Best Gastro Pubs in Dublin

If there's one thing that this city isn't lacking in, it's pubs. From legendary boltholes boasting the best in whiskey and oysters to modern boozers with vegan menus and craft beers, we've really got it all. If flavoursome food is just as important to you as the beer you're washing it down with, check out our guide to the best gastro pubs in Dublin.




Bow Lane

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Serving everything from expertly-made cocktails to quality beers and contemporary Irish small plates, Bow Lane is a versatile choice. Expect brunch, dinner and a free-flowing supper club that promises crab tostadas, baked Cooleeney camembert and striploin steak with confit onion.

Napper Tandy’s

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From creamy seafood chowder to dry-aged beef burgers and an indulgent banana parfait with Bailey's ganache, Napper Tandy's has it all. Head to Merrion Row for some of the best gastro grub, all washed down with real ales and proper beers.

While they may not technically be a pub as such, The Sin Bin are serving up some mouthwatering gastro grub in their slick surroundings. Pair each dish with an expertly-mixed cocktail and the latest sporting fixture, and you've experience this top Dublin bar at its very finest. 

Located just off Grafton Street, Porterhouse Central - as it's known - has one of the longest bars in the city. Tuck into a selection of classic pub grub accompanied by bottled beers and draught ales before settling in for the nightly entertainment.

Make your way to Dame Court where this historical watering hole is serving over 147 of the finest whiskies and pints this side of Dublin. Expect traditional interiors, cosy little snugs and plush seating alongside lashings of Guinness.

Whether you're a tourist or long-time Dublin dweller, a visit to this iconic pub is always on the cards. From the eye-catching exterior to the energetic atmosphere, The Temple Bar is a real gem. Think whiskey and oysters with beers and sandwiches.