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20 Best Pubs In Dublin, Ireland

Bars and pubs in Dublin are quite popular to the rest of the world that it would be such a bummer if you skip this in your itinerary in the city. Regardless of your taste and expectation, there will always be the perfect spot to spend the night away according to your preference. To help you get started, here are some of the best pubs in Dublin.

20 Best Pubs In Dublin Ireland

Temple Bar

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Located near the Aviva Stadium, The Bath Pub is the perfect pub for big games and concerts since February 2012. Sports enthusiasts and locals love to spend some time here to enjoy the pub’s selection of Match Day drinks- from beers, gins, and even rum!

Not only that, but the Bath Pub is also serving steak and eggs, Irish smoked salmon, Irish pork sausage, and a lot more mouthwatering meals for brunch. Pizza and beer is also a popular duo here.

This cozy pub has enough space for indoor and outdoor seats. It also accepts reservations and booking for guests who want to celebrate birthdays, after wedding parties, and corporate events in The Bath Pub.

Opening Hours

Mon- Thu -4pm -11:30 pm

Fri- 3pm- 12:30 am

Sat- 11 am-12:30 am

Sun- 11 am -11:30 pm

Contact Information

Phone: +353 087 2256514


Address:  26 Bath Ave, Dublin 4, D04 X7P8, Ireland

2. PantiBar


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If you enjoy partying with drag queens on a weekend, PantiBar hosts amazing events like this. Located in the heart of Dublin, this vibrant bar is up all night every weekend where guests can dance to the eclectic mix of indie, pop, disco, electro, and rock.

The fun starts every Thursday and ends on Sunday. A musical performance filled with glitz and glamour starts at 10 pm.

PantiBar also welcomes guests on a weekday but the atmosphere of the pub transforms into a chill and cozy vibe. It is perfect for guests who want to unwind and enjoy an after-work drink.

Opening Hours

Mon-Thu: 4pm-11.30pm

Fri-Sat: 4pm-12.30am

Sun: 4pm-11pm

Contact Information

Phone: +353 01-8740710


Address: 7-8 Capel Street Dublin 1 Ireland

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3. O’Donoghue’s

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O’Donoghue Pub also makes it to the list of best pubs in Dublin. This popular bar has been serving live Irish music and comfortable rooms since 1789.

The rich heritage of the pub has earned the attention of tourists who intend to experience an authentic Irish nightlife.

If you happen to be in Dublin’s south side, O’Donoghue can be easily spotted near the popular St. Stephen’s Green. Guests usually spend an hour or two here for a single pint.

Opening Hours

Mon-Thu – 10 am- 12 am

Fri- 10 am-1am

Sun- 11 am -12 am

Contact Information

Phone: +353 1 660 7194


Address:  15 Merrion Row, Dublin, Ireland

4. Vintage Cocktail Club


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If you want to experience an exclusive cocktail and dining experience, you should include the Vintage Cocktail Club in your itinerary.

Whether you’re here for a quick catching up or partying all night, VCC (Vintage Cocktail Club) can set the right mood of yours.

This chic and vintage cocktail club is hailed as the best for a reason and that is because of its award-winning cocktail menu.

The pub is open Monday to Friday from 5 pm until late night and Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 pm onwards.

VCC only welcomes guests from 23 years old and beyond though. This hidden gem is discreetly tucked behind a doorway in Dublin’s Temple Bar. IDs are required and checked upon entry.

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri – 5pm -1 am

Sat-Sun- 12:30 am- 1 am

Contact Information

Phone:  +353 1 675 3547


Address:  15 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 E229, Ireland

5. Grogan’s


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Grogan’s bar is a traditional pub located in the heart of the city. It serves ice-cold Guinness beer to beat a long day of going around Dublin.

Don’t forget to pair it with toasted ham and cheese sandwich too if you want something to munch on.

Since it is the only meal served by the pub, expect it to be the best toasties you’ll find in Dublin as it has already been practiced to perfection.

Aside from these, Grogan’s also exhibits original art pieces.

