Night Life in Waterford
Going out in Waterford City has never been better with a huge choice of pubs and bars, there’s something for everyone. For those that want to stay out, Waterford City also has plenty to offer with a great range of nightclubs featuring live music and DJs; you can party into the small hours!
Traditional & Modern Irish Music:
T&H Doolans: which is located in the main shopping area, has live traditional Irish music seven nights a week.
Dooley's Hotel have a Traditional Irish Music Session every Wednesday night for the summer months, May, June, July August and September 2012. The music starts at 8.30pm and on the night there is a “traditional Irish feast” which is a 3 course menu for €15.95. Visit www.dooleys-hotel.ie
Treacy's Hotel: Celtic Storm is a unique professional Irish staged show presented by Gary Power Productions in association with Treacy's Hotel. Celtic Storm takes place every Monday night at Treacy's Hotel until mid-September 2012. This show has received rave reviews from last years Summer run. Now in it's second year this Irish style extravaganza brings you new acts such as Soprano singer Bridget Nolan along with last years favorite David Flynn. Both these professionally trained singers are sure to bring the house down with their duet of Ireland's favorite 'Danny Boy'. Enjoy the best of Riverdance by Dublin choreographer Rosemary Watson and her troupe of touring Irish Dancers. All Ireland fiddle player Rebecca McCarthy Kent will also be on hand with her extremely talented fiddle and violin skills to bring you the true live feeling over 'Riverdance' while the dancers tap their feet to Rebecca's fast paced tune.
For more information and tickets call Treacy's Hotel on the Quay on 051-877222.
Tickets €12 (discount avilable for residents of Treacy's Hotel)
Family from 30 Euro
Dinner and show: 30 Euro
Phil Grimes Pub: in Johnstown hosts informal traditional music sessions on Wednesday nights starting at 9.30pm and on Thursday nights at 9.30pm there are candle light sessions for singer songwriters
For more modern Irish music there are also a number of venues around the City to check out including The Forum, Revolution Basement Bar and the Kazbar.
The Theatre Royal is a beautifully restored Victorian theatre hidden inside a Georgian building and is both Ireland's oldest theatre with the smallest stage. The theatre has a full programme of events all year round which can be checked out on our Calendar or on the Theatre Royal website.
Garter Lane offers a continuous programme of music, dance, theatre, film and visual arts. For details of current productions, please check out our Calendar or visit Garter Lane’s website.
With 8 screens Storm Cinema always has a wide line up to choose from. Waterford Film for All screen international movies on Tuesday evenings in Storm Cinema and Garter Lane also showcase international and foreign language movies.
If you just want to relax and enjoy the atmosphere in a pub with character there are a number of excellent pubs scattered around the City which you should check. A visit to Waterford would not be complete with a visit to Waterford’s oldest pub, T&H Doolans, which has been licensed for over 300 years. The wall in the lounge was built over 800 years ago by the Normans. Almost as old is Downes which was established in 1759 and is still in the same eccentric family for six generations. It is also one of the few remaining houses to bottle its own whiskey. Located down the narrow streets of Waterford City’s historic quarter, The Munster Bar was established as a public house in 1822 and has been in the hands of the Fitzgerald family since 1952. The interior has beautiful oak panelled walls and elegant fireplaces. Other traditional pubs also well worth a visit include Geoffs Bar, The Gingerman, Katty Barrys, Jordans and the Three Shippes which are in the City Centre and within easy walking distance of each other.
Night Clubs & Late Bars
There is an excellent choice of night clubs catering to all tastes and interests and conveniently located close by to each other in the John Street Village where the main concentration of night clubs and bars are in the City, these include Rubys, Escape and Oxygen.
The late bars which are also close by and serve until 2.30am are Revolution, Ruby Lounge, Muldoons, Dignity and Harveys.
Greyhound Racing at Kilcohan Park, Waterford
Looking for something fun, that all ages and groups can enjoy ? Check out the thrills, the experience and the excitement, that is a night at the dogs. Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium, situated in Waterford City, boasts excellent facilities, combined with fun and food, as well as top class racing. For a night out with a difference try a visit to the Kilcohan Greyhound Track which along with the attraction of the racing also has a restaurant and bar facilities. Ask at your hotel for your ‘Welcome to Waterford’ voucher which will get you two tickets for the price of one. Racing is on every Friday and Saturday night with gates opening at 7.00pm.
Book a table in the restaurant which you can enjoy as you follow the racing action, with panoramic views of the track from your table. You can relax as drinks are delivered right to your side, along with a Tote betting service. For something a little less formal, there is a range of fast food options available, or simply pay at the turnstile and enjoy the atmosphere!
For more information please visit www.igb.ie/waterford or call the National Sales Centre on 1890 269 969 for bookings.
Tramore Race Course has a number of evening meets during the year.