Bars in Dublin

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If there’s one thing that Dublin does well, it’s drinking. This is the city of 751 pubs, and barely a street exists without a watering hole somewhere... Read More

If there’s one thing that Dublin does well, it’s drinking. This is the city of 751 pubs, and barely a street exists without a watering hole somewhere along the way. The more authentic, older pubs have barely changed in the decades they’ve been open—and no matter the time of day, you’re likely find old men propped up at the bar with a pint of Guinness in hand. A flurry of new cocktail bars have opened across the town, perfect for when you want a change of pace (and a break from the dark ale). Just be sure to avoid the pubs in Temple Bar—generally speaking, they’re overpriced and bawdy.

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  • 37 Dawson Street

    A pleasant spot for a cocktail in the late afternoon, 37 Dawson Street is teeming with patrons come nightfall. When the room is crowded, don’t be the... Read More

  • Chelsea Drugstore

    Originally a turn-of-the-century pharmacy, the Chelsea Drugstore is the perfect spot for a sly drink on George’s Street. Inside, the room is so moodily... Read More

  • Farrier & Draper

    One of the newer bars in the city, Farrier & Draper has a sleekly retro vibe, with Georgian paneled walls, deep-set armchairs, and marble... Read More

  • International Bar

    The bar may not be notable in its own right, but you don’t go to the International Bar to be wowed by the décor. At this bar on the buzzing Wicklow... Read More

  • Kehoe's

    It’s often bustling no matter what time of the day you poke your head in the door, with local office workers ducking in for a quick pint, or old... Read More

  • Long Hall

    One of the oldest pubs in the city, the Long Hall dates back to the 1860s, and retains many of the old features of the original bar (as well as its... Read More

  • Palace Bar

    One of the oldest pubs in Dublin, the Palace Bar was once frequented by such renowned writers as James Joyce, Flann O’Brien, and R.M. Smyllie, former... Read More

  • Stone Leaf

    In a city full of teeny bars and diminutive pubs, there’s a pleasant relief to the scale of the Stone Leaf. Spanning three floors, it also houses a... Read More

  • Vintage Cocktail Club

    It’s tempting to roll your eyes at the concept behind the Vintage Cocktail Club. There’s no signage at the Temple Bar spot, just a doorbell and a tiny ... Read More

  • Whelans

    The thumping heart of the Irish indie-music scene, Whelan’s is the first stop for any musician visiting the city. The sacred stage has welcomed numerous... Read More

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