If you aren't a Guinness fan, if you don't have a taste for Jameson or Tullamore Dew, you can still enjoy a taste of Ireland by sipping a Baileys on ice available in pubs found about every three fee in Dublin.
Brilliant way to experience traditional Irish music, learn a bit about it, have a laugh, and enjoy a few pints all at the same time!!
2 Irish musicians take you to a few pubs (special reserved area in the pub), and then tell you all about Irish music, play you many different tunes and songs, teach you a bit about the instruments - all with a bit of comedy too!! My stomach hurt by the end of the evening!!
The whole thing lasts about 2 and 1/2 hours and costs about 12euro's - well worth it!!
The literary pub crawl leaves out of the Duke pub every night at 7:30pm and lasts about 2 hrs. It is led by two actors, who act out passages and plays written by Ireland's finest! The actors were very talented and hilarious. They kept us entertained the entire time, and it was one of the best things we did in Dublin. Along the crawl we went to four pubs: O'Neils, Old Stand, The Duke, and one more that I can't remember! Even if you know nothing about Irish literature (which I didn't), you'll still have a fantastic time.
This pub was lovely and warm and friendly. They were just as happy to serve bread and vegetable soup and a cuppa tea as to pour pints of Guinness. The soup was fabulous, just what I needed on a chilly February day.
We spent our last night in Dublin on a Pub Crawl! It was great; we went to three different pubs in the Temple Bar area. The two hosts of the crawl played traditional Irish music in each pub. We learned about some of the history of Irish music, and instruments - it was a neat experience!!
This is Irelands smallest pub... it is warm and cosy and had a nice atmosphere.
Friends was showing on its 14" screen TV and while we were there small groups of people were having an after work drink.
Same idea as the Literary Pub Crawl. A group of musician tour guides take you from bar to bar singing the songs of Ireland. The tour begins at 7:30 every night. This can be really fun when with a lively group of people who aren't afraid to sing.
Is there anything better than a pubcrawl combined with a literary tour to help you enlighten and kill your brain cells at the same time?
Two actors take visitors around four or five historic Dublin pubs where they perform readings from Irish writers who have links with these bars. Anecdotes about Dublin writers from Joyce, Behan, Beckett, O'Casey and Wilde. Meanwhile you are getting smashed as you indulge in the Jamieson's, Guiness, Kilkenny, or other beverage of your choice.
The tour starts in the Duke pub where James Joyce's links are discussed. On our way to the next literary pub we stroll to Trinity College where under the Great Clock the actors perform a scene from Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest". The night goes on like this passing by sights such as the post office and learning a bit about Irish history.
A must for any visitor to Dublin.
Very good site
The following are good for live music :0)
The Brazen Head
Frank Ryan's Pub
The Noggin Inn
Oliver St.John Gogarty
O’Shea’s Hotel (Olde Moran’s)
Ripley Court Hotel / The Austin Kelly Bar
Taylors Three Rock
The Temple Bar
This is a traditional music and food restaraunt in Dublin. This pub is called The Oliver St. John Gogarty's bar and restaraunt.
Main courses vary from Irish stew, Gaelic steak, lamb, Crispy Ducking, etc.
Soups listed was named "The hair of the dog that bit you". (funny I found this one)?
Of course there is Irish whiskey and beer for your choosing.
The Kitchen is a hole in the wall nightclub that is owned by the band U2. There's nothing too special about it, I just am a huge fan of U2, so I wanted to make sure to go while I was in Dublin. It's hard to notice, because it's in a back alley, but worth going to. The cover charge is a bit steep, especially on weekends. You would think it would have a lot of U2 memoriabilia and other things, but there's nothing like that - no sign that U2 owns it or anything. It's a good club, despite the relatively small dance floor.
Do you like to drink? Do you like to be entertained by interesting stories?
Then don't miss the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl!! It is so much fun! And you learn so much about a city full of great writers.
10 years ago we joked that the oldest pub in Dublin hadn't been cleaned or renovated since it opened in 1198. It has been cleaned and slightly renovated now, but Brazen Head is kind of a must to visit. Lots of tourists but suprisingly also a lot of local business folks and students if you visit in late afternoon.
Learn about traditional Irish music on a pub crawl led by a couple of quite entertaining musicians.
You travel from pub to pub with the musicians who tell stories, sing songs, and invite you to sing along.
Two actors take you on a tour of pubs and sights in Dublin and act out scenes from famous Irish Literature. Quite funny but you have such little time at each pub that you have to drink fast...or order half pints.