Hug fáilte go Baile Átha Cliath!!!….Welcome to Dublin…the home of Guinness and the drinking capital of Europe with some amazing pubs and bars
Irish pubs and drinking is steeped in culture and lore. From the time of the opening of the first pub in Ireland in 1198 till date, Traditional Irish Pubs has been the centre of socialization, relaxation, storytelling, singing competition and most importantly rumours and gossip telling in the society.
You can be part of this amazing culture, as we have carefully put together MyDreamEscapade’s Five Best Traditional Irish Pubs that is worth visiting for a good cold pint of Guinness or pint and for the craic in Dublin.
Stag Head, 1 Dame Court Dublin 2: This pub captures the true sense and spirit of hidden Irish tradition. Finding it is akin to discovering a rare treasure as it is concealed through a narrow passageway off Dame Street. Access can also be gained through Exchequer Street or Georges Street. When you enter inside this feeling of discovered booty is greatly intensified as a virtual paradise of culture and old world values confront you. This is probably Dublin’s best preserved Victorian pub – and everything here is of authentic Victorian origin.
- Mulligans– 8 Poolbeg Street Dublin 2: This pub is one of the oldest pubs in Dublin city. It was established in 1732, its tasteful décor, fittings and furniture have stood the taste of time has changed very little over the centuries of its distinguished history. Legend has it that the pub is closely associated with James Joyce who penned his catalogues of work at the bar.
- Brazen Head 20 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8: This pub was established in 1198 making it Ireland’s oldest pub. It has remained in the same site ever since. Legend has it that the outlawed Robin Hood ones drank in this pub. A short walk from Christchurch Cathedral and The Guinness Brewery, it is well worth a visit for both its historical value and reputation as one of Dublin’s best Irish music venues.
- Cassidy’s Bar– 27 Westmoreland Street Dublin 2: Cassidy’s Bar, established in 1856, was once the home of The Freeman’s Journal – the oldest national newspaper in Ireland which harboured some of the leaders of 1916 rising. The pub is renowned for Bill Clinton’s famous visit in 1995. Cassidy’s is a real Irish bar with a bohemian atmosphere serving wholesome traditional and international food all day. There are three floors with Jazz in the basement, a piano bar and a mezzanine area.
- O’Shea’s Merchant Bar– Merchant Quay, Dublin 8: O’Shea’s Merchant Bar has been written about in song and story, A True Irish Pub, its walls are adorned with pictures & memorabilia from times past creating a wonderful old-world atmosphere. O’Shea’s Merchant embraces the culture of Ireland through music & dancing, and its dedication to offering the customer exceptional customer care and a true Irish welcome.
Hope you enjoy your drinking expedition in Ireland!
Matrix for the decision and judgement include; Cleanliness; Friendliness; Interior Deco; Price and Customer Service