Nightlife

Top Choice Pub in Merrion Square & Around

Toner’s

Toner’s, with its stone floors and antique snugs, has changed little over the years and is the closest thing you’ll get to a country pub in the heart of the city. Next door, Toner's Yard is a comfortable outside spa…
Top Choice Pub in Merrion Square & Around

O’Donoghue’s

The pub where traditional music stalwarts The Dubliners made their name in the 1960s still hosts live music nightly, but the crowds would gather anyway – for the excellent pints and superb ambience, in the old bar o…
Bar in Merrion Square & Around

House

Spread across two Georgian townhouses, this could be Dublin's most beautiful modern bar, with gorgeous wood-floored rooms, comfortable couches and even log fires in winter to amp up the cosiness. In the middle there…
Pub in Merrion Square & Around

Hartigan’s

This is about as spartan a bar as you’ll find in the city, and the daytime home of some serious drinkers, who appreciate the quiet, no-frills surroundings. In the evening it’s popular with students from the medical …
Bar in Merrion Square & Around

Square Ball

This bar is many things to many people: craft beer and cocktail bar in front, sports lounge and barbecue pit in the back and an awesome vintage arcade upstairs. There are also plenty of board games, so bring your co…
Pub in Merrion Square & Around

Doheny & Nesbitt’s

A standout, even in a city of wonderful pubs, Nesbitt’s is equipped with antique snugs and is a favourite place for the high-powered gossip of politicians and journalists; Leinster House is only a short stroll away.