What makes traditional Dublin pubs great? The dusty bric a brac adorning the walls, the lively banter, the well poured pint, the antique mirrors, the characters that line the bar, the sense of tradition, the dark stained wood? Or is it that timeless cosy atmosphere that makes hours disappear as if by magic.
Authentic traditional Dublin pubs are a rarity in the capital these days. Many of them have been around for decades others centuries and little has changed in them during that time. Many of the survivors are located in and around St. Stephen's green and Merrion Square areas. This makes it ideal for a crawl, hopping from one pub to the next.
Each Dubliner has their favourite for different types of occasions. Kehoe's is perfect for after work drinks on a Friday or when its sunny to stand outside with your drinks, the Stags Head has a wonderful snug, Mulligans is great after a GAA match.
Fallons is a little gem of a local pub. Known only by locals and the odd wondering tourist and is well worth a visit. When it gets busy you can't help but to get talking to the local characters as you sit or stand practically side by side but this is all part of the fun.
9 South Anne Street
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53 Dame Street
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1 Dame Court
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8 Poolbeg Street
20 Bridge Street
129 The Coombe
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