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 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 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


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 Waterford City

Gingerman Bar

A traditional pub clad in dark wood panelling and antique mirrors set on a narrow lane right in the town centre, the Gingerman offers plenty of blarney atmosphere and a good range of ales on tap, plus good bar meals…
Bar in Waterford City


Geoff's bar is full of character with wood-panelled nooks and crannies, heavy wooden furniture and lofty ceilings (head for the atmospheric so-called 'church bar' out the back). Decent food is served, and there's oc…
Pub in Dunmore East

Power's Bar

Toe-tapping trad sessions take place on Tuesday nights year-round at this butter-yellow corner pub. It's nicknamed 'the Butcher's' after its former incarnation as a meat and grocery store.
Pub in Dungarvan


A neighbourhood pub in the town centre, half-timbered Kiely's has frequent trad sessions that have the entire bar joining in.