Thanks to these recessionary times many bars around Dublin are offering some great deals for Christmas nights out. Here are some suggestions on where to go to find a pint, cocktail or choice of tipple on the cheap.
This establishment has one of the biggest beer gardens in Dublin which is great for smokers it has covered areas, heated terraces and even flatscreen TV’s. The bar is part of the Russell Court Hotel complex and draws a large crowd for after work drinks. It also offers a BBQ menu –pm everyday as well as a carvery lunch.
Tuesdays: euro per drink
Wednesdays: euro per drink
Thursdays: euro per drink
This bar is spread over floors with a roof terrace for smokers and offers one of the few coeliac menus available in the city. It has a funky interior with diner style booths and has received an National Hospitality Award for the ‘Best Cocktail Bar in Ireland’.
euro per pint before pm
Complimentary BBQ on Fridays after pm
Belvedere Hotel Lounge Bar
This is a no frills budget hotel offering excellent value for a pint in the lounge bar. Don’t expect anything too fancy and you won’t be disappointed. In contrast the bar menu is above expectation.
euro per pint
This spot tends to draw an arty crowd. The bar is nestled in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. The cosy furniture and funky decor give it a relaxed atmosphere. Apart from the cheap pints the bubbly staff also make some mean cocktails.
Tuesdays-Thursdays: euro per pint
Bull & Castle
This is a great spot for a beer loving group. Upstairs, has large square tables with benches to sit around, while sampling the extensive international craft beer menu. NB It gets very busy at weekends so it is advisable to book a table in advance if with a large group.
Monday – Wednesdays: Irish Craft Beers for euro choose from – Galway Hooker, O’Hara’s Stout or Rebel Lager
Thursdays: Krombacher euro per bottle
Fridays: Sol euro per bottle (if you have a group of you can receive a complimentary platter of food)
With free live music nights a week this lively spot is a great choice for a cheap night out. It has funky twisted pillars and a central island bar adorned with colourful mosaic tiling. There is always a mixed crowd of students, music lovers and tourists at this late night bar which opens until am at the weekends.
bottles of Miller/Sol for euro
Pints of Fosters euro
Mojito’s & Caipirinha’s for euro
Thursday & Friday: euro for pint –pm
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