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Best Irish Pubs In Ireland: Where Music & Guinness Flow (2024 Insider Favourites)

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Best Irish Pubs in Ireland

Why settle for a regular night out when you can experience the magic of an Irish pub? I’ve always been enchanted by the allure of these places, where every pint comes with a story and the walls echo with melodies of the past. It’s not just about the drink; it’s about soaking in a culture that prides itself on hearty welcomes and tales as rich as the stout.

Have you ever walked into a pub and felt like you’ve stepped into a friend’s living room? That’s the Irish pub for you. On my travels, I’ve found myself lost in the warmth of crackling fires, surrounded by laughter that fills the air, making each visit unforgettable. It’s where strangers turn into friends and music connects souls.

Let me take you through a journey of finding not just the best pint, but an experience woven with the threads of tradition and camaraderie. Trust me, it’s a journey worth taking. After all, isn’t life too short to miss out on good stories, great company, and even better beer?

☝️ How we rated the services below:

In our quest to spotlight the Best Irish Pubs in Ireland, we delved deep into several key aspects that make these places stand out. Here’s what we considered:

  • Authentic Atmosphere: We value the genuine Irish pub vibe, where the décor, music, and overall ambience transport you to the heart of Irish culture. It’s about feeling the soul of Ireland the moment you step through the door.
  • Quality of Drinks: The selection and quality of beverages, especially Guinness, whiskies, and local brews, play a crucial role. We looked for pubs that offer a diverse range of drinks, served with knowledge and passion.
  • Live Music and Entertainment: A quintessential part of the Irish pub experience is the live music. We searched for places where traditional Irish music and lively sessions are a staple, contributing to an unforgettable atmosphere.
  • Service and Hospitality: Friendly and welcoming staff who embody the spirit of Irish hospitality were key in our assessment. We appreciate pubs where patrons are treated like part of the family.
  • Food Quality: While not all pubs are renowned for their culinary offerings, we considered the availability and quality of traditional Irish pub fare. Pubs that serve hearty, comforting, and delicious meals scored highly in our review.
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Step Into the Heart of Ireland with These Unforgettable Pub Experiences!

☝️ Our team, along with our family and friends, embarked on a heartfelt journey, diving into countless pints and tunes to bring you the “Best Irish Pubs in Ireland”. It was a labour of love, fueled by our passion for uncovering the most authentic and lively spots that truly define the Irish pub experience.

The Brazen Head

The Brazen Head

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Oldest pub in Dublin
  • Great selection of beers and whiskies
  • Delicious traditional Irish dishes

The Brazen Head is one of the oldest pubs in Dublin, and perfect for a visit either before or after your trip to the Guinness Storehouse. And even without visiting the Factory, this pub definitely worths a stop. It’s an old building with stone walls that jumps in history; inside you will find several rooms decorated with mementos of guests past visits and writings on all walls.

At The Brazen Head they have a great selection of whiskies, wines and beers including Guinness which is delicious here! If you are feeling hungry there’s also a good food selection as well as traditional Irish dishes like beef stew or bacon and cabbage available in different sizes depending on how hungry you are. All these options accompanied by live music make this place really special!

Finally service wasn’t amazing but fair enought, so if you visit Ireland especially Dublin and fancy enjoying an unique atmosphere with wonderful drinks I would recommend The Brazen Head as part of your experience. Plus it closelly located right next to the guinnees factory making it even more convenient to visit during your stay!

Name The Brazen Head
Website http://www.brazenhead.com/
Address 20 Lower Bridge St, Usher’s
Quay, Dublin, D08 WC64, Ireland
Contact Details (01) 679 5186
Opening Hours Monday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Thursday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Friday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Saturday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Google Rating 4.6 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 13329+ reviews

Brannigans

Brannigans

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Great food and service
  • Nice pub atmosphere
  • No waiting time

Brannigans is a lovely and lively pub located in North City, Dublin, with a great atmosphere and friendly staff. It’s just close enough to the spire to be accessible while still maintaining its own quaint style. The menu presents plenty of options for everyone- from traditional Irish dishes such as the seafood chowder that I shared as a starter to my boyfriend’s peppercorn chicken and my delicious lamb stew, we both enjoyed our meals at Brannigans.

