Where to Watch the World Cup 2018 in Dublin Town
What’s better than going to the World Cup in Russia? Watching the games live in a #DublinPub
Gather your mates, flex your fantasy football management skills and head into any of these spots in town to watch the World Cup in your favourite Dublin Pub.
The Mercantile, Dame Street
The Mercantile is one of the leading sports bars in Dublin. With 9 screens, showing the World Cup live from Russia, guests can relax in comfort and cheer on their teams. Reservations for table bookings now open. €10.95 Burger & Pint & Euro 2016 over three floors. Sorted.
Dakota, South William Street
Watch all the action live in Dakota on South William Street and while you are there check out the new bar out the back, The Rag Trader. Table bookings and group reservations are now open.
Woolshed Baa & Grill, Parnell Street
With three massive screens and 15 plasmas showing the World Cup, the Woolshed Baa is a meeting place for people to come and talk with the one true universal language, “SPORT”. There is an extensive burger menu but also pizzas, salads and the best chicken wings in town! The Woolshed carries an extensive range of bottled beers from around the world, with an emphasis on Aussie, Kiwi and S.African products and also a good selection of craft on draft.
4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane
4 Dame Lane will be showing all the games live on their HUGE screen (Apparently it is huuuuge..) Group / Corporate bookings welcome.
Adelphi, Abbey Street
Right on the Luas line, Adelphi is located on Middle Abbey Street near the Jervis Stop with all craft beers on draught and all the World Cup action you could ask for. If you’re sitting there thinking you’ve seen all this before, Adelphi offer their midweek special – “Crafty Wednesdays”, showcasing the increasingly popular beverage, whilst giving people the opportunity to discover new beers and even the opportunity of a meet and greet with some of the craft brewers around Ireland. Random fact: The Adephi is home to the infamous Trump urinal…
The Lotts, Liffey street
Enjoy a steak on the stone while watching all the games live on big screens in The Lotts. The Lotts have a jersey special for all live games. If you wear the jersey of any nation while the game is live you qualify for €4 pint specials on most draught products for the entire evening. For a more intimate experience why not visit The Lotts Snug – the smallest bar in Dublin!
Bar Rua, Clarendon Row
New southsider, Bar Rua, is on the corner of Dublin’s Creative Quarter where people go for the craft beer and stay for the “Craic agus Ceol”. 4 big screens inside and another big screen facing out onto the outdoor seating area which is a great little suntrap.
The Bankers, Dame Lane
We love a traditional Irish Dublin Pub. With great pints of Guinness, craft beet, whiskey and great deal on no-nonsense pub grub. While there, why not check out The Teller Room which is the modern, newly refurbished café bar and diner upstairs from the main bar.
The Boar’s Head, Capel Street
World Cup games will be shown live at The Boar’s Head, a traditional family owned Dublin pub that has been a Capel Street gem for the last 20 years and a favourite local for the Dublin GAA team. It is described by regulars as serving the best pint of Guinness and bowl of Irish stew in the city.
River Bar, O’Connell Bridge
River Bar has a whole wall of dedicated TVs to sport as well as comfy big booths for groups. Venture downstairs and they have transformed the nightclub into a World Cup supporters shrine – complete with a drop down screen theatre. Check out their website for all fixtures and showing times here.
The Sporting Emporium, Anne’s Lane
The Sporting Emporium offers Ireland’s premier casino experience just steps away from Grafton Street. Doors open from 6pm and all the World Cup 2018 games will be live on multiple plasma screens throughout the casino. After the World Cup choose from the best in live gaming including Blackjack, Roulette, Brag, Punto Banco, Sic Bo and Poker, while enjoying complimentary beverages. Open from 6pm to 6am seven nights a week.
37 Dawson Street, Dawson Street
Keep it classy in 37 Dawson Street surrounded by vintage paintings, posters, giant gargoyles and moose busts. FYI: Also known to be a firm favourite watering hole of the Irish soccer team.
