When you arrive at the Beach Bar in Aughris, you can't but notice the fabulous views across Sligo Bay towards the Dartry mountains.
But another thing which really stands out is the Beach Bar itself and it's location. The Beach Bar is a traditional thatched pub and restaurant ( www.thebeachbarsligo.com/ ) located on one of Sligo's finest beaches called Dunmoran Strand.
We arrived at the beach bar on a bitterly cold morning. It had not even turned 12 o'clock, but we were hungry. Lucky for us, we were invited in by Ciara who was just finishing up cleaning the bar. Inside, an open fire welcomed us. Being the first in, we had a great look around the bar, which hasn't changed much as can be seen from the old pictures on the walls. Where a lot of Irish pubs worldwide are specifically build using old materials to make them seem authentic, the Beach Bar is Authentic.
The Beach Bar is a truly old style establishment, one where the thick walls and small windows together with the cladded wooden ceilings make it a cosy place to be.
The Beach Bar has a great menu every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during winter time, where it is served 7 days a week during the summer.
That being said, they always have bar food available, even during the winter.
We opted for the seafood chowder which was hopefully going to warm us up a bit.
And out came the chowder 10 minutes later, a generous bowl of soup full to the rim with fish accompanied with 2 slices of homemade bread.
And here we go, I have eaten a lot of seafood chowder over the years, to me this was one of the best chowders I have ever eaten.
It was served piping hot, there was an amazing amount of fish in it, that much actually that it turned out to be a meal in itself.
We would recommend the Beach Bar highly for their fabulous seafood chowder and it's authentic style which transports you back in time.