Out in Glasnevin, the time-worn pub known as the Gravediggers is, funnily enough, right by the cemetery – it even shares a wall with the graveyard. The story goes the gravediggers themselves used to knock on the wall three times with a brick, and a pint would be passed through the railings. It’s a great pit stop after a visit to the Glasnevin Cemetery and Botanical Gardens, and you can even try a dish of coddle, the classic Dublin stew.
Let’s be real, you’re in Dublin, so it’s most likely that very high up on your list is tracking down a seriously good pint of Guinness (or three, or ten). Luckily for you, this is one of the world’s pub capitals, and you are never far from a seriously good pint.
In fact, the pubs here range from classic old man boozers to downright iconic Guinness havens, and there’s plenty of opportunities for cosy fires and Sunday roasts thrown in too for good measure. You might even come across a pub cat. But if you’re ready to get drinking, read on. These are the best pubs in Dublin.
This guide was written by Nicola Grady, a writer based in Dublin. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.