These pieces add up to the cozy and artsy aura of the pub. And if you fancy one of these masterpieces, they are also available for sale.

Opening Hours

Mon – Thur-10.30am – 11.30pm

Fri –Saturday-10.30am –12.30am

Sun- 12.30pm – 11.00pm

Closed 25-26 Dec & Good Friday.

Contact Information

Phone: +353 1 677 9320


Address: 15 William St S, Dublin 2, D02 H336

6. The Palace Bar Dublin

Located in 21 Fleet Street, Dublin, The Palace Bar stood undisturbed of the modern world. This Victorian pub is one of the original Irish pubs in its generation and is now one of Dublin’s best traditional pubs.

Partying and dancing to loud disco music is not a thing here since this bar is intended for guests who prefer to drink and talk with friends.

The Irish Times office is just nearby so you will most probably find a lot of journalists here.

Opening Hours

Mon -Thu – 10:30 am – 11:30 pm

Fri- 10:30 am – 12:30 am

Sat – 10: 30 am- 12:30 am

Sun- 12:30 pm- 11:30 pm

Contact Information

Phone: +353 1 671 7388


Address: 21 Fleet St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

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7. L. Mulligan Grocer


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L. Mulligan Grocer is a dark, cozy pub where you can find rare brews like Schenkerla Marzen from Bamberg, Germany, and Trouble Galaxy from Kildare. The scotch egg is also one of the pub’s specialty.

If you are not familiar with this dish, it is a soft-boiled egg encased in rare-breed pork, garnished with crispy breadcrumbs. This pub snack is the perfect pair for your drink. The pub’s menu is seasonal so expect a variety of meals every time you come to visit.

The pub is open every Monday to Friday from 4 pm onwards and starts earlier during the weekends.

Opening Hours

Mon- Thu- 4:30 pm- 11:30 pm

Fri- 4 pm -12:30 pm

Sat – 12:30 pm- 12:30 am

Sun- 12:30 pm- 11pm

Contact Information

Phone: + 353 1 6709889


Address: 18 Stoneybatter,  Dublin 7

8. The Living Room

Located in Cathal Brugha Street, The Living Room has a lot to offer. From its selection of big TV screens to its spacious beer garden, there are a lot of things going on here day and night.

Guests in The Living Room usually watch live sporting events or listen to live music while enjoying a glass of drink.

The pub now has a shisha bar and pizza restaurant to add to its growing list of amenities. You can select a variety of snacks here like nachos, gourmet burgers, wraps, burritos, and a lot more.

The pub is open Monday to Sunday from 10 AM to 12 midnight. It is usually busy every Saturday night and onwards.

Opening Hours

Mon-Wed  –   10 am -1 2 am

Thu-Sat – 10 am- 3am

Sun- 10 am -12 am

Contact Information

Phone: +353 1 872 7169


Address:  Cathal Brugha St, Rotunda, Dublin 1, Ireland

9. 57 The Headline

Refurbished, reopened, and restocked, 57 The Headline is popular for its selection of Craft Beers. Available here are 13 of the best Irish beers, Irish Gin, and whiskey. Premium imported beers are also in their full bar menu.

The food menu is seasonal though since the chefs in 57 The Headline always makes sure to use the local ingredients available in the market.

However, you can still find staple foods that are fit for any time period. There are dishes from small meals, main meals, and sweet treats.

Lastly, the cozy vibe of this pub is perfect for small or large groups and they accept reservations too!

Opening Hours

Mon- 4 am- 11:30 pm

Tue- Thu – 3pm- 11:30 pm

Fri Sat–3pm-12:30 am

Sun- 1 pm- 11 pm

Contact Information

Phone:  +353 1 532 0279


Address: 56-57 Clanbrassil Street Lower, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8

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10. The Marker Bar


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The Marker Bar is a different experience compared to other pubs in Dublin. Serving a 360-degree view of the city, this rooftop bar is one of the most expensive and elegant bars you can visit while in Ireland.