Lillie’s Bordello, Grafton Street
Lillie’s Bordello, one of Ireland’s most prestigious late venues, will be showing the World Cup games on big screens surrounded by sophistication, luxury and comfort. New to the entertainment factor at Lillie’s Bordello is Ireland’s first ever nightclub micro-distillery, Lillie’s Laboratory. Things could get interesting…
Porterhouse Central, Nassau Street
Located on Nassau Street at the bottom of Grafton Street with access of Adams Court. Porterhouse Central houses which is possibly the longest bar in Dublin. Over the years it has gone through many incarnations originally known as Kidds, which was a hangout for various luminaries at the time including the infamous Cairo squad who became infamous after they were wiped out by Michael Collins and his apostles leading to the infamous Bloody Sunday in Croke Park. It is now known to everyone as Porterhouse Central aka Craft beers haven with a cheeky little back door into the Dingle Whiskey Bar.
Sinnotts, South King Street
Sinnott’s is a traditional style bar and go to place for most sports fanatics looking to watch sport on any of the 14 big screens in comfort. The bar is renowned for its carvery lunches (for the ‘big feed’) and even better pints, popular with locals, tourists, the sporting fanatics and anyone who wants to enjoy a quality Irish bar which is home to a large collection of original literary pictures and prints from a collection of Irish artists and writers including James Joyce.
The Hairy Lemon, Stephen Street Lower
Wide screen TVs throughout the pub and impressive outdoor smoking courtyard for intervals. Random fact: The Hairy Lemon Pub was christened in memory of one of the city’s great characters who was a dog catcher in the 1950’s. He was reputed to boast a lemon shaped visage and a stubble of gooseberry like hair.
Ryan’s Bar, Store Street
Ryan’s bar have installed a new 65 inch HD plasma TV, as well as 2 more plasma TVs to show all the World Cup 2018 games.
Madigan’s family run Dublin pubs will be showing all the World Cup games live and are accepting group bookings at: Madigan’s North Earl Street, Madigan’s Abbey Street, Madigan’s O’Connell Street
The Livingroom, Cathal Brugha Street
In true supporter fashion, The Livingroom is going all out with 3 250? 4K LED screens unique to Ireland! They are the largest pub screens in Europe. Huuuge.
Murrays, O’Connell St Upper
Murrays will have the World Cup live on their 4K LED screens. Upstairs in Murray’s is a dedicated sports bar with 3D High Definition screens and comfortable lounge. If you are a smoker then have no fear of missing any of the football action as Murray’s boast one of Ireland’s largest outdoor screens in the heated beer garden.
The Church, Mary Street
Watch the World Cup on indoor plasmas in The Cellar Bar or from the outdoor screens in the beer garden. The Church restaurant is situated where the former St. Mary’s Church of Ireland boasts the Renatus Harris built organ and spectacular stained glass windows in the galleried section where you can now enjoy a meal in the restaurant. Arthur Guinness was married here in 1761 and you can toast him whilst raising a pint of plain in the bar or the large terrace outside. Group bookings accepted for 10+.
South William, South William Street
The bars, spread over three floors, offer a range of intimate booths, together with counter and lounge drinking and eating options for watching the match.
No Name Bar, Fade Street
Known mysteriously as the Bar with No Name – look out for the large wooden snail hanging above the door and then walk up the stairs to what feels like a loft house party. The Red Room will be showing the World Cup on a large plasma screen indoor and outside on the deck.
The Celt Pub, Talbot Street
A truly traditional Irish pub in the heart of old Dublin, the Celt has traditional live music every night of the week, tasty food and smooth Guinness on tap.
Other deadly places to watch the games include:
- The Stags Head
- Dame Tavern
- The Exchequer
- The Old Stand
- Peters Pub
- The Long Hall
- The Oval
If we are missing any other great suggestions for the city centre then comment below!!
Basically, you won’t be stuck for choice in DublinTown so leave the sofa behind and join us in Town to watch the World Cup!
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