Beer garden season is upon us as we look forward to a enjoying a cold pint in the sun. So, here are the ten best beer gardens Limerick has to offer.
With the arrival of good weather, what better way is there to enjoy it than sitting in a nice beer garden sipping on a cold drink? Read on to discover the best beer gardens in Limerick.
Luckily, Limerick has many beautiful outdoor spaces to enjoy providing some stunning views of the amazing city and surrounding beautiful scenery.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy a cold beer, listen to Irish music, or indulge in some delicious food, the beer gardens in Limerick will have something for you.
So, it’s time to bring out the sunglasses, apply the sunscreen (we mean it), and pay a visit to some of Limerick’s many lively beer gardens. Here is our list of the ten best beer gardens Limerick has to offer.
10. Bradshaw’s Bar – a hidden gem
If you want to go outside the city, the outdoor beer garden at Bradshaw’s Bar is a fantastic option. From the outside, it appears to be like any other country pub but at the back is a bustling beer garden.
The fantastic outdoor space is equipped for all weathers featuring a fully covered area with heaters and blankets, but sure it never rains in Ireland (wink, wink)!
If you fancy outdoor dining in a beautiful space, they have a fantastic food offering of pizzas, chicken wings, and burgers. There is also regular live music to enjoy, giving this popular spot its electric atmosphere.
Address: Castleview House, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick
9. Katie Daly’s Heritage Pub and Kitchen – drink and dine like a king or queen
You can’t get any closer to Limerick royalty than Katie Daly’s. Located beside the famous King John’s Castle, Katie Daly’s beer garden is one of the most popular spots in Limerick.
Sit out on the cobblestone streets and feel the atmosphere of the city whilst enjoying a few beers. Make sure to try some of their delicious food, too.
Address: 12 Castle St, Castle Parade, Limerick, V94 F7V7
8. The Treehouse at the Woodlands House Hotel – one of the best beer gardens Limerick has to offer
We’re getting out of the city again and travelling to the picturesque Adare Village. The Treehouse, which is one of Limerick’s newest beer gardens, can be found here.
Part of the beautiful Woodlands House Hotel, the lively beer garden was recently voted Ireland’s best outdoor area. Serving great food, a wide selection of drinks, and acting as an award-winning music venue, this is a perfect spot for families and friends.
Address: Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, Adare, Co. Limerick, V94 F1P9
7. Mickey Martin’s – you’ll find some cool people at this city centre beer garden
Just off one of the busiest streets in Limerick is the hot spot for Limerick’s hipsters. Mickey Martin’s popular beer garden is hard to miss as it’s situated right in front of the pub.
They serve various drinks, from tea to cocktails and state, “Cocktails don’t solve anything, but neither does water” (we agree). This is an ideal spot for drinks and people watching.
Address: 1 Augustinian Ln, Limerick, V94 HY28
6. 101 O’Connell Street – cocktails in the sky
The rooftop cocktail bar at 101 O’Connell Street oozes glamour. Make your way up to feel like you’re in a trendy New York rooftop bar minus the views of the Empire State Building, but it’s better craic here.
Sample some of 101’s delicious cocktails and soak in the fun atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else. The drinks menu here will leave you spoilt for choice.
Address: 101 O’Connell St, Limerick, V94 PX2K, Ireland
5. The Woodfield House Hotel – warm up before a game
The new beer garden at the Woodfield House Hotel would draw in any pint lover. Located across from the Gaelic Grounds, you will find this place bursting with people on match day.
Their gorgeous new outdoor spot is perfect for not only having an amazing pint but also tasting some of their good honest food. This is undoubtedly one of the best beer gardens Limerick has to offer.
Address: Ennis Rd, Limerick, V94 N2CF
4. JJ Bowles – the oldest pub in Limerick with spectacular views
Fancy a pint with a view? Make your way to JJ Bowles. Looking onto the Shannon and King John’s Castle, Limerick’s oldest pub offers a decent pint of Guinness among a wide selection of drinks.
It’s a popular spot for locals, especially when there’s a match on. You can hear the crowd roar down the road in Thomond Park. There’s always a warm welcome in JJ Bowles.
Address: JJ Bowles, Thomondgate, Limerick, V94 HK74
3. Nancy Blake’s – you don’t need to go to Australia to visit the Outback
A night spent in Nancy’s is a memorable one. Nestled in the heart of Limerick city, this pub is an absolute Limerick gem.
The beer garden at Nancy’s, known as the Outback, has been home to many sessions. They serve mouthwatering food, and, if you get thirsty, they have a selection of craft beers and all the usuals.
If that doesn’t entice you, there’s live music three nights a week. This is definitely one of the best beer gardens Limerick has to offer.
Address: 19 Upper Denmark St, Limerick, V94 T284, Ireland
2. The Curragower – one of the best views in the city
You won’t find a beer garden with a better view than the Curragower. Looking across to King John’s Castle, the beer garden here is known all over Ireland.
If you think the views are mesmerising, wait until you try their food. Everything on the menu is incredibly tasty, so we’re just going to recommend everything. Remember to have a pint for yourself while you’re here.
Address: Clancy’s Strand, Limerick
1. The Locke Bar – the place to be on a sunny day in Limerick
When the sun comes out in Limerick, people don’t say, “Let’s go to the beach”. They say, “Let’s go to The Locke”.
This is the spot to be on a sunny day in the city, enjoying a cold drink with friends, and sitting by the river; life is good.
They won’t leave you to go hungry either, as the food served at The Locke is to die for. The atmosphere here has to be experienced.
Address: 3 George’s Quay, Limerick, V94 K8KX
Other notable mentions
Michael Flannerys: Michael Flannerys has a spacious beer garden area to enjoy some drinks.
Charlie Chaplin’s: A great selection of cocktails and drinks are on offer here.
Aunty Lena’s, Adare: Bask in the sunshine with a decent pint at Aunty Lena’s.
FAQs about the best beer gardens Limerick has to offer
What are the best pubs near Thomond Park?
JJ Bowles, Fitzgerald’s Bar, and The Woodfield are all relatively near Thomond Park.
Where do you get the best pint of Guinness in Limerick?
It’s a toss-up between JJ Bowles and Phil Flannerys.
How many Flannerys pubs are there in Limerick?
Three. There’s Jerry Flannerys, Phil Flannerys, and Michael Flannerys.