Geoff's Cafe BarA landmark bar situated in the centre of Waterford city and only 2 minutes walk from the heart of The Viking Triangle,  Geoff’s offers a traditional, warm and welcoming atmosphere to all customers who visit. This atmosphere is complimented by some of the best bar food in Waterford.

Restaurants.. eat.WaterfordSome might say that Geoff’s is cobbled together but this is what makes it the old fashioned, cosy pub which it has become famous for. Geoff’s includes many interesting nooks and crannies over a number of levels and displays a very intersting range of furniture and fittings.

Geoff's Cafe BarThe food is unfussy, and very high quality with good vegetarian options, burgers and ethnic choices. A wide selections of beers and wines are offered, served by knowledgeable, friendly and unobtrusive staff. Geoff’s offers a super relaxed and laid back ambiance even on the quietest of wintry nights.

Address : 9 John Street Waterford
Telephone : +353 51 874787

Henry Downes’

Henry Downes BarEstablished in 1797, and known locally simply as “Downses”, the business has remained in the same family for six generations.This unusual pub is one of the few remaining houses to bottle its own whiskey. Henry Downes is a well known Irish whiskey blender who began his trade as a thriving spirit merchant in Waterford City. The company blends 10 separate whiskeys to create quality whiskey made in small batches. “No.9” has become the most popular blend.

No.9 Whiskey 1797 Even though the day of the spirit merchant is long gone, the business remains as a family run bar and continue to bottle their own brand of Irish whiskey on their premises maintaining the 215 year family tradition

Henry Downes pub is a large, dark and cavernous pub with a squash court on the premises as well as the more predictable billiards and snooker table. It consists of a series of bars of differing character, each with its own particular following.

Henry Downes WaterfordIt achieves with natural grace what so-called Irish theme pubs would dearly love to capture, with friendly, humorous bar staff who enjoy filling customers in on the pub’s proud history and will gladly sell you a bottle of No.9 to take away.

Address : 10 Thomas Street, Waterford.
Telephone : +353 51 874118
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Jordan’s American Bar

Waterford Bars: Jordan's American BararsJordan’s American Bar threw open its double doors to the public way back in 1948. It is a quaint pub with old world charm and everyone is welcome.

Today, this family run establishment is an urban hub for activity. The front bar, where the conversation has an early start most mornings, is perfect for any curious visitors passing by.

Waterford Bars: Jordan's American BarIn the evenings, Jordan’s American Bar is a great spot for a game of darts. Tuesday night is music night where talented young local musicians, “Jordan’s Rig-Out,” gather in the lounge to sing blues, traditional and original tunes. These sessions are very popular and the talent is terrific, so well worth a visit !

Booze Blaa's & BanterJordan’s American Bar is also the venue for the annual October “Booze, Blaas and Banter.” It is a Saturday morning filled with memories of Waterford in bygone days. The stories are magical and the blaas are delicious. There’s even a walking tour of the town later in the day.

Old world charm is available in great supply here and you won’t want to leave.

Address:123 Parade Quay, Waterford
Telephone| +353 (0) 51 875 024
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Katty Barry’s

Waterford bars: Katty Barry'ss Katty Barry’s is a cosy, family run bar in the centre of the Viking Triangle, located just across the road from Reginald’s Tower and around the corner from the world famous House of Waterford Crystal. Previously known as Queen’s back as far as the 1890’s, Katty Barry’s was taken over 6 years ago by the Phelan family, father and son, Larry and Daniel, even Mammy does her fair share of work !

Waterford Bars: Katty Barry's during harvest Festivals Katty Barrys is named after an unsung hero of old Cork. She was famous for operating a famous sibín, a bar or club where excisable alcoholic beverages were sold. She died in 1982 but her name still lives on to this day.

Katty Barry’s offers live music every Wednesday night and has an Irish trad session on the first Monday of each month. All types of sports and matches are shown on their large TV screen including soccer, rugby and of course all GAA matches !

Waterford Bars: Katty Barry's first fire of the winterKatty Barrys offers a cosy, traditional Irish bar in the centre of the Viking Triangle, for a drink before a show in the Theatre Royal, to meet some interesting Irish characters, or just to sit down and enjoy a drink.

Address : 2 Mall Lane, Waterford
Telephone : +353 51 855095

Phil Grimes

Waterford Bars: Phil GrimesPhil Grimes bar, one of the oldest pubs in Waterford City, has been in business now for over 100 years. The pub is known as a purveyor of the finest craft beers along with their choice of beers, whiskeys and is one of the only pubs that serves cask beers. A family run premises and you will meet ‘Tom’ behind the bar. This is a fascinating pub that offers an array of old charm, appeal and has a very individual atmosphere.

Waterford Bars: Phil GrimesodrThe pub has a range of board games for some very entertaining games nights, themed quiz nights, movie nights and a pool table which provides customers with many alternative ways of enjoying their visit to the bar.

