Traditional Pubs, Dublin

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    Brazen Head: There's another pub across the street...

    by ccmoira Updated Apr 11, 2003

    This is one of my favorite pubs. It is one of the oldest pubs in Dublin, which means that you can run into a lot of tourists. But there are always the drunk Irish men as well.
    It has a few rooms, each with a bar. They are very cosy and atmospheric. The bartenders pull a good pint.
    Really, the Guinness there is good.
    On Sunday afternoons they have live music. It's not too canned - though they did play "Fields of Athenry" and "Finnegan's Wake" when I was there.
    Did I mention that the Guinness was good?

    There is another pub across the street called O'Shea's Merchant. They also have good Guinness and some decent food.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Johnny Fox's: Johnny Fox's

    by Deefstes Written Feb 25, 2003

    Let it be known that this is my very favourite pub in all of Ireland. I used to live within walking distance from it (which is a priviledge considering how far out of the way it is and what a beautiful setting it is).

    Johnny Fox's is high in the Dublin/Wicklow mountains - in fact, it is known to be the highest pub in Ireland.

    The "craic" is outstanding and they are experts in seafood. People, do go there if you want a genuine authentic Irish experience.

    Note: Over the weekends tourists flood to this pub so you might want to consider going there on a weeknight. They will have live music.

    But I can't finish the tip without saying again that I LOVE this pub and I feel very homesick writing this tip. I can't wait to go back to Dublin soon.

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    O'Donoghue's

    by Mandy23 Updated Sep 3, 2002

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    O'Donoghue's - located near Baggot Street, O'Donoghue's is an authentic Dublin pub with a boisterous atmosphere that is a must for fans of traditional Irish music. The walls are covered with photographs of musicians such as the Dubliners and the Chieftains, and impromptu sessions seem to take place almost every night. O'Donoghue's gets extremely busy, particularly during the summertime.

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    You cannot go to Dublin and...

    by agarces Written Aug 26, 2002

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    You cannot go to Dublin and not visit a pub, they're everywhere! You can go to the clubs around the university if you are into the 25 and under 'meat market' scene. I found a nice tradtional irish pub not har from St. Stephens Green called O'Donohues.
    This pub is where the 'Dubliners' and other irish music groups got their start. It is not uncommon for some people just to walk on in, grab a pint, and start playing. The night that I was there, 2 groups were playing at opposite ends of the bar.

    Dress Code: Extremely casual. You will see people just off work in suits and ties, and old farmers in overalls all having a good time together.

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    Johny Fox's Pub. Famous for...

    by ciaramalone Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Johny Fox's Pub. Famous for being the highest pub in Ireland (altitude that is). The pub is comprised of several small rooms, each of which seems like a pub of its own. It also has outdoor seating. It has great live music(traditional irish), great seafood, and of course guinness!
    Built in the 18th century. It's location is in the mountains. It' so cosy with big open fires and a real character to it.

    Dress Code: casual

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  • Brazen Head: Brazen Head

    by sabsi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The 'Brazen' is Ireland's oldest pub. Quite a good place for a few pints and to actually meet locals! Well there are a lot of tourists, too but it's great fun. Late licence, traditional music, loads of different rooms and a nice beer garden to sit outside.

    Dress Code: None.

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    Doheny & Nesbitt: Snug pub close to St. Stephen's Green

    by yooperprof Written Jul 26, 2013

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    Doheny & Nesbitt is a snug pub on Baggot Street, just down from St. Stephens Green. Attracts a lot of chatty locals! I love the little "drinking nooks" alongside the front bar!

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    Palace Bar: Literary Pub on Fleet Street

    by yooperprof Written Jul 24, 2013

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    Classic 19th Century "gin palace" pub, complete with "snob screens" and lovely full sized mirrors. Considered to be a literary/journalists' pub.

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    Traditional Pubs: the long hall

    by doug48 Written Jul 6, 2007

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    long hall

    the longhall is a traditional pub in central dublin. the long hall has an interesting collection of antique clocks.

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    brazen head: brazen head

    by doug48 Written Jul 6, 2007

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    brazen head

    the brazen head claims to be the oldest pub in dublin. it originally opened in 1198 and the current building dates back to the 1750's. an interesting historical pub in central dublin.

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    Mulligans: Pints.

    by dmrtn Written Oct 18, 2006

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    Simply the most traditional pub in Dublin. It can be too crowded sometimes but has one great pint of Guinness

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    Traditional Pubs: Doyles

    by Roadquill Updated Jan 10, 2006

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    Pretty sure this is Doyle's, Positive it is Guines

    We had them pull a few Guiness's for us here. Good talkative crowd upstairs. Dance music downstairs. My daughters liked it because the actors from the theatres would show up after the play.

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  • The Old Stone: The Old Stone

    by Aliseeya Written Dec 15, 2005

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    The Old Stand is a very quaint, traditional Irish pub with a warm, friendly atmosphere. The inside is very ornate, making it a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a pint.

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    Brazen Head: Pubs of Ireland

    by virtualpatrick Updated Feb 10, 2003

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    Dublin's oldest pub with lots of character and friendly people loaded with Guinness. Has live music nightly.

    Dress Code: Come as you are.

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