post-title 18 great free function rooms in Dublin pubs

18 great free function rooms in Dublin pubs

18 great free function rooms in Dublin pubs

If you’re looking for a free function room around Dublin city centre, then look no further. We’ve collected a range of options of function rooms for groups big and small. They can be used for birthdays, gigs, pub quizzes, or some other kind of function.

If you need help in booking or planning a party of any kind, just email us at and we’ll give you a hand.

We’ll offer as much detail as possible, including capacity, whether there’s a refundable deposit, and their drink and food offerings.






Toners on Baggot street have 2 function rooms that are free to rent and have a capacity of up to 100 people. There’s a bar in both rooms. They can arrange finger food platters for your group. You can find more info via 01-6763090 or email



The Waterloo



The Waterloo on Baggot street over the canal have a function room fit for up to 120 people with a private bar and a heated terrace. They can do sit down dining or food platters. The food is good and they’ve got a very good craft beer and wine selection. A refundable deposit is required. 01-6600650 or email



The 51



The 51 on Haddington road have quite a large function room. Depending on the day you’re booking for, they have a number of €4 pint deals and they can also sort you out with finger food and platters. (01) 660 0150




McDaids off Grafton street has a very nice function room upstairs with a full bar and a large TV screen. You could comfortably fit 50 people in here. We’ve used it before for our own events and it’s a really good space. They can arrange to have sandwiches made off site.



Jack Nealons




Jack Nealons on Capel street have a lovely function room available. It has been used for pub quizzes in the past, but you could hold just about any event here.






McNeills on Capel street have a nice little room upstairs. It’s a fairly traditional pub, so it could be a winner if that’s what you’re looking for. As far as we know, they don’t do food.


JW Sweetman



JW Sweetman on the quays beside O’Connell bridge have 2 floors of the bar available for rent depending on the size of your party. The basement area is free to rent , has a bar, and you can even see into their on-site brewery!






Devitts on Wexford street have a nice upstairs area that sometimes hosts live music sessions (the trad is excellent). They mention on their facebook that it might be a good place to host a pub quiz or music night. 014753414



The Hairy Lemon



One part of the function room.

The Hairy Lemon has a new function room area that can be split up or kept whole. The area can hold up to 150 people. From the function room you can access the downstairs smoking garden.






Foleys on Merrion row have 2 function room areas for hire. The first floor function room is eclectically decorated, has space for large groups and has access to the smoking area. Their Loft area above can be used for intimate gigs or smaller birthday celebrations.


The Bridge 1859



The Bridge in Ballsbridge is an excellent spot for a a personal or corporate party. It’s owned by some of the Irish and Leinster rugby players, so that adds a bit of glitz to proceedings. They can do finger food, drinks receptions, and they have entertainment options. Email to for more info.



The Boars head



The Boars Head on capel street have a very nice function room upstairs that has a bar and projector screen. They often show sports up here, so it might be a good place for a screening of some sort. The room would comfortably fit 40-50 people.






O’Donoghues on Baggot st have a function room that’s free to rent upstairs. The room stretches around the corner of this photo and, obviously, has its own bar. A very nice, traditional, pub to have your party. (01) 660 7194






McGrattans off Baggot street have an upstairs function room that has a capacity of 150 people.



The Black Sheep



The Black Sheep on Capel street has a nice downstairs area for those that like to celebrate with a selection of craft beer in hand. There’s couches, barrels and stools and a decent amount of standing room. They have food options available. (01) 873 0013



Against the Grain



Against the Grain on Wexford street is the sister pub of The Black Sheep and boasts similar qualities in terms of craft beer and food.  (01) 470 5100.


Madigans North Earl street



A large function room in this beautiful city centre pub. Contact 01-8740646 or




Anseo on Camden street have a small function room upstairs that fits around 30 people. There’s also a bar. It’s a good size for comedy and small music gigs. Unfortunately, we don’t have a photo of the room. (01) 475 1321