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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 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.
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.
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.
Up-and-coming Irish and international bands gig at this good-time pub.
O’Connell’s is a wonderfully unspoilt and atmospheric country pub.
Carrick’s cinema screens new releases.
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.
Tuesdays and Fridays are race night at this track pretty close to the city centre.
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.
This multipurpose restaurant/bar/entertainment hub is onto it, with live bands from Thursday to Monday nights and an excellent Italian-inspired menu (mains €14 to €23).
At this well-worn, all-wood pub, you can savour a pint and swap fishing tales. Traditional music sessions take place on Wednesdays.
Con’s is a traditional Irish pub that serves a good pint and decent, hearty grub, such as carvery lunches and doorstop sandwiches. It’s a local favourite, so it can get busy.
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