We have all heard the names and the stories to come out of Limerick. An infamous university city. The home of Paul O’Connell and the Rubber bandits.
Limerick is well known for being a great spot for some mighty craic. But when the craic is dry and you have something else on your eye where are you off too? We are going to count down the 10 best spots to get the shift in Limerick.
10. The Library
Shhhhh, keep it down. Well not here, the Library is a nightclub in the middle of the city that is Limericks Resident Stag/Hen party location. With live bands, you can be hopeful for a slow dance and maybe something more.
9. The Lodge
Throwing it back to this lost workhorse of a nightclub. Any former students from UL or Mary I will remember this one. Possibly the only nightclub upon closure to throw an entire city into disarray. RIP.
Nonetheless, The Lodge deserves to be mentioned for ruining people’s college lives because of that terrible one night stand or for making it because well you wouldn’t have met that special someone if the lads didn’t drag you for “one more in The Lodge”.
8. Nancy Blake’s
A traditional Irish pub with plenty of character. I’m not sure if the same can be said for the carry on in here. Jager bombs and bodhrans were always an interesting mix. Not where you want to be if you’re looking for a spring chicken but if you’re looking for the mature lemon this where you will find them.
7. Costello’s Tavern
You walk in, your shoes peel off the sticky floors and then someone says “right, come on, we’ll head upstairs”. If you talk to anyone who has ever stepped foot in here, these were their famous last words.Some strange things happen upstairs in Costello’s some best not mentioned but have no fear if you’re on the prowl you won’t go too far wrong here.
Aside from the strange things that happen here if you’re a grafter and willing to put in the work outside of the darkness, Costellos is well known for hosting beer pong tournaments and charity events.
6. Crush 87
Well, the name says it all really…
5. The Stables (UL)
For all the students out there, Welcome home. More hours have been put down here than in any library. Studying pints and anything with a pulse.
The place comes alive after a Wolves match or during R&G week. The only catch with trying to get the shift here is any pickup lines you have, must start with “heyyyyyyy” (drum roll)
4. Top Pizza
Yes, you are reading an article on where to get the shift in Limerick and yes you did read that right. No. 4 ladies and gents, a pizza parlour.
Well if you’re not lobbing the gob around a pepperoni, you are probably with your other half or someone you met at the club. This is a good last stop shop on the way home.
Isn’t it ironic – I know that’s not the song but it fits well. Limericks very best cattle mart – I mean night club. Chandeliers swinging, Strobe lights flashing and lasers flying about.
Even if you could see what was going on the dance floor I’m not sure anyone would want too especially your mothers. Beer Buckets and shifts for all. Disclaimer: A spot for those older and questionably more mature students.
2. Angel Lane
Ah, the pit. You’ve lost your friend and find yourself in the middle of it. God help you is what I will say but just know we have been there and we have all failed to escape.
Absolutely jammed with dancers and potential mates, any escape route blocked by wannabe lovers. If you’re into sweaty human beings and all the aforementioned, this is the place for you.
Admit it. Any member of the opposite sex sporting their local GAA jersey jumps at least 7 points on the scale. And that’s just a fact of life (Thanks, Buff).
Plenty of different events held every night from County Colours night to Skint Tuesdays. Everyone’s favourite spot, it isn’t to be missed on any night of the week. Skint Tuesday is always a great option, especially for a cheap date.