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Scarborough's beautiful Edwardian pleasure gardens, Peasholm Park, are famous for their summer sessions of Naval Warfare, when large model ships re-enact famous naval battles on the boating lake.
Rawdon's is a friendly pub along the Main Rd, less than a block from the Market Sq and has regular live music.
The Northern is your best bet for live bands, with traditional music sessions on Tuesday evenings, and local rock bands and DJs on Friday and Saturday nights.
The thatched Paddy’s Bar has been completely remodelled without detracting from its character, and attracts all ages, particularly for its regular traditional music sessions.
Just off the top of Main St, this postcard-perfect pub is a great place to grab a pint and a few snapshots.
Up-and-coming Irish and international bands gig at this good-time pub.
A quiet and neighbourly old pub in the heart of town, Brennan’s is a refreshing departure from the brash and spangly places up the street.
O’Connell’s is a wonderfully unspoilt and atmospheric country pub.
The huge Båten (‘the boat’), on a boat moored at the harbour, is a highly rated open-air restaurant and a very popular summer drinking (and eating) spot.
Big, bold, brash club attracting pretty young things with its sexy red interior, Saturday Night Fever dance floor and thumping music.
A mellow coffee-shop that’s a gateway to the entire concept. Repelsteeltje has the look and feel of a normal coffee house, a chatty owner, regular DJs and a distinct absence of pot-caused paranoia.
A merry little brown cafe typical of a slew of places tucked away on the narrow streets north of Nieustad.
Tuesdays and Fridays are race night at this track pretty close to the city centre.
Carrick’s cinema screens new releases.
This popular watering hole does a roaring trade in beers from around the world as well as its own selection of intoxicating brews.
A strong contender for Ireland’s best pub, here you can enjoy an excellent pint of Guinness in a quiet atmosphere of conviviality. There is a separate lounge with velvet curtains, assorted paintings and cosy couches...
An art gallery, theatre and cinema. The theatre puts on excellent gigs and modern, experimental-style plays, while the cinema shows art-house movies almost exclusively. Call to check prices...
The most lively evening joint in Boyle has a great line-up of live music – everything from jazz and traditional music to rock, depending on the night.
Lots of chairs in a large space that’s more suburban rumpus room than cool hang-out for smokin’ and chillin’. Need we say it: mellow.
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