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 30th January 2020




Napper Tandy’s

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Bringing some seriously cute vibes to Merrion Row, Napper Tandy's is a traditional Irish pub. Expect a huge selection of whiskey in a setting that promises open fireplaces and live music seven nights a week, with hearty plates of scran to accompany.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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.