Many people might say that it would be considered a sin to pass through Wexford town and not stop in one of the local pubs or clubs the town itself has to offer.
Wexford town comes alive at night especially at the weekends and when events are on be it sporting or festivals such as the Wexford Festival Opera.
The town itself is situated around an hour and a half away from Dublin and 1 hour from Kilkenny or Waterford, so if you’re around Wexford town why not pop into one of the local watering holes to taste a nice pint.
There are plenty of pubs to everyone’s tastes in the town and some also have a restaurant attached if you are hungry. Somehow, we managed to narrow down all the pubs in Wexford town down to 10 in this article.
1. The Sky and The Ground
Located on South Main Street in the town this bar is one of the best in not just Wexford town but in the whole county of Wexford. It caters for all ages be it for parties, birthday’s, stag or hen parties.
It is very reasonably priced and there is also live music from various local bands. Be sure to visit here even if it is for just a small drink.
2. Thomas Moore Tavern
Located on the Cornmarket in town is one of the oldest bars in Co. Wexford. It has fully modernised and has a full dinner menu and lunch for those looking to visit. It is available for parties, weddings and christenings.
Local musicians perform on a night called ‘’Trad Tuesday’’ where all traditional ballads music can be heard. Local beers are also served so be sure to check out the tavern if you are in the town.
3. Maggie May’s Bar
Located on Monck Street in the town this bar is known for a ‘’good pint’’ according to their site. It again focuses on live music in the evenings with plenty of local artists. The bar has an award-winning beer garden and courtyard.
It also has an open log fire, so you can sit in the warmth and have a drink and chat with your friends and family. Certainly, one of the best places in Wexford town to socialise so be sure to check it out!
4. Simon Lambert and Sons
This gastropub has won some awards recently. It was voted pub of the year in Co. Wexford in 2017. There is also a brewery on site, where the branded Yellowbelly beer is produced and sold. It caters for all be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, 7 days a week.
The pub hosts several festivals such as the South Main Ale Trail in May and the Mussel and Stout festival in October. The pub has a real family feel and is owned by two brothers while the head chef is their sister. Be sure to try it out the Yellowbelly, I would be the first to tell you it’s superb!
5. The Centenary Stores
This is the club to go in Wexford town. The Stores as it known locally caters for nightlife and corporate nights out. They also have the Backbar which caters in terms of high quality and delicious food. It can cater for groups of 10 to 600.
It has an outdoor seating venue as well as luxurious and modern interior. Certainly, a place to visit on a night out on the town.
6. The Crown Bar
Another bar located on Monck Street in the town. The Crown Bar is a newly renovated bar, basically just opposite the bridge and quay in Wexford town. There are three bars in the Crown, the Garden Bar, Cocktail Bar and Craft Beer Bar.
It’s perfect to meet up with friends and have a chat and a drink, there is also live music every Friday night. All groups are catered for and parties and events are also popular at this venue.
7. Ballast Bank Bar and Grill
The Ballast Bank Bar and Grill is in Talbot Hotel. It’s the perfect place to have some food and drink in a nice and relaxing environment.
Bar Foods is available almost all day with something to suit everyone’s taste buds. Local musicians play every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10.30pm.
8. Loch and Quay Pub
Another bar located on Monck Street. It is a small but lively pub just off the quay in the town. There is live music here three times a week, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in fact.
All main sporting events are shown live on big screens so if you have some free time and want to watch the game head down to the Loch and Quay and grab a drink and cheer on your team!
9. Mary’s Bar
Located on John’s Gate Street, Mary’s Bar is one of those rare and original little Irish pubs that hasn’t changed in decades, perhaps longer.
Dating back to 1775, this is a traditional Irish pub with a great atmosphere, and as a result, it is very popular with locals. Be sure to check out this place if you are in Wexford for a night out!
10. The Yard
This is mainly known for its food, but it has a massive of superb wines for those who may wish to visit. Craft beers are also the main highlight to try when visiting the Yard.
The wine bar is open every Friday and Saturday at 6 pm, while it is also open on Bank Holidays.
The Yard is also famous for hosting musicians who come from all over Ireland to sing to the large crowds that gather.