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Keep the Christmas party going in McGowans.

  It’s Christmas work party season and they’re coming thick and fast. Most parties have been booked in pubs that don’t have a late license, which puts a bit of a time constraint on the night. You could plan ahead for the inevitable and put together a bit of a post party plan. McGowans in […]

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‘The Waterloo House’, the new bar in The Waterloo.

They’ve made a few changes upstairs in The Waterloo on Baggot Street. The mezzanine bar has undergone a renovation that harks back to the pubs days as a much smaller establishment. The pub was once known as ‘The Waterloo House’, and that is the name they have given to the new bar.   The Waterloo […]

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Gin baubles for your Christmas Tree are a thing.

  We came across this wonderful news on the Gin Palace’s Instagram page the other day. There are apparently now gin baubles that you can hang from your Christmas Tree. They’re made by Pickerings gin and there’s apparently a limited supply of them still left in The Gin Palace on Abbey Street. The Gin Palace […]

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1938, when the Lynch family bought The Swan

“Take notice that I, John Lynch, of 67/68 York Street, in the city of Dublin, do intend to apply at the next session for confirmation of the transfer of the 7-days License to sell beer, cider, and spirituous liquors by retail at and in the premises. No. 67/68 York Street, in the parish of St.Peter […]

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All the Dublin pubs with a fireplace.

It may be absolutely frizzling outside, but at least you can find solace in a cold pint and a warm fire. Here’s a list of pubs with fireplaces in Dublin city centre. We’ve added photos where possible and there’s a more comprehensive list at the end of the article.   Beerhouse, Capel street     […]

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A place for a party: Slattery’s Beggar’s Bush

Every now and then we like to highlight a bar that would be good for events like birthdays, corporate parties, or whatever else you’re having. Up this week is Slattery’s in Beggar’s Bush. Slattery’s is a big old pub and has the capacity to cater for events well into the hundreds. You might want something […]

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The publican who was barred by a pub and then bought it.

  Often it’s the tidbits of history that make for the most interesting or unusual stories. And given that this is Ireland, a lot of these stories are handed down in the oral tradition. Recently we were given a tour of Toners pub on Baggot Street by Mick Quinn, who has owned the pub since […]

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This ‘Whiskey of the month’ is about as rare as it gets.

  Last year The Long Hall on George’s Street celebrated 250 years in existence. A huge achievement and a significant milestone. To celebrate, the pub teamed up with Powers Whiskey, which was established not long after the pub and started it’s existence on John’s lane near Thomas Street. Together they created a whiskey blend unique […]

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The 3 snugs of Doheny and Nesbitts

  Doheny and Nesbitt’s has been a landmark pub in Dublin since it opened in 1867, and especially so since it got it’s name in the 20th century. D & N is one of the remaining Victorian era pubs of Dublin, and so it has the design characteristics of this period. One of these characteristics […]

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7 Christmas Party venue ideas in Dublin

We’re having a look at some potential Christmas Party venues for those of you that haven’t already booked. We’ve tried to spread them around the city a bit to give options wherever you might be located. We have another article with 9 other options that might also be of interest- Link. If you need help […]

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A place for a party: The Barge

  The Barge at the top of Charlemont Street by the canal is an incredible building on the inside. If you have a big enough corporate group, you could book out the entire bar.     Alternatively, they have many areas that are easily segregated into semi private spots. There’s the downstairs bar area, the […]

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10 pubs to get delicious comfort food in Dublin

    The Hill- Everything     The burger selection is top of the list in The Hill in Ranelagh. It’s made by the Ugly Duckling. The Pittsburgh, The brisket, and The Po Boy would all be comfort food favourites for anyone in the mood. Alternatively, just look at the rest of the menu!   […]

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Wiseguys, a new weekly table quiz on Tuesdays

  The quiz is a staple of the midweek calendar in Dublin pub culture. Pitting your wits against others, and bickering among friends as to who has the right answer. Oscars in Christchurch now have a new Pub quiz to add to the calendar. It’s a 12 week league called ‘Wise Guys’. They operate the […]

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Here’s a good idea from O’Donoghues: Pub Postcard beer mats

  O’Donoghue’s, with it’s live traditional music associations tends to get a good amount of overseas visitors in. They’ve done something quite clever to broaden their appeal and make sure that more and more people pay a pilgrimage when they’re in Ireland.   They have specially made O’Donoghue’s postcard beer mats. On the front is […]

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