A Sunday Swan Session.

The Swan on Aungier Street is one of those Dublin pubs famed for its natural ambience created by the sound of dozens of concurrent conversations. No piped in music, only chats. With all that said, it might surprise you to hear that they have a weekly Sunday trad session. It takes place in the old […]

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Barney Kiernan’s pub from Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ is up for sale.

The building on Little Britain Street that once contained ‘Barney Kiernan’s’ pub is up for sale as a mixed commercial and residential property. It no longer retains a pub license. Barney Kiernan’s pub featured prominently in James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’, which was set in 1904 and followed the protagonist Leopold Bloom on a journey around Dublin. […]

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Sun Spots and Beer Gardens on Dublin’s Northside

The Barbers, Grangegorman At the front of The Barbers there is a cul-de-sac in which you can bring a few seats (within a certain area) and have yourself a drink. The spot gets quite a lot of sun and if the stools are gone, there’s plenty of standing room and kerbs to sit on. It’s […]

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Thursday Tipples at The Church. 2 for 1 cocktails and more.

The Church on Mary Street refers to itself as ‘Dublin’s most beautiful bar’, and it’s hard to disagree. We’ve often waxed lyrical about what a stunning venue this is for a meal, drinks, or a night out. Now, we’ve come across another reason to visit, especially on a Thursday. Thursday Tipples in The Church is […]

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Dog Friendly Pubs in Dublin

It has become increasingly common for pubs to allow dogs into the pub to accompany their owner for a few scoops, some food, and for the dog, a few treats and a bowl of water. Some pubs have seen a real uptake in custom as a result of encouraging dog owners to join them. Some […]

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The new look Cellar bar in The Church.

If you’re looking for a weekend cocktail and food spot or an elegant room for a party, The Church on Mary Street have just recently renovated their downstairs Cellar Bar. We popped our heads into the launch party to check it out for ourselves. Settle in to a booth and enjoy a cocktail from their […]

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Seafood lovers. This is one dish you have to try.

It’s rare that we’ll devote a whole article on the site to just one dish, but a photo of something so incredible looking caught our eye and we simply had to share it. Behold, the seafood platter in Johnnie Fox’s pub in the Dublin mountains. This ‘Giant Shellfish Platter’ is for 4+ people and includes […]

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Inside Bonobo, a cracking looking new pub in Smithfield.

The gang behind the wildly successful and popular Caribou in Galway have set their sights on Dublin and have opened a new spot where The Richmond used to be on Church Street Upper. They’ve released a few photos of what the bar looks like and it seems to be quite a brilliant addition to the […]

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How about pints and a comedic play for a work night out?

The New Theatre in Temple Bar is one of the leading lights when it comes to putting on new and original Irish plays. Next week sees the return to the theatre of ‘Arachnophilia’ after a successful run at last years Dublin Fringe festival. The play is an absurd comedy based around a spider who can […]

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