The Loft Cocktail Lounge

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In keeping with the relaxing atmosphere and easy going attitude, the Loft provides beautifully prepared Tapas and uses only the freshest of ingredients. The Menu is not expensive and knows that providing great food at a great price will have you coming back for more.

The tapas menu has something for everyone, mini burgers, ribs and wings, wonderfully prepared chicken and lots more. So if you’re in the mood for relaxing in front of there TV’s watching of your favorite sports team battling it out accompanied with a cocktail, beer or some great food then the Loft is the place for you.

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Whether you’re looking for a top Tom Collins, a magnificent martini or the quintessential cosmo – somewhere in Carlingford there’s a mixologist just waiting to mix it for you. Some of the best cocktails can be found in the Loft, while there are also some pretty tasty Tapas to satisfy those cravings of hunger, in the loft they guarantee that they are shaking things up in a more low-key fashion.

The Loft is Carlingford Newest Bar  located upstairs in the Carlingford Arms once you enter the door move up the stairs to the right and you will be welcomed with a wonderful mural that ordains the wall. The Loft turns into a Live Lounge on a Friday and Sunday night as some of the best bands and performers around play. Some names that have played in the Loft are David Keenan, Grainne Hunt and Ian Prowse. Keep up to date with all the new acts on a weekly based by following on The Loft Facebook page.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Friday – Live Music

Saturday – Live DJ

Sunday – Live Music

You can book the Loft for any party, Hen, Stag, Birthday, Christening, Family gathering & Post Wedding Parties. Group Menu’s available.

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For more information on the Loft Contact us here at Visit Carlingford:

tele: +353 879576989


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Ma Bakers

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  • Weekly Entertainment
  • Functions
  • Free Wifi
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  • Free Wifi
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