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A trad pub and an undertakers in one. Just the spot for wakes or your last earthly pint.
Not to be missed, Eugene's is a classic pub that defines craic. It's intimate and cosy and has a trademark collection of visiting cards covering its walls, along with a great whiskey collection.
Another great old pub, but with music most nights in summer and on Wednesday (trad night) in winter.
The place to hear music, new and trad, after a day on the waves. On Tuesday nights don't miss the White Horse sessions, which attract local talent of all kinds.
Also known as McDermott's, this simple red-and-white old pub is the rowdy favourite of locals. The inside is pretty basic, as is the menu of sandwiches and roasts. There's an outside area.
McGann's has all the classic touches of a full-on Irish music pub; the action often spills out onto the street. The food here is the best of Doolin's three famous pubs (get the crab claws!)...
Right on the water, this sprawling favourite packs them in and has a rollicking atmosphere when the music is in full swing...
A tiny family-run place on the left as you head out to the pier, Ólólainn (o-loch -lain) is the place for a timeless moment or two in old-fashioned snugs...
Lots of courtyard tables and regular trad sessions make this old pub next to Vaughan's a winner.
O’Friel’s Bar is one of a couple of genuine old-style places with occasional trad sessions.
This important point for traditional music and culture is 1.5km north of town along the N18. It has performances (plus weekly trad sessions) and a full range of classes in dance and music...
Aromatic peat fires warm this cosy pub that’s a haven on a rainy day. There’s good food and a few simple B&B rooms upstairs.
Trendy bar/club with a small patio sheltered by shrubs where you can text your crew to come join you. The edgy, moody interior is the place to try some exotic cocktail with an improbable name.
This friendly bar has a long side courtyard that's perfect for enjoying a fresh-air pint in the shadow of the old friary. There are trad music sessions most nights from 9.30pm.
Slip into this small place by day and you can be just another geezer pondering a pint. At night there's usually trad music.
On the corner of Cooke's Lane, Brogan's sees a fine bunch of musicians rattling even the stone floors from about 9pm Monday to Thursday, plus even more nights in summer...
The old hotel pub often has massive trad sessions on Fridays.
Unchanged since at least the 1950s, this plain-tile-fronted pub is a hideout for local musicians serious about their trad sessions. Draws some of Clare's best.
This place still holds its own for trad sessions, on Monday nights especially (from about 9.30pm). Brandon’s also stages other live music, including blues and rock.
Clare's cultural centre is in a striking modern building. Art, traditional music, theatre, dance, photography and film are some of the programs offered.
Behind the green door lies an old pub that’s quiet for much of the day. The candlelit tables are perfect for planning your journey in convivial climes.
Trendy bar/club with a small patio sheltered by shrubs where you can text your crew to come join you...
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