You can find this bar on the top of the fantastic five-star Marker Hotel which is overlooking the Dublin Mountains, Grand Canal, Irish Sea, and the Dublin skyline.

Depending on the weather, The Marker Bar usually opens at 5 PM. It serves cocktail drinks from Marker classics through seasonal sips.

Be sure not to miss it during summertime if you want higher chances of visiting the bar.

Opening Hours

24 hours

Contact Information

Phone:  +353 1 687 5100


Address: Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2, D02 CK38, Ireland

11. Sophie’s at the Dean


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Another rooftop bar you can hang out while in Dublin is Sophie’s Bar.

Located on top of the Dean, Sophie’s bar can give you an excellent panoramic view of the city too. Take a sip of its world-class cocktail mixes prepared by their team of amazing bartenders.

A wide selection of local and international beer is also available if the cocktail mix is not your thing. They also stock wines and champagne to complete your fine dining experience. Sophie’s happy hour features lofi beats from recorded tracks or DJs.

If you’re aiming for an amazing night here in Sophie’s, you might want to schedule your visit on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.

Opening Hours

Mon-Wed – 7 am- 10:30 pm

Thu- Sat – 7 am-1:30 am

Sun – 8 am- 10:30 pm

Contact Information

Phone: +353 1 607 8100


Address: 33 Harcourt St, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2, Ireland

12. Ely Wine Bar


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If you’re staying near St. Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street, you might want to visit Ely wine bar. This luxurious and intimate bar located in Ely Place is where you can find Dublin’s finest food and wine collection.

For the wines, you can find different brands of sparkling, red, and white wines. Cocktail drinks, Gin and Tonic, winter warmers, cider, Irish beers, and whiskey are also included in the full bar menu.

Ely wine bar can cater guests for private dining and wine tasting in its Georgian dining room while those who want to socialize can stay in the cellar bar located on the first floor.

Opening Hours

Mon-Wed – 12 pm- 11:30pm

Thu- 12 pm -12 am

Fri – 12 pm- 12:30 am

Sat- 5 pm- 123 am

Sun – closed

Contact Information

Phone: +353 1 676 8986


Address: 22 Ely Pl, Dublin 2, Ireland

13. McGowan’s Pub Dublin

McGowan's Pub Dublin

The exciting party atmosphere, great food, and plenty of special offers, these are few of the things guests love about McGowan’s Pub.

Every Thursday and Sunday, the pub sells drinks for only 3.50 EUR. You also don’t need a lucky clover to score other special offers in some days of the week since there’s always something you can find in McGowan.

Don’t hesitate to dance your heart away with the fabulous beat from local and international DJs and the amazing laser-illuminated dance floor. Food choices in this pub are also excellent.

So if you find yourself hungry after a long night of partying, you can always munch on a sumptuous burger or some pasta.

Opening Hours

Mon- Fri 4pm – 3 am

Sat – 3 pm -3 am

Sun- 12:30 pm – 3 am

Contact Information

Phone: +353 1 830 6606


Address:  17 Phibsborough Rd, Phibsborough, Dublin 7, Ireland

14. Sinnott


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This historic pub in the heart of Dublin is located in Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. It is one of the top sports bars as it is usually packed out for the big GAA, football, and rugby matches.

What else are you looking for? This pub has 7 screens for live viewing and serves great food and drinks since the 1840s.

Aside from all these, Sinnott is also home to a huge collection of original literary photos from Irish artists and writers like James Joyce. It’s also one of the fun things to do in Dublin.

Opening Hours

Mon- Thu 10 am – 11:30 pm

Fri – Sat – 10 am -2:30 am

Sun- 12:30 pm – 11 pm

Contact Information

Phone: (+353) 1 4784698


Address: King St S, Dublin, Ireland

15. Dice Bar


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Fun always awaits in the corner of Benburb Street and Queen Street where Dice Bar sits. This bar proudly boasts its own brewed Revolution Dublin Beer and Augustine Steam Lager.

Its selection of Irish Whiskey and Caribbean Rums are also worth a try. The bar is open from 4 pm every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

On weekends (including Thursday), it is open from 3 pm until midnight. Dice Bar is worth a visit.

