The Reginald is all set to open this week.
After 18 months of planning, research and hard work, the big day has arrived.
The Reg will have great food, music, and craft beer.
The craft bar, whiskey bar, late night venue and the city’s first terrace restaurant, café /bar will add a layer of chic sophistication to Waterford evening entertainment.
It is sure to be a hit and the place to be this winter.
Neighbouring properties in Baileys New St. are brought into the mix and with a great project team in place ensuring a great venue is provided in Waterford
Heritage experts have delivered a great new possibility to the Reg which overlooks the famous Tower.
Visitors will love it and so will the locals.
The Reg will be working with the best of local musicians with general manager Donal O Brien and head chef Paul Power to deliver great offerings for patrons.
This will be a massive boost to the nightlife in the city centre. It should benefit the whole city and allow Waterford to be on a par with other cities given the quality of what will be on offer.
Expect patrons from neighbouring counties to visit and see what is on offer.
It will be a must see experience.
This is a substantial multi million investment in the Viking Quarter and hopefully more will follow the lead of Barry Monaghan in revitalizing Waterford.
Limerick may have Nancy Blakes, Killarney has Courtneys, Cork has Reardons Mills but Waterford has the Reginald.
Barry Monaghan recently gave us a tour in advance of his planned opening this week.
We were very impressed with the wide range of facilities planned for the venue, from the craft beer bar with Irish traditional music for visitors to the fine balcony bar upstairs outside and nearby upstairs restaurant that seats 80 people.
Downstairs the whiskey connoisseurs will enjoy a special whiskey bar, new to Waterford.
A special offer of whisky tasting for 10 euro with 5 different options will be available
There will also be a range of 5 craft beers plus Guinness and Heineken in the craft bar, which dates back in terms of look many decades with the wood back drop bought in Dublin. .
So here we have something a little different in Waterford and reminds one of the dramatic and radical changes to the Pulpit Bar in John St. back in the 1990s, with the Tweedy family.
The Reginald also has room for live music with a stage and dance floor and also the long bar of the Reg has been retained.
It will certainly be a great meeting place.
The old stone work has also been exposed in the ground floor.
Upstairs in the restaurant the fine sashed windows are retained as you overlook Baileys New St. and the Viking Quarter.
On the balcony you can look out in summer and relax at Reginald’s Tower.
It reminds one of some of the venues in historic cities in the UK and will be a hit with them and hopefully American visitors.
The Reginald has been truly transformed and is a credit to new vision from Barry Monaghan.
So go out there and support a new Waterford venue – The Reg is back.