Limerick has long been a drinker's town, and there are dozens of packed-out pubs to crawl on a Friday or Saturday night. The atmosphere is loud and lively but always welcoming, and trad music sessions can easily be found. Nightclubs are largely mainstream dance venues, and most clubs have strict door checks.

Whiskey & Craft Beers

Pubs such as Flannery's are famous for their range of Irish whiskeys, but craft beers are making an impact. Ales from Limerick's own Treaty City Brewery (www.treatycitybrewing.com) can be found several bars, including Flannery's and Nancy Blake's.