Best Pubs in Central Dublin

Nobody could imagine Ireland and Dublin without pubs, bars and a good nightlife. In Ireland everyone loves going to the pubs, city and country people alike. People are very relaxed, polite, and enjoying the pub atmosphere. There are more than one thousand pubs in Dublin and pub culture is nowhere the same in the world. Pubs are a big part of Irish culture: it’s a place where people come to have a drink and,have craic , as well as where people  watch sports on big screens and it’s like a social meeting point.   Whether you’re after a quiet pint, glass of red wine or cocktails, rock music bar, traditional Irish dance, food, music or simply want to see the art of having a good time. Most of the pubs are concentrated in the city center: O’Connell Street area, Temple Bar district, Grafton Street and other main streets. The pubs gets busy and Temple Bar, every hour of the day is busy and gets crowded over the weekends. 

The Temple Bar Pub

4.6 stars from 34k+ Google reviews
4.5/5

Pubs in Dublin City Centre

47-48 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 N725

Phone: (01) 672 5286

Menu: cdn.shopify.com

Welcome to The Temple Bar Pub, an iconic and legendary venue located in the heart of Dublin's cultural quarter. Renowned for its lively atmosphere, rich history, and vibrant entertainment, The Temple Bar Pub is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the best of Dublin's pub culture. Here's everything you need to know about this world-famous pub.

Porterhouse Temple Bar

4.5 stars from 9.6k Google reviews
4.5/5

Pubs in Dublin City Centre

16-18 Parliament St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 VR94

Phone: (01) 679 8847

Welcome to The Porterhouse, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, where great homebrewed beers, delicious food, and a lively clientele create the perfect combination for a fantastic night out. Established in 1996, The Porterhouse was at the forefront of the microbrewery pub movement in Ireland and remains a beloved spot for locals and visitors alike.

The Palace Bar

4.6 stars from 2.9k Google reviews
4.6/5

Pubs in Dublin City Centre

21 Fleet St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 H950

Phone: (01) 671 7388

Welcome to The Palace Bar, a gem in the heart of Dublin that remains unspoilt and unmodernised. Established in 1823, this small and unpretentious pub has a fame vastly out of proportion to its size, making it one of Dublin's oldest and most cherished pubs.

The Long Hall

4.6 stars from 2.8k Google reviews
4.6/5

Pubs in Dublin City Centre

51 South Great George's Street, Dublin 2, D02 DV74

Phone: (01) 475 1590

Welcome to The Long Hall, a traditional pub that has been celebrating over 250 years in business. Established in 1766, this shrine to antiquity is one of Dublin's oldest, most beautiful, and best-loved pubs. Abundant in traditional charm and exuding genuine Victorian originality, The Long Hall's interior dates back to 1881. This historic venue is renowned for its welcoming atmosphere, great Guinness, and timeless elegance.

Mulligan's

4.6 stars from 2.6k Google reviews
4.6/5

Pubs in Dublin City Centre

8 Poolbeg St, Dublin 2, DO2TK71

Phone: (01) 677 5582

Welcome to Mulligan’s Pub, an iconic 18th-century establishment on Poolbeg Street, Dublin 2. Known for its no-nonsense charm and lack of modern pomposity, Mulligan’s has been a cornerstone of Dublin’s cultural and social life for nearly 300 years.

Vintage Cocktail Club

4.6 stars from 1.5k Google reviews
4.6/5

Cocktail Bar Pubs in Dublin City Centre

15 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 E229

Phone: (01) 675 3552

Menu: vintagecocktailclub.com

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Welcome to Vintage Cocktail Club (VCC), a refined, speakeasy-vibe bar offering candle-lit cocktails and fine dining amid vintage ephemera. Tucked away behind an unobtrusive black door marked only with the lettering "VCC," this hidden gem invites you to ring the bell and step inside for an unrivalled cocktail experience.

