Flannerys Bar

Flannerys Bar, Limerick: Hours, Address, Flannerys Bar Reviews: 4.5/5

Flannerys Bar
4.5
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 03:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Sunday
13:00 - 00:00
About
Michael Flannery’s Pub is well known to everyone in Limerick. Located on Denmark Street, alongside the pedestrian shopping area of Limerick and just around the corner from the famous Milk Market, its vibrant red shopfront is set off against a beautiful stone façade. The owner, Michael, is one of Limerick’s longest serving publicans having entered the family business in 1959. Michael’s grandfather, William Flannery opened the first Flannery’s pub in 1898 and after an apprenticeship with his uncle Bill Ahearne of The Palace Bar Dublin, Michael took the reins of the family business and has been in situ since. The building itself began life as a soap factory in the 1850s and many of Michael’s customers would tell you that the culture of clean living which began in Anglim’s Soap Factory is alive to this day except customers now use “Water of Life” (Uisce Beatha) to cleanse. Michael is one of the last remaining publicans who bottled his own Jameson whiskey and Guinness Stout from the cask until the mid 1960’s when the practice of distilleries supplying whiskey in the cask directly to whiskey bonders stopped. Indeed there is a beautiful display of the bottles and labels he used at the rear of the pub. As you make your way through the bar, take notice of the photographs of Michael and his customers on the stone walls, amid the memorabilia he has amassed from a lifetime in the licensed trade. It is Michael’s links as a bottle of John Jameson Whiskey that began his love affair with Irish Whiskey. The Pub has over 100 different Irish whiskeys, making it’s collection one of the largest in the country. Powers Johns Lane and Yellow Spot are two stand outs for customers. Michael likes to encourage his customers to discover the different types and styles of Irish whiskey and has gone to great lengths to produce a “Whiskey Bible” which lists all the Irish whiskies for sale accompanied with tasting notes and a history of the Pub and Flannery family. Feel free to take away your copy of the “Bible” as your souvenir! Flannerys is famous for serving an excellent pint of Guinness and keeps up with the changing times by offering a very impressive range of Irish craft beers such as Galway Hooker, Tom Creans Lager and Stonewell Cider. Michael Flannerys is famous in Limerick for being an old fashioned pub. A place where your Grandfather and Father drank and somewhere you hope to carry on your family tradition. The stone, brick and dark wood retain the feel of the traditional Irish country pub. This is a feel that nearly died out during the Celtic Tiger but thankfully not here. As you enter Flannerys, there is a snug located on your right hand side and it is perfectly sized for two old friends catching up or a group of ten attending a Whiskey Tasting Session. There is a stove that emits a warmth that is heavenly on the many cold doors the Irish weather offers and it makes you run the risk of overstaying your welcome. The bar counter harks back to the days when groceries and dry goods were sold in many Irish pubs. At the rear of the bar, a door alights into a beautiful stone walled courtyard and this space is overlooked by a roof terrace which is awash with sunshine on most days of the year. There is a spacious modern bar behind all this which caters for the young vibrant pub scene of Limerick city. This area serves lunch and breakfast from Monday to Saturday until 3pm with specialties such as Farmhouse Bread sandwiches and fish 'n chips. All major sporting events can be seen here but not in Michaels pub as it is a TV free zone (TVs are referred to as “conversation killers” by the staff). A favourite with many local and national musicians, the bar has hosted many famous (and not so famous!) musicians over the years, including Mundy and Sharon Shannon. There is a lively Traditional music session every Tuesday with live contemporary music most nights in the adjoining courtyard and contemporary Main Bar. Any time is good to call into Michael Flannerys Pub. It opens at 10.30am every morning, except Sundays, where it opens at 12.30pm (times set by law!) Enjoy a read of the paper next to the fire or simply ask one of the many knowledge bar staff to help you with your visiting itinerary. Michael Flannery’s Pub, 17 Upper Denmark Street, Limerick City
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Martin A
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Called in for lunch Friday afternoon, warm welcome and seated easily.
Chowder was superb! Great atmosphere and chat.
We went back that night for drinks and live music.
We had a great night, lovely crowd and staff.
If you a looking for an authentic Irish Pub you must not miss this one
Written 12 September 2021
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Patricia m
midlands29 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
My Husband and I were in Limerick for the weekend. Never stayed in Limerick before. Following a fabulous meal at The French Table We went in search of nice pub to round up the evening. Attempted to enter Nancy Blakes but was told it was full on both sides. However two young fellas just were given a nod to go through. Clearly My husband and I were discriminated against because of our age (We are both over 50).We didn't engage with the snotty nosed doorman but proceeded to next door at Flannerys where We were welcomed by a lovely guy who even showed us to our seats and informed us that we could either sit in the older part of the pub or the lively part .Thank you Mr.Doorman .You made up for the unfriendly guy in Nancy's.
Written 6 September 2021
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SuzieQBalu
Kildare, Ireland35 contributions
Aug 2021
Had very nice pints and guy serving us was very good. It was a weekday pint so place was quiet. Barman was happy to give us directions when leaving too
Written 28 August 2021
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robertirl1
Limerick, Ireland29 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
They have literally put as many tables as possible into the small court yard that was the smoking area. We stayed for 5 minutes and left immediately due to concern of catching COVID. Completely enclosed area. Did not feel safe.
Written 30 June 2021
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BerWaterford
Waterford, Ireland3 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
visited here during our xmas trip to xmas, a friend who studied in limerick reccomended this bar, we had a lovely time, cocktails and music we're on point. will definitely return.
Written 14 February 2021
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Jordan
2 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Atmosphere was amazing staff were great and very friendly food was great
Would recommend to anyone traveling to limerick to stop by and have some food and lovely cocktails
Written 20 December 2020
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John Butler
Limerick, Ireland4 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
Great venue, great drink, great staff and a banging bbq concept. By far one of the best nights ive had since the start of Covid in here last weekend. Atmosphere and service is second to none. We didnt have a booking hut were lucky to get a walk in.
Written 17 December 2020
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Alex C
Ireland’s Ancient East, Ireland1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Solo
thumbs up...,............,......I have to say more but I'm to lazy anyway great pub. proper food and cold beers.
Written 7 December 2020
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William m
Limerick, Ireland5 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Very ignorant girl on here during the day not a bit helpful we were asking about places to visit in limerick she ignored us playing with her phone won't be back again.
Written 1 October 2020
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A. Stewart
Limerick, Ireland1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Friends
Came here with a few friends over the weekend and can’t recommend it enough. The bbq food is like nothing else in Limerick and the staff were very attentive, overall a delightful experience.
Written 30 September 2020
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