Flannerys Bar
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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Adam L
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Dec 2023 • Friends
Emily and Desiree were the best bar tenders you could meet! They helped us so much and werre so attentive throughout the night!
Written 23 December 2023
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j100lok
Fleet, UK1,408 contributions
Jan 2023 • Business
On a biz trip with new colleagues and new company and about to meet a new supplier for dinner
I figured, let’s get the team together for a drink beforehand and randomly chose Flannery’s due to its proximity to both the hotel and restaurant

Boy, did it not disappoint
The moment you walk through that red fronted establishment you are immediately greeted by a busy bar full of inquisitive looks
I expected nothing less
The place wreaked of nostalgia, oozed with class and character just hit you in the face, everywhere you looked
It’s a cozy spot and that’s how I like my pubs
The atmosphere was friendly and the barman was spot on

No need to describe how good the Guinness was….simply poured to perfection
Written 18 January 2023
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Dawn B
Boston, MA29 contributions
Sept 2022 • Couples
Awesome local bar! The locals were all so nice. Went back 2 nights in a row. Great atmosphere. Had live music one of the nights we were there. So much fun!
Written 12 October 2022
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maryryanCork
Cork14 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Robert got two seats for us at the bar! So thoughtful and excellent pint! Thanks a million! Fab live band playing super music!
Written 1 April 2022
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Reyanna
8 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
I went here for a quiet drink tonight. Staff were very unfriendly and I overheard them using some very derogatory language towards other customers.
Written 21 February 2022
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Brian mcmahon
Cork, Ireland3 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Enjoyed a really good night here recently with my girlfriend, the staff on the door are very friendly, unfortunately this was not our experience everywhere in Limerick, they couldn't have done more for us in terms of places to visit for the rest of our trip. Bar staff well trained, most cocktails feature home made recipes, there was a black chai whiskey drink that was exceptional
Written 13 February 2022
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Martin A
Dublin, Ireland14 contributions
Sept 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
midlands36 contributions
Sept 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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Flannerys Bar is open:
  • Sun - Sun 13:00 - 00:00
  • Mon - Wed 10:00 - 00:00
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 - 03:00


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