Weird And Wonderful Bars In Dublin

Bars mirror life in the Dublin drinking scene where the weird and outlandish rub shoulders with the wonderful and worldly-wise on a daily basis. From riverside dives where you can retro game to your heart's content, to slick spots for cocktail sipping, this city's got it all and much more when it comes to quirky places for a quick bev. Explore our guide to weird and wonderful bars in Dublin here.

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Amy Austin

Located in Drury Street Car Park, Amy Austin is a hidden gem in Dublin's night life crown. Toting a wide range of wines on tap and by the glass, bottle or carafe, this paradise for wine sipping also has regular drink deals, an ample all-day menu of small plates and happens to be dog-friendly.  

Mary's Bar & Hardware Shop

Barmy bar-meets-burger joint, Mary's is where you can grab craft beers surrounded by knick-knacks and, yes, actual hardware. The Wicklow Street bolthole blends bizarre interiors with some seriously juicy patties to make for one fun experience. 

Buskers On The Ball

Buskers On The Ball is a den of activity with four pool tables, five ping pong tables, one shuffle board and a foosball set, perfect for getting competitive with your mates. Alongside these antics, you can also catch live matches on their video wall and chow down on comfort food.


A Brooklyn and Berlin-inspired dive bar down by the water, Riot is one wonderful Dublin bar. From arcade games and retro cocktails to a whole host of disco dos and themed club nights, it's up there with some of the most fun places to hang out in the city.