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W.J. South's Pub

4 Quinlan Street, Limerick, Ireland
3535 61 318850
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Ranked #14 of 41 Nightlife in Limerick
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Dining, Nightlife
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Owner description: A popular pub with a friendly ambiance and great food.

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The young bar staff with the blonde hair would need to learn some manners. A rugby player with notions about himself.We were at the back of the bar and service was chronic. This bar is big bright and boring. Clientele are aged 55+. All think they are upper-class and are definitely self-absorbed. For me this Bar is one of the... More

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Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went here on the recommendation of the woman who runs the Frank McCourt Museum, just down the street, for its connection to his writing. The building is beautiful, and makes for a lovely place to sit even without the history. Our bartender was a friendly older man who chatted with us for a while. We were also amused when... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Was in the bar last night for a function, great atmosphere and a good pint. Bar staff need to understand that manners doesn't cost anything. Each member of the party ordered a round of drinks and no one got a please, thank you or a smile from the younger barman or the elderly barman at the back part of the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

South pub was first place we stopped for breakfast in Limerick. Two women there (mother and daughter) was so sweet and helpful they even walked us out to show us different locations that they recommended. Very inviting setting and the bar is like stepping back into time. It is continuously mentioned in Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes and it pretty wild... More

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limerick
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

South's is a family run bar near the Crescent in Limerick. They've just started doing breakfast to compliment their excellent lunch offering. I enjoyed a hearty breakfast there this morning served with a smile by the friendly staff. Will be making it a regular treat for myself and suggest that you try it yourself.

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Limerick, Ireland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is the place to be, steeped in History yet the most modern pub of its type in Ireland, excellent food, best winning pint outside of OGara's kicking one's, family run, Dave, Peg, Libby, Susan, Richard, very personnel friendly service, it has the honour of the first legal pint pulled on Good Friday 2010. A must visit Pub.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Four of us called across from St Josephs Church after a funeral mass around noon and just had coffee as we were driving. I had heard about this famous pub and was anxious to see it. The decor and ambiance is very special - it is a really handsome and atmospheric place and two lovely ladies looked after us very... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Wonderfull pub, professional crowd, great food! This is the pub of Frank McCourts book, but even without this its got a touch of class not seen in many bars. A lot of cops & shop owners eat there, just a relaxing place to eat!

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Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Ive never used this site before or any other to rate a pub or restaurant but felt it was completely necessary to do so now.. It was an absolute disgrace how I was treated by a staff member today for the second time in Souths pub.. I promised my self the first time I was treated with no respect or... More

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Malahide, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

Lovely high banquette seating, fun bar, with great service and good pints. Well worth a night out with friends in Limerick.

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