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Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

This legendary Dublin boozer really comes into its own on a Sunday afternoon, when you can sit back and watch the Guinness settle. Mulligan's on Poolbeg...

8 Poolbeg Street


Bars & pubs, Music

Impromptu jam sessions are a staple here, and outfits like the Dubliners play regularly. While the music really pulls in the tourists, O'Donoghue's really...

15 Merrion Row


Bars & pubs

Pearse Street can feel a little quiet and desolate at night, but O'Neill's is one good reason to venture down this way. It's only a few minutes from College...

37 Pearse 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


Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

The oldest bar in Dublin to have kept its original form, the grand old Palace deserves a place on everybody's pub crawl. If it's authenticity you're after,...

21 Fleet Street

Patrick Conway

Bars & pubs

A thoughtful pick of interior mood-setters, including candlelight and drapes, gives this Victorian pub a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. Plentiful seating in...

70 Parnell Street

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


Bars & pubs

While all around it, pubs bow to the pressure to refurbish and change direction, Searson's sticks to its guns and its rather lovely classic Victorian decor....

42-44 Baggot Street Upper


Bars & pubs

Close to the banks of the Grand Canal, Smyth's is a real neighbourhood pub with a disarmingly laid-back atmosphere. Though an ill-considered renovation a...

10 Haddington Road


Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

An attractive spot to come to before hitting the clubs along the Camden Street strip, Solas, itself just north on Wexford Street, is trendy yet easy going....

31 Wexford Street

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


Bars & pubs

Toner's is an authentic Dublin pub that has survived being tarted up over the years: the character that made it popular to begin with still remains, the bar...

139 Baggot Street Lower

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