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Porterhouse Temple Bar

The Porterhouse in Temple Bar opened in 1996 as Dublin’s first pub brewery. Ireland then (and now, arguably) was a beer desert and being the cheeky chappies that we are, we managed to gain maximum publicity by naming a beer Weiserbuddy (you’d be a wiser buddy to drink this beer) and probably the best lager […]

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Porterhouse Central

Located on Nassau Street at the bottom of Grafton Street with access of Adams Court. Porterhouse Central houses which is possibly the longest bar in Dublin. Over the years it has gone through many incarnations originally known as Kidds, which was a hangout for various luminaries at the time including the infamous Cairo squad who […]

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Farringtons

Situated in Dublin’s thriving Temple Bar district, Farrington’s, named after a character in James Joyce’s “The Dubliners”, evokes memories of a different time. The Victorian bar and partitions over 120 years old, invite you to take a seat, relax and soak up the atmosphere. Featuring a modern, comfortable lounge on the second floor, Farrington’s is […]

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Sub lounge/ O’Reillys

O’Reilly’s Bar is located just under Tara Street DART Station. Built between three 170 year old candlelit arches, the venue provides the ultimate after-work unwinding drink, or that all important party destination for the wilder crowd. It is perfect if you like to dance and have a few drinks with friends on a party night […]

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Bailey, The

  The Bailey pub, formerly The Maltings, had always been a hub of literary and political activity. Prior to John Ryan’s acquiring it, it had welcomed international artists such as Evelyn Waugh, John Betjeman, and Charles Chaplin, as well as being popular with local figures like Oliver St. John Gogarty, Pádraig Colum and Thomas Kettle. […]

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Duke, The

Ideally situated in the city centre on historic Duke Street, this old watering hole, which takes its title from the street named after the second Duke of Grafton, has been providing liquid refreshments and sustenance to the people of Dublin since 1822. By 1845, the pub was radiating beneath the affluent glow of Fishbourne & […]

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Flowing Tide

Located across the street from the famous Abbey theatre, this pub has played host to actors, playwrites and interesting locals for decades. A place where you’ll hear conversations on any topic and meet Dubliners with stories to tell. Adjacent to the Abbey stret Luas stop and hop skip and a jump away from O’Connell street. […]

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Bleeding Horse

A large and historic pub on 2 levels. Usually a very mixed crowd of all ages, with excellent drinks specials and a lively atmosphere to match. A great sporting venue and a place with a lot of character. [table id=109 /]

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Mercantile, The

Late Bar, Music & Food 7 Days a Week right in the centre of Dublin. New 250 capacity live music venue: for booking bands & entertainment email: daveallen@mercantile.ie. Click events under The Mercantile heading for all upcoming gigs and events! Description The Following are the areas available for bookings: MERCANTILE TAVERN: Suitable for groups to […]

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Sweeney Mongrel

The Sweeney Mongrel on Dame street is one of the best and most lively bohemian bars and music venues in the city. 3 floors with stages and bars, ample seating, and some great food and beer on offer. Their smoking area extends onto dame lane at the back of the building where patrons mingle with […]

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Nearys

Neary’s is an old school Victorian pub dating back to the late 1800s, full of history and tails and fantastic storey’s which are still being written today. [table id=217 /]

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McDaids

‘ I am a drinker with a writing problem’…the words of one infamous McDaids patron, Brendan Behan, and if ever there was a quote to raise an ironic smile then this was it. McDaids is now considered one of the most iconic Literary Pubs of Dublin not least thanks to Brendan, but it wasn’t always […]

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Twisted Pepper

The Pepper is all round entertainment space. Coffee,food,craft ales,live& dj shows,AV events,talks, bookshop & a multi-media production suite. An extremely popular space in Dublin’s nightlife scene. It’s fair to say that this place is unique in it’s blend of daytime culture and night time events. Each floor has a different vibe and style of music […]

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Oval, The

Established in 1820, The Oval Bar is an authentic Irish Pub situated idyllically in the heart of Dublin City.  Housed by a beautiful Victorian building with most of its period features still intact, The Oval is the perfect place to escape from the hectic hustle and bustle of the city outside.  Located on Middle Abbey […]

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Sackville lounge

Sackville Lounge Bar is just off O’ Connell Street on Sackville Place. It is a charming, intimate, old style Dublin pub, in the heart of the city. Sackville Lounge has a great relaxed atmosphere, in which to enjoy a pint.It attracts both tourists and locals and shows all major sporting events on it’s plasma screens.

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