The Dubliner belongs to a chain of Irish Pubs in Sweden and Denmark. The branch in Goteborg has a big bar and a restaurant with various sorts of pub food.
Apart from that it is directly connected with a steakhouse called The Cattleman. The Dubliner has most major sporting events live on big TV screens.
I added this place because apparantly this is Göteborg's only gay club which is open every day of the week, and our gay friends need to have more than 1 or 2 nights of fun per week too, ja? I must admit that I haven't been inside, but I went to the website and it looks like a pretty fun place.
Take a peek if you're interested.
So you like beer? Not just your average 'Stor Stark', but real good beer. Or maybe you miss that special beer you drank in that other country? Well, odds are that this place will please you and then some! With around 2500 kinds of beer from around 70 countries your ability to make decisions will be tested to the limit!
If I may offer a suggestion, order the house beer Delirium Nocturnum. Sweet lord of all that is good and true...
A bit more expensive than average, but you already suspected that, didn't you? This place is an absolute must though, and I feel the need to go there just writing about it!
O.k...it's cold, damp, you've just spent the evening strolling around the area of Saluhallen after a wonderful little visit to a cafe and you don't really feel like going for a drink or back to your hotel yet so what do you do? Well you could wander down to Kungstorget, look for the warm neon glow of BioPalatset, and take in a film!
There's no need to worry here in Göteborg if the only language you understand is English; all English-speaking films are sub-titled in...get this...Swedish! Talk about convenient ja? I appreciated it, that's for sure.
Movies cost about 80-85kr per person here and another cool thing is that you are actually assigned a specific seat with your ticket which makes things a little more relaxed if you're use to the "mad rush" you'd experience in Canada.
Secret Tip 1: Buy your candy from the "Godis" store just around the corner of the front door. These little shops are scattered everywhere around town; especially near the theaters. They're cheaper than the snack counter plus you can pick and choose from a massive selection which little candies you'd like to nibble on. (try the Rhubarb sticks: yum!)
Secret Tip2: If you crave a salty snack, try the bacon flavoured puffs sold at the theater's snack counter. They're out of this world, but I would suggest buying the largest drink possible to go with them. ;o)
Secret Tip 3: If seeing the movie with your sweetheart, make sure to ask for the "love seats", which are two-person seats along the back row designed for cuddling. I suppose you could do more but your fingers are all covered in bacon-salt and sour-candy powder; definite mood breakers. ;o)
Dress Code: It's a movie theater...dress comfortable.
'Arf a mo', Gov! Fancy a bit of a snack and pint of your favorite? Then popping into The Bishop's Arms should be able to do the trick. In fact, they've more than 25 beers and ale on tap as well as a fine selection of over 50 bottled favorites for you to choose from, add one (or two or three) of these to their "Pommes med dipp" (fancy-pants Swedish talk for fries and dip) and I'm sure you'll leave more than satisfied.
Charlotte tried a Cameron's Chocolate Ale which was quite dark, very creamy and really very good, but I on the other hand wimped out and went for a pint of the Carlsberg. Hey...we can't get authentic Carlsberg in Canada, so I'll grab it whenever I can, mate.
Dress Code: With all the rich, dark wood plus fake fireplace and majestic portrait of HRH Queen Elizabeth hanging above the mantle, you're made to feel you've been invited to spend the evening in someone else's home; someone who perhaps attends the hunt on rainy Sunday mornings, so do feel free to dress comfortably, Major. I myself would've worn slippers if it wasn't for all the damn wet snow outside. Blast it all!
Theese are probably the most comfortable pubs in Gothenburg. And there are three of them. One is at the end of Avenyn, not far from Poseidon, the other is not far from the tramstop Domkyrkan on the street Västra Hamngatan. The newest one in on Järntorget. My favourite one is the original one on V Hamngatan though. Walk down the half-stair and find yourself a table to call your own. Don't spend to much time waiting for a waitress though, you have to go to the bar to order. And don't even think about ordering a 'Stor Stark'. They will take that as a direct insult. This is real beer we are talking about now.
Usually crowded so if you want to sit, be there early or be patient. A little bit pricy, but great all the same. Order a Guinness and take a seat in one of the sofas in the back. Enjoy.
Paul's Billiard offers pooltables and sportswatching. Mainly it's a poolhall, and one of the better ones in the city. It's central location is not bad either, right behind the cinema Palladium, near Kungsportsplatsen.
The first floor has tables and chairs for watching sports or talk over a beer or two, as well as pooltables. And downstairs are yet more pooltables. The selection of beers is limited, but a lager is a lager, right? They also have a snooker table downstairs if you want to get complicated. :-)
Dubliner is a well-known city profile by now, even if the existing pub is the second in line and the first on up the road which was even more crazy, and felt slightly more genuinely Irish, no longer exists. This is the sort of place where staff often speak English only and if you are Irish or British you might not find it very special at first. However, the fun with Dubliner is that it is so well liked by locals that you meet all sorts of Göteborgers here, just out to have fun. There is also live music here now and again and well...it's just that popular waterhole in town.
This place is always a favourite when it comes to drinking. A pretty big place, in two floors. The ground floor is great for eating and talking over some beers. Filled with tables and it's a very comfortable place. Upstairs they have livebands, longtables, a big bar and also a eating section.
Pretty varied when it comes to ages. They have most of the essensial beers on draft and you are seldom bored after a visit here.
If there is a big sporting event they usually show it, and it is a gathering place for expats so it can be great fun if england/ireland/scotland plays a game. I can imagine that Sweden-England in the coming World Cup will get this place really going!
Verey nice place, located in downtown.
music from 80, you can dance until 4 am. small areas to dance , but very nice.
the local have at the entrance a room for a restaurant, and upstair and downstair place for dance.
Nice drinks and all kind of beer.
After 23.30 you have to paid 100 sw krone to get there.
I was finally taken to this pub which came highly recommended by the sublime and devinemissd, and I'm so glad we went. It's dimly lit, busy and the food is great plus it has a nice selection of Irish and other International beer on tap. As well as having the perfect atmosphere for just sitting for a pint with your friends in the afternoon, it also has an upstairs level with live music and dancing during the evening should your most special friend desire attention. ;o)
Dress Code: Absolutely casual so feel free to wear your favorite jeans and prized football club shirt.
i don´t know weather I should put this down to the "touristtrap"-category... Irish-pubs are often very crowded with tourists. well this one isn´t an exception... If you´re looking for one-night stand, this is the place..
But nevertheless, this is my favourite place to go dancing, because of the great music and excellent bands they have upstairs.
Dress Code: casual
Very nice place specially sunday after 8 pm , few folks there and very good place to have nice talk with friends.
Not really expensive and nice menu dishes.
Dress Code: very informal.