Toners Pub is one of the most traditional bars in Dublin with deep literary roots dating back to 1818. The snug is said to be the only place W.B Yeats would frequent for a tipple. Some say Toner’s offers the best pint of Guinness in Dublin – a very high acclaim that you may need to try out for yourself.
In addition to its great selection of drinks and lively atmosphere, Duffy’s has a popular food menu that includes steak, BBQ beef burgers and chicken dishes. What’s more, customers can enjoy the pub’s outdoor terrace and a long list of cocktails from the bar.
With a history spanning 45 years, Finnegans of Dalkey is a longstanding family-run pub that has been passed on from one generation to the next. The pub is furnished in a traditional Victorian style and has an impressive food menu that has even been sampled by the likes of Bono and previous First Lady, Michelle Obama. Not far from County Dublin’s coastline, Finnegans is a popular spot to stop off at after a day by the sea.
Lying south of Dublin City Centre, Johnnie Fox’s is a hit with locals and those visiting from afar. The pub is famous for its lively traditional music every night and dinner and dance nights that also take place regularly. The pub is said to be one of the highest pubs in Ireland and serves award-winning seafood dishes alongside other cuisines.
An award-winning pub, The Stag’s Head is a charming Victorian style pub in Dublin’s city centre. The pub has plenty of activities and events happening during the week, including live traditional music, comedy nights and the pub’s “Brown Bread Mix Tape” event, a combination of stories, music and poetry.
Dating back to 1198, The Brazen Head, based in Dublin city, has seen many famous faces such as James Joyce, Daniel O’Connell and Michael Collins pass through its doors over the years. Musicians like Van Morrison and Garth Brooks have also been seen enjoying a drink in the bar too. The pub is said to be one of the oldest in Ireland and with Dublin’s Christchurch Cathedral and the Guinness Store House nearby, it’s a great place to stop and relax after visiting these sites.