Joe Watty's Bar & Seafood Restaurant is a welcoming local Aran islands bar with food, music and craic located just a short walk from the pier in Kilronan village at the cross-roads that lead to Dún Aengus and the Seal Colony. Depending on the weather, you may relax and unwind in front of a warm open fire with an Irish coffee or you can enjoy a pint of Guinness in the beer garden and watch the world go by. A wide selection of craft beers, wines and whiskeys are available at the bar where you might also learn a cúpla focal (few words of Irish) from some of the locals.
Specialising in locally caught seafood, much of which is caught on the island, at any given time Joe Watty's might be serving lobster, mackerel, crab claws, salmon, oysters, mussels, prawns, seafood chowder, monkfish and regularly have specials of seabass, tuna and baked cod. These are all in addition to the popular catch of the day as well as a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes and tempting desserts.
Live music is core to what Joe Watty's is about and there is live traditional Irish music seven nights a week in the summer season with ballads and tunes in the evenings and anything from trad, country, folk to blues later on. Regular musicians include Padraig Jack, The Mulkerrin Brothers and Simon Casey.
Joe Watty's is an ideal place to enjoy the numerous festivals and events happening in Aran including the Inis Mór Half-Marathon for Temple St. Children’s Hospital, Patrún Inis Mór, RedBull Cliff Diving weekend, Féile na bPúcaí Halloween weekend and has hosted the famous Fr. Ted festival TedFest for over a decade.
When you visit Joe Watty's Bar and Seafood Restaurant you’ll receive a Céad Míle Fáilte, you can chat with the locals and experience the quintessential Irish Pub atmosphere with seafood, beers, whiskeys and live music.