O'Neills Pub & Kitchen, Dublin

O'Neills Pub & Kitchen, Dublin

If you ever find yourself meandering through downtown Dublin, craving a stellar pint, mouthwatering cuisine (the Shepherd's Pie here is legendary), or authentic live Irish music, look no further than O'Neill's. From the outside, it may appear like your typical pub, but step inside, and you'll discover an oasis of charm and character, with its labyrinth of cozy nooks and crannies, both upstairs and downstairs.

Legend has it that a tavern has stood on this site for over three centuries. In 1875, ownership passed into the hands of the Hogan Brothers, until 1927, when M.J. O'Neill took the reins and bestowed his name upon the establishment. Today, the historic building is lovingly preserved, nestled in a conservation area just a stone's throw away from famous Temple Bar, Trinity College, and Grafton Street.

Originally divided into distinct areas – a refined "cocktail bar" for the aristocracy, a public bar off Suffolk Street, and a back bar – O'Neill's has evolved over the years. In recent times, the adjacent premises in Church Lane have been integrated, now serving as a carvery, while the interior has been artfully opened up to create a more welcoming atmosphere. A cozy snug, nestled near the Church Lane entrance, once played host to the intellectual gatherings of the "Fabians" in the early 1960s and later, left-wing students from Trinity College.

And if you're in the mood for some fresh air or a late-night adventure, O'Neill's has you covered with its original beer garden, smoking area, and late bar – ensuring there's always more fun to be had, especially on weekends.

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