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Dublin’s Happy Hour Hot Spots

Nightlife — By vourneentaylor on November 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm

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.

Galway Hooker beer

Galway Hooker beer

Dicey Rileys
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 2-9pm everyday as well as a carvery lunch.
Special offer:

Tuesdays: 2 euro per drink
Wednesdays: 2.50 euro per drink
Thursdays: 3 euro per drink

Solas
This bar is spread over 3 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’.
Special Offer:
3 euro per pint before 10pm
Complimentary BBQ on Fridays after 5pm

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.
Special Offer:

3 euro per pint

Pygmalion
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.
Special Offer:
Tuesdays-Thursdays: 2.95 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.
Special offer:

Monday – Wednesdays: Irish Craft Beers for 4 euro choose from – Galway Hooker, O’Hara’s Stout or Rebel Lager
Thursdays: Krombacher 4 euro per bottle
Fridays: Sol 4 euro per bottle (if you have a group of 8 you can receive a complimentary platter of food)

Turks Head
With free live music 7 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 3am at the weekends.
Special offer:
3 bottles of Miller/Sol for 10 euro
Pints of Fosters 3.75 euro
Mojito’s & Caipirinha’s for 5 euro
Thursday & Friday: 4 euro for pint 5-7.30pm

Image courtesy of hober

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