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Pub Crawl (Self Guided), Dublin

Dubliners and the Irish in general are known for their passion for whiskey and beer. The Irish and the Scots are constantly at odds as to who makes the better whiskey and who could imagine St. Patrick's day without some famous Irish green beer ? Follow this self guided tour through an area packed with pubs and find out first hand what an Irish pub crawl means.
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Guide Name: Pub Crawl
Guide Location: Ireland » Dublin (See other walking tours in Dublin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Author: max
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Fitzgerald's
  • Oliver St. John Gogarty Pub
  • The Stag's Head
  • The Temple Bar Pub
  • The Porterhouse
  • The Bull & Castle
  • O'Shea's Merchant
  • The Brazen Head
  • Frank Ryan's Pub

1) Fitzgerald's

After a long walk around Dublin’s Temple Bar, you may hanker for a good pint of ale. If that's the case, there's just a wonderful place to rest and enjoy this very pint, called Fitzgerald’s. Other than ales, here you will find a wide selection of stouts and lagers accompanied with a great ‘pub grub’ menu including the ‘all day breakfast’.

Ideally positioned on Aston Quay, at the entrance to the thriving Temple Bar district, this classic traditional Irish pub greets visitors with a homey snug built around a Victorian style bar with comfortable seating throughout, creating a good old time feel. Regardless of where you sit, you can have a good view of what's happening inside and outside the pub all the same. Fitzgerald's also has big screen TVs for sporting events and often plays live music.

Opening hours:
Daily 11:00 – 1:00.
Late bar on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Live Music from 9.30pm.
Food is served from 10am to 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am to 10pm on Sunday.
Oliver St. John Gogarty Pub

2) Oliver St. John Gogarty Pub

This venue is designed in a traditional Irish fashion in a 19th century style with flagstone floors and a healthy amount of genuine artifacts throughout the pub. It pays tribute to notable Irish writers including Gogarty himself, James Joyce, Beckett and Behan. This cultural giant is a wonderful place for dining, shopping and fun! If you don't like traditional Irish music, you can go to second floor and enjoy current popular hits.

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:30 - 2:30; Sunday: 12:00 - 1:30.
The Stag's Head

3) The Stag's Head

The Stag's Head is a classic Irish drinking establishment, with an old-fashioned design. A nice, traditional atmosphere, a long bar with a huge stag’s head hanging over it, marble and mahogany décor, a grand ceiling, stained glass windows and mirrors. There are no televisions and no music here. The upper floor is dedicated to different social events. This pub remains as it was when it was opened in 1890.

Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10:30 - 23:30; Friday - Saturday: 10:30 - 00:30; Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00.
The Temple Bar Pub

4) The Temple Bar Pub

Located in the heart of the Temple Bar cultural quarter, The Temple Bar Pub is one of the most popular venues and a local landmark. Overseas and out of town guests come here to feel the vibe of authentic Dublin. The place has it all: traditional Irish music, great beer and friendly staff, ready to share a story or give a valuable recommendation on places to visit while in the city.

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:30 - 2:30; Sunday: 12:00 - 1:00.
The Porterhouse

5) The Porterhouse

The Porterhouse is a chain of pubs opened in 1996. This pub offers high quality beer with a strict philosophy to offer a diversity of good beers and wonderful music. This pub is endowed with Irish essence to the very bone. The owners of The Porterhouse helped create the Founding Charter of the Brewers and Masters Guild of Ireland. Porterhouse is as important to Dublin as beer is important to the Irish people.

Opening Hours: Monday - Tuesday: 16:00 - 22:00; Wednesday - Friday: 16:00 - 23:00; Saturday: 12:00 - 00:00; Sunday: 14:00 - 22:00.
The Bull & Castle

6) The Bull & Castle

This is not just another Irish pub in Dublin. They have the largest selection of Irish beers from local breweries, a huge list of bottled beer, whiskeys and wine from around the world. Drink prices are reasonable. If you are a beer fan or want to have fun with friends, this is the place to go.

Opening Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday: 16:00 - 21:00; Thursday: 16:00 - 22:30; Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00; Sunday: 12:30 - 21:00.
O'Shea's Merchant

7) O'Shea's Merchant

O'Shea's Merchant is located directly across the road from the Ireland’s oldest pub, The Brazen Head. It looks a little shabby, like a salty dog sailor bar, but is anything but that. Traditional decor, encrusted with pictures and memorabilia from the past, O’Shea’s Merchant’s has the feel of the good old times. A place where Irish culture lives and flourishes.

Opening Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 8:00 - 00:00; Friday - Saturday: 8:00 - 2:00.
The Brazen Head

8) The Brazen Head

The Brazen Head originally opened back in the medieval ages. Today, this establishment retains its original look and atmosphere despite all the changes that it has been through. The Brazen Head’s decor reflects the bar's long history, earning its place in Irish history. Remarkable Irish people like James Joyce, Patrick Kavanagh and Brendan Behan frequented this old haunt. The live traditional Irish music and Guinness are never ending here.
Frank Ryan's Pub

9) Frank Ryan's Pub

A small, cute pub hidden away of the city crowd. It opened about two hundred years ago and it is still popular to this day. It has been refurbished over the years but its Irish soul remains intact. Wood-paneled walls and low ceiling, an open fireplace, warm atmosphere, a tasteful selection of old artifacts and pictures add to this bar’s unique charm. Great Irish music is played all year round.

Opening Hours: Daily: 16:00 - 22:00.

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