It is no secret: Dublin can be a pretty pricey city. In fact, recent studies have listed the capital of the Emerald Isle as being even more expensive than London!
Saying that, if you’ve got the insider’s track, you can have a good time in Dublin for a bargain.
Research conducted by The Sweatershop carried out research which revealed the 10 most expensive and ten least expensive pints of Guinness in the run up to St. Patrick’s Day.
Sp, forget where to eat cheap or where has the best “budget buys”, here is where to find the cheapest (and most expensive) pints of Guinness in all of Dublin.
The Cheapest Pubs for Guinness in Dublin
1- The Snug Bar – cheapest pint of Guinness in Dublin
No matter what your type of pub preference is, you can’t go wrong with €3.70 pints of the “black stuff” (Guinness). And, did we mention they’re poured to perfection?
Address: 15 Stephen Street Upper, Dublin 8
2 – The Portobello – the all-in-one
Sitting on the corner of South Richmond Street, overlooking the canal is The Portobello, and hotel and bar which serves up hearty food, live sports and €4.00 pints of Guinness – sold!
Address: 33 South Richmond Street, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2
3 – The Auld Triangle – the pre- or post-match pub
Set near Croke Park (Dublin’s premier sports stadium) is this classic little watering hole. It’s simple by most means, but the Guinness flows freely for only €4.00 a pint.
Address: 28 Dorset Street Lower, Mountjoy, Dublin
4 – Downey’s, Cabra – for the best Guinness
Some say this is the best pour of Guinness outside of the city. And, for only €4.00 it won’t break the bank giving it a try!
Address: 89 New Cabra Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
5 – The Lark Inn – for friendly faces
This Irish pub is recognised for its super friendly staff, quality pub-grub and solid pints of the “black stuff” for only €4.10.
Address: 81 Meath St, Merchants Quay, Dublin
6 – Dicey Reilly’s Bar – the afternoon or late-night spot
Locally known as “Dicey’s”, this joint is known for its late-night club scene. Slip in around lunch though for a quiet pint (for only €4.20); you can thank us later.
Address: 21-25 Harcourt St, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2, D02 YF24
7 – The Yacht Public House, Clontarf – the seaside setting
Set on the coastal road linking Dublin city to the seaside village of Howth is The Yacht Public House. It is a laid-back local pub serving one fine pour of Guinness for only €4.20.
Address: 73 Clontarf Rd, Clontarf East, Dublin 3
8 – Kavanagh’s, Stoneybatter – best place for a chat
Located in Stoneybatter, a short walk from Dublin city is Kavanagh’s. This pub is favoured by locals who love a long chat or some live music over a €4.20 pint.
Address: 1 Aughrim St, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
9 – The Bridge Tavern, Ballybough – the city suburb pub
With Guinness priced at €4.20 and close proximity to Croke Park, this spot makes for a great pre- or post-game pint.
Address: 6 Summerhill Parade, Ballybough, Dublin
10 – The Clock – for pre-gig pints
Located close to the Vicar Street venue The Clock is a perfect boozer for pre-gig pints. And, and €4.20 you can’t go wrong!
Address: 110 Thomas St, The Liberties, Dublin, D08 C2W7
The Most Expensive Pubs for Guinness in Dublin
1 – The Temple Bar – the most expensive pint of Guinness
Set in the iconic area of Temple Bar this aptly named pub is well worth a visit, but a tourist trap by all means with pints for €6.90.
Address: 47-48 Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 N725
2 – The Vathouse Bar of Temple Bar – for live music
Similar to the former, this pub targets tourists and slaps on the over-inflated price for a pint of the “black stuff” of €6.80.
Address: 2 Anglesea St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
3 – Oliver St. John Gogarty – the one for twee vibes
If you’re looking for fun-filled twee, cliché Irish vibes this is your spot. The Guinness is charged at €6.50, however, and there’s nothing “Irish” about that.
Address: 18-21 Anglesea St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
4 – Fitzsimons Temple Bar – the hotel pub
Set in Temple Bar (do you see a trend?) is Fitzsimons. This hotel-bar-pub offers an all-in-one atmosphere. They also offer Guinness for €6.50.
Address: 21/22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin
5 – Auld Dubliner – the traditional pub
This is a traditional Irish pub, set in the heart of Temple Bar featuring live music, fresh food and pints of the “black stuff” for a whopping €6.50.
Address: 24 – 25 Temple Bar, Dublin
6 – Café en Seine – the salubrious setting
Set on Dawson Street, Café en Seine offers decadent décor, an art deco finesse and a cool clientele of upmarket, after-work types. They also charge €6.30 for a pint of Guinness, though.
Address: 40 Dawson St, Dublin
7 – The Church – the unique venue
Located on Mary Street, this bar and restaurant is steeped in history and also offers a truly unique surrounding to wash away the day in – for the hefty price of €6.15 per pint of Guinness.
Address: Junction of Mary St. and, Jervis St, Dublin, D01 YX64
8 – Busker’s Bar – the entertainment bar
This lively spot in Temple Bar features live music and entertainment nightly, while its basement offers endless fun with games tables such as pool and Ping-Pong. The Guinness is €6.00 even, though.
Address: Temple Bar, 13-17 Fleet St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 WD51
9 – The Quays Bar & Restaurant – the riverside bar
Sitting opposite the River Liffey, this Temple Bar hangout may not be as bad as our previous entries, but €5.90 for a pint is insanity.
Address: 10-12 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 EW63
10 – The Jar – the trendy bar
Located on Wexford Street The Jar is in the heart of a Dublin nightlife hub. It is perfect for a drink and dance, but be warned the Guinness is priced at €5.90.
Address: 31 Wexford St, Dublin 2