The bar service was prompt, friendly and efficient even during St Patrick’s Day rush! Whether you are in search of an authentic experience complete with Guinness on tap or something lighter like wine or spirits – go ahead and visit this place for sure! An absolute treat if travelling in budget – prices here are definitely fair giving bang for your buck! Furthermore, their Harrison’s Mayonnaise needs some improvement; however it isn’t overpowering when consumed along with your dish.

Finally, despite being quite full on St Patty’s Day there was no waiting time because they have well enough space accommodating fairly large groups without feeling overcrowded. All put together makes Brannigan’ an ideal spot among locals and visitors alike – offering good food selection with great atmosphere – everything you need to make it one of Dublin’s hotspots!

Name Brannigans
Website http://brannigansbar.ie/
Address 9 Cathedral St, North City,
Dublin, D01 FH29, Ireland
Contact Details (01) 874 0137
Opening Hours Monday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Thursday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Saturday: 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Sunday: 12:30 – 11:00 PM
Google Rating 4.6 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 1521+ reviews

The Celt

The Celt

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Authentic Irish atmosphere
  • Great food & drinks
  • Friendly staff

The Celt is certainly worth visiting for a classic Irish experience! From the moment you step in, you can almost taste the history and tradition that comes with being a part of this historic pub. The atmosphere is just relaxing yet vibrant as it’s filled with authentic Irish folk music playing from overhead speakers during the day to live performances starting up after dark.

The food at The Celt is always fantastic, large portions that are full of flavor- your mouth will begin to water when you catch a whiff of the Beef & Guinness Stew they offer on their menu – its an absolute must try! And what better way to complete your meal than by indulging in one (or more!) of their selection of craft beers on tap or various cocktails?

And lastly, don’t forget about the friendly staff who will make sure all your needs are met while providing insights into some Dublin culture. At The Celt, service and hospitality go hand in hand so come down and spend an evening ‘Being at Home Away From Home’ like they say – visit them once and I’m sure it won’t be your last time there!

Name The Celt
Website http://thecelt.ie/
Address 81 Talbot St, North City,
Dublin, D01 YK51, Ireland
Contact Details (01) 878 8655
Opening Hours Monday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 1:00 AM
Saturday: 11:30 AM – 1:00 AM
Sunday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Google Rating 4.5 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 5067+ reviews

The Temple Bar Pub

The Temple Bar Pub

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • No enormous queue
  • Pleasant atmosphere
  • Live music & performances

The Temple Bar Pub is a must-visit spot if you ever visit Dublin! The pub has been around since 1840, and its history seeps into its atmosphere. It’s located in the center of this vibrant city and carries its original charm – making it one of the most popular spots in Dublin.

The interiors of The Temple Bar Pub are unique with Victorian-style copper booths, old guitars hung up on walls, classic poetry decorating them from all eras. Enjoy a wide range of drinks accompanied by live music from local bands that play there every night – creating an incredibly charged atmosphere. A place where locals as well as tourists communicate and celebrate together!

Security personnel are always attentive to ensure everyone feels safe, plus prices for food and beverages aren’t too expensive. If you have time I recommend visiting even if just for a drink before dinner or to listen to the amazing music performances late at night! You won’t regret it!

Name The Temple Bar Pub
Website https://thetemplebarpub.com/
Address 47-48 Temple Bar, Dublin 2,
D02 N725, Ireland
Contact Details (01) 672 5286
Opening Hours Monday: 10:30 AM – 1:30 AM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 1:30 AM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 1:30 AM
Thursday: 10:30 AM – 1:30 AM
Friday: 10:30 AM – 2:30 AM
Saturday: 10:30 AM – 2:30 AM
Sunday: 10:30 AM – 1:00 AM
Google Rating 4.6 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 28433+ reviews

DarkeyKelly’s

DarkeyKelly

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Had a craic!
  • Sets mood for Irish Pub & Music.
  • Best Buffalo wings in town.

