Nightlife

Top Choice Pub in Ring Peninsula

Marine Bar

Sure, there's good traditional food at this two-centuries-old pub, but the real reason to stop by is the craic. Year-round, traditional sessions rock the place from 9.30pm on Mondays and Saturdays (plus Fridays from…
Top Choice Pub in Kilkenny City

Kyteler's Inn

Dame Alice Kyteler's old house was built back in 1224 and has seen its share of history: she was charged with witchcraft in 1323. Today the rambling bar includes the original building, complete with vaulted ceiling …
Top Choice Irish Pub in Waterford City

Phil Grimes Pub

Located on the edge of the city centre, this is a genuine local boozer with a friendly atmosphere and a loyal clientele who throng here to enjoy a range of Irish and international craft beers, live music gigs, and r…
Pub in Wexford Town

Centenary Stores

One of Wexford's livelier spots, this former warehouse is a mix of old and new. A downstairs dark-wood pub with basic food and a crusty local clientele contrasts with a pulsating modern designer nightclub, the Backr…
Pub in Kilkenny City

Bridie's General Store

Top design talent was employed by the Langton's empire to create this reproduction trad grocery-cum-pub; the results are worth it. The front is a beguiling retail potpourri of souvenirs, jokes, toys, preserves and d…
Pub in Waterford City

Henry Downes Bar

For a change from stout, drop into Downes, which has been blending and bottling its own No 9 Irish whiskey for over two centuries. Have a dram in one of a series of character-filled rooms, or buy a bottle to take aw…
Pub in Dungarvan

Moorings

Beautiful original wood panelling and a snug are the main features of the creaky period interior at this waterfront bar. Outside there's a vast beer garden beneath the walls of Dungarvan Castle where you can enjoy l…
Pub in Graiguenamanagh

Mick Doyle's

One of Graig's hidden treasures is this unchanged-for-generations shop-pub on Main St. Doyle's is the sort of place where you can buy a bag of potatoes, get some cartridges for your shotgun and pick up some gardenin…
Pub in Enniscorthy

Antique Tavern

Slanted on the side of a steep street sloping up from the river, this creaky black-and-white pub dates from 1790 and falls somewhere between twee and rustic. It attracts a rousing crowd of locals, and has an upstair…
Bar in Kilkenny City

Left Bank

This former Bank of Ireland building has been resurrected as undoubtedly the most eye-catching bar in town. Dating from the 1870s, the interior is magnificent with original portico columns, carved-wood detail, expos…