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 Docklands

John Mulligan's

This brilliant old boozer is a cultural institution, established in 1782 and in this location since 1854. A drink (or more) here is like attending liquid services at a most sacred, secular shrine. John F Kennedy pai…
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…
Top Choice Pub in North of the Liffey

Cobblestone

It advertises itself as a 'drinking pub with a music problem', which is an apt description for this Smithfield stalwart – although the traditional music sessions that run throughout the week can hardly be described …
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 Kilmainham & the Liberties

Old Royal Oak

Locals are fiercely protective of this gorgeous traditional pub, which opened in 1845 to serve the patrons and staff of the Royal Hospital (now the Irish Museum of Modern Art). The clientele has changed, but everyth…
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, …
Pub in Dublin

Hole in the Wall

This pub is officially the longest in Ireland and is more than 350 years old. As you travel down past the cosy snugs and fireplaces, you’ll find not only a wine shop but a restaurant towards the back. It also serves…
Bar in North of the Liffey

Token

This arcade-style bar is fitted out with retro video games and pinball machines. As well as a full bar, the restaurant serves up generous portions of innovative, gourmet fast-food. Book ahead for groups of more than…