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O'Donoghue's Bar

#16 of 287 Nightlife in Dublin
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Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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Address: 15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 1 660 7194

Dublin's most popular pub, known for its great live music.

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An impromptu visit....we were actually supposed to go to the museum!

On the way to the museum...how excited was I to see the sign above the door saying the Dubliners had formed here...a band who's music I had been brought up to and later I had... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vickie F
East Sussex
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On the way to the museum...how excited was I to see the sign above the door saying the Dubliners had formed here...a band who's music I had been brought up to and later I had taken my mum to see them 3 times in Brighton. The 8 of us popped in "just for one" and spent the afternoon there, leaving... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of Dublin best pubs.Sundays traditional Irish music sessions are legendary.The Guinness is excellent if a little pricey.Its one of those places it's easy to walk through the door,leaving is another matter!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This traditional irish pub is very crowded. You can find a lot of locals and senior citizens drinking, making noise and singing. We have been here just to drink something. I took a bushmill whiskey: very good. We also ordered a toast (I think it's the only thing to eat here) and it was not bad. Go here if you... More 

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Ireland - seeing my family and attending a wedding. My partner and I decided to end our trip in Dublin, and stayed our last two nights at The Merrion, which is around the corner. After dinner we decided to check this pub out - and we were not disappointing. Great, old Irish pub with a large space outside... More 

Thank CSheridan85
Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my friends popped in amidst our messy weekend away. We were served by a lady named Sinead who was absolute class and made us feel very welcome. My friends ordered the Irish stew (of which I had a bite of) and it was lovely, great big chunks of beef and a very flavorsome stock- washed down with a... More 

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California, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a traditional Irish Pub with traditional Irish music. It is more a local's place than a Temple Bar tourist pub. Good selection of beers on tap but that is not the main attraction. It is the music. High quality musicians rotate in and out. Last night it was about eight musicians, the time before was about a dozen.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely visit this pub, it is well worth the visit. They know how to pour some serious Guinness. What makes this place even better is the outdoor area for when the place is packed on the weekends.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used to go here years ago so paid a visit. Nothing had changed in the place . Not overly busy got seat at bar. Ordered pints of Guinness which came immediately which took us by surprise. They were stacked up on the bar which would not be to my liking. As we were having our drinks at the bar a... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been there many times for the 6 nation, after Irish games (it's located between the Stadium and the City center). The atmosphere is awesome !!! You have to know that it's The Dubliners' pub and then you can be outside, or inside, it's a proper Irish pub, with good music, and people there are lovely

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A very busy lively experience of a real Irish pub. There were some musicians and singers gathered in a discrete corner enjoying playing together. The long bar has quieter seating areas to the rear and room outside for smokers. The prices are better than the Templebar area. A great place to go. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Fiona S

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