Cosy Pubs In Dublin

In this city you're never more than a meter away from a good pint, but between neon-lit bars and bustling student hangouts it can be hard to find a place to rest those weary legs and settle in with a beer and a good book. Not to worry though, because we've rounded up the cosiest pubs in Dublin for you, from mahogany-decked boozers to craft beer hideaways.




Napper Tandy’s

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Cute, cosy and bursting with charm, this unique little feeding and watering hole down Merrion Row offers live music seven nights a week, tastings of the best of Ireland's hand-crafted spirits, and a wonderful atmosphere perfect for enjoying a chilled out pint.

One of the city's best-loved watering hoes, The Palace Bar is a Victorian gem in the heart of Dublin. It's got a history that stretches back almost two centuries, making it a must-visit for curious tourists, as well as plenty of sports screenings, live music and a house-brand whiskey that has kept the locals coming for decades now.

Coupling old world values and Irish charm this cosy Dame Court pub boasts some seriously stunning interiors. From wrought-iron chandeliers to traditional music and stomach-filling plates of food, they're one of the top places in the city so settle in with a pint and a plate of grub.

A pub for all seasons, The Bleeding Horse is one for sports fans, music buffs and craft-beer lovers. Friendly and comfortable, it's got a little something for everyone from cocktails and vegan curries to juicy burgers and one epic whiskey list.

The home of craft beer in Dublin, this quirky pub boasts a slap-up selection of home-brewed beers, Irish ales and stouts, alongside plenty of opportunities to catch live music from local acts and a menu of delicious eats, from bar snacks and burgers to oysters and steaks.

A pub that should need no introduction, this iconic boozer in the heart of Temple Bar offers the holy trinity of pubbing - great beers, great food and a fully-licensed beer garden - in fact, the only one in the area. They've also won awards for their live music programming, and can lay claim to over 410 different whiskies available for purchase.

Head down Anne Street and you'll find this award-winning pub tucked away amongst the shops. Decked out in classic pub style with mahogany hideaways and partitioned snugs, you'll find it a warm and welcoming bar with live music, comedy and some of the finest pours in the city.

A pub so good they wrote a book about it, Mulligan's has played host to stars of page and screen since 1854, including Dublin's most famous export - James Joyce himself - as well as JFK and Judy Garland. Today its a spot for peace, quiet and comfort as this electronics-free zone is the only place you'll want to be escaping from the bustle of the city.

One of the oldest pubs in Dublin, The Long Hall was established around 1766 and still bears a lot of its original features. From handcrafted engravings to antique clocks and ornamental glassware it's got beauty on its side to be sure. Looks aside, they've also got some of the friendliest staff in the city who know their way around a good pint, proving that this spot is much more than just a pretty face.