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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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8 pubs showing Game of Thrones Season 8

Finally. FINALLY. Game of Thrones is back for the final time. 4 Dublin pubs have indicated that they will be showing each episode of the HBO fantasy series on Monday nights. Fun as it is watching the action unfold at home, the drama of watching a series like this with such ups and downs in […]

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McGowan’s of Phibsboro celebrates 70 years in business.

When you think of long established and family run pubs in Dublin, you tend to think of places like The Gravediggers in Glasnevin or other traditional spots of that type. Your mind might not automatically go to a large late bar known for its association with teachers and nurses. With that in mind it might […]

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Match Specials: Food and drink deals in Dublin pubs.

If you know of any good match day specials for sporting events, let us know and we’ll add them in. JW Sweetman- Wings or bap and a pint €12 JW Sweetman on Burgh Quay is a smashing place to watch a match. There’s 4 floors of screens, seating, and bars. They’ve got 3 really good […]

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11 pubs for the quintessential Irish Coffee in Dublin

Since the 1940’s the Irish Coffee has been a staple of Irish pubs and bars here and abroad. It’s a winter warmer that keeps you toasty and perks you up (so long as you don’t go mad on them). A shot of whiskey, a spoon of sugar, some rich roast coffee, and a head of […]

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9 pubs for a beautiful fish and chips in Dublin

You’d be surprised how many people come to Dublin and the first meal they go looking for is the traditional fish and chips. It may be an old standard for us, but visitors see it as a quintessential dish to try on holiday. Judging by all of the fish and chips we’ve sampled around the […]

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Saint Amond, Patron Saint of Bar staff.

While on Saint Patrick’s day we give thanks to Ireland’s for the day off work and that affair with the snakes a few centuries ago, he’s not the only one that should be celebrated at this time of year. A friend of mine used to tell me that there was a patron saint for people […]

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There’s a craft beer and spirits Bazaar coming to a Dublin 8 pub.

57 The Headline pub on Clanbrassil Street continue to be at the forefront in the Dublin pub trade when it comes selling and supplying locally produced beer, gin, whiskey, food, and veg. Now they’re having an event upstairs in their gin bar to celebrate all of these element. They’re calling it a ‘Beer Bazaar’. They’ve […]

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Escape the city on Paddy’s Day, but still to the pub.

Every year comes the influx of visitors from America, the UK, Europe, and the suburbs to Dublin’s city centre to revel in the Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations. It’s one of the biggest parties in the world. For some, the day itself is a wonderful celebration of Irishness, but the festivities in the city centre can […]

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12 pubs in Dublin to watch Cheltenham

Devitts Devitts on Camden Street are always good for a bit of sport. There’s several screens downstairs and up. Get yourself food at any time during the day and maybe hang around til later for the live music to start. They usually have a tipster competition and the chance to win free bets and pints […]

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