Clarion Hotel Limerick
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Bars & Cafes
Located just outside Limerick city center, this pub is well worth a visit if you are a lover of good traditional Irish music. Accomplished musicians play here nightly and have established a worldwide reputation. Dolan's is lively yet remains cozy and intimate. Its licensed restaurant offers the best of local cuisine and is an ideal spot for couples although it can cater for much larger parties.
The Warehouse @ Dolan's is a dream live music venue. Plush, spacious and throbbing with life, Warehouse dishes out the best of Irish music every night. A big stage, a delightful balcony and near-perfect acoustics, make for a brilliant musical night. Artists and bands of national and international repute have held concerts at Warehouse. Sports lovers can enjoy live sporting action on huge 12-foot screens placed on the walls of Warehouse. In the backdrop of loud music, chill out with a beer at the fully-equipped Dolan's bar. Warehouse promises a hearty night-out! Check website for event details.
This is a very old establishment situated on Henry Street, about seven minutes' walk from O'Connell Street. Inside you'll find customers who have been coming here for as many as 50 years, or more! There's also a smattering of professionals and locals. The pub has a nice, friendly atmosphere and serves great Guinness. For the flavor of a real Irish pub, the Windmill is a must.
This is a standard local bar, located on Henry Street and only a few minutes' walk from the city's main thoroughfare, O'Connell Street. The Corner Flag, as the name partly suggests, is popular with sports fans, and big matches are often shown here. There is also live music here at weekends. For a taste of local culture grab a pint here.
The Old Stand is a regulars' bar, although local students often frequent it as well. The atmosphere here is friendly and laid back. There is live music most weekends, which is usually on the mellow side. It also has a well-stocked off-license next door for those who want to retire early.
This pub is a famous landmark in Limerick, and busy both day and night. Partitioned snugs and many nooks and crannies, along with great pints, make a visit to South's worthwhile. Ideally situated in the heart of the city with an entrance on O'Connell Avenue, South's boasts a loyal clientele of both locals and office workers. Recently it has been rendered even more famous due to its appearance in the feature film of Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Angela's Ashes. A great place to see the heart of the city.
This is Limerick's oldest established bistro, situated in a restored 19th-century building with most of the original stonework still intact. Freddy's features superb food and has won awards from the Epicurean World Master Chefs. The a la carte menu emphasizes fresh seafood and steaks and also includes a variety of vegetarian options, resulting in a unique dining experience. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 5:30p.
Located in the basement of Limerick's fine Belltable Theatre, this cafe is very pleasant ; although it certainly has the potential to deliver much more than it does. The menu is quite limited but the service is fast and efficient. As the space is small it tends to get very busy at lunchtimes, so is perhaps best visited before or after this time of day.
For those of you who don't know who Peter Clohessy is, you should correct that mistake before heading over to this bar and club. He is a Limerick hero, one of the best rugby players to ever emerge from this fair city. Maybe if you are lucky, you will see him hanging around his establishment. There are two bars, the Munster Bar and the Chemist Bar. On game nights, the bar is often filled with rugby supporters. The Sin Bin is the name of the nightclub and is open Tuesday through Sunday with DJs spinning out music to keep you dancing.
This is a charming pub just off O'Connell Street, which has such an unassuming exterior that you'd never be tempted in unless you had been recommended to pay a visit. There is lots of comfortable seating and the bar attracts a theater-going, professional and media clientele. This is a good place for a cozy night out.
Situated on the corner of O'Connell Street and Glentworth Street, the White House is a favourite rendezvous point for theatre lovers, as the Belltable Arts Center is but half a block away. There is often an arty or media crowd in here, making for interesting impromptu songs or stories. This is an extremely popular location and gets very busy later in the night.
This bar is situated right in the heart of Limerick City on the main street. The Brazen Head is a particularly spacious pub which has achieved "super pub" status. There is live music nightly in the Brazen Head lounge. This is a very popular pub on match nights; the Carlsberg Sports Bar and the restaurant have cable T.V. with surround sound. Altogether the Brazen Head sports three private function rooms, two restaurants and two bars with food served from noon-10p. This is a lively spot attracting a variety of people. Night owls can further their night's entertainment in the Brazen Head Night Club which caters for a wide range of musical tastes.