Pubs & Nightlife
The nightlife scene on Loop head will lure you into some of the homeliest pubs in the west of Ireland. The Irish pub is known to be a friendly spot, and the pubs of Loop Head are among the friendliest of all.
In the summer season especially, you can expect to hear live music in a Loop Head pub, traditional or otherwise, and almost always including a singsong. In the dark months, there will usually be an open fire, beside which you can take part in the conversation of the locals, who always take a genial but courteous interest in their visitors. Many of the pubs of Loop Head also have free Wifi, so you needn’t lose touch with the ‘outside’ world… that is, unless you want to.
Several of the pubs listed here also double as restaurants and as inns, so be sure to check the food and accommodation listings for more information about them.
Carmody’s Bar is a fourth generation family run business in West Street, Carrigaholt. It is a historically significant drinking establishment serving up friendship and hospitality for over 150 years. We host regular traditional Irish music sessions, serve great Guinness and provide a venue for Community gatherings. A sing song is… ..Read more >
Views of Kilbaha Bay and pier; live music almost every weekend; open fire; free wifi access; full restaurant. ..Read more >
Keanes is an old style pub and grocery nearly 200 years old located in Bridge Street, Carrigaholt on the Wild Atlantic Way. This family run pub is steeped in traditions, impromptu sing songs, traditional Irish music regularly happen here. Ceol Cois Tine takes place on Sunday evenings once a month.… ..Read more >
The Long Dock, the classic Irish pub whose proud custodians Tony and Imelda Lynch are purveyors of great local food, drink and hospitality. From the moment you cross the threshold, you are struck by the old world charm and friendly comfort. You know you are onto something special! ..Read more >
Hotel bar with full restaurant; live music most nights in summer and at weekends in winter. ..Read more >
A blend of traditional and contemporary design, you can’t come to Kilkee and not stop by Hickie’s for one! Live music every Saturday and up to five nights a week during the summer season, live sports played across 5 large screens, and a seemingly never-ending list of gins, whiskeys, and… ..Read more >
Elegant 1870s pub on Kilkee’s main street, with two bars and nooks leading into each other; French doors giving onto a patio; full restaurant. ..Read more >