Our 12 Pubs of Christmas Guide

Ho, ho, ho! Have a very merry Christmas in some of Waterford's best pubs. And try not drink Santa under the table.
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Waterford has some really great pubs. Not one to shy away from Christmas traditions, Waterford.FYI brings to you our top 12 pubs to drop in to for a tipple or two over the Xmas season.


Nothing like a good pint amongst friends to lift the spirits. Here are some of Waterford’s best pubs to visit during this year’s Christmas crawl around town. Have fun!

Here’s our 12 Pubs of Christmas

1. Downes Pub

Great pints in a relaxed lounge setting and spot on staff. Try their own No.9 whiskey brand.

Address: Thomas Street, Waterford.

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2. Uisce Beatha

Traditional pub with craft beer on tap. A hit with the locals.

Address: Merchants Quay, Waterford.


3. Tully’s Bar

Popular with music lovers and those who like a good selection of craft beers and a fine pint of Guinness.

Address: O’Connell Street, Waterford.

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4. Thomas Maher

Once a men-only pub, there’s a lot to be said for merging tradition with modern times at the historical Tom Mahers pub. Great place for a whiskey mac and a lively chat.

Address: O’Connell Street, Waterford.


5. J & K Walsh

This charming pub captures the old world charm of the local grocery store of times past. A great little spot for an intimate chat and a decent choice of wine and beer.

Address: Great Georges Street, Waterford.


6. Geoffs Cafe Bar

Have a pint in one of Waterford’s finest establishments. Cool, friendly staff, great tunes overhead and fine food and drinks.

Address: John Street, Waterford.


7. The Market Bar

This recently refurbished bar is a great spot to have a drink towards the end of the night. Live musicians up at the back and late opening, who could say no to that?!

Address: John Street, Waterford.

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8. Davy Macs

Gin-tastic! THE place to stop off for a whole plethora of G&T’s on the menu.

Address: John’s Avenue, Waterford.

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9. Grady’s Yard

Serving yellow-belly beer and lots of international beers, Grady’s Yard is definitely a good place to go with a bunch of friends for Xmas drinks. Serves good food too.

Address: Johnstown, Waterford.

Craft Beer Venue

10. Phil Grimes

Another great Waterford establishment to stop by for a tipple, a damn good pint or try some Japanese Kirin Ichiban beer. Pool table at back too.

Address: Johnstown, Waterford.

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11. The Three Shippes

Good for Guinness and catching some rugby on big screen TV. Plenty of space and serves bar food too.

Address: William Street, Waterford.

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12. Jordan’s Bar

Good ‘aul Jordan’s Bar where you can drink and be merry amongst friends in a cosy, relaxed pub setting. Can’t beat it, a great place to get comfy at the end of a long Christmas pub crawl!

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