DarkeyKelly’s is a must-visit for anyone looking to have a genuine Irish pub experience. Located in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar district, its cozy interior and fantastic service set the mood perfectly for an unforgettable evening. The menu boasts hearty traditional Irish dishes such as beef and Guinness stew, fish & chips and Buffalo wings that are lip smacking delicious! Their impressive beer list includes classics like Hop House Lager along with craft beers from Rye River’s range which will please even the most discerning drinker.

On top of their great food and drinks selection, visitors can also enjoy live music sessions starting at 7:30 pm sharp that bring this beloved pub to life! During my stay at DarkeyKelly’s I was able to witness first-hand how their staff understand how to create a homely atmosphere where guests feel right at home – which made the entire experience truly enjoyable. Whether you’re looking for delicious homemade food or simply want a place where you can sit down and listen to some trad tunes while enjoying giant pours of perfection beer – DarkeyKelly’s is your destination spot in Dublin!

Name DarkeyKelly’s
Website http://darkeykellys.ie/
Address 19 Fishamble St, Christchurch Pl,
Temple Bar, Dublin 8, D08 PD8W, Ireland
Contact Details 083 346 4682
Opening Hours Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:30 AM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 12:30 – 11:00 PM
Google Rating 4.6 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 2555+ reviews

O’Donoghues Bar

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☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Local Irish pub.
  • Live music & heaters.
  • Friendly staff & food.

The O’Donoghues Bar in Dublin is a great place to visit for anyone looking for an authentic Irish experience. The bar staff are friendly and welcoming, helping you to feel comfortable and relaxed. They also offer food services, such as soups and sandwiches, or even just a pint of beer after long days exploring the city.

Additionally, the bar offers entertainment on some nights; when I visited there was live music which really enhanced my evening out with friends. Even if there isn’t live music playing they have a good selection of songs playing from the speakers that makes it lively enough to enjoy!

If you’re visiting but don’t want to be stuck indoors then head outside; O’Donoghue’s has heaters outdoors so no matter what time of year you can have an enjoyable night here without feeling chilly. All in all this is definitely worth visiting while in Dublin – you not only get amazing narratives and music but delicious food too!

Name O’Donoghues Bar
Website https://www.odonoghues.ie/
Address 15 Merrion Row, Dublin, Ireland
Contact Details (01) 660 7194
Opening Hours Monday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Google Rating 4.5 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 4494+ reviews

Sean’s Bar

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☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Authentic atmosphere
  • Friendly staff
  • Budget-friendly.

As one of the oldest pubs in Ireland, Sean’s Bar is a must-visit for travelers. The atmosphere is fantastic, with friendly staff that are more than happy to share stories about the bar and its history. This historic pub dates all the way back to 900AD – an amazing backdrop for you and your companions! And if you forgot yours at home, take heart; they allowed us behind the bar for pictures during our visit.

The liquid diet isn’t something to worry about either; there’s lots of good beer selections here with quick service from their bartenders. Plus it’s super budget-friendly for solo travelers who want to experience Irish culture without breaking the bank! I personally had some of the best fun during my two-week stay here– even when going alone, everyone just welcomed me warmly like family and offered to help out wherever they could. So don’t miss out on this awesome Irish hospitality while in Athlone– check out Sean’s Bar today!

If you’re looking for an authentic place filled with fascinating stories steeped in centuries’ worth of tradition but also offers live entertainment and keeps up with modern drinks establishments, then head over to Sean’s Bar where it has something old AND something new! Soon enough your night won’t be complete unless you completely immerse yourself into this wonderful cultural hub located just 13 Main Street away; so come by between 8pm – 12am every Fridays & Saturdays or any day from 3pm – 11:30pm & give it a go —you’ll be sure glad ya did♥️

Name Sean’s Bar
Website http://www.seansbar.ie/
Address 13 Main St, Athlone, Co.
Westmeath, N37 DW76, Ireland
Contact Details (090) 649 2358
Opening Hours Monday: 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Friday: 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Saturday: 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Sunday: 12:30 – 11:30 PM
Google Rating 4.6 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 4328+ reviews

Kehoes Pub

Kehoes Pub

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Great traditional boozer
  • Excellent atmosphere
  • Friendly staff

Kehoes Pub is the perfect place to experience traditional Irish culture. The pub has no food, no TVs and there is not a single person that I don’t like in this establishment! There are also plenty of interesting people who have come here over the years and a great atmosphere to enjoy your pint. Everyone loves Guinness here and it truly goes down smoothly with a tasty flavour.

