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Meet the New Pav. Not like the Old Pav.

  You might have an idea of what the Pavillion Bar in Trinity College is or was, but you might be interested to see how much it has changed in recent years. Alumni who remember it as a dark place to hide away from obligations would be surprised to see the bright and airy bar […]

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8 facts about Dublin pubs

    The long hall has sold 22 million pints of Guinness in 250 years.     At their 250th birthday celebrations in 2016, owner Marcus Houlihan estimated that in the entire existence of The Long Hall they had sold around 22 millions pints of Guinness. And it’s only Guinness they’re calculating, not other beers. […]

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14 pubs for hosting big events and parties

A lot of pubs in the city have really good function rooms that can cater for up to 60 or so people. Sometimes though we get inquiries for people looking for pubs with a much bigger capacity, usually for corporate events. This list covers pubs that can cater for events going over 100 people.   […]

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There’s a ‘Doggy Brunch’ in a pub in October

  The Barbers Bar in Grangegorman have done it again. They’ve unveiled plans for a doggy and owner brunch for Ocober. It’s on Sunday 8th October at 3pm and there’s a gourmet offering for both pooch and patron. For doggies they’re offering fresh angus beef, wild boar, romney lamb, and yorkshire pud. They’ve also got […]

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8 Dublin pubs showing the NFL

    NFL has been growing in popularity in Ireland recent years. Loads of pubs show the superbowl, but an increasing amount are showing regular league games, mostly thanks to the amount of Americans living here. A lot of the pubs on this list can only really show whatever games Sky Sports choose to show, […]

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QUIZ: How many of these Dublin pubs to you know?

  Think you know Dublin pubs? Put you knowledge to the test. This one is even more difficult than the last one.   Historical Pub Crawl   If you didn’t do so well then maybe you should join us on the Publin Historical Pub Crawl on Thursday the 7th of September. Get your tickets and […]

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10 things to do this week in Dublin pubs

Here’s a few ideas for the week ahead   Go on a Publin Historical Pub Crawl!     We’re hosting our second Historical Pub Crawl this week. We take you around 4 of Dublin’s most exceptional and historic pubs. The night will be part walking tour, part pub crawl, where we give you a primer […]

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Rónán O’ Snodaigh of Kila is giving Bodhrán lessons in MVP

  Rónán O’Snodaigh is well known face and name in traditional Irish music circles, and his work with Kila has gained them international recognition. Well, now you have an opportunity to learn from one of the best Bodhrán players and performers in the world in the setting of a Dublin pub. MVP on Clanbrassil Street […]

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The humble spud takes centre stage on the menu in The Pipers

  We’ve long been calling for pubs to make more use of the versatile and tasty spud. Some pubs that don’t have the capacity to offer a full menu sometimes opt to specialise in pizza or sandwiches. One new pub has opted to trial something different. The Piper’s Corner on Marlborough Street is a recently […]

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Inside Scoop: Tramline Hawkins Street

  A few weeks ago we let you know about a new massive bar and venue opening on Hawkin’s Street. We didn’t have too much detail at the time, so we’ve returned now to fill you in. Tramline is split into tow main large areas, the venue with a stage and impressive capacity, and Matzaluna, […]

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A BBQ whatever the weather

  The laneway beer garden in Ned O’Shea’s on Lower Bridge Street is a great asset. Half covered, half exposed (But with the option of a retractable awning) it makes for a good spot whatever the weather. It’s especially welcoming when their mock Guinness gates are inviting you in.     If you’re looking for […]

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