7 new pubs for the new year

Towards the end of 2016, we made a list of 16 new pubs that had recently opened or were on the verge of opening. Link. Some of the pubs on that list, also make it onto this list, considering they opened so late in the year. We’ve also got some new additions that are more […]

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From the archives: The Guinness shortage after the 1916 Rising

  This is the second in a series of article that looks at documents that we found and scanned in the archive of the Licensed Vintners Association, who are celebrating 200 years in existence in 2017. The following document shows the immediate reaction of the Guinness company in St. James’ Gate t the 1916 reaction […]

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360 image: Generator, Smithfield

  We’ve created a 360 degree photo so that you can look around and get a feel for Generator in Smithfield. It’s a bar within a hostel. An excellent place to meet people visiting Dublin and to recreate the feeling you had of staying in hostels abroad. Check out the Jameson bottle chandeliers, the pool […]

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Old Town. Phil Lynnott in The Long Hall

  In the video for Phil Lynott’s ‘Old Town’ he visits some iconic Dublin locations, including the Ha’Penny Bridge, Howth Pier, the Stephen’s Green bandstand, and the quays. He also pays a visit, in a more somber part of the song, to The Long Hall on George’s Street. He sits alone at the bar with […]

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Low calorie cocktails for the New Year.

Capitol Bar on George’s Street are, at this stage, well established as one of the best known cocktail bars in the city. Their €5 cocktails are legendary. For the new year they’ve put together a low calorie cocktail menu for those that aren’t quite ready to have a dry January, but do want to maybe […]

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A place for a party: Kennedy’s Station.

Late last year downstairs in Kennedy’s on Westland Row went under a bit of a renovation. It’s under new management these days and the historic pub has been going back to it’s roots. The new underground area is called ‘Kennedy’s Station’, and captures a bit of the old history of the area (especially the old […]

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From the archives: Pubs destroyed and damaged in the 1916 Rising.

  January 2017 see’s the beginning of a year of celebrations marking 200 years of the Licensed Vintners Association, the trade body representing Dublin pubs. At 200, it’s the oldest trade association in the country. Towards the end of last year, the LVA allowed us in to see their archive, which dates back to it’s […]

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Dublin pubs open on St Stephen’s Day

  There are likely to be a lot more pubs open on St. Stephen’s Day, but these are the ones that definitely are. Dice bar 5pm-1am The Hill The Black Sheep Against the Grain Alfie Byrnes The Gasworks Brew Dock The Beer Market Kehoes 1.00-8.30 Gin Palace 1.00-7.00 Trinity Bar open from 1pm The Bernard […]

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Dublin pubs open on Christmas Eve

  There’s always a few stragglers around town who want to have a last pint before heading home to the family. Traditionally, suburban pubs are very busy on Christmas Eve, but those in the city centre tend to clock off earlier to allow staff to get home more easily. We’ve put together this list of […]

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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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There’s a barber themed pub opening in Dublin.

  It’s called….The Barbers. It’s had a soft opening over last weekend and into this week and all systems seem to be a go. As with any new pub, it takes a while to find it’s feet and sort out the initial kinks, but they seem to be motoring well. The Barbers is in Grangegorman, […]

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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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