This is the quintessential man's pub. Well, it isn't just a man's pub. It's a woman's pub too. Great atmosphere here. Tight enough on space but don't let that bother you. You'll feel comfortable in the setting while you settle into a corner or small table dotted around the premises. Nice friendly staff. Good music session of a Friday night. I like visiting here as its one of the few pubs that has held onto its character and ambience. Little beer garden out the back if ya feel like a breather at any stage... lots of history associated with the place.
Good spot for a Saturday afternoon beer. Fantastic pint of stout.
Went deep down the internet rabbit hole and came across this pub a friend and I visited back in 1983. I believe Thomas Maher himself pulled some pints for us. It was a men only pub back then, if I recall, but a local told us that Mr. Maher was known to slide back a wooden screen and pass a pint or two to the ladies secretly hidden in a separate room. Fond memories of the pub and Ireland.
Congratulations you have discovered my go to old man's style pub in Waterford, the place has not changed in 50 if not 100 plus years, be sure to ask paul the barman for the whiskey mac! Lovely outdoor seating on the weekends, you are missing an essential part of real waterford city if you miss out on this one!
Old style bar serving excellent Guinness. Nice decor. Nice atmosphere and friendly locals.