Here’s our list of the top ten spots – in no particular order – for cocktails in the city.
10 Bedford Row, Limerick City.
The Buttery is a truly fantastic all-rounder. They’re open from 8am till 10:30pm and cater equally for all meal times; breakfast, brunch, lunch, and wine & tapas. Newly refurbished, The Buttery has also launched a great new menu, including a range of lush cocktails. Start off your night in style or opt for a chilled, laid back evening with friends, good food and drink.
The Texas Steakout
116 O’Connell Street, Limerick City.
A true classic, The Texas Steakout seems to be around for as long as most people can remember. However, even though they might not be best known for it, The Texas Steakout has a fabulous cocktail menu. From old favourites to new concoctions, the menu even has a more grown-up version of those famous Woo-Woos!
The Savoy Hotel
Henry Street, Limerick City.
The luxurious five-star Savoy Hotel is the place to go if you want to feel super fancy. Get your glad rags on and your crew together and head here for gorgeous pre-night out cocktails. There’s a pretty good selection to choose from – including equally delicious non-alcoholic options. Although slightly on the more pricey side, you’ll definitely find something to your taste and feel marvellously posh too.
Thomas Street, Limerick City.
Relatively new to the city, restaurant Coqbull has made a great reputation for itself – one reason being their amazing cocktails. Though not solely a bar, if you’re peckish too, this is the place for you. With reasonably priced drinks and some of the best chicken wings ever, you’ll feel right at home with the relaxed vibe. And if you’re not in the mood for cocktails, they also have a great selection of craft beers on offer.
Thomas Street, Limerick City.
Like The Savoy, The Cornstore is a little more pricey for their cocktails but yummy all the same! Superb food and a comfortably formal setting will go along perfectly with whatever cocktail you choose from the excellent selection in the menu. The restaurant also offers cocktails classes at the bar, a great idea for a date night, girl’s night out or even a hen party. Another great spot for pre-night out dinner and drinks!
The Red Hen
15 Patrick Street, Limerick City.
The Red Hen is the perfect spot if you’re looking for a relaxed, laid back atmosphere. It’s great place for after work pints and lunchtime grub but the star of the show is definitely the cocktail menu hung proudly above the bar. There’s one for everyone in the audience here and the price tag is very reasonable also. If the mood takes you, take those cocktails upstairs to the dancefloor and dance the night away while sipping on a Cosmo. Fabulous!
‘Fire’ at Brimstone Steakhouse and Grill
Riverpoint, Bishop’s Quay, Limerick City.
Brimstone Steakhouse and Grill has a prime location overlooking the magnificent River Shannon. The bar, Fire, located on the ground floor, has a funky atmosphere with mood lighting and a great drinks menu. Sip on your favourite cocktail as you wait to be seated at your table or just pop in for a few drinks.
109 O’Connell Street, Limerick City.
Since its opening, Chocolat has never failed to impress. The lavish décor and extensive menu doesn’t come with the designer price tag. Top off your evening meal perfectly with one of their delicious cocktails. You’ll truly feel like a high flyer as you dine in style, and it’s a perfect spot for a birthday of special occasion dinner.
38 O’Connell Street, Limerick City.
Another joint that has beautiful décor and plush furnishings at a decent price, Marco Polo not only has a great food and wine menu but, possibly less well-known, also has a great selection of cocktails that are made behind their glamorous bar. All the classics and then some, Marco Polo’s cocktail menu even includes dessert cocktails. The perfect addition to your experience, there’s certainly something for everyone for anytime of the day – did someone say early lunch and Mimosas?
The Old Quarter
Little Ellen Street, Limerick City.
Located just off Cruises Street, The Old Quarter has really become a staple in the dining/night life experience in Limerick. There’s live music throughout the week, great food during the day and for the night owls, a really great bar – it’s a one stop shop. The cocktail menu at The Old Quarter is really impressive with some hilarious names and creations thrown into the mix – Electric Smurf anyone?! The bar even offers cocktail classes which include a free shot on arrival. Yes, please…