Welcome to The Ava




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Welcome to

The Ava

The Ava can be found opposite Bangor’s Post Office and local Bus and Rail Station on Main Street. The complex is home to the Bistro, Winebar and Pit after a complete refurbishment and ownership change in April 2016. The building dates back to 1840, originally built as housing, later turned hotel, and then of course, a restaurant and bar.

Basement Level: The Pit, public bar is situated in the basement and is one of the oldest licensed premises in Bangor. The interior resembles a traditional pub and the regulars have become live in furniture with a strong connection to the bar itself and the people who work there, giving the place a real sense of community. The bar serves up karaoke every Friday and live music every Saturday, with Brenda and the team at the helm.

Ground Floor: The Ava Winebar & Wine Terrace is located on the ground floor. The restaurant offers tasty food and mouth watering cocktails, all delivered with a five star level of friendly service. The Winebar is ultra modern with a duck egg blue and gold decor, snag a booth, lay back on a sofa or pull up a stool, as long as you relax! Dine inside or out, The Wine Terrace awaits!

First Floor: You can find The Ava Bistro on the first floor, make your way through The Wine Terrace to the doors under the big blue awning and follow the staircase in front of you. Once upstairs, soak in the bright and airy restaurant, The space features an open pass to the kitchen, private dining room, wine room and monkey puzzle bar.

The complex is available for corporate packages, room hire and weddings, please call us if you wish to make an enquiry.








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Our resident Chef William Dawson has created our extensive Food Menu (even the pickiest of eaters could find something they would devour) with the finest seasonal produce, from the best local and national suppliers.  Take a peek at our new cocktail list designed by in-house Mixologist, Felipe Sanchez!















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Opening Hours

Bar open:

Monday to Thursday
12pm- 11:00pm

Food & bar menu served 12-9pm

12pm- 12am

Food served 12-9:30pm
Bar menu served 12-10pm

12pm- 12am

Bar menu served 12-10pm
Food served 12-9:30pm

12:30pm – 10:00pm

Food menu served 12:30-7:30pm





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Contact Us




132 Main St.
Co. Down
BT20 4AG

Phone: 02891465490
Email: reservations@avawinebar.co.uk


  • There are many parking facilities surrounding The Ava Winebar;
  • Dufferin Avenue on street car parking
  • Main Street on street parking
  • Dufferin Avenue Park and Ride, free all day & roughly a 3 minute walk
  • Park and ride opposite the bus station, pay and display until 6pm
  • Asda car park, also pay and display

Most car parks are paid by the hour or are one hour stays only, please ensure you check the cark parking terms and conditions upon arrival.

Parking after 6pm is free in some car parks and on street parking is also free.