Waterford Bars: Phil Grimes BarPhil Grimes also plays host to a range of live bands including a Jazz night. There is also an arts space above the bar that is home to regular music, comedy and poetry nights along with performances of local plays

Address : 60 Johnstown, Waterford
Telephone : +353 51 875759

The Munster Bar

Waterford Bars: The Munster Bars

Located in the heart of Waterford’s Viking Triangle, The Munster Bar is famous amongst locals and visitors for the best Pub Grub in the city.

The Munster Bar is possibly Waterford’s oldest pub. Its site has served as a tavern since 1853 and has been owned and run by the Fitzgerald family for three generations. The pub is neatly situated at the fulcrum of many of Waterford’s most important attractions.

This family-run Victorian Pub has become a staple among locals for locally sourced good food. Our Seafood Chowder, Fish & Chips and Steak & Guinness Pie have garnered quite a name for themselves over the last few decades. Most recently, Russ Parsons of the LA Times sang The Munster Bar’s praises in an article revealing his love affair with Waterford City and our famous Bacon Ribs!



Address: Bailey’s New Street Waterford
Telephone : +353 (0) 51 874656

The Reg

Waterford bars: The RegThe Reg, just opposite The House of Waterford Crystal, is located in the heart of Waterford’s Viking Triangle.
The Reg offers the very best of freshly prepared local cuisine. Food is served from morning until after 9pm every evening in our Traditional Bar or first floor SUAS Restaurant and Terrace The Reg, with its many nooks and crannies, has been built around the 800 year old city wall which runs through the spine of The Reg. Discover the first floor SUAS Restaurant and Terrace overlooking the River Suir and look, touch and feel the history of Irelands Oldest City. Sample the extensive selection of local craft beers, the signature ‘’Reg Patriotic Whiskey Tasting Board” or taste the famous Waterford ‘Blaa’ all at The Reg.
There is live music every-night of the year so you can enjoy the best of Irish musicians, ballad singers and Resident DJ.

Restaurants.. eat.WaterfordThe Reg features a restaurant called “Catch 22”, with a strong emphasis on locally sourced seafood; and “Noc Noc”, a late night venue for the over 23s age group offering offer jazz nights, big bands, comedy, drama and the retro style music that will bring us back to our dancing days.

stresa-italian-restaurantThe Reg also offers a whiskey bar and a craft beer bar that will bring you on a journey through some of the world’s finest artisan crafted drinks.The Reg will be guided by the spirit of the past – a new entertainment venue for the oldest city in Ireland.

Address: 2, The mall, Waterford
Telephone : +353 51-583000
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Irelands Ancient Feast

The Reg’s resident historian and storyteller invites you to join him for dinner in the Reg where you will experience a journey through 1100 years of Waterford’s history . Our Chefs have created a menu representative of Waterford’s unique past but chosen from the best local seafood, meats and local artisan producers.

The refurbished 1870’s SUAS Restaurant provides the perfect location to be informed and entertained by some of the famous events that have taken place over the last 1100 years all within 200 yards of the Reg . Surrounded by the adjacent Reginalds Tower Viking museum, Viking longboat, King of the Vikings audio visual experience and the Giant “Dragonslayer” Viking sword, the Reg is the perfect location to hear of the many invaders, mercenaries and merchants who have come to Waterford to conquer but who ended up becoming more Irish than the Irish themselves.

Indeed , our storyteller, a former master Waterford Crystal craftsman will insist that you toast “Sláinte” or good health to these many rakes and ruffians in true Waterford style – in a genuine Waterford Glass.

Irelands Ancient Feast is on May -> Sept Every Monday to Thursday inclusive at 6pm

Price is 35 euro or 15 euro for the Children’s menu

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Revolution Craft Beer & Whiskey Bar

Waterford bars: RevolutionLocated in the heart of Waterford City at John Street Village, Revolution, home to the largest and finest collection of craft beers with over 10 tap craft beers, 89 bottle craft beers and an extensive selection of exclusive Whiskey’s, ranging from €6.00 a shot to a quality reserve at €1,000 a shot. This bar is considered the home of craft beer & fine whiskey in Waterford City.

Restaurants.. eat.WaterfordRevolution is also renowned for its award winning food and service> the bar food menu includes 8oz burgers, stone baked pizza, fresh fish and homemade chunky fries.

Waterford Bars: Revollution Craft Beer & Whiskey BarCheck out Revolution at night – late bar till 2am with live music and DJ sessions. Sit at the bar and ask the barman the 100 questions you need to know about craft beers but were too afraid to ask!

Address: 19, John’s Street, Waterford
Telephone: +353 (0) 51 844 444

The Tap Room

Waterford Bars: The Tap Roomis located in Ballybricken, Waterford and is only a 5 minute walk from The Viking Triangle. It provides a friendly atmosphere and is an ideal place to stop for a drink and a chat.

Waterford Bars: THe Tap RoomThere is a wide selection of drinks available and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. It is a cosy and snug pub and provides an ideal base to pass away a few hours as you watch the world pass by.

Address: 56 Ballybricken,Waterford
Telephone : +353 (0) 51 875177