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The Headline have a new ‘Article 50 Brexit Stout’

  2 and a half years ago when our neighbours had just voted to leave the European Union, a brewery and a pub in Dublin got together to make a beer to mark this significant event. ‘Big Mistake Brexit IPA’ was made by Two Sides Brewing Company and sold in 57 The Headline on Clanbrassil […]

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Phil Lynott and the pubs of Dublin

Every January people from around the world come to celebrate the life and music of one of Dublin’s favourite sons, Philip Parris Lynott. The annual ‘Vibe for Philo’ was held last Friday in Whelans on Wexford Street. For he last 2 years we’ve run a Phil Lynott pub crawl bringing people around the pubs that […]

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Phil Lynott’s Old Town Pub Crawl. Friday 4th January

  Back by popular demand! To coincide with the celebrations for Phil Lynott’s anniversary, we’re doing a special pub crawl on the 4th of January. We’ll be running ‘Philo’s Old Town’ Pub Crawl, exploring Philo’s life, music, and his connection with Dublin. On the 4th we’ll be starting at 4pm and finishing around 7pm, just […]

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Con Houlihan in the pub. Statues, busts, and paintings.

  Con Houlihan was one of Ireland’s best known and well respected  sports writers of the last century. He wrote eloquently detailed articles about a range of sports for the Irish Press, Evening Press, and Sunday Press. It’s no secret that a lot of his time was spent in the various pubs of Dublin. Some […]

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Dublin pubs with live music 7 nights a week

Dublin is a city blessed with musical pubs. A lot of places to in for a bit of a trad session only at the weekend when it’s busy, but some places have musicians playing mostly traditional fare every day of the week. Here’s a few spots that are good for a music session and have […]

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7 New Pubs to visit in Dublin over the Christmas

Several new pubs have opened up, are in the process of opening, or have undergone a name change at the moment in Dublin. Here’s a list of 8 new spots to try out over the Christmas period.   The Big Romance     The Big Romance describes itself as ‘a new vinyl bar serving a […]

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8 pubs to settle in with a pint in front of a fireplace.

On cold Winter nights in Dublin the pub can be a saviour for those looking for a bit of comfort. Here’s a few pubs where you can grab yourself a pint and cosy up beside a roaring fireplace. These pubs are our selection. If you want a more comprehensive list of pubs with a fire, […]

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Great Dublin pub suggestions for tourists visiting the city.

For the purposes of this article, we wanted to suggest to visitors to the city some pubs that lie outside Temple Bar. Earlier this year we were at a networking event where Pat Liddy, Dublin’s most well know tour guide, was giving a talk in which he told the audience about the ever increasing numbers […]

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14 pubs to watch the Rugby in Dublin

Rugby has been on the up in Ireland for decades now. Some pubs in Dublin have a historical connection to the sport through their owners and patrons, and others have caught on and reacted to the popularity of the sport by putting it on their screens. Here’s 14 very good places in Dublin with different […]

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