Opening Hours

Mon-Wed – 4pm – 12 am

Thu – 3 pm – 12 am

Fri & Sun 3 pm – 1 am

Sat – 3 pm – 12 am

Contact Information

Phone: +353 1 633 3936


Address: 79 Queen St, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 DW3R, Ireland

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16. The Bankers


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Right at the corner of Trinity Street and Dame Lane, you can find one of Dublin’s most popular night out destination. The Bankers is a Comedy Bar serving laughter all night long every Friday and Saturday.

It also used to be the home of Kinihan Whiskey, the most popular Whiskey brand in the 19th century where it was even exported to Britain and North America.

In the present days, The Bankers is serving almost 70 Irish Whiskeys.

More than these drinks, The Bankers also serve lunch, dinner, and coffee.

If you happen to bein Trinity College, Grafton Street, or St. Stephens Green shopping center, The Bankers is just a stone throw away. Be sure to take a visit if you have time to spare.

Opening Hours

Mon – Thu

10:30 am to 11:30 pm

Fri- Sat

10:30 am – 12:30 a.m


12:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact Information

Phone:  +353 1 679 3697


Address: 16, Trinity Street, Dublin 2

17. Kehoes


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Kehoes is one of the liveliest drinking and social haunts in Dublin since it opened doors 200 years ago.

In fact, it is one of the oldest pubs Dublin has resulting in a long stretch of history surrounding it.

This Victorian-style pub decorated with stained glass mahogany doors is home to Dublin’s best pint.

No wonder why famous poets, playwrights, and novelists like James Joyce, Patrick Kavanagh, and Brendan Behan used to come here.

Opening Hours

Sun – Thu -10 am to 11 pm

Fri & Sat – 10 am to 1 am

Contact Information

Phone:  +353 1 6778312


Address: 9 South Ann Street, Dublin 2

18. Devitts

Devitts Bar Dublin

If you’re looking for a real traditional Irish music session, Devitts Bar in Camden Street is a musician’s hub where equally talented musical geniuses come together to play.

The pub also has a specific schedule every night so if you’re looking for a certain type of musical flavor be sure to check out the schedules.

Wednesday night at 9:30 PM, for example, is dedicated to Irish local favorites. There is also an open session where anyone from the crowd can play.

Opening Hours

Mon to Thu 10:30 am – 12:30 am

Fri to Sat 10:30  am – 1:30 am

Sunday 12:30 pm – 12 am

Contact Information

Phone: +353 – 1 475 3414


Address: 78 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland D02 C642

19. The Ginger Man

The Ginger Man is a lively club in the city center popular among students.

Located just across Trinity College, the youthful vibes of the residents in the university campus is buzzing across every corner of this pub.

You can find a handful of drinks here like ales, wines, and spirits.

Burgers, Irish stew, and the beef and Guinness pie are also among the food menu in The Ginger Man.

Opening Hours

Mon -Thu- 12 pm – 12:30 am

Fri- Sat – 12 pm – 1:30 am

Sun- 4 pm -11 pm

Contact Information

Phone:  +353 1 676 6388

Address: 39-40 Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 KD51, Ireland

20. Mother Reilly’s


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In the town of Rathmines, you can find Mother Reilly’s Bar and Restaurant. It is an award-winning pub known for its warm welcome, and great food and drinks selection.

Mother Reilly’s also serve a pint for those who want to watch a live match in one of their many TV screens.

Aside from that, it also hosts live music, quiz nights, and singer-songwriter nights.

Be sure to check their schedule to see what’s going to happen in the pub during your visit.

Opening Hours

Mon -Tue & Thu 5 pm -11:30 pm

Wed – 2 pm – 11:30 pm

Fri- 4:30 pm – 1:30 am

Sat- 12 pm -1:30 am

Sun – 12 pm – 11:30 pm

Contact Information

Phone:  +353 1 497 5486

Address: Upper Rathmines Rd, Rathmines, Dublin 6, Co. Dublin, Ireland

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