Dublin Pubs

Here is a list of some of the best and oldest pubs in Dublin.

The Brazen Head

Opened in 1198, The Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Dublin. It's name comes from a story about a bold women who stuck her head out of the window during one of the country's many rebellions only to have it chopped off! Offering some of the best live music in Dublin along with a cozy atmosphere, a cobbled beer garden, and friendly and knowledgeable staff, the Brazen Head is not to be missed.

This pub has been frequented by many famous people including revolutionaries Wolfe Tone, Robert Emmet and Daniel O'Connell, and Irish writers James Joyce, Patrick Kavanagh and Brendan Behan. James Joyce even mentions it in his masterpiece 'Ulysses'. Located at 20 Bridge Street by the River Liffey on the Southside of the city. Dublin 8

The Long Hall

Rumored to have the longest bar in the city, The Long Hall possess all the old charm and beauty of Dublin. And with vaulted ceilings, huge wooden arches, a long ornate bar, stained glass and chandeliers this pub is as close to an authentic Victorian bar as you'll find in the city. The Long Bar is popular with the locals and is perfect if you are looking for an old fashioned pub with a wide range of beers on tap, comfortable couches for lounging and good music. Located at 51 S. Great George St., Dublin 2 01-475-1590

Oliver St. John Gogarty

Located in Temple Bar, this popular pub often hits it's capacity early on weekends. There are two floors to the pub one offering live traditional Irish music and the other modern popular hits. Oliver St. John Gogarty's also has several rooms- a sky lit tree lined beer garden, a room lined with cozy booths, and another for dancing. With something to offer everyone this pub is a must if you are looking for fun, crowds and music. Also offers a restaurant and hostel accommodations. 57-58 Fleet St., Dublin 2


If you are looking for an extensive bar menu with hearty portions, this pub is for you. Popular with the students and staff from Trinity college O'Neills offers a friendly atmosphere with plenty of opportunity to chat with the locals. There are tons of cozy corners and rooms to settle into if you are looking for a a place to relax into for a while as well. Also offers live Irish music at night. Located at Suffolk St., Dublin 2

The Stag's Head

This pub is said to have one of the best pints of Guinness and the best bar food in town. Built in the 1870s The Stag's head is a traditional pub filled with stag-themed stained glass windows, mirrors, wood paneling and of course a large stag's head over the bar. Located a off the beaten path, this pub is popular with the locals.
1 Dame Ct., Dublin 2

The International Bar

If you are looking for a break from traditional Irish music The International Bar offers some of the newest and best up and coming bands in the area. It also hosts a variety of plays and comedy performances. With its cozy old fashioned charm it is a popular hangout for tourist and locals alike. It is consistently named one of the top places to see live music in Dublin. Located 23 Wicklow St., Dublin 2. +353 (0)1 677 9250

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