Eldon's Bar: Delicious Food
We spent a rainy evening in the bar at Eldon's playing cards and watching the rain streak the windows. The beer was great and the bar food is too. It closes around 9 (at least in June) to it isn't a rollicking hangout late at night. We loved it anyway.
Dress Code: Casual
O'Dowds Pub and Restaurant: Earned its Reputation
We wandered into Roundstone late (9pmm late in Connemara) on a weeknight and O'Dowd's and The Shamrock were the only places still serving food. We ended up eating in the restaurant because we could but would have been perfectly content choosing from their extensive bar menu (just a scaled down version of the food served in the restaurant).
The pub was packed and seemed to have an equal number of locals and tourists.
Dress Code: This tiny pub is casual but connection to a slightly more formal restaurant.