We are lucky to be here on Drury Street, with a huge selection of amazing pubs and bars on our doorstep. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites to share with you, whether you’re visiting Dublin or just looking to try something new!
First up is The Stags Head, A cosy traditional pub with live music/comedy most nights.The Stags Head serves a mighty pint of Guinness and is good for bigger groups. Situated on Dame Court, their outdoor area is the perfect place to have a pint and chat in the summertime.
Next up is the always-bustling Grogan’s castle lounge, just around the corner from the shop. Grogan’s is no doubt one of the best people watching spots in Dublin, where you can always find a friendly face and a delicious toastie!
Around the (other) corner is Fade Street, which boasts a number of great bars. There’s L’Gueuleton, a french restaurant and bar with excellent people-watching seats outside. Next door is The Bar With No Name serving amazing cocktails and chill atmosphere - try the ‘Gin Daisy’. This bar has no name outside (obviously) but is marked with a wooden snail suspended above the door.
Hogans, also on Fade Street is a spacious bar, great for big groups. Hogans has been known to have some good tunes playing downstairs on a Saturday night too.
For a cosier, chill vibe we absolutely love The Library Bar on Exchequer Street. Filled with open fireplaces, plush embroidered armchairs and leather sofas, this relaxed bar is the perfect place for a quiet drink. It’s also great for families and a lovely festive spot at Christmas.
For a totally different atmosphere, try Bruxelles rock bar. Located next to the famous Phil Lynott statue off Grafton Street, this busy joint has an Irish heavy rock heritage and 3 bars. This is a great place for big groups of friends and watching a match. The food served here is also delicious; an all rounder!
Next we are looking closer to home, just across the street to Loose Canon cheese and wine. The brainchild of Gruel Gorilla’s Kevin Powell and Brian O’Keefe of Meet Me in The Morning, this place is the go-to for artisan cheeses and wine. This is definitely the perfect place for a glass of wine in the summer; with standing room only, you can always find the pavement outside Loose Canon dotted with wine and cheese lovers enjoying the sunshine.
Further afield is The Cobblestone, traditional Irish music bar and venue. Truly authentic, this laid back and friendly pub is built on family tradition – respect for music and culture.
Some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians lead traditional Irish music sessions in the bar seven days a week. The music is not put on for show. Musicians and singers hand on songs, tunes and skills that keep the tradition alive. Everyone is welcome. The Cobblestone is in one of Dublin’s oldest neighbourhoods, Smithfield, one minute from the Luas stop and fifteen minutes walk from the city centre.
Another older pub with a rich heritage is The Swan - This Victorian pub is one of the oldest licensed premises in the city centre, having operated as a bar since 1661. Great selection “of craft beers and whiskey. Live music at weekends, one of our favourite Dublin pubs, the staff are brilliant too.
Finally, we will wrap it up with one of the coolest bars in Dublin; Lucky’s. Located in the heart of the Liberties, Lucky's is a bar which successfully combines a laid back day time feel with a more raucous nighttime buzz with its busy schedule of dj's. Excellent beer menu and their cocktails are top notch. The jewel in the Lucky's crown is the presence of a wood-fired pizza truck in the sunny yard, drop in before 7pm daily to avail of the pizza, pint offer.