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Best bars in Dublin 8

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“Temple Bar is a busy riverside neighbourhood, spread over cobbled pedestrian lanes. Crowded pubs host live folk music and DJ sets, and diners pack restaurants serving Asian, American and Irish cuisine. Quirky boutiques stock clothes and crafts by local designers. The National Photographic Archive highlights Ireland’s past, while the Project Arts Centre and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios shows contemporary art.”
  • 217 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Irelands oldest pub with great traditional Irish music and story telling. A must do”
  • 124 locals recommend
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“The pub has live music everyday played by musicians that come from all over the world!”
  • 165 locals recommend
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“Woodfired pizza served in double decker bus. Djs, craft beers and great local atmosphere. ”
  • 142 locals recommend
Café
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“Located in the heart of the city (and our favourite area in town) this restaurant has an excellent breakfast and brunch menu. Try the eggs menemen.”
  • 108 locals recommend
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“This is a great setting to enjoy a drink in a refurbished centuries old church”
  • 65 locals recommend
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“Great music scene and sprawling, yet tiny, pub. Whelan's is actually a couple buildings that have been joined together, so on one side it's a classic pub, on the other more lively and modern. Lots to explore here.”
  • 79 locals recommend
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“A bit noisy for this old fart but a great selection of Irish and international independent beers and spirits.”
  • 51 locals recommend
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“Constantly changing menu of own ales, lagers and stouts with an Irish menu and folksy atmosphere. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
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“One of the oldest pubs in Dublin, this pub was named after a chapel dedicated to Saint George in 1181. The Long Hall preserves a Victorian atmosphere evoking a by-gone age. The original pub which backs on to Dublin Castle opened in the 1860's and was much used by the Fenians. Today, The Long Hall retains much of its old charm; on the walls are engravings of the dealings of the Russian Emperor Paul I with the Polish patriot Kosiusko as well as prints of Gainsborough ladies. Over the entrance to the toilets are panels of art nouveau glass. The woodwork interior adds an air of authenticity to the premises.”
  • 71 locals recommend
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“Cool spot for a drink on the walk home from town or a mad night out. It's small and smelly and it gets packed the closer to midnight you get but great craic and good tunes to be had.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Arcade
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“Bar, food and games. Easygoing environment with vegan food options. Food is amazing and staff are very friendly. A place that you go to have fun and wear runners. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“6 South Great George's Street - a trendy location with funky tables and tiled floor for proper Mexican food and variety of cocktails. If you like your music loud & your drinks flowing this is the spot for you. The Mexican tapas are super tasty with a number of different offers - Margarita Monday: Two Margaritas for €14, Taco Tuesday: Two Taco dishes for €6 and all dishes are €7.77 on 777 Sundays ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“One of my favourite local bars. Craft beers, good food and excellent brownies!”
  • 64 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
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“Movies - not always big box office, often has festivals. Great little restaurant & bar so go early. You can bring your drinks into the auditorium!”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a great pub in town with Dj's playing great tunes downstairs in the basement until late. It is always busy and very friendly. A great place to meet the locals.”
  • 38 locals recommend