The No.1 Guinness Bar on The South Coast

Shenanigans Irish Bar

The No1 Guinness Bar on the South Coast


Monday 1500 - 2230. Tuesday -Thursday 0900 - 2230. Friday 0900 - 2300. Saturday 0930 - 2300. Sunday 1000 - 1600.

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%) Birra Moretti (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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Shenanigans: THE CLAN

Iain Kirby

“The Gaffer”
The Chief, ex Royal Navy of nearly 30 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.


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

The summer is coming!

Hey everyone. We decided that 2022 is the year we take Shenanigans to the next level. What does this mean? More live music, an updated breakfast menu with a couple of authentic twists. The introduction of a daily special, which could range from our popular Irish stew, to a home made Shenanigans "Messy burger" Did someone say "Guinness cake" "Guinness bread" more additions to our already rustic menu. Our Shenanigans shop is open, selling T-shirts, hoodies and mugs. 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 event possible. We are excited for the future. We have lots of new faces, which have joined our clan, so come and say hello. Exciting times ahead and lots of catching up to do in what's been a testing couple of years! 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 hope to see you very soon. Take care x