Interesting Nightlife in Limerick

Interesting Nightlife in Limerick

Limerick has lots of interesting streets and laneways, one street leads into the next. Limerick has lots of top class buskers who bring colour to Limerick. You can stop with them for a friendly chat! The waterfront along Harveys Quay is just beautiful to walk by day or night.

Plenty of seating around this area, with cool displays of sculptures of docklands workers from the past and more recently a statue of Terry Wogan a famous Irish BBC presenter. Swans and ducks can be spotted all along Limericks waterfront.

If you have a bit of spare bread the swans would love some! Harvey’s quay leads onto Arthurs Quay Park its a small park but its quaint. Lots of seating in this park in the centre of Limerick city. Across the road is a shopping centre. If you fancy a bag of crisps or a bottle of water just pop in here. The Locke Bar gastropub is 5 minutes from here over the bridge. This is one of the Limericks most popular eating and drinking spots. Its got a traditional interior, and all types of drinks available.

Out the front of the pub is a great social meeting spot. Students in Limerick love sitting by the river here in summer or wintertime. During the summer you will see speed boats and jet skies pace up and down the river. Limerick has an art college of fashion close by to the Locke Bar. So art students frequent this bar a lot. They put on live music after 10 pm.

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In the summertime, the staff put on BBQs which is very popular. Limerick has a lot of retail outlets making it very popular with people.

Limerick Nightlife

Limerick has a shop to suit everyone’s pocket from Brown Thomas to Dealz. Limerick has got a shop that will satisfy your needs. Plenty of cafes with nice seating areas and great food. On Thomas Street, there are numerous cafes. There is also an Angel shop on Thomas Street and a hair dye shop called Sallys if you need a top-up while in Limerick. This has a pink front to it.

Nice places to go

If you want to meet some fellow Americans start with an Italian meal and drinks in the George Boutique Hotel. There is an escalator and glass lift up to the bar dining area. You can watch the well-trained chefs prepare your meal while you sip on a beverage. The George Hotel is a well-lit bar and restaurant. The American army uses the hotel to stay in when stopping over from their mission with the army.

After the George take a walk less than 5 minutes away to the Still House pub, there’s always good craic to be had with the friendly locals there. An authentic traditional pub with a covered smoking area at the front. Home to a lot of promising bands makes the Still House a vibrant spot.

Cool Pubs

Then venture down to the heart of the city the market area, Cobblestone Joes is a student bar but and really for all ages, students go there to hear the great music and bands plus all the great craft beers and non-alcoholic beers gins on offer at Cobblestone Joes. You are close to the Old Quarter which has a seated smoking area which is warm and dry.

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The Old Quarter is a well-designed bar with a modern touch to it. Now for a taste of the most popular pub in the city Nancy Blakes there may be a small queue to enter but you will come into the front bar laden with sawdust and traditional Irish musicians in the corner. A very ambient traditional Irish bar which always has a fire lighting.

Order your drinks here and then walk out to the courtyard where there are plenty of seats and a smoking area. Surrounded with stone walls the sound and lighting are second to none. There’s also an Outback Bar which is easy to order drinks from. You can stay here till 2.00 am if you like or you can walk across the road to the Icon nightclub if its beats your looking for.

Plenty of security at this club and modern music. Plenty of bars to order a drink at. Dance your heart out till 2.00 am then you can pick a taxi to take you back to your hotel. Limerick’s city nightlife is great fun!.

Dolans Pub on the dock road in Limerick has a traditional interior. Friendly staff great food and plenty of seating. Very popular with tourists and locals its got one of the best gig hubs in the country.

Reasonable ticket prices for the gigs, you can rock on until 2.00 am. They always have a few candles lighting. The sound system is second to none with great lighting too. Up and coming bands start here who go on to conquer the world. Many a famous celebrity has been know to visit Dolans for a pint of Guinness. Dave fanning a top Irish DJ has introduced many bands on stage at Dolan’s. Inhaler the band with Bonos son Elillah as a lead singer will be performing at Dolan’s. 

There is a fine smoking area upstairs with a covered roof, right next to a bar with a large variety of drinks close by.  These areas are laden with posters of upcoming gigs in Dolans. Toilets are well kept and easy to use. There is parking at the front of the building. Taxis are easy to find from there. Bus groups pull up daily in search of good food and craic. The pub and music venue is owned by Mick Dolan and family this is a well ran business with all the trimmings.

People who have a great love for music will really enjoy Dolans. In the front bar, there’s always a group of traditional Irish music players there. Full of knowledge and chat with the customers. Dolans will really warm your heart and fill your ears with joyful music and stories. 

When in Limerick and you’re looking for some dance beats take a walk up Cruises Street and you will come across Charlie Chaplins Pub. Charlies has a traditional interior very popular with students and generally what you would call a younger crowd. But like all other bars, anything goes all ages frequent Charlies. Its got a cobblestone courtyard for smokers.

Plenty benches to sit on. Charlies is famous in Limerick for its Cocktail bar this is a well-run pub and prices are fair enough. Staff are sound out and their security at the door are helpful. Limerick people love a good night out, here with drinks, good music and great conversations especially with tourists who Limerick people love to welcome to their fair city and county.

So check out Charlies and bring your dancing shoes you won’t be disappointed with what Charlies has got to offer. Perched at the top of Cruises street famous for its retail shops and cafes. You will be in the heart of Limericks nightlife a 1-minute walk from Nancy Blakes and the Icon nightclub.  

Try Some Whiskey

If you fancy a Whiskey Bar in Limerick try Flannery’s bar on upper Denmark Street across from the Icon Nightclub. The traditional Irish bar host many tourists on their whisky trail. A quaint cosy front bar to warm you up and upstairs is a nice smoking area with good music playing in the background.

There’s a large sports bar at the rear which is great for large groups and parties. Limerick is the home of Munster Rugby and GAA sporting events. Flannery’s is really popular with fans of these matches. It situated in the heart of Limerick city centre.

Limerick lockebar nightlife

There are lots of fast food shops 1-minutes walk from Flannerys. The famous Turkish Kebab shop, and pizza chip & burger takeaways ideal after a session around Limerick. Taxis are easily available in the market area just flag one down and away you go back to your accommodation quickly and safely.

Now you have had a great night out in Limerick don’t forget to come back to this vibrant place. Famous for Limericks fair women and unforgettable conversations and plenty of accommodation food & drinks. Whether you stay for one night or a week Limericks got a lot to offer. 

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