Counties Limerick & Tipperary drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Pub in Limerick City

Nancy Blake's

There's sawdust on the floor and peat on the fire in the cosy front bar of this wonderful old pub, but be sure to head out the back to enjoy a vast covered drinking zone that often features live music or televised s…
Pub in Limerick City

White House

A 200-year-old classic right in the city centre, this corner pub is Limerick's oldest bar and, despite recent renovations, retains a traditional ambience.
Pub in Limerick City

Locke Bar

With its attractive riverside setting, a maze of stone-walled and wood-panelled rooms, outdoor tables overlooking the water, and a menu that runs from breakfast to dinner, the Locke is rightly one of Limerick's most…
Pub in Limerick City


Frank McCourt's father knocked 'em back in South's (Frank himself had his first pint here) and the Angela's Ashes connection is worked for all it's worth – even the toilets are named Frank and Angela. Check out the …
Pub in Limerick City

Flannery's Bar

Housed in a former soap factory, this large and lively pub is a magnet for connoisseurs of Irish whiskey – there are more than 100 varieties on offer, and you can book a tasting session for €18 per person. Don't mis…
Pub in Cashel

Brian Ború

This good-time pub is a linchpin of Cashel's social life, with regular live music, DJs, cocktail nights and above average pub grub (mains €10 to €17), including a Cashel Blue cheese tartlet.
Pub in Clonmel

Phil Carroll

This diminutive place is Clonmel's most atmospheric old boozer, with a vintage exterior of black gloss and gold, and a charming interior that's crammed with character.
Pub in Adare

Bill Chawke's Lounge Bar

Decked out in GAA (hurling and Gaelic football) memorabilia, this place has a good beer garden and hosts regular trad music sessions and singalongs.
Pub in Clonmel

Sean Tierney

Wander this narrow old pub's warren of rooms and floors until you find a spot that's just right. The ground-level bar is always alive with craic.
Pub in Adare

Seán Collins

A friendly, family-run pub with good craic, good food, and live music on Monday and Friday at 8.30pm.