In the old days, this quaint pub used to be a bakery and a butter depot as well as a pub. Today, it also hosts a micro-brewery and is as vibrant as it was in 1865 when it first opened its doors. This is where locals and visitors to the area meet for pints, fresh from The Burren Brewery, located in the same historic building. Craft beer connoisseurs enjoy the Burren Gold Lager, Burren Red Ale and Burren Black Stout which is only available in this premises. Master brewer and third-generation publican Peter Curtin has been creating brews on the premises since 2011. A traditional no-hop gruit beer, called Euphoria, which is made with the help of wild yeast gathered in the Burren and wild herbs foraged by a local herbalist, is a special treat.
The Roadside Tavern & Burren Brewery provides lunches and dinners with a modern twist throughout Spring, Summer and Autumn. The menu features locally grown produce and seafood, with smoked salmon, trout and mackerel from the Burren Smokehouse next door. The dishes are quintessentially Irish with a modern twist.
The Roadside Tavern & Burren Brewery, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, is well known for its music. For generations, many visiting and local traditional musicians have enchanted listeners with great sessions showcasing the best of Irish music. Christy Moore, Davy Spillane, Tommy Peoples, The Fureys, Micko Russell, Micilín Conlon, Sharon Shannon and many more have entertained the audiences here. It has a particular draw for the local musicians of the region and during the busy summer season there is live music seven nights a week. Young and old drop in to listen, play and sing. The style and standard of the music along with the laid back old world atmosphere leads to a lively night out.