Another excellent feature at Kehoe’s Pub is the live music they provide – its definitely worth seeing if you’re ever in town! Traditional folk music fills the air during performances providing an amazing companion while enjoying some drinks with friends or family. It’s easy to understand why so many locals make this their favorite spot to have their pints every night!

I would recommend trying out Kehoes Pub for yourself, as you will not be disappointed by what it offers – from good beer selection of craft beers, special events like jazz nights or even karaoke nights (for those daring enough) – there are plenty of ways for both casual patrons as well as keen enthusiasts alike can find something fun here. And trust me when I say that it truly makes everything better when accompanied with one of its awesomely brewed taps!

Name Kehoes Pub
Website http://kehoesdublin.ie/
Address 9 Anne St S, Dublin,
D02 NY88, Ireland
Contact Details (01) 677 8312
Opening Hours Monday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Thursday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Saturday: 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Sunday: 12:30 – 11:00 PM
Google Rating 4.5 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 3203+ reviews

The Long Hall

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Good Guinness
  • Friendly staff
  • Live music nights

The Long Hall is an absolute must-visit while exploring Dublin. This traditional Irish pub lets you experience true culture, with friendly staff and a warm atmosphere making it the ideal spot for evening drinks or to catch up with old friends. The drinks menu is extensive too – offering craft beer, spirits and classic Guinness of course! Plus there’s no TVs so you can really escape from day to day life here.

Once inside, its traditional décor creates the perfect backdrop for enjoying time spent at this amazing olde worlde pub. You won’t be able to resist tapping your feet along to their live music nights either! If you do find yourself in the area, make sure you drop in; it’s guaranteed that your evening will be made all the more enjoyable having relaxed within such elegant surroundings.

Overall The Long Hall should definitely be on every visitor’s itinerary when they visit Dublin – given its close proximity to the airport I’d highly recommend dropping by even if just for one before jetting off again! The exemplary service provided combined with its beautiful interior makes this classic establishment worthy of a 5 star rating!

Name The Long Hall
Address 51 South Great George’s Street,
Dublin 2, D02 DV74, Ireland
Contact Details (01) 475 1590
Opening Hours Monday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Thursday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Sunday: 12:30 – 11:00 PM
Google Rating 4.6 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 2946+ reviews

Peadar Kearney’s Pub

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Great Guinness.
  • LGBTQ friendly.
  • Live events & EPL matches.

I had the pleasure of visiting Peadar Kearney’s pub recently and I can wholeheartedly recommend it. From the moment we walked in, we felt at home with a warm welcome from the staff and a great atmosphere. The bar area is bright and airy and has plenty of seating for live music performances or small groups. They offer an excellent range of beers on tap, as well as craft ales & lagers at discounted prices during happy hour. Furthermore, they always have 4K televisions showing all major events like EPL matches which make us love this place more and more since every home match day feels electric here!

Not only do they provide great food but also gluten-free dishes beef Guinness stew which was delicious so much awesome ! The service here is exceptionally friendly and helpful – all staff are knowledgeable about their selections, recommendations up diverse drinks list available definitely makes Peadar Kearney’s stand out from the rest.

