Pubs in Dublin

Steeped in heritage and just a little bit of hedonism, drinking culture in Dublin is rich with pubs great and small to give you a place to perch with a pint in hand whatever night you're feeling. Whether you're looking for a cosy hideout, somewhere with a bit of a party atmosphere or a place to watch some sports, our selection of the best pubs in Dublin should suit you right. 

Last updated on 4th August 2021




Whelan's

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Doubling-up as one of Dublin's best live music venues, Whelan's is a quirky pub with plenty to offer its visitors. Steeped in history, this place has welcomed everyone from Jeff Buckley to Arctic Monkeys, with seven bars over three floors, two venue spaces and a private hire area called The Parlour.

Bow Lane

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Bow Lane promises great craic and handcrafted cocktails, with all the charm of a classic boozer blended with modern influences. Heading over on a weekend? You'll find raucous bottomless brunching in full swing, complete with bites to eat and amazing drag performances.

Kehoes is an award-winning pub perfectly perched in the heart of South Anne Street. Keeping its traditional 19th-Century charm, this classic boozer is a cosy hideaway for sipping pints while watching live music, comedy nights or tucking into delicious plates of pub grub. 

A club, pub and bar all-in-one, DTWO boasts one of the best beer gardens in Dublin, where you can sit under the fairy lights and enjoy a cheeky pint come rain nor shine. Showing all sporting events, come here to kick back and watch the games unfold up close and personal. 

Searsons is one of Dublin's best pubs for for drinking, eating and live sport screenings. Located on the bustling Baggot Street, this spot is a weekend gem for slap-up Irish brunches, wholesome bowls of shakshuka and eggs anyway, with hangover-curing roasts and whiskies for later. 

A popular spot for patrons of all ages, Grogan's Castle Lounge is the kind of spot you can chill out in with a pint and a toastie or enjoy topping up your tan outside on a sunny day. Found a short stroll from Grafton Street, the pub is decorated with local artwork adding to its charm. 

Tucked away on Stephen's Street, P.Mac's is a cool Dublin pub that's both traditional and quirky at the same time. With a candlelit ambiance, vintage trinkets and mish-mashed interiors P.Mac's is one of the best picks for relaxed drinking and atmospheric chilling. 

Something of a gastropub, 57 The Headline is a warming place to drink and sit down for some wholesome foods. You'll find everything from a stellar collection of Irish Whiskeys to a changing selection of craft beers on draught and rotating guest beers.

No matter what sort of drinking venture you're looking for, The Porterhouse knocks up innards that will please anyone after a traditional boozer. At the very forefront of the brewing game, The Porterhouse totes both a local and worldly selection of craft beer in Dublin.  

This breathtaking pub boats proper traditional interiors, high ceilings and a relaxed atmosphere, making it one of Dublin's finest drinking dens. Since its opening in 1766, The Long Hall Pub has welcomed everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Rihanna who've swung by for a pint or two. 

This corner-hugging boozer is one of the most iconic in town. Think traditional aesthetic and an array of great food and drink made for keeping those parched and perished punters happy. After live music in Dublin? The Temple Bar definitely ticks that box.

Stepping into Mulligan's is like entering a time capsule, with its unique charm from over 200 years of history, so there's no wonder it attracted famous punters like JFK, Judy Garland and James Joyce. What's the big deal? Swing by for a world-famous pint and you'll see. 

There's plenty of reasons to swing by The Bath Pub, whether you fancy hanging out in the beer garden, watching live sport or having a few pre-gig cocktails. Alongside their extensive bar collection, this Dublin pub keeps bellies full with freshly baked pizza. 

The Stag's Head pride themselves on their history, 'old world values' and traditional Irish charm, with Victorian architecture and old-school decor throughout. This homeliness is heightened further with the menu of real ale and an ample choice of home-cooked classics from the kitchen.