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The Definitive List of Where to Drink in Dublin City

  • Thu, 31 Jan 2019

Whether it’s casual pint in a quintessential Dublin pub, a Manhattan in an elegant cocktail bar, or a tipple after hours, we’ve got you covered. No more stressing over where to go.

If you’re anything like us and our mates, deciding where to go can be a nightmare. It usually leads to a 30 minute discussion with no final decision and we end up going to the same place we’ve gone for the last 5 years. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if you want to branch out, find somewhere new in DublinTown to drink, this is the list for you.

We’ve broken it down into categories: Pubs, Cocktail Bars, Gastrobars, Bars that have amazing outside areas, Live Music Bars, Hotel Bars, Sports Bars, Craft Beer Bars, Late Bars, Whiskey Bars & Wine Bars. For the larger ones we’ve then split it in Northside and Southside.

Here is it, our full list:

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In no particular order…

The Northside

The Confession Box – Marlborough St
Briodys – Marlborough Street
The Oval – Middle Abbey Street
The Boar’s Head – Capel Street
TP Smyths – Jervis Street
Madigans – Abbey Street
The Celt – Talbot Street
The Lott’s Bar – Liffey Street
J McNeills Pub – Capel Street
Jack Nealon’s – Capel Street
The Flowing Tide – Abbey Street
Graingers – Talbot Street
Ryan’s – Store Street

The Confession Box – Marlborough Street

The Southside

Mulligans – Poolbeg Street
Kehoe’s – South Anne Street
McDaids – Harry Street
Palace Bar – Fleet Street
The Long Hall – Sth Great George’s Street
The Hairy Lemon – Stephen Street Lower
Sheehans – Chatham Street
Doyle’s – College Street
The Duke – Duke Street
Davey Byrne’s – Duke Street
Neary’s – Chatham St
O’Donoghues – Suffolk & Baggot Street
Bowes – Fleet Street
O’Neills – Suffolk Street
The Bankers – Trinity Street
Dame Tavern – Dame Lane
Stags Head – Dame Lane
Grogans – Sth William Street
Hogans– Sth Great George’s Street
Mary’s – Wicklow Street
Bruxelles – Harry Street
Peter’s Pub – Johnson Place
The International – Wicklow Street
The Old Stand – Exchequer Street

Kehoes – South Anne Street

Cocktail Bars

9 Below – Stephen’s Green
Chelsea Drugstore – Sth Great George’s Street
House Dublin – Leeson Street
The Exchequer – Excehquer Street
Bonsai Bar – Fade Street
Peruke & Periwig – Dawson Street
Zozimus – Anne’s Lane
37 Dawson Street – Dawson Street
The VCC – Crown Alley, Temple Bar
The Liquor Rooms – Wellington Quay
10 Fleet Street at The Morgan Hotel– Fleet Street, Temple Bar
Sidecar at The Westbury – Balfe Street
Café en Seine – Dawson Street

9 Below – St Stephen’s Green

Gastrobars (by this we mean bars that do delicious drinks, serve a full menu and have a restaurant-esque vibe)

Northside

The Church – Mary St & Jervis St Junction
Gin Palace – Middle Abbey Street
The Parnell Heritage Pub – Parnell Street
Grand Central – O’Connell Street Upper
Wigwam – Middle Abbey Street
The Oak – Dame Street/Parliament Street
Adelphi – Middle Abbey Street

The Church – Junction of Jervis St & Mary St

Southside

Bart’s – Sth William Street
Fade Street Social – Fade Street
Lemon & Duke – Royal Hibernian Way, Duke Street
Alfie’s – Sth William Street
Bar 1920 – Westmoreland Street
The Hairy Lemon – Stephen Street Lower,
Market Bar – Fade Street
L’Gueleton – Fade Street
Porterhouse Central – Nassau Street
JT.Pimms – Sth Great George’s Street
UKIYO – Exchequer Street
Zozimus – Anne’s Lane
The Bank – Dame Street
The Exchequer – Exchequer Street
Café en Seine – Dawson Street

Café en Seine – Dawson Street

Bars with amazing outdoor seating

The Bar with No Name – Fade Street
Drury Buildings – Drury Street
Fade Street Social – Fade Street
The Church – Mary St & Jervis Street Jucntion
Pygmalion – Sth William Street
South William – Sth William Street
The Bailey – Duke Street
Grogans – South William Street
(L’Gueleton and Hogans all have a small amount of outdoor seating too which is GREAT for people watching)

Drury Buildins – Drury Street

Pubs with live Music

Pipers Corner – Marlborough Street
The Celt – Talbot Street
Grand Social – Lower Liffey Street
Whelan’s – Wexford Street
Bar Rua – Clarendon Street

The Celt – Talbot Street

Hotel Bars

The Mint Bar at The Westin – Westmoreland Street
The Library Bar at The Central Hotel – Exchequer Street
The Mercantile – Dame Street
The Sidecar at The Westbury – Balfe Street
Jasmine Lounge at Brooks Hotel – Drury Street
The Inn on The Green at Fitzwilliam Hotel – Stephen’s Green
Toddy’s at The Gresham – O’Connell Street
Sophie’s at The Dean – Harcourt Street

The Sidecar at The Westbury – Balfe Street

Sports Bars – (not exclusively pitcher-of-beer sports bars, but also just great places that show sports

Sinnotts – South King Street
The Living room – Cathal Brugha Street
Murrays – O’Connell Street
River Bar – Burgh Quay
The Woolshed Baa – Parnell Street

Sinnotts – South King Street

Craft Beer Bars

Cassidy’s – Westmoreland Street
J.W Sweetman – Burgh Quay
Idlewild – Fade Street
Porterhouse Central – Nassau Street
P.Mac’s – Stephen Street
The Black Sheep – Capel Street
Pillar Bar – Westmoreland Street
The Brew Dock – Amiens Street

Brew Dock – Amiens Street

Late Bars (Bars that go later than 2am at the weekends)

Pygmalion – South William Street
NoLiTa – Dame Street
Sams Bar – Dawson Street
Café en Seine – Dawson Street
Farrier & Draper – South William Street
The Grayson – St Stephen’s Green
Pantibar – Capel Street
Dakota – South Wlliam Street
The following serve late 7 days a week:
Izakaya – Sth Great George’s Street
The Globe – Sth Great George’s Street
Capitol – Aungier Street
Whelan’s – Wexford Street
The George – Sth Great George’s Street
37 Dawson Street (Early Monday) – Dawson Street
Xico (Closed Sunday)– Baggot Street

37 Dawson Street – Dawson Street

Whiskey Bars

The Rag Trader – Drury Street
Dingle Whiskey Bar – Nassau Street
The Whiskey Bar at 37 Dawson Street – Dawson Street

Dingle Whiskey Bar – Nassau Street

Wine Bars

Oleaya’s Wine Bar – Exchequer Street
Fallon & Byrne – The Wine Cellar – Exchequer Street
Red Bank Wine Bar – Duke Street
La Ruelle – Dawson Street
La Cave Wine Bar – South Anne Street

La Cave Wine Bar – South Anne Street

There you have it, our definitive list of DublinTown watering holes. Go forth and drink responsibility guys ‘n’ gals!