The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant

4.5 stars from 5k Google reviews
4.5/5

Pubs in Dublin City Centre

3 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 CX67

Phone: (01) 607 4003

Menu & Reservation: theoldstorehouse.ie

Welcome to The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant, a traditional Irish bar located in the heart of Dublin’s Cultural Quarter at 3 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Nestled between Dame Street and The Halfpenny Bridge, directly behind the Old Central Bank building, this classic bar is renowned for its original Victorian features and spacious interior.

The Stags Head

4.5 stars from 4,9k Google reviews
4.5/5

Pubs in Dublin City Centre

1 Dame Ct, Dublin, D02 TW84

Phone: (01) 679 3687

Menu: stagshead.ie

Reservation: stagshead.ie

Welcome to The Stag's Head, a quintessential Victorian pub nestled in the heart of Dublin 2. With its wrought-iron chandeliers, polished granite, old barrels, and ceiling-high mirrors, this pub offers an authentic glimpse into Ireland’s rich pub culture. Great pub, great pints, great food, great craic – The Stag's Head has it all.

The Celt

4.5 stars from 4,7K Google reviews
4.5/5

Pubs in Dublin City Centre

81 Talbot St, North City, Dublin, D01 YK51

Phone: (01) 878 8655

This is a Convivial neighbourhood pub with hearty pub food and has traditional Irish music every night

O'Donoghues Bar

4.5 stars from 4,3k Google reviews
4.5/5

Pubs in Dublin City Centre

15 Merrion Row, Dublin

Phone: (01) 660 7194

This is a famous traditional music pub with well attended nightly live sessions, and also has accommodation of simple en suite bedrooms.

Whelan's

4.5 stars from 3.9k Google reviews
4.5/5

Pubs in Dublin City Centre

25 Wexford St, Portobello, Dublin 2, D02 H527

Phone: (01) 478 0766

Whelan's Venue for live music and clubs or relaxing in The Parlour, decorated in 1950s sitting room-style

Kehoes Pub

4.5 stars from 3.1k Google reviews
4.5/5

Pubs in Dublin City Centre

9 Anne St S, Dublin, D02 NY88

Phone: (01) 677 8312

Classic pub with original features, such as mahogany doors and wood partitioned snug areas.

Merchants Arch

4.5 stars from 3.1k Google reviews
4.5/5

Pubs in Dublin City Centre

48-49 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 EY65

Phone: (01) 607 4010

This 1821 pub building has a unique traditional Irish look, and boosts lots of beer and live music

The Market Bar Restaurant

4.5 stars from 2.8k Google reviews
4.5/5

Pub/Restaurants in Dublin City Centre

14A Fade St, Dublin 2

Phone: (01) 613 9094

Menu & Reservations: marketbar.ie

Soaring ceilings & a relaxing vibe at this bar with a tapas menu, live music & DJs.

Grogans

4.5 stars from 2.5k Google reviews
4.5/5

Pubs in Dublin City Centre

15 William St S, Dublin 2, D02 H336

Phone: (01) 677 9320

This pub has Higgledy-piggledy artworks made by local artists and they also which hosts book events

Devitts Pub

4.5 stars from 1.9k Google reviews
4.5/5

Pubs in Dublin City Centre

78 Camden Street Lower, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 2, D02 C642

Phone: (01) 475 3414

This pub serves breakfast,lunch and dinner daily and Live Music every night.

Cassidy's

4.5 stars from 1,7k Google reviews
4.5/5

Pubs in Dublin City Centre

27 Westmoreland St, Dublin, D02 PX77

Phone: (01) 679 8876

Cassidy's is a real Irish bar with a bohemian atmosphere serving wholesome traditional and international food all day. There are three floors with Jazz in the base ment, a piano bar and mezzanine area. It boasts a visit from Bill Clinton in 1995.

P. Mac's

4.5 stars from 1.6k Google reviews
4.5/5

Gastro Pubs in Dublin City Centre

8-30, 30 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin, D02 XY61

Phone: (01) 475 8578

This gastro pub is located adjacent to the Drury Court Hotel and has a cosy bar with an large range of delicious craft beers and good gastro-pub food.