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The Cliffs of Moher, 8km from Lisdoonvarna, Co.Clare   

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We are closed for the season now















Due to the Covid restrictions, the Roadside Tavern is closed until further notice. But the Burren Storehouse next door is open for food!

We want to thank everybody who supported us in these difficult times - we really appreciate it. And we are looking forward to seeing you soon again. How soon? Well, that depends, so stay tuned on our Facebook page!



"Best Gastro Pub in County Clare" 2016 - Restaurant Association of Ireland

"Certificate of Excellence 2017" -Tripadvisor

Burren Brewery one of the three best Craft Breweries in Ireland (Lonely Planet "Global Beer Tour")

"Pub of the Year" in County Clare 2018 - Irish Restaurant Awards

Visit the world renowned Roadside Tavern in the North Clare village of Lisdoonvarna, gateway to the Burren.

Lonely Planet Global Brewery Tour McKennas Wild Atlantic Way 2017 Guides   


Close to the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, the Aran Islands, Doolin, Ballyvaughan and Lahinch. It has become the central meeting place for many people for well over a hundred-fifty years.


The Roadside Tavern has been run by the Curtin Family since 1893 making it one of the oldest pubs in the Burren area. The current proprietor is Peter Curtin who continues the high standards of hospitality and service set by his grandparents Christopher and Nora, and parents John and Mary.

Its famously laid-back atmosphere and guaranteed craic makes it as attractive to visitors as it is to the locals.

It has a particular draw for the musicians of the region; at its summer peak, there is live music seven nights a week. The Roadside Tavern has been a legendary venue for traditional music for well over a 100 years.  Many well-known names have entertained the patrons of the Roadside Tavern down through the years to the present. They include Christy Moore, Davy Spillane, Tommy Peoples, the Fureys, Seán Tyrrell, Christy Barry, Micko Russel, Mickaleen Conlon, Paul Dooley, Sharon Shannon and many more.

In summer, there are brilliant contemporary bands taking over the stage in the Roadside. They often come from far-away places like the United States, Australia and even Azerbaijan.

The Roadside Tavern serves the finest of Stouts, Ales and Lagers (three of which are being brewed in the Burren Brewery under the same roof), Wines and Whiskeys.

The award-winning food menu is filled with delicious dishes with a modern  twist as well as innovative feasts. Pride of place is given to several dishes featuring Smoked Salmon from the family's award-winning Burren Smokehouse. Try the Burren smoked fish platter which is served with organic leaves from nearby New Quay. The Burren Smokehouse is literally over the bridge and well worth a visit. 

The Dolmen in The Burren, 12km from Lisdoonvarna.Visit the Roadside Tavern where the friendly atmosphere, music and craic all combine to make a great drinking and dining experience.

The Roadside Tavern is a member of Burren Ecotourism and awarded by Ecotourism Ireland.