If you just want to relax and enjoy the atmosphere in a pub with character there are a number of excellent pubs scattered around the city.
Downes - 10 O'Connell Street Waterford
Downes one of the oldest pubs is definitely worth a visit it was established in 1759 and is still in the same family for six generations. It is also one of the few remaining houses to bottle its own Whiskey “Downe’s No7. Which can be seen on The Granville Hotel’s whiskey wall along with another 40 Irish whiskeys.
Tom Mahers - O'Connell Street Waterford
The first non smoking pub in the World, this place is innovative in many ways. Mahers is a regular venue on our traditional tours. Famous for its strict policy on women and its low prices. Tom Mahers own blend is also available on the Granville Hotel’s whiskey wall.
The Munster Bar - Bailey's New Street Waterford
Located down the narrow streets of Waterford City’s historic quarter is The Munster Bar which was established as a public house in 1822 and has been in the hands of the Fitzgerald family since 1852. The interior has beautiful oak paneled walls and elegant fire places.
Other traditional pubs also worth a visit include Tullys, Geoffs Bar, Grimes, The Gingerman, Katty Barrys, Jordans, The Three Shippes and The Reg, which are all in the city centre within easy walking distance of each other.