REVEALED: The Cheapest & Most Expensive Pints of Guinness in Dublin (Ranked)

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           

Price: €3.70

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?

Address15 Stephen Street Upper, Dublin 8

2 – The Portobello – the all-in-one               

Price: €4.00

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!

Address33 South Richmond Street, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2

3 – The Auld Triangle – the pre- or post-match pub

Price: €4.00

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.

Address28 Dorset Street Lower, Mountjoy, Dublin

4 – Downey’s, Cabra – for the best Guinness     

Price: €4.00

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!

Address89 New Cabra Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

5 – The Lark Inn – for friendly faces

Price: €4.10

This Irish pub is recognised for its super friendly staff, quality pub-grub and solid pints of the “black stuff” for only €4.10.

Address81 Meath St, Merchants Quay, Dublin

6 – Dicey Reilly’s Bar – the afternoon or late-night spot               

Price: €4.20

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.

Address21-25 Harcourt St, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2, D02 YF24

7 – The Yacht Public House, Clontarf – the seaside setting

Price: €4.20

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.

Address73 Clontarf Rd, Clontarf East, Dublin 3

8 – Kavanagh’s, Stoneybatter – best place for a chat

Price: €4.20

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.

Address1 Aughrim St, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

9 – The Bridge Tavern, Ballybough – the city suburb pub

Price: €4.20

With Guinness priced at €4.20 and close proximity to Croke Park, this spot makes for a great pre- or post-game pint.

Address6 Summerhill Parade, Ballybough, Dublin

10 – The Clock – for pre-gig pints

Price: €4.20

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!

Address110 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

Price: €6.90

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.

Address47-48 Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 N725

2 – The Vathouse Bar of Temple Bar – for live music

Price: €6.80

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.

Address2 Anglesea St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

3 – Oliver St. John Gogarty – the one for twee vibes

Price: €6.50

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. 

Address18-21 Anglesea St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

4 – Fitzsimons Temple Bar – the hotel pub

Price: €6.50

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.

Address21/22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin

5 – Auld Dubliner – the traditional pub

Price: €6.50

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.

Address24 – 25 Temple Bar, Dublin

6 – Café en Seine – the salubrious setting

Price: €6.30

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.

Address40 Dawson St, Dublin

7 – The Church – the unique venue

Price: €6.15

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.

AddressJunction of Mary St. and, Jervis St, Dublin, D01 YX64

8 – Busker’s Bar – the entertainment bar

Price: €6.00

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.

AddressTemple Bar, 13-17 Fleet St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 WD51

9 – The Quays Bar & Restaurant – the riverside bar

Price: €5.90

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.

Address10-12 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 EW63

10 – The Jar – the trendy bar

Price: €5.90

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.

Address31 Wexford St, Dublin 2

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Paris Donnatella is an avid writer and traveller. From a young age, nomadic parents placed a strong emphasis on education in real experience and the outdoors - a trait which has carried through her life and into her career. She has travelled Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Australia and still claims that wanderlust tempts her daily. Saying that she believes Ireland - her homeland - is the most enchanting place she has ever been and is passionate about documenting the Emerald Isle. Chances are, you can find her drinking coffee in some hidden gem cafe in Dublin, planning her next big trip.