The Pub on the Pier


A Recipie for success

For nearly 25 years Pier 36 has been a constant success. Our famous steaks, dry aged on site for a minimum 28 days are widely regarded as the best in Ireland. Add to this fresh, locally caught seafood and friendly, attentive service and its easy to see why Pier 36 has been a favourite for decades. From the moment you arrive, the intimate atmosphere and warm welcome from courteous, well-trained staff is memorable. The Waterworth family, opened their quayside pub in 1999 and have gone from strength to strength. Commitment to excellence at Pier 36 has led to rave reviews and an unrivaled list of awards over the years.

A Pint With Mans Best Friend

If you're a dog lover, you know how hard it can be to find a good place to hang out with your furry friend. Pier 36 is perfect for dog owners who want to grab a drink or a bite to eat without having to leave their pups at home.

it's important to remember to be respectful of other patrons and their dogs. Make sure your dog is well-behaved, clean up after your dog, and keep your dog on a leash at all times.

A Friendly Welcome for Locals and Visitors Alike

A traditional bar with an open fire creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. The dark wood and comfortable seating around the fire make it a perfect spot to unwind with friends and enjoy a drink. The crackling flames and friendly bartenders add to the peaceful ambiance.

Home of Hope Street

For a few days each year Pier 36 becomes The Commodore as featured in the BBC series Hope Street.

A Passion For...




Enjoy delicious and healthy cuisine, made with locally-sourced ingredients that burst with flavor. Our menus offer a variety of dishes, from hearty breakfasts to decadent dinners, prepared with care and attention to detail. Come and savor the true taste of the local bounty.

Wake up to vitamin sea

Nothing beats the sweet smell of sea air and what better way to indulge your senses than waking up on the pier itself.

Enjoy a pre breakfast stroll around the lighthouse or if you’re feeling really brave, how about a dipin the clean clear waters.

Nautical Style & Luxury

Pier 36 provides tastefully decorated and spacious nautically themed rooms, with sea views and superb breakfast making it an ideal place to lay your head. Perfect if you have family visiting or a special event such as an anniversary coming up. Why not dine with us, enjoy the entertainment and stay over to complete the perfect night?

A Hearty Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious breakfast of your choice cooked to order.

Donaghadee Harbour & Moat

This beautiful harbour built 1821-1836 by John Rennie must be most photographed harbour in Ireland. Enjoy a stroll around the lighthouse and harbour followed by a climb up to the Moat where you can enjoy spectacular views accross the North Channel to Scotland and southward to the Isle of Man.

The Ards Peninsula

Embraced by the pristine waters of Strangford Lough to the West, and a score of sandy seashores to the East, the Ards Peninsula is an area of outstanding natural beauty with an array of unique destinations waiting for you to visit and explore. Highlights include Portaferry town and Mount Stewart.