The No.1 Guinness Bar on The South Coast

Shenanigans Irish Bar

The No1 Guinness Bar on the South Coast

OPENING HOURS

We are currently closed due to government guidelines

Guinness Bar

We Serve the best pint of Guinness on the South Coast and have the awards to prove it. Other Guinness products we are proud to serve include Hop House 13 lager. It’s not all about the Guinness, so we also have Amstel (4%) Heineken (5%) & Symonds cider. Our latest trendy products come from the Emerald isle and the “Porter House” Group consisting of Temple lager and Yippy IPA, which completes the draughts. A wide range of bottled beers/wines and spirits are available, including our award winning whiskey collection for the connoisseur. Keep an eye out for our Whiskey of the month…. Not to mention the world best “Dingle gin” and Dingle vodka to rival our other popular brands.

Great atmosphere

At Shenanigans Irish Bar you are guaranteed a warm welcome in a safe, friendly atmosphere where you can not only have a great breakfast, you can chill out with a beer or two. For the none drinkers we serve fantastic coffee, Yorkshire tea or a variety of soft drinks, we also provide alcohol free lager (Heineken). We are also proud to be the home of rugby, we live and breathe it, league or union! If its on, we will be showing it!

Go to winning breakfasts

winning breakfasts

From Irish to Scottish, Boxty’s to Farls, weโ€™re famous for our breakfasts and traditional Irish grub. Cooked to order and locally sourced from the award winning “Buckwells” butchers, literally across the road. The big boy “Celt” breakfast is a bit special and NOT for the weak. Veggie/gluten free options are also available. Navigate here to look at our menu.

Go to Live Music & Events

Live Music & Events

Shenanigans has live music every second Thursday, where our popular “TRAD” sessions take place, not to mention our resident musicians (Shenanigans) plays a mix of Irish and contemporary folk music while you sup a few beers and unwind. Foot tapping is compulsory. Our resident Whiskey expert “Roy” teaches everything whiskey at our popular events throughout the year.

Shenanigans on Facebook

Heres to 2021 ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ’š
Much love to all.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ€
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3 weeks ago

Shenanigans Irish Cafe

Merry Christmas to all our beautiful customers and staff ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿ’š
Christmas just wont be the same... ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
But we are grateful for our health and the chance to continue in the new year ๐Ÿคž.
Much love to all and stay safe. โค
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#2020 #Christmas #merrychristmas #StaySafe #shenanigans #southsea
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4 weeks ago

Shenanigans Irish Cafe

Empty chairs at empty tables...
Very somber morning today. Entering Tier 3 is so damaging for alot of business'. We hope its not for too long. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
Better safe than sorry ๐Ÿฅฐ
Health before wealth ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ต
Wishing all our customers a safe Christmas and New Year ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’š
Therell be a LOT of making up to do when this is over ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ ๐Ÿ˜‰
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#COVID #virus #tier3 #beer #breakfast #shenanigans #southsea #portsmouth
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1 month ago

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A long term electrical gremlin has come back to haunt us... ๐Ÿฆ–
We are sorry to say it will not be possible to do breakfast ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
BUT we will be open 2pm till 8pm serving substantial meals along with beers โค๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿบ
2020 just keeps on giving... ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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#electricalfault #2020 #breakfast #shenanigans #southsea
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1 month ago

Shenanigans Irish Cafe

Happy 11th Birthday to us ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ€
From the shell of an estate agents, to packed 6 Nations, Food Festivals, Whiskey tastings, Stag Dos, Shenani-babies and being closed for 26 weeks of the year.... ๐Ÿ˜ถ
This 11 years of business would not have been possible without our amazing customers, staff and friends.
Once Covids over, there will be a party to rival all partys for oue 11th Birthday. A St Patricks Day on steroids ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ€
You are all invited ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ˜‰
Thanks to all of you who have helped along the way.
Heres to a better 2021.๐Ÿคž
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#happybirthday #COVID #shenanigans #southsea
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Shenanigans: THE CLAN

Iain Kirby

“The Gaffer”
The Chief, ex Royal Navy of 24 years, mostly spent frequenting various bars around the world and getting paid for it, so decided to spend his generous gratuity on building one himself. You’ll catch Iain AKA “Kirbs” sleeping on various park benches around Southsea common, or feeding the ducks at Canoe Lake.

Mike

“The Manager” Top Dad
Has been with us since the very beginning back in December 2009. Has recently become a 1st time Dad, so currently resembling a zombie as no one knows tiredness like a parent. Be prepared to duck when walking past the kitchen in case of any flying food items, when an unsuspecting difficult breakfast hits the pass. Also a self-confessed legend of the pumps and all round handsome chap. You will see Mike smashing out breakfast from the busy kitchen, or front of house charming the customers.

Alice

Dish maintainer
The main cog in the wheel, the lovely Alice the youngest of the clan and in charge of all things dishes, supports the big man in the kitchen and adds a touch of classiness to the bar.

Shenanigans

BAND
Our resident Irish band who have been with us throughout. Along with our 2 weekly “TRAD” sessions, Shenanigans cover our big events throughout the year. St Patrick’s, birthday etc. First class musicians who will get your feet tapping guaranteed!

THE SHENANITRUCK

TRUCK
The new truck replaced the old Shenanivan last year after many years of service. Rebuilt in Florida and shipped to the UK, after some subtle branding and carrying the theme across from the old van the the Shenanitruck was born. You will see and certainly hear it around Southsea.

What People Are Saying About Shenanigans Irish Bar & Cafe

We are closed :(

Hi everyone, due to the current government guidelines, we have been forced to close until it is deemed safe to reopen...... Please bear with us during these difficult times. Hopefully things will return to normal very soon. We cant wait to get you back in! But in the meantime we have to abide by the rules. Keep an eye out on our social media for updates on all that is Irish, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Keep yourselves safe and imagine your first breakfast washed down with a cold pint of the black stuff once the reins are released. Take care x