If you are looking for nightlife then SLigo isn't the place to visit. However, there are so many pubs in Sligo that are full of people and quite lively. The Pubs at Strandhill and Rosses Point (where 2 main capsites are) are very friendly, but less crowded then those in the actuall town. There are livelier and more 'Jolly' Pubs all around the main town - and you'll be certain to have a nice relaxing time.
McHugh's bar is on one of the main roads that pases through Sligo town centre. It is a very welcoming place to drink, the beer is averagely priced and people are nice. Great place for people watching and fills up quite quickly. Has music and/or entertainment most evenings. Mix of young and older customers, lots of tourists pop in too. Worth a visit!
Dress Code: I have been allowed in wearing trainers but generally the customers are smartly dressed.
We lucked out, on Monday nights across the street from the Sligo City Hotel where we happened to be staying, is the Harp Tavern who has authentic Irish music. It's a lovely pub and dancers came in for a round of Irish dancing, not the Riverdance style, more a square dance with partners, so intricate and lively - we loved every minute of it.
Every Sunday (2008) at 1 p.m. the "Jazz Lads" play a unique style of Jazz and Blues.
Plenty of parking too.
Dress Code: Everyone was dressed casually - mostly jeans.
For the complete night out come to Shenanigans where you can Eat, Drink and Dance the night away. For great music, great food, great drinks and a great atmosphere what ever the occasion, you'll find it all at Shenanigans were we combine top quality with great value.
Great bar located in the centre of sligo. Modern decor with a terrace at the front overlooking the river. Spend an afternoon having some delicious food and sipping cocktails. Came back that night and the place had a great athmosphere live band on followed by a dj . It is a late night bar with no cover charge. Highly recommend
Dress Code: Casual but neat. Over 21's