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17 places to go after a GAA match in Croke park

The Dubs have been unstoppable of late and that means the party usually continues well after the match. We’ve tried to pick a few spots around the city, and not just near the stadium for people to consider visiting for a bit of post match craic. We’ll be doing another article that covers the pubs […]

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6 pubs you can hire that have a stage

We often get inquiries from people looking to host an event such as a gig or pub quiz, and one of the requirements is that they need a stage. There’s loads of function rooms in Dublin, but not many have a stage, so we’ve put together this list of the 6 bars that we could […]

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There’s a Mad Hatters Gin and Tea party coming to a pub

  The Hill in Ranelagh have been making lots of noise recently by hosting a series of mini gin festivals. Now, they’re hosting another event that has an air of mystery to it. On Saturday the 15th of June they will play host to an Alive in Wonderland Mad Hatter’s G&T themed afternoon tea party. […]

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Publin is now doing private pub crawls!

  For the last 6 years, Publin.ie has been a well respected resource for anyone planning a night out in Dublin or for anyone with an interest in the culture, history, and heritage of the Dublin pub. For that time, we’ve operated primarily online. Now, we’re starting something more offline. Publin will now offer private […]

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Vote now in the Irish Pubs Global ‘Best Pubs Awards’

  Voting is still open for one of the most prestigious pub awards in the country. The Irish Pubs Global Awards will be held later in October of this year, with the shortlist being announced on the 12th of July. Among the categories that the public can vote on and nominate pubs for are, Irish […]

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A new underground bar opens on Dame Street tonight

  Say hello to ‘Underdog’, Dame Street’s newest bar. It’s due to open tonight (Tuesday 4th July). There’s not too many details or photos yet, but we do know that Barry and Paddy, who are running the bar, have a really big passion for craft beer, so you can expect more than a few scrumptious […]

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When Patrick Kavanagh got a pint in the Zoo on Good Friday.

  Anthony Cronin’s book ‘Dead as Doornails’ is a wonderful recollection of his relationship with some of Ireland’s literary giants from the 50s through to the 70s. The book recounts the lives of Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O’Brien, and Brendan Behan, as well as others, as he knew them. The book recounts well their genius in […]

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The pub mirror that’s older than Ireland

  We came across a tidbit of history on The Long Hall twitter page that we thought was very much worth sharing. Once owned by Mr. Patrick F. O’Brien, an antiques enthusiast, the pub used to be exploding full with antiques of various kinds from around the world. It still retains some of those collected […]

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How many pubs are there in Dublin?

  In 2015 we went into detail in an article about how we arrived with the figure of 751 pubs in the Dublin area. We got that figure from the revenue list of pubs with a license. From that, we figured out that Dublin had 10.75% of the countries 6,984 pubs, despite having 27.11% of […]

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8 brilliant steak deals in Dublin pubs

    JW Sweetman- Monday €15     Sweetman’s Monday steak deal has to be put front and centre. It’s €15 for a steak, sides, and a pint of Sweetman’s craft beer. What amazing value that is.   Cat and Cage- Wednesday €15     Head to Drumcondra on a Wednesday to try a sirloin […]

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