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Category Archives: Lists

Press for service. When pubs had bells to call the bartender.

Over the last few months we’ve come across several pubs in the Dublin area that retain an old characteristic, now long out of use. Several pubs have bells in snugs, along the bar, and along the perimeter of the walls. While this might come as news to older patrons of Publin, we’ve never experienced one […]

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10 Christmas present ideas for pub lovers

The clock is ticking in the countdown to Christmas and the time left available to get some Christmas presents. We’ve got a few ideas for presents big and small for the pub lover in your life.   ‘Have ye no homes to go to?’ by Kevin Martin     This year saw the release of […]

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Craft beer specials and deals.

Generally speaking we pay a bit more for craft beer. That’s to do with economies of scale, and the quality of quantity of ingredients used. There’s several pubs around Dublin that have, on certain days, a reduced price for craft beer. here’s a few of them. As with all of our lists, if you know […]

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Black Friday deals in Dublin pubs.

A select few Dublin pubs have decided to get in on the discounting action and offer some cut price food and drink.   Sweeney’s     Sweeney’s on Dame Street will be offering everything on their food menu for €5 all day on Black Friday.     Mary’s Bar   When you find out Mary’s […]

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Turkey, beer, NFL: Thanksgiving celebrations in Dublin pubs.

In Dublin we’re blessed by the presence of our American cousins from across the Atlantic. Some of them have made a home here, some work here, and some are just visiting. They’re all very welcome. One of the hardest things about being away from home is missing big events like birthdays, Christmas, and Thanksgiving. So, […]

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9 Christmas party venue ideas

Listen. I’m sick of Christmas chat getting earlier every year, and you’re sick of Christmas chat getting earlier every year. But the fact of the matter is that you have to book now to avoid disappointment. We’re putting together here a list of pubs that would be good for big and small Christmas parties for […]

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5 meal and drink deals for Irish rugby matches.

During the test series, a few pubs will be running special promotions during games, pairing food and drinks to give you a bit of value.   Kennedy’s- Roast beef sandwich and a pint €12     Kennedy’s on Westland Row has a number of screens around the bar and provides a traditional setting to watch […]

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Get cosy: 5 pubs with blankets.

We’ve come across a number of pubs that offer blankets to customers who might be feeling a chill at this time of year. It’s a nice touch to offer a bit more comfort to those who still feel like wandering outside for a smoke or whatever reason.   Peters Pub     Peter’s have a […]

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16 new pubs and bars to try out in Dublin.

The Dublin pub scene is in a huge state of change at the moment. It seems as though every week there’s a new place opening, reopening, or changing management. The overall trend seems to be toward cocktails bars, dining, and generally a more upmarket approach to the trade. Here, in this list, we’ve attempted to […]

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Tempus Fugit: The clocks of Dublin pubs

It’s rare that you stop and look up in a city with such narrow streets. When you do, you’ll notice that a surprising number of pubs in the city have clocks outside them. Some are old, some are not so old. We’re not yet sure why, but we think it’s important to catalogue these curiosities […]

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