TOP 10: Bars in Dublin (not just traditional Irish pubs)

Going to Dublin without visiting a traditional Irish pub is a bit like visiting Cairo without seeing the pyramids – it simply will not do. However, there is much more to Dublin than traditional pubs – there exists an abundance of bars in Dublin suitable for all tastes. We have narrowed all the bars in Dublin to just 10 in this article.

10. Kehoe’s

John Kehoe's is one of the best pubs in Dublin

If you are fascinated with Victorian bars, then this is the best place to visit. Due to its all etched glass and mahogany snugs, it seems like you are in a completely different world. Food is not available here but you can get an excellent pint of Guinness which makes up for it.

9. The Stag’s Head

the stag's head

This amazing pub has a handful of intimate, small rooms that make a pleasantly and friendly setting. It really is an authentic Irish pub. The décor and design in this place is stunning.

8. The Brazen Head

brazen head
This pub dates back to the year 1198. The Brazen Head is claimed to be Dublin’s oldest pub and it’s still a lively spot, with live music every night. The building was originally a coach house (it’s not known how much of the original remains) and walls are lined with old pictures, papers and ads from the past. Famous names that supped a pint or two in the pub include James Joyce, Brendan Behan and Jonathan Swift. For food, tuck into beef and Guinness stew or a big bowl of steamed Irish mussels.

 7. Whelan’s


This ancient institution in Dublin is great for a pint of Guinness, however, the real draw is the music, frequently upcoming bands.

6. The Temple Bar

The Temple Bar Dublin

This is probably the most famous pub in Dublin. It has been bucketing pints of the black stuff for over 160 years and stays the main scene of the Temple Bar. There is a traditional Irish music sessions daily and it is one of the best places tourists can have a pint of Guinness.

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