Clarion Hotel Limerick
Phone: (353) 61 444100
Fax: (353) 61 444101
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.
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 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.
Club Havana is the nifty centerpiece of the Globe complex, which is home to four busy levels of nighttime activity. Unfortunately, there is very little difference between the four floors, with a mix of chart and commercial music permeating the venue. One exception to this is the champagne and cigar bar on the top floor. This area is spacious with plush seating but it can be difficult to gain entry. Despite its name there is (sadly!) no Latin music on offer at Club Havana. The clientele generally consists of professionals in their twenties. However, local celebs such as the Cranberries as well as visiting VIPs have all been known to frequent this somewhat exclusive evening.
This pub, located near Henry street in the heart of Limerick and next to the Royal George Hotel, is a real treat for the visitor interested in pre-modern Ireland. It resembles an old Irish farmhouse at the turn of the 19th century. Details such as the old linoleum tablecloth on the mantlepiece above the fireplace help to bring this era to life. The pub is full of Irish memorabilia from a bygone age. Nightly music sessions provide encouragement for everyone to join in.
Baker Place is arguably Limerick's top live music venue. From amateur bands to professional performers, all find space and value at Baker Place. The venue buzzes with activity round the year, with concerts, gigs, DJ shows, music launch parties, theme nights and more. Its prime location in Tait Square is an added advantage. Music lovers head here for a great dose of entertainment. Call ahead for event details.
This is a very popular lunchtime destination, located only a stone's throw from the city's main thoroughfare. The award-winning decor is tasteful and trendy and appears professionally designed. Overall, the look is very contemporary generating an airy feel to the room. The menu features Irish cuisine; the dishes are tasty, well-presented and filling.
One of the most popular destinations in entertainment in Limerick, the Smyths Bar & Club Icon are a one-stop venue for good food, good drinks, and good music. The Smyths Bar serves up chilled beer or cider, and those with a limited budget, do try their ‘beer bucket’ deal, where one can get five beers for EUR15. Also, on six nights out of a week, the bar plays host to bands from all over the country, and visitors can enjoy the performances sans any cover charge. While the Smyths Bar is more for the Rock n’ Roll loving crowd, the Club Icon satiates the needs of those who love to dance or lounge the night away. Spread over two floors, this club has five bars and two dance-floors, and Djs playing music from all around the world. See the website for more information.
Definitely a popular commercial club, Angel Lane has a large dance floor, a great sound system and is always hoppin'. Expect to wait in long lines on Saturdays. The clientele is generally comprised of young working people and the atmosphere is always party-driven, so don't expect to sit down for too long. Music-wise there's nothing too adventurous, with most DJs sticking closely to the charts and dance music formula.
Trinity Rooms is one of the biggest and best venues in Ireland and has rarely been out of the national press since opening its doors in July 2003. The clientele is student driven midweek (except for the reserved VIP bar!) with the local social set out in style at the weekend. The music policy starts at the cooler end of the chart spectrum and includes Indie and R&B varying between the three rooms of the venue, the Redroom bar the Main Room with huge dance floor and the plusher Q-club. Trinity Rooms is a destination nightspot that attracts people from all over the country to Limerick City. A multi-purpose venue hosting club nights to fashion shows to rock concerts, comedy gigs and swish after-parties in three rooms and two courtyards, see it to believe it!
Castle Lane is probably one of the liveliest places in Limerick. The Castle Lane Tavern houses a traditional Irish pub on the ground floor with the officer's club upstairs. Here you can enjoy the finest food and drink followed by a spectacular show. The entertainment incorporates the best of Irish music and takes place from 7.30p-11p nightly from Tuesday to Saturday. The Tavern is open all year round and provides a carvery lunch and an afternoon menu in addition to the nightly entertainment. Secure car parking is quite close by in the Limerick Corporation car park.
Jerry's is just off the main Dublin road and attracts a steady clientèle, including both tourists and locals. This pub has a cosy bar and a rather large lounge area where visitors can play snooker, darts and pool. There is a great atmosphere here when the bigger premiership soccer matches are on, as well as during hurling and Gaelic football matches. There is never a dull moment at Jerry's; live music at the weekends keeps the place bustling and busy.