This place has been a fixture in my two trips to Dublin. In 2004 Ken brought us here after a little tour of the area. We had a great time and enjoyed the atmosphere. Kathy and Tania even were interviewed by a French TV station regarding the coming (then) smoking ban in Dublin.
But it was the second trip that this pub shined. We found a home under the stairs there. Finding ourselves here both days in Dublin on this trip and in the same seats because we were so comfortable and it was so cold outside. Most of the pics will be of us under the stairs.
Dress Code: Casual
Yes you do spend a lot in Temple bar but i tell you that it is well worth it.One of the best nights out on the drink i have ever had honest.I found it a lot better than London and the pubs being jam packed just added to the fun ....What a night.
Solas Bar - 31 Wexford Street, Dublin 2. I visit Solas everytime I visit Dublin. The atmosphere is light and entertaining--women dancing and partying through the main floor, a relaxed set of party goers at the tables upstairs. I remember vividly sitting on one of the most comfortable couches, watching the locals party down. I love Suba
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By reaching the gravity bar, you probably have just had an informative tour of the process of making Guinness, now is the practical test.. this is 'Drinking at source' in its truest sense.
You will notice that most people dont really 'get' the taste and the bar may be awash with lots of almost full glasses left behind. It is a required taste. Nevertheless the bar has a 360 degrees panoramic view of the Dublin skyline.
Wow was this place busy. It was mid/late Saturday afternoon and the place was packed with football fans. As such Liz wasn't thrilled to be in here. But I wanted to check it out since it had been recommended to me.
I actually ordered a stella and was happy enough with it. Just being in out of the cold was worth it to me though.
This was the se cond bar that I stopped at on my latest visit to Dublin. It is an Aussie bar, with two massive screens and various tv screens showing all the latest football, rugby and (more than likely) other types of sports as and when it happens.
I really enjoyed being in this bar, especially due to the football being on, there was a g reat atmosphere and the bar staff were constantly waiting on your hand foot to make sure you had everything you needed and/or wanted.
**When** I go back to Dublin, I will definatly make the effort to go back into here. It was like my local away from home
Dress Code: I went during the day (both days running) and there was no dress code at all. You could wear what you wanted and unlike most places in Birmingham, wasn't funny about a mix of football tops from all different teams being in one place.
Of an evening though, as I walked past, there was a sea of South African rugby tops outside so I'm guessing they never had much of a strict dresscode of an evening - but don't quote me on that!
There are 2 O'Donoghue's in the city. One is in Temple Bar and we were told it is inferior to the original one on Merrion Row. So, we headed to Merrion Row. Here, we found 2 crowded inside bars and a beer garden that was packed. We found a small table in the back room and enjoyed watching the groups come and go. Upstairs were clean bathrooms - a plus in any pub! More importantly, however, our young bartender really did serve a well-pulled pint of Guinness.
There were quite a few tourists but also many Dubliners who just stopped in for a pint and a chat. I believe that the music was starting late in the evening but it was in another room.
Dress Code: Casual
A pretty young crowd and very cheesy music...you may be wondering why I recommend this place at all! the reason is that it's free in and late opening, which is the reason it is packed to the gills every Friday and Saturday night. It's not right in the middle of town but handy enough fi you are staying Ballsbridger Merrion Square. It's spread over three floors with various dancefloors and a massive outdoor terrace for the smokers upstairs at the back.
Dress Code: Semi formal-no obvious running shoes or shorts on men
Hairy Lemon; Lower Stephen Street (close to Geroge's St)
Kehoes; South Anne St (off Grafton St)
The Globe; George's St
Bruxelles; Grafton St
just a few of my favorites...
Dress Code: No dress code.
Here at Johnnie Fox' Pub, you can get delicious pub lunch or an evening of entertainment. The menus for both food and evening entertainment has never been a let down. Been here a few times over the years. This definatly has that 'Irish' feel.
There is live entertainment each night and a real live hooley show every now and then - you need to book for that though.
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