A warm and welcoming interior with an old-fashioned feel, an open turf-burning fireplace, classic signage and characterful bric-a-brac stirring memories of a bygone era are just some of the atmospheric features of The Bloody Stream at Howth, one of north Dublin’s most attractive and popular bars, where the byword is hospitality.
Add an extensive menu that includes mouth-watering seafood dishes made from catches landed locally, a Mediterranean-style beer garden and a rich diversity of live music every evening and you have all the elements that make The Bloody Stream a very special venue indeed.
Located just below the Howth DART station, its live music and late night bar create a real party atmosphere that’s proven a major attraction for locals as well as those travelling from Dublin city centre. In the heart of the picturesque town of Howth and its impressive harbour, The Bloody Stream has plenty of parking nearby and is particularly popular among tour groups. It’s the perfect spot for those looking for great food and drink in pleasant surroundings …..and with that indefinable craic added in for good measure!
Part of the Wright Bar Group that also includes Findlaters of Howth, Wrights Cafe Bar in Swords and The Angler’s Rest in the Strawberry Beds at Chapelizod, Gilbert & Wright’s in Malahide, Swords and Dun Laoghaire, not forgetting The Wright Venue. The Bloody Stream is named after the stream over which it is built and which was stained by blood from battles with the Danes during the Norman Invasion in the 12th Century.
The Bloody Stream is a little gem set in the heart of Howth – Co Dublin. Situated just below the Dart Station – it’s within easy reach of the city center. The interior is warm and welcoming with a classic old-fashioned & characterful feel. Its flagged floor, open turf-burning fireplace, old enamel signs and bric-a-brac which hark back to a bygone era.
Hospitality is a watchword at The Bloody Stream – it’s a great place to stop off at for food, atmosphere and craic. The extensive menu includes mouth-watering seafood dishes for which the Wright name is synonymous – we use only the freshest ingredients.
Whether your taste in music is for traditional Irish, Jazz, Blues or Mainstream popular each evening The Bloody Stream has something different to offer. (See Listings). The Mediterranean style beer gardens are perfect for those summer afternoons listening to great music & enjoying a drink. The Bloody Stream caters for tour groups visiting Howth, private & corporate parties and all social or sporting events.
10th August 1177, during the 2nd Norman Invasion of Ireland, Sir John de Courcy’s expedition arrived off Howth. Unable to leave his ship, the command was taken over by Sir Almeric Tristram, said to be a descendant of Sir Tristram, a knight of King Arthur’s Round Table. A great battle ensued against the Danes, who were then in occupation on Evora Bridge, over a stream; afterwards known as the Bloody Stream. During the construction of this public house, we found that the Bloody Stream runs directly under these premises. Having fought a constant battle with the stream flooding the bar, we decided to make peace with it, hence the name, The Bloody Stream.