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6 Irish Pubs to Enjoy Tradmusic in Town

Explore the heartbeat of Irish culture with our guide to six exceptional pubs in town where traditional music takes center stage. From lively jigs to soulful ballads, these venues promise an authentic and unforgettable Irish music experience. Immerse yourself in the rich musical heritage as we take you on a journey through the best spots to enjoy Trad music in Dublin City.


The Voyager Bar & Kitchen on Dame Street in Dublin is a unique tribute to Ireland’s past, especially the 1840s famine. Beyond being a great place for drinks and meals with friends, it stands out with its historical ambiance, featuring paintings of Irish emigrants’ struggles. Experience live music, delicious food, drinks, and a warm welcome at The Voyager.


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At this traditional Irish pub on Marlborough Street, brought to life in 2017 by the renowned uilleann piper Seán Potts, grab a drink and be swept off your feet with nightly jam sessions, showcasing some of Ireland’s greatest trad musicians.


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Step back in time onto Duke Street, where The Duke Pub has stood proud since 1822. This pub is brimming with stories, drinks and Irish hospital- ity. And when Sunday rolls around, get ready to tap your toes to the rhythm of trad music.


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It’s a truly authentic Irish pub, is celebrated for its friendly staff, welcoming patrons, vibrant atmosphere, and renowned cuisine.


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It’s located near Grafton Street, is a historic bar licensed in 1803. A favorite of literary figures like James Joyce, Patrick Kavanagh, and Brendan Behan, it boasts a classic wooden bar, original grocery counter, stained glass, vintage ads, and a traditional snug downstairs. The upstairs, once the publican’s living room, now serves as an extra space for customers.


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The Hairy Lemon in Dublin is a unique pub near Temple Bar, Trinity College, and St. Stephen’s Green. Named after a 1950s dog catcher with a lemon-shaped face, it’s housed in a quirky 19th-century building filled with memorabilia, including a suspended sitting room, a ballroom, and Granny’s kitchen. Known for featuring in The Commitments, it’s now one of Dublin’s trendiest pubs.


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