The Palace Bar, Castle Street, Athlone has become equally synonymous with a great night out as with delicious homecooked food. It offers a high standard of comfort, elegance, style, and service. Food is served in the bar from noon to 8pm Monday to Sunday. The menu offers customers a delicious choice of homecooked foods, from tasty lunches, appetising mains, as well as hearty breakfast options, light snacks, and sweet treats.
At night The Palace Bar comes alive with a mix of live music and resident DJs. They’ve hosted a wide array of live acts in the past including Aslan, J90, Big Generator, and The Blizzards. At the weekend The Palace rocks with top bands and all the hits and chart toppers from the DJ.
The middle floor is the place to be if you’re looking for a trendy location, with an innovative and stylish design that has built up a reputation for its electrifying atmosphere and a great night is always in store. The ground floor offers a more intimate and cosy atmosphere where you still get great music and an energetic atmosphere.
The Palace Bar is the ideal location to sit back and enjoy all sporting events, with three 42 inch and two 62 inch plasma screens along with super surround sound systems.
The Palace Loft, situated on the top floor of the Palace Bar is the perfect location for any gathering. Whether you are celebrating your birthday, having a staff night out, or just gathering friends together for a great night, the Palace Loft offers you spacious room with state of-the-art lighting, high efficiency air conditioning, and an impressive bar.
The venue can offer to supply all your catering and bar services, and even suggest a DJ for you.
Recently the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI ), in conjunction with Smithwick’s gave the Irish public the chance to showcase their talent in the Stars of our Bars pub talent competition. Entrants stand the chance to win big if they qualify for the finals, with a total prize fund of €50,000 at stake.
The Palace Bar is currently looking for new talent to enter the competition and is hoping to put contestants through to Westmeath final which takes place in May. Last year Shanna Cunnigham and Tad and Kint were winners of the Palace leg of Stars of our Bars and went through to the Westmeath final. The competetion ran over six weeks and 14 acts in all took part from solo singers to dancers as well as family acts and bands.