Finally what struck me most when visiting was finding out that not only welcomes everyone but they also organize many LGBT events such as drag acts , live music , Karaoke nights etc making it one of the few pubs still welcoming to queer folks .Given its proximity to Olympia Theatre it in my opinion highly worth visit by anyone who enjoys good company , beer culture along with having accessible LGBT experiences

Name Peadar Kearney’s Pub
Address 64 Dame St, Temple Bar,
Dublin, D02 RT72, Ireland
Contact Details (01) 707 1890
Opening Hours Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:30 AM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:30 AM
Sunday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Google Rating 4.4 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 1042+ reviews

Madigan’s O’Connell Street

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Taste-melt in mouth.
  • Friendly service.
  • Food all day.

The Madigan’s O’Connell Street Pub is certainly worth visiting! With its classic Irish pub atmosphere and traditional décor, it will make any traveller feel welcomed and at home. You can sample some of the best local craft beers on draught or opt for something stronger with a wide selection of spirits to choose from. The menu also offers a variety of dishes that range all the way from fish to pizza – you’re sure to find something palatable and satisfying here.

On top of that, excellent service is guaranteed; staff are always helpful and cater to your individual taste preferences when paying attention to their guests. Furthermore, live music makes for an exciting evening vibe, allowing patrons to enjoy unique renditions of popular classics whilst tucking into their food or sipping away at the bar.

Finally yet importantly, there will be no anxiety if you’re looking for choices beyond alcoholic beverages either; being open all day long means more options in terms of non-alcoholic drinks like coffee tea lattes etc as well as food refreshment such as snacks appetizers pizzas sandwiches wraps until late hour supper cravings (the Whiskey Infused Garlic Chicken looks mouthwatering!). In summary then Madigan’s O’Connell Street Pub features great concept elements & creative menus perched right atop 1839+ Google reviews rating 4.3stars outta 5 what else is there even left 2b said? Go visit already this place truly delivers on multiple fronts!

Name Madigan’s O’Connell Street
Website http://www.madigansdublin.com/
Address 19 O’Connell Street Upper, North
City, Dublin 1, D01 E796, Ireland
Contact Details (01) 874 3692
Opening Hours Monday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Thursday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Sunday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
Google Rating 4.3 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 1839+ reviews

Murray’s Bar

Murray’s Bar

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Convenient city centre location.
  • Variety of menu items.
  • Friendly atmosphere and staff.

Murray’s Bar is located in the heart of Dublin and it immediately immerses you into a festive atmosphere with its Christmas decorations. My experience there was top-notch, starting from the prompt kitchen service to enjoy fresh food as well as hot drinks. The weather didn’t allow me to sit outside but seating inside certainly compensated that with a pleasant ambiance. What surprised me most was how affordable prices were, given what I had heard about pub rates in Dublin before visiting Murray’s Bar.

The menu is quite varied for not just those craving typical pub dishes like Fish & Chips but also for vegetarians and vegans who can try an array of options including vegan wings and falafel burgers. Music provides added entertainment along with friendly conversations between customers on holiday or locals alike ensuring fantastic vibes all around!

In summary, if you value convenience then Murray’s Bar hits all the marks; great selection of beers, cozy themed decor both indoors and outdoors plus loving hospitality shown by staff makes this spot perfect for unwinding after long days at work or spend quality time during special occasions celebrating friends’ gathering or simply treating yourself right!

Name Murray’s Bar
Website http://www.murraysbarandgrill.ie/
Address 33-34 O’Connell Street Upper, Rotunda,
Dublin 1, D01 E0W2, Ireland
Contact Details (01) 215 0399
Opening Hours Monday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Google Rating 4.4 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 4539+ reviews

The Stags Head

The Stags Head

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Victorian charm and mahogany bar
  • Traditional Irish fare cooked to perfection
  • Unique atmosphere with fascinating history

The Stags Head is definitely worth visiting for the unique bar experience! The Victorian charm of the mahogany bar, original fixtures and flooring immediately sets the tone when you step in. Service staff can by friendly when acknowledged and ordering at the bar was easy. Delicious traditional Irish fare like fish & chips, hot ham & cheese, sweet potato fries are cooked to perfection and a very enjoyable meal while taking in all that beautiful character.

