Dundalk has a very long and proud football history with Dundalk F.C..
The town had a wide range of sports facilities which were hit by the recession, including the JJB Soccer Dome (Closed - go to Oriel Park instead), the Ice Dome ("Temporarily closed"), the Sportsbowl (also closed) and the newly refurbished Horse and Greyhound racing tracks (still open and an excellent night out)!
Spirit Store, The Quay. I'm not even sure if this should be under "drink". More like "Entertainment", the Spirit Store is one of the best venues in Ireland for live music and entertainment such as comedy nights.
Oscars, Park Street
Bartender, Park Street
The Phoenix, Park Street. Call in and say "hi" to Betty. Tough as old boots, she'll make space for you at a table and despite licensing laws you're in for a late one.
Sextons Bar & Restaurant, Dublin Road, Blackrock, Dundalk, Co Louth (5 mins north off the Dundalk by Pass on the old Dublin Road near the seaside village of Blackrock), ☎ +353 42 93 21449. Open Daily. Traditional Irish Pub which also serves local food.edit