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Brazen Head

Bars & pubs

The Brazen Head claims to be Ireland's oldest pub (it's not) but it's been in operation since 1198 and the rebel Robert Emmett planned an uprising here in...

20 Bridge Street Lower

Davy Byrnes

Bars & pubs

In Ulysses, Leopold Bloom stops here for a gorgonzola sandwich and a glass of burgundy. 'He raised his eyes and met the stare of a bilious clock. Two. Pub...

21 Duke Street


Bars & pubs

If you feel daunted by the prospect of the hyper-trendy pubs nearby, the Duke offers something less pretentious. There's plenty of room on its two floors,...

9 Duke Street


Bars & pubs

You get two bars for the price of one here. On the ground floor, thick wooden ledges, ornate mirrors and darkly lit spaces provide an idea of what an old...

27-29 Essex Street East

Foggy Dew

Bars & pubs

Sitting adjacent to the looming Central Bank and named after an old Irish ballad, this is one of the rare pubs in Temple Bar that draws a healthy mix of...

1 Fownes Street Upper

Grogan's Castle Lounge

Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

Grogan's has a relaxed, shabby charm, great Guinness and tasty toasted sandwiches: three good reasons for its customers - old regulars and a number of more...

15 William Street South

Hairy Lemon

Bars & pubs

While the decor in the older front bar may seem a little quirky, don't be put off spending an evening in this great little pub. The Lemon's popular any time...

42 Lower Stephen Street

Long Hall

Bars & pubs

This ornate Victorian gin palace has it all: jovial barman, old bloke at the bar with a pint of Guinness, smattering of characterful regulars. Indeed, the...

51 South Great George's Street


Bars & pubs

Popularly known as the Brendan Behan bar, McDaid's was once a haunt of the literary avant-garde, but is now more likely to be packed out with bus loads of...

3 Harry Street

O'Shea's Merchant

Bars & pubs

For those whose itineraries don't stretch to a couple of days outside of the capital, here's a taste of life beyond The Pale: Irish dancing, traditional...

12 Bridge Street Lower

Peter's Pub

Bars & pubs

This is, quite simply, an oasis in a metropolitan desert. Located just off increasingly fashionable William Street South, the small modern pub offers a...

1 Johnston's Place


Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

Dublin's oldest microbrewery pub sprawls casually over three storeys. Its wooden decor may be excessively rustic, but the Porterhouse makes up for that with...

16-18 Parliament Street


Bars & pubs

North African-influenced superpub Samsara, like nearby Café en Seine, is astonishingly long, as you discover when you try to find the loos. It's smart and...

La Stampa Hotel

Stag's Head

Bars & pubs

The Stag's Head is hidden away on Dame Court, but easily found thanks to the pavement mosaic on Dame Street that points punters to its hallowed door. Inside...

1 Dame Court

Turk's Head

Bars & pubs, Clubs

If you're in town for shallow, meaningless… discourse with someone of the opposite sex, the Turk's Head has your name on the door. Popular with...

27-30 Parliament Street