St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and if you’re like us, that brings about thoughts of lively pubs and Guinness and whiskey! If you’re considering traveling to Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day 2019 or are coming to Ireland on vacation and want to know some of the best pubs to visit in Dublin…keep reading!


  1. The Brazen Head. The Brazen Head dates back to 1198 and is the oldest pub in Ireland! During the Summer, you can sit outside on the cozy cobblestone porch and on most nights, you’ll be able to enjoy live music!
  2. The Confession Box. This interesting pub sits just a few blocks away from the Liffey River and is filled with unique memorabilia. This pub was one of the favorites of Michael Collins, a leader in Ireland’s fight for independence. The name stems from the rumor that Michael used to receive confession inside of the pub. It was also voted the best Guinness in Dublin twice.
  3. The Long Hall. If you’re looked for a more traditional pub, you’ll find it in The Long Hall. The pub is filled to the brim with Victorian-era decor and has been open for 250 years. It’s a favorite with locals and you’re sure to find a whiskey that suits your taste here!

4. Johnnie Fox’s. This pub is certainly off the beaten path, and is known as the highest pub in Dublin. It is situated on the top of the Dublin mountains, about a 25 minute drive from the city centre.

5. The Stag’s Head. The Stag’s Head is a lovely pub located behind Dame Street. Drink a pint while being watched over by a massive, actual, Stag’s head. Come early to get a seat at the bar as it gets crowded.

6. L Mulligan Grocer. For those of us here in the USA who are fond of craft beers and IPA’s, L Mulligan Grocer is a great place for you to visit. They stock the pub with a wide variety of local craft beers that you’re sure to enjoy. The pub used to be a grocery store, which is now a restaurant in the back of the pub serving delicious local eats.

7. P. Macs. We love P.Macs because of it’s relaxed, laid back atmosphere and we think you will too!  Relax into their comfy armchairs with a craft beers and grab one of their board games to play with friends.

8. House. House Dublin is a stunning “biergarten” that features both an indoor and an outdoor setting area, each equally stunning and comfortable. You can choose to relax indoors in the library beside the fire in colder weather, or grab a table outside in the garden surrounded by greenery.

9. The Palace Bar. This pub is close to Temple Bar and is great for a midday pint pick-me-up. The pub features their own Palace Bar Whiskey, which you can get a shot of or, take home a bottle.

10. Mulligans. Mulligans is the pub for you if you’re looking for no frills, no extras, just good beer, whiskey and company. The pub has been around since 1782 and was once the go-to spot for sailors and dockers. It has no TV, intimate/limited seating, and simple good drinks!

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