Ireland


The Best Pubs in Dublin: The Temple Bar, O’Neills Victorian, and 37 Dawson Street

J.M. Towers


If you like whiskey, beer and the best bar atmosphere, you are going to love this tour of the best and most authentic pubs in Ireland’s capital.


Temple Bar, O’Neills Victorian Pub and Townhouse, and 37 Dawson Street Pub are the best places to better understand the ancient and historic city of Dublin and, at the same time, get to know the city’s unique lifestyle.The Irish capital is a wonderful destination that charms visitors with a vibrant cultural life, rich history and active nightlife. Join us as we take you to three iconic pubs where you will enjoy the best Irish beers and whiskeys, as well as traditional Irish cuisine.

The Temple Bar
47-48 Temple Bar

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Located in Dublin’s cultural quarter, which is famous for its lively nightlife, The Temple Bar is perhaps one of the most visited pubs in the city for its excellent live music shows. The establishment and its surroundings are a tribute to Sir William Temple (1555-1627), a renowned teacher and philosopher who was provost of Dublin’s Trinity College. Opened in 1840, The Temple Bar stands out for its bright red brick facade. Considered the center of Dublin night entertainment, its distinctive open courtyard and bar are ideal to enjoy a pint of Guinness, the best and most iconic Irish beer. It also serves a large selection of European beers, including Belgian abbey beers, highly appreciated by the discerning clientele that regularly visits the famous pub.

O’Neills Victorian Pub and Townhouse
36-37 Pearse Street

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Located in the city center, opposite Trinity College and minutes from the popular O’Connell and Grafton streets, O’Neills Victorian Pub and Townhouse is one of those places you must see during a visit to Dublin. Opened in 1885 during the reign of Queen Victoria, this pub has preserved the flair of the era. Since the first day, it has been managed by generations of the same family. An interesting fact: it is mentioned in the novel Ulysses, written by the celebrated Irish poet and novelist James Joyce, one of the most influential avant-garde writers of the 20th century. O’Neills Victorian Pub and Townhouse is famous for its Irish breakfast of fried eggs, crispy bacon, beans, sausage, and cheese. They also serve a variety of beers, and a choice of over 40 Irish whiskeys.

37 Dawson Street Pub
37 Dawson Street

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Located in the vibrant and always fashionable Dawson Street, this elegant and sophisticated pub is decorated with a fresh and innovative style. A welcoming gathering place, 37 Dawson Street Pub is memorable for its cocktails and luxurious Victorian bar. Here, you can sample some of the best Irish whiskeys in a relaxed atmosphere. Its Sunday lunch features dishes with smoked salmon, beef tenderloin, Cashel blue cheese or typical Irish potato fritters, among other delicacies.  ■


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