If you’re looking for a classic Dublin pub, try The Long Hall. With a red and white striped façade and an interior that dates back to 1881, this is the place to go for an excellent pint of Guinness, a spot of people-watching and a hefty dose of eavesdropping. Snag a low seat in the corner or prop yourself up at the carved wooden bar.
Ah, Dublin. If ever there were a place associated with drinking, it’d be the Irish capital. Here you’ll find a decent boozer on pretty much every corner. And while the city overflows with such classic pubs, the last few years have seen a surge of new and exciting bars pop up across town. Whatever you’re in the mood for, it won’t be hard to find: whether a pint in a dimly lit Victorian pub or a slick bar dishing out world-class cocktails, the Fair City’s your guy.
And while it is home to many of Dublin’s best bars, you needn’t focus only on the city centre. Wander away from the main attractions and you’ll find some great new places cropping up in the city’s other neighbourhoods, particularly in the Liberties and Dublin 7. Oh, and in case you’re wondering? Guinness really does taste better in Ireland. So if in doubt, order a pint of the black stuff – it's a rite-of-passage thing to do in Dublin.
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