Top 10 Traditional Pubs in Dublin
Top 10 Traditional Pubs in Dublin
Have you ever visited a city & rather than traditional, culture pubs you are faced with modern impersonal bars that do not give you a taste of what the real experience of ‘living’ in that city is like? Well fear not, Dublin pubs are full of Traditional & culture so you can be guaranteed to have the genuine ‘craic’ wherever you go.
The Top 10 Pubs that come highly recommended are:
The Stag’s Head - Opened during the 1870’s this pub was the first to have electricity in Dublin & sought its name from the Stag’s head, which is behind the bar. The famous Irish writer James Joyce was known to have drank a pint or two here. The Stag’s Head is located on Dame Street, which is a 15 minutes walk from The Castle Hotel.
Brogans Bar – Is located on Dame Street in the Temple Bar area & is very popular venue to stop at if you have been to see a show at the Olympia Theatre. The bar is known to be a great spot to begin a night out in Dublin’s city centre. The bar is filled with lots of Guinness merchandise to give you more of an Irish cultural experience. Tuesday night tends to be the most popular night with a “Write & Recite” poetry night taken place, this is a competition for the best poem and prizes are given away to each winner.
Sinnott’s Bar – This bar is located on Kings Street on Dublin’s Southside, it was named the winner of the famous James Joyce pub award stating that it is an authentic Dublin Pub. The walls inside this fabulous pub are filled with pictures of Dublin’s most famous historic icons such as Michal Collins. The bar is known for its delicious Pub food and live music; the pub is well worth stopping by.
The Old Stand – This pub is located at 37 Exchequer Street, its is a slightly more modern compared to the typical traditional Irish Bar, The bar offers a delicious menu and is also known as a “Rugby Bar” where many people gather to watch Ireland games on TV surrounded by a great atmosphere.
Kehoe’s Pub – Located on South Anne Street, it is owned by native Dubliners and it is known for its charm and lively atmosphere. The setting of the Pub is cosy as if you are in the comfort of your own living room, as the original owner lives upstairs in the bar!
The Brazen Head – Located at Lower Bridge Street, this Pub as legend has it is known as the Pub that Robin Hood drank from as it is the oldest pub in the city as there was a pub situated on the exact same site since 1198, It is popular for its old fashioned style with low ceilings and the lags of the tables turned into the bar tables! This pub is well worth the visit.
The Duke Bar – Is located just over O’Connell Bridge off Grafton Street, One of the main meeting points for the famous Literary Pub Crawl which has been very popular to many people, as it is located off Grafton Street, it is the perfect place to site, relax and enjoy a beer after a day of shopping! The pub has been on site since 1492 and is also mentioned in Joyce’s masterpiece “Ulysses”.
The Long Hall Bar - Located near the Temple Bar area on Georges Street, the bar is old, quite and cosy which is the perfect place to relax and have a chat after a long hard days work and enjoy a Brandy. The style of this wonderful pub contains Victorian features, with old muskets surrounding the walls and antique style paintings, this will take you back to the old traditional pub atmosphere which nowadays can be hard to find!
Cassidy’s – Located on Camden Street this is also a more traditional old fashioned bar compared to the modern style bars nowadays that you find in Dublin’s City centre it has a warm cosy atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy a pint, this pub is well know for the visit of President Bill Clinton in the 1990’s. The Bar also offers some delicious pub food to get your taste buds going! This pub is well worth a visit.
Bruxelles – Located just off Grafton on Harry Street, it is the prefect place to start your night out in Dublin, it is also another traditionally decorated Irish pub where friendly staff welcomes you and affordable drinks are also been served. During the weekdays a blues band plays or a selection of contemporary and classic rock and roll. Unlike most pubs, Bruxelles opens until 1:30 during weekdays and is open until 2:30am on weekends which makes it very popular to people looking for a late night out! The bar is most popular to people who are interested in rock and roll type music with great sound systems where you can enjoy all your favourite rock hits, the bar has a great reputation for a great night out and a good nights drinking!