If you are looking for traditional pubs, try O'Donoghues on 15 Merrion Row. This place is famous as legendary Dubliners made name for themselves here. This pub is the real deal, very popular with locals and tourists – if you are looking traditional Irish pub that other places take inspiration from, you found it.
Just across from Temple Bar area, you will find lovely Dame Lane District with plenty of pubs, and very lively social scene. If you are looking for a traditional, authentic Dublin’s experience, go to Stag’s Head! James Joyce was a regular here, and so should you!
If you are looking for a great cocktail bars, try The Mint Bar, located in our sister property The Westin Dublin, only few minutes from us. There is more to this place than “just” award winning cocktails – make sure to visit Friday or Saturday after 10.30 for live jazz, swing and lounge music by some of the best musicians in Ireland!
For an experience out of the ordinary, try The Vintage Cocktail Club. Set in Temple Bar, on Crown Alley, between Helter Skelter and skate shop, entrance to this club is reminiscent of prohibition times – you will have to knock on the black doors with no signage to be let in. Once in, you will be rewarded by great décor and award winning cocktails!
Head to Lillies Bordello just off the Grafton Street for great cocktails and late music. This place is regularly visited by celebrities, open at 11pm and go on till very late.
Harcourt street is home to plenty nightclubs, and we would suggest trying Krystle, definitely place where you would expect to see some of the big names on the Dublin social scene. This club is all about dressing up to the nines and dancing in sleek bar surrounded with a fashionable interior.
Indie music pubs
If music is your thing, head to Whelan’s where you will find great local and international bands nearly every night of the week, indie disco on the weekends and big screens in the front pub for spot of football watching. This place is very busy, so make sure you arrive early or you might not be able to get in!
There is of course myriad of other fun pubs & bars around Dublin – just talk to our concierge for personal recommendations.