Secondly, it has a fascinating history which one can appreciate while still having a great night. Whether visiting during lunch or evening hours you can be sure to find some spot somewhere even if its packed full of people enjoying themselves socially or just grabbing beers with friends – activities so deeply rooted within our culture. The upstairs restaurant may not always be open but fear not because downstairs offers an equally satisfactory visit with its classic Irish food selection such as beef and guinness stew or its delightful ham & cheese toasties!

Finally, accessibility might prove difficult due to steep stairs heading down into restroom area but this should not deter people from stopping by on their travels through Dublin city centre! A truly unforgettable destination richly filled with atmosphere catered towards anyone looking to explore Ireland’s pub culture in small space – The Stag’s head won’t disappoint!

Name The Stags Head
Website http://stagshead.ie/
Address 1 Dame Ct, Dublin, D02
TW84, Ireland
Contact Details (01) 679 3687
Opening Hours Monday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Thursday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
Google Rating 4.5 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 5075+ reviews

NEARY’S

NEARY’S

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Authentic Irish hospitality
  • Excellent drinks
  • Great atmosphere

The first thing that comes to mind when you step into Nearys is its old-world charm. From the classic barmen dressed in shirts and bows, to the unrestored decor that has stood for many decades, it feels as if you’ve stepped back into a different era. Not only does this add an air of authenticity and elegance, but also quieter conversation remains possible without competing with loud music or TVs.

The drinks selection at Nearys is also worth noting; beers are served efficiently here by experienced staff and they offer one of the best pints of Guinness in Dublin. Food wise, they serve simple yet wholesome meals – we weren’t hungry enough on our visit so missed out on sampling their food however judging by how other’s plates were looking; they definitely seem worth returning – and trying!

Finally there is an outdoor seating area available where groups can enjoy a relaxing evening together away from any hustle or clamor inside. All things considered Nearys is certainly worth visiting for all those wanting authentic Irish hospitality combined with excellent drinks & great atmosphere!

Name NEARY’S
Website https://www.nearys.ie/
Address 1 Chatham St, Dublin, D02
EW93, Ireland
Contact Details (01) 677 8596
Opening Hours Monday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Saturday: 11:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Sunday: 12:30 – 10:30 PM
Google Rating 4.5 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 1493+ reviews

The Cobblestone

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Live Irish music
  • Friendly staff
  • Great selection of drinks/snacks

I recently visited The Cobblestone pub, and I had a wonderful experience. First of all, the atmosphere was great with live musicians playing traditional Irish folk music which was an incredible delight for me. The selection of drinks is also impressive with cold beer on tap and any flavour of crisp that you can imagine; cheese onion are my personal favourites!

The staff at this establishment were also exceptionally friendly and welcoming. They were always willing to chat and answer any questions that we had. We especially appreciate these qualities as it made us feel both comfortable and welcome in the pub.

In short, I highly recommend The Cobblestone for anyone looking for a lively yet pleasant atmosphere with delicious drinks, friendly service, AND treat your ears to some great traditional Irish music while enjoying your night out!

Name The Cobblestone
Address 77 King St N, Smithfield,
Dublin, D07 TP22, Ireland
Contact Details (01) 872 1799
Opening Hours Monday: 4:00 – 11:30 PM
Tuesday: 4:00 – 11:30 PM
Wednesday: 4:00 – 11:30 PM
Thursday: 4:00 – 11:30 PM
Friday: 2:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Saturday: 2:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Sunday: 1:00 – 11:00 PM
Google Rating 4.6 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 3508+ reviews

Top of Coom Ireland’s Highest pub

Top of Coom Ireland

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Scenic setting
  • Fresh, tasty food
  • Friendly service

Top of Coom Ireland’s Highest pub is a great service worth visiting. With its stunning views and comfortable seating, you can easily get lost in the scenery as you enjoy a meal or glass of wine with friends. The food is fresh and delicious, while the staff take extra steps to ensure customer satisfaction. Their menu offers plenty of options both conventional and unique – all expertly crafted with locally sourced ingredients. Prices are reasonable for what’s on offer too!

