Nightlife

Top Choice Pub in Grafton Street & Around

Kehoe's

This classic bar is the very exemplar of a traditional Dublin pub. The beautiful Victorian bar, wonderful snug and side room have been popular for Dubliners and visitors for generations, so much so that the publican…
Top Choice Pub in Grafton Street & Around

Grogan's Castle Lounge

This place, known simply as Grogan's (after the original owner), is a city-centre institution. It has long been a favourite haunt of Dublin's writers and painters, as well as others from the alternative bohemian set…
Top Choice Pub in Grafton Street & Around

Long Hall

A Victorian classic that is one of the city's most beautiful and best-loved pubs. Check out the ornate carvings in the woodwork behind the bar and the elegant chandeliers. The bartenders are experts at their craft, …
Club in Grafton Street & Around

Farrier & Draper

This relatively new venue in the 18th-century Powerscourt complex combines Prohibition-era cool (staff in Peaky Blinders hats and sleeve garters) and Georgian decadence (high-vaulted ceilings, lots of paintings on t…
Bar in Grafton Street & Around

Bernard Shaw

This deliberately ramshackle boozer is probably the coolest bar in town for its marvellous mix of music (courtesy of its owners, the Bodytonic production crew) and diverse menu of events such as afternoon car-boot s…
Wine Bar in Grafton Street & Around

Bestseller

A daytime cafe and evening wine bar, relax in this bohemian spot surrounded by an eclectic mix of books and art. Housed in the previous headquarters of the National Bible Society, you’ll still find their name above …
Bar in Grafton Street & Around

No Name Bar

A low-key entrance just next to the trendy French restaurant L'Gueuleton leads upstairs to one of the nicest bar spaces in town, consisting of three huge rooms in a restored Victorian townhouse plus a sizeable heate…
Pub in Grafton Street & Around

McDaid's

One of Dublin's best-known literary pubs, this classic boozer was popular with the likes of Patrick Kavanagh and Brendan Behan (both of whom were eventually barred) and it still oozes character. The pints are perfec…
Bar in Grafton Street & Around

Chelsea Drug Store

It doesn't matter that its name seems plucked out of a trendy focus group and the decor carefully curated to reflect current trends (art-deco elements, old-looking-like-new), this is actually a beautiful bar that, a…
Bar in Grafton Street & Around

Anseo

Unpretentious, unaffected and incredibly popular, this cosy alternative bar – which is pronounced 'an-shuh', the Irish for 'here' – is a favourite with those who live by the credo that to try too hard is far worse t…