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.
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.
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.
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.
Blending restaurant and pub vibes from its home on Chancery Place, The Legal Eagle champions the finest in Irish cooking, specialising in potato flatbreads, succulent roast dinners and DIY sandwiches. And to drink? There's 20 craft beers on tap, 200 wines and classic cocktails.
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.