Atlanta >Arts & Entertainment > Limerick Junction
822 N Highland Ave, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030633.776871 -84.352512
Neighborhoods: St. Charles/ Greenwood, Northeast, Northeast
Come as You Are to this Neighborhood Pub – Located along the bar-intensive strip of N. Highland Avenue just off Ponce, Limerick Junction is a super cozy and laid back bar attracting folks of all stripes. Being an Irish bar, expect a beautiful pro-pour of Guinness, a smooth shot of Jameson, cheap (and good) Irish fare and some on-the-house DIY popcorn service. Take some friends and grab some pints at this joint where you can relax and not worry about being part of a scene.
Unpretentious enjoyable Atlanta pub – This is my favorite pub in the ATL. I've been coming here for 12 years...the friendly and attentive bar staff, excellent seating, best Guinness pour in Atlanta, great regulars, entertaining decor (leave a foreign paper currency on their wall when you leave), and Chris Ricker (imho, a phenomenal entertainer, he loves to involve the crowd). If I were closer to this pub I would likely be in every evening. In short, a wonderful place to let your hair down and RELAX.
Fun Live Music – A great place to let your hair down and sing along with Irish pub songs. My boyfriend and I enjoy it immensely. They really need better ventilation though it is so smokey i there that even though I don't smoke myself all of my clothes smell after an evening in the bar.
Love Limerick Junction – Love Irish music? Love Irish booze? Love the Highlands? You'll love Limerick Junction.... I certainly do!
Fun all night long – Went to this bar for the first time a couple of weeks ago and had a fantastic time. The atmosphere in the bar was very friendly, just what you'd expect from a bar in Ireland. The live music was varied and frequently involved the audience adding to the fun. The bar staff, while always busy, were friendly and kept up with the drink orders. The icing on the cake for me was a group of Scots (who I am told are regulars) who made me laugh and sing so hard it physically hurt. All in all a great bar for great music and great fun.
Enjoyable Thursday night – Had a great time while looking for a place to watch the Finals, the Braves game, AND live music WITH good food and brews. My friend was ordering Bass on tap, which ran out, so the bartender brought his next pick "on the house". After Bass was re-tapped he then brought out one "on the house" as well all with a smile having us feel like one of his close friends. Chris Ricker played and was amazing, conversational, and interacted very well with the audience -- laughing and playing everyone's suggestions as well as some of his favorites. It wasn't too crowded and I really felt like I got away from the whole trendy college scene. To think!?!? right in the middle of Va.Highlands and NOT trendy??? nice. This place is definitely going to be one of my new favorite hang outs.
an ok place to grab a pint – first off the cover on weekends is $5. why does this bar charge a cover? i'd rather just tip the performer like any other bar with a "house" performer and the performer would actually of gotten more then $5 from me. pretty much a typical bar except for the live irish music, which is good and people in the bar join in which creates a fun atmosphere. there is the usual beer selection. i've never had their food so i cant comment on that. i go here once in a while, but its never my first choice for a bar to visit in the highlands.
My favorite bar in Atlanta – I LOVE Limerick Junction! I've been a regular for a couple of years now and its just a great place to hang out, drink beer and sing Irish songs. When i go its usually in the late afternoon, so there's no problem finding a seat. On the weekends though...i recommend getting there b/f 9pm if you want a seat. Also I highly recommend going to see Chris Ricker, who plays there a lot.
Take a virtual trip to Ireland at this spirited pub offering live music, free popcorn and plenty of pints. – In Short
Named after a train station in the small Irish city, Atlanta's oldest Irish pub appropriately resides on the most bar-tastic block on North Highland Ave. Railroad signs, Irish paraphernalia, and a few tastefully positioned flatscreens adorn the walls giving it a classic feeling with just the right touch of everyday modern. The inviting bar draws a more local and eclectic group of bar-goers than your typical Va-Hi locale, pulled in by live Irish bands, properly poured Guinness and cheap, feel-good pub fare. Traditional Irish soda bread, bangers and mash and shepherd's pie all ring under $10 and are better than you'd expect. There's rarely a slow night at the Virginia-Highland mainstay, and weekends get especially crowded. If you're on a budget, raid the free, serve-it-yourself popcorn machine in the back.
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