The No.1 Guinness Bar on The South Coast

Shenanigans Irish Bar

The No1 Guinness Bar on the South Coast


We are currently closed due to government restrictions

Guinness Bar

We serve the best pint of Guinness on the South Coast and have the awards to prove it. Sadly Guinness have delisted our popular Hop house 13, so we needed a suitable replacement and are happy to present Brewdog Lost lager (4.5%) a German style pilsner brewed using wind power, we also have Amstel (4%) Heineken (5%) & Symonds cider, 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, we’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 Irish Bar, 57 Osborne Road, Southsea, PO5 3LS.

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Taking it to the streets! 💪🍀FULL TIME STAFF WANTED!!🍀Send CVs to: shenanigans68@gmail.comImmediate start!Tell AAAALLLLLL ya mates! 👊🍺...#job #WeAreHiring #barstaff #waitingstaff #pub #irishpub #shenanigans #southsea #portsmouth ... See MoreSee Less
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🍀JOIN OUR TEAM!🍀We are looking for Full-Time and Part-Time front of house staff to become part of our (soon to be open) pub.Please send CVs with a cover letter to: shenanigans68@gmail.comMust be responsible, hard working and motivated. Must be available weekends and evenings with a start date of June 18th.Good luck 👊🍀🍺🍳🥓🥔...#job #career #pub #barstaff #frontofhouse #shenanigans #southsea #portsmouth ... See MoreSee Less
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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.


“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.


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.


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 beast a 1963 Chevvy and latest addition to the business, after some subtle branding and carrying the theme across from the old van/truck the the Shenanitruck was reborn. You will see and certainly hear its roar around Southsea.

What People Are Saying About Shenanigans Irish Bar & Cafe

opening soon!!

Hi everyone. After much deliberation and due to our size, we decided to remain closed whilst the restrictions were in place, but the wait is almost over. We plan to open on the 21st June regardless. Obviously having been closed for so long, we have new staff to induct, a cellar to update ready to serve cold, crisp beer. We have a new beer to present, Brewdog Lost lager, boasting the only carbon neutral lager in the world. We will be selling T-shirts, hoodies and mugs in our new Shenanigans shop. We are also proud to announce the launch of Eki Thump pies, our own selection of rustic pies made on the premises ready to accompany that perfect afternoon pint, or half time snack. We have added Sky sports to BT sport, covering every sport possible, including the LIONS TOUR of South Africa, showing all games live!!!! Plus many more up and coming sports events. Exciting times ahead and lots of catching up to do. Keep an eye out on our social media for updates on all that is Irish, follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Keep yourselves safe and we will see you very soon. Take care x