Overall, Top of Coom Ireland’s highest pub offers an unforgettable experience that will keep customers coming back for more. They manage to tick every box when it comes to quality drinks and food at reasonable prices, along with excellent customer service making sure everyone has a pleasant stay no matter if it’s a quick drink after work or dinner out with family or friends. Not only does this bar have something for everyone, but their ability to consistently deliver excellence shouldn’t be overlooked!

Name Top of Coom Ireland’s Highest pub
Website http://www.topofcoom.com/
Address Top of Coom Ireland’s Highest
Pub Coolnolhill, Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry, V93 EW90, Ireland
Contact Details (064) 668 5373
Opening Hours Monday: 4:00 – 10:30 PM
Tuesday: 4:00 – 10:30 PM
Wednesday: 4:00 – 10:30 PM
Thursday: 4:00 – 10:30 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Sunday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
Google Rating 4.7 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 229+ reviews

John Kavanagh The Gravediggers

John Kavanagh The Gravediggers

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Great pub experience.
  • Delicious food.
  • Great atmosphere.

John Kavanagh The Gravediggers is an absolute must-go. From the second we walk in and saw the wonderful ambiance to be taken care by such amazing staff, it made me feel like home. Every single detail was well thought off, from their large selection of beer on tap, to they’ve handmade food you get what locals usually do when visiting those pubs. Anthony might have been a pleasure to talk with but it’s his love for his job that stood out most and earned my respect since then.

The cuisine here will always surprised you! Whether I’m getting coddle or beef stew every meal has its full flavours, complemented by affordable prices as an added bonus! Secondly, regardless of taking part in pub quizzes or just enjoying the conversations around this unique Dublin spot everyone had great stories to tell all whilst sipping on top-notch Guinness pints specially crafted for us .

All in all John Kavanagh The Gravediggers will always remain high up amongst my list of places worth visiting whenever Im back home! It offers great local flavour & atmosphere , food that continuously amaze me and drinks worth sticking around for more than planned! My friends also quickly grew fond of this place after joining me twice so far & I’d highly recommend them along with anyone else considering a visit.

Name John Kavanagh The Gravediggers
Website https://johnkavanagh-the-gravediggers.business.site/
Address 1 Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin,
D09 CF72, Ireland
Contact Details
Opening Hours Monday: 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Sunday: 12:30 – 10:30 PM
Google Rating 4.7 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 2386+ reviews

Gus O’Connor’s Pub

Gus O

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

  • Delicious food
  • Friendly staff
  • Clean facility

Gus O’Connor’s Pub is the epitome of a classic Irish pub with delicious food, impressive drink selection and friendly service. The moment you walk in to Gus O’Connors you will notice there’s something special about this place. It not only has a great atmosphere that feels warm, inviting and welcoming but their traditional fare such as fish and chips, salmon and chicken pesto sandwiches are among the best around. What makes it even better is that vegetarians can also enjoy several dishes from their menu.

The seafood chowder is an absolute must try while you’re here! Don’t overlook the cauliflower nuggets either which come smothered in BBQ sauce or chicken nibbles accompanied with homemade dips – they get my taste buds watering every single time! Everything on the menu is prepared using some locally sourced ingredients thereby providing customers with freshness quality taste all year round.

If ever I’m in Doolin again I feel really confident knowing where to head for a cozy spot by the fire or grab those tasty fish & chips takeaway away before heading back home. With its wonderful ambience authentic Irish cuisine and top class hospitality, Gus O’Connor’s should be your first choice when visiting Co Clare!

Name Gus O’Connor’s Pub
Website http://gusoconnorsdoolin.com/
Address Fisher St, Ballyvara, Doolin, Co.
Clare, V95 FY67, Ireland
Contact Details (065) 707 4168
Opening Hours Monday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Google Rating 4.5 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 3650+ reviews

Tigh Neachtain

☝️ Our reasons for recommending:

Tigh Neachtain was nothing short of amazing. Within minutes of walking into the pub, we were welcomed with open arms and made friends. The atmosphere is warm, cozy, and inviting – it’s no wonder that reviews are coming in from all over the world! This traditional Irish spot serves up some fantastic meals as well as delicious drinks, which adds to its popularity.

