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O'Donoghue's Bar

Address: 15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
Phone Number: 353 (0)1 6607194
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Ranked #9 of 249 Nightlife in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Drinking
Owner description: Dublin's most popular pub, known for its great live music.
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Drinking
Owner description: Dublin's most popular pub, known for its great live music.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

great place for a drink and music IF you can get in. Always very full and you have to stand with your first pint

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

I didn't stay at the Hotel, but i Enyoyed a few pints of Guinness and listen to some great Trad Irish music there, and it was great fun, the staff was very nice, and the Guinness very good. The bar look's really old and had a lot of pictures of the Dubliners and my Hero Luke Kelly. Everyone that likes... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Typical amazing Dublin pub as they used to be before they got to trendy. Don't expect designer decor just great Guiness, live music ,interesting people & a typical Irish welcome. Definitely a must to visit for locals & tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Home of Irish music and original jigs. If you are tired of touristic Irish culture experiences in the Temple Bar, this is the place where you can experience the real Irish music and drink with locals.

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Ballyclare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great reasonably priced beer, friendly staff and customers. Can get very busy at night, but that adds to the "CRAIC"

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Loved this bar where we found live Irish music and a lively, friendly crowd enjoying the craic. The group of musicians loved the crowd joining in and we felt part of it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

As you can see from the pictures on the walls this was a very famous folk bar where the world famous Dubliners group was formed. Seemingly it gets busy in the evenings with live music but we came in at lunchtime for a nice quiet pint. One of the few MUST HAVE pubs to visit in Dublin.

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Fishguard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Walked in to have a pint and spent all afternoon in the newer part ! Have visited the old bar on countless occasions and that remains special but the new extensions fit in well. Really good Guinness and a place to relax and watch sport on a Saturday afternoon. The nightlife and live music are special. One of Dublin's best!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have had pints of Guinness all over Dublin, but the ones poured at O'Donogue's are simply the best. I make it a point to stop in for one or three every time I'm in Dublin. The secret is the sheer amount that is constantly flowing through their pipes, fresh from the Brewery, served by bartenders that know how to... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We enjoyed our visit here for pints and music. Nice traditional pub scene. We sat in one of the quieter back rooms where two guys were jamming with flutes, and where there were seats with a back. Wandering through the premises it looked like there was something for everyone. Busy bar with stools and friendly folks. There was a family... More 

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