Sean’s Bar claims to be the oldest bar in Ireland, with a history dating as far back as 900AD. The pub has been listed in the “25 of the Most Incredible Bars in the World” by Lonely Planet and it’s not hard to see why when stepping into its warm and quaint interior. When at Sean’s Bar, there is nothing better than sitting by the fire, listening to some traditional music and sipping on a cold Guinness.
The Chambers is very popular with locals and can get lively in the evenings with its mix of live bands and adventurous drinks menu. Many flock here to watch sport on the big screen or to celebrate after a local GAA match. The bar has an outdoor drinking and smoking area that is often packed at the weekends. Visit here for a lively and fun night.
Part of Hatter’s Bistro & Restaurant, Gertie Brownes Pub is a quaint pub that caters for all sorts of customers with its diverse list of drinks and great food menu. The pub’s wooden counters and areas decorated with salvaged goods give it a homely feel that makes it hard to leave the place! Located just off the River Shannon, Gertie Brownes is in the heart of Athlone, leaving you well placed to explore the town on foot before stopping in for a tipple
Clarke’s Bar is a great place for sports fans, the pub showing live sport every day on its multiple widescreen TVs. The bar also has a beer garden and purpose-built stage for live music on the weekends, as well as quiet nooks to sit and enjoy a few drinks in.