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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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A pub in Santry is holding a pig racing event…

  We often get pubs sending us details on upcoming events, but one that we received yesterday was about as far from the norm as you can get. The Comet in Santry, which will be familiar to anyone who gets the 16 bus to the airport, or anyone who lives in the area, will be […]

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The Boars head will be open for the Lions matches

  If you’re looking for somewhere central and on the Northside to watch the Lions Test games, then The Boars head on Capel Street is a good shout. For daytime games they’re usually a popular spot for GAA, soccer, golf, and just about any sport you can think of. They’re not much different in the […]

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Gourmet pizza comes to Abbey Street.

  We’ve come a long way since the humble toastie. First came the frozen pizzas in pubs that were a handy filler, accompanied by a pint of a pitcher on special. Now, we’ve moved on to the real deal; proper oven baked pizzas. Adelphi on Abbey Street, famed for their gourmet hot dogs, are now […]

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Here are the pubs opening early for Lions matches.

Most pubs wouldn’t see a lot of trade in the wee, early hours of the morning. But, now they have a reason to open. The Lions are playing their first full test match against New Zealand on Saturday the 24th of June. We’ve put together a list of pubs that will be opening for this […]

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Chaplins is back to normal after the Luas works.

  I’m sure there’s more than a handful of pubs that will be glad to see the back of the Luas construction works. We passed by Chaplins on Hawkin’s Street the other day and it feels like ages since we’ve been able to see it unobscured. It has been hidden by railings and equipment for […]

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Isn’t Walshe’s snug lovely altogether?

  We’re big fans of Walshe’s pub in Stoneybatter, and the pubs of that area and Smithfield generally. It’s always such a treat when you walk into a pub in a group of 4 or so, only to find that the snug is free. It’s so nice to get a spot with a bit of […]

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Bloomsday celebrations in Dublin pubs

Dublin pubs feature prominently in Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’, and some of them are getting in on the celebrations by hosting breakfast mornings, readings, live music, and offering some themed food and drinks.   Kennedy’s, Westland Row     Kennedy’s on Westland Row will, once again, be hosting a Bloomsday breakfast from 10am. It’s the full calypso […]

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