The food at Tigh Neachtain is absolutely delicious across the board. We had a muscle stew that truly blew our minds away — in terms of flavor and presentation. As for seafood chowder? It might have been the best dish we tasted throughout all our time in Ireland! Prices may be a bit steep (but worth every penny), but overall very worth it considering how much joy you’ll get out of this eating experience.

In conclusion: Tigh Neachtain offers great hospitality accompanied by even better food – making it an unbeatable package when visiting Galway or any part of Ireland for that matter! Make sure you check them out if ever given the opportunity – trust us; you won’t regret it one bit!

Name Tigh Neachtain
Website http://www.tighneachtain.com/
Address 17 Cross Street Upper, Galway,
H91 F9F7, Ireland
Contact Details (091) 568 820
Opening Hours Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Google Rating 4.6 Stars out of 5
Total Reviews 1695+ reviews

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My Final Thoughts

Exploring the best Irish pubs in Ireland has been an adventure of a lifetime for me. With each pint of Guinness and every traditional tune, I’ve felt more connected to the heart and soul of this beautiful island. The warm smiles of the staff, the hearty laughter of new friends, and the cosy ambience make these spots stand out. I’m thrilled to share this journey with you, hoping it inspires you to experience Ireland’s pub culture’s unique charm and infectious spirit. Here’s to making unforgettable memories in the best Irish pubs Ireland offers!

Discover the Essence of Irish Pubs: Key Questions Answered

What makes an Irish pub authentic?

In my experience, an Irish pub’s authenticity springs from its atmosphere, traditional music, and the warmth of its hospitality. It’s about that sense of community you feel the moment you step through the door, where the decor and the menu resonate with Ireland’s rich culture and history. For me, an authentic Irish pub is one where you can enjoy a pint of Guinness, listen to live music and find yourself chatting with locals and travellers alike.

How do I find the best Irish pubs in Ireland?

Finding the best Irish pubs involves a bit of exploration and, sometimes, serendipity. I always recommend starting with local recommendations—nothing beats a local’s insight. Additionally, I like to check online reviews and articles for hidden gems. My adventures have taught me that the best pubs are often those with a story, where every corner has a history, and the menu offers traditional Irish dishes.

What kind of food should I expect at an Irish pub?

Expect to be delighted by hearty and comforting dishes when you visit an Irish pub. I’ve enjoyed everything from fish and chips and shepherd’s pie to bangers and mash. These meals are not just about quelling hunger; they’re an integral part of the pub experience, often made from locally sourced ingredients. And yes, trying the Irish stew is a must—it’s a warm hug in a bowl.

Can I bring my kids to an Irish pub?

Yes, in many cases, children are welcome in Irish pubs, especially during the day and early evening. It’s a part of Irish culture to include families in the pub scene. However, the atmosphere is more adult-oriented later in the evening, so I always check with the pub ahead of time. It’s a great way for families to soak up the local culture together.

What sets Irish pubs apart from other bars?

Irish pubs have a unique charm that’s hard to find anywhere else. It’s not just about the drinks; it’s the entire experience—cosy fireplaces, live traditional music, and friendly banter with staff and locals. Irish pubs are community hubs where stories are shared, and friendships are formed. For me, the difference lies in the genuine connection and the feeling of belonging.

How do I ensure a great experience visiting an Irish pub?

To ensure a great experience, I always go in with an open mind and a readiness to engage. I find that chatting with the staff and asking for their recommendations on both drinks and food leads to delightful discoveries. Also, timing my visit to catch live music sessions adds a whole new level of enjoyment. Embracing the pub’s atmosphere and being open to meeting new people make all the difference.

Are Irish pubs suitable for solo travellers?

Irish pubs are perfect for solo travellers. I’ve found them to be incredibly welcoming places where it’s easy to strike up a conversation with both locals and fellow travellers. Sitting at the bar often opens up opportunities to chat with the bartenders and get insider tips on the area. For me, visiting Irish pubs has been one of the highlights of travelling solo in Ireland.

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