February’s featured pub is the Spirit Store in Dundalk, County Louth. Tucked into the docks of George’s Quay on Dundalk Bay, the Spirit Store is both a traditional pub and a live performance venue. On the ground floor you’ll find a cosy pub full of nooks and snugs perfect for sipping some whiskey, wine, or a few of the Irish craft beers on tap. Upstairs is a small venue that hosts top-notch music and comedy acts, attracting talented performers from all over Ireland and abroad.
You’ll always find a diverse group of people here – local fisherman and musicians mix with locals and visitors to create a warm, welcoming, and always lively atmosphere. On a sunny day there is outdoor seating where you can watch the boats pass by and take in the beautiful scenery of the nearby Cooley mountains in the background. On Sunday evenings you’ll be delighted by free Irish music sessions – the perfect way to wrap up your weekend.