If you are looking for traditional pubs, try O'Donoghue’s on 15 Merrion Row. This is a famous spot in the city, as the legendary Dubliners truly made a name for themselves here. This pub is the real deal, and very popular with locals and tourists alike.
Just across from Temple Bar area, you will find the lovely Dame Lane District with plenty of pubs, and very lively social scene. If you are looking for a traditional, authentic Dublin experience, go to famous Stag’s Head, where James Joyce was a regular.
If you are looking for a great cocktail bars, try The Mint Bar, located in our sister property the Westin Dublin, only a few minutes’ walk from us. There is more to this place than “just” award winning cocktails – be sure to visit on a Friday or Saturday after 10.30pm 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, the entrance to this bar is reminiscent of prohibition times – you will have to knock on the black doors, which have no signage, to be let in. Once in, you will be rewarded by great décor and award winning cocktails!
Harcourt Street is home to plenty of nightclubs, and we would suggest trying Krystle – definitely the place where you would expect to see some of the big names on the Dublin social scene. This club is all about dressing up, and dancing in the sleek bar, surrounded by a fashionable interior.
If music is your thing, head to Whelan’s where you will find great local and international bands nearly every night of the week; an indie disco on the weekends and big screens in the front lounge, 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, a myriad of other fun pubs and bars around Dublin – just talk to our Concierge Team for personal recommendations.