening. Photograph by Yvonne Vaughan Photography

THE BURREN STOREHOUSE

When you strip things down to the bare essentials, you start to see what really counts. And at The Burren Storehouse, it’s clear that the things that really count are great food, great beers, great music, a great atmosphere and great craic. Opened in 2015, the bar is already picking up awards — Most Innovative Pub in Ireland, 2018, for example — thanks to its pared-down approach and clear focus on what makes people tick.

As a result, The Burren Storehouse is now The place to go

in Lisdoonvarna for live music, TV sports — on a six-metre wide screen — superb food and a healthy dose of fun. A

daily changing menu reflects all the flavours of the seasons. Delicious craft pizzas pop piping hot out of a wood-fired oven, while local meats, fish and shellfish are flamed on a charcoal grill.

The setting is quite unique for Ireland. A wide-open almost industrial space offers a bare pine bar and bench-tables, exposed metal and concrete flooring. But the atmosphere is anything but factory-made, fuelled by friendly service, lively gigs, that fabulous food, and the sound of happy customers. Don’t forget to check out the events listing while you’re there to see what’s coming up.

Naturally, the Storehouse serves Burren Brewery beers, as well as an exceptionally well-thought-out wine list.