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The Mercantile

Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
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Ranked #171 of 249 Nightlife in Dublin
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It's such a pity as within 100 yards there are 2 other very good restaurants. A group of us would normally go to lunch most Fridays from work. As we had not been to the mercantile for food before we said we would give it a try. The place was deserted with obvious building work in progress which only started... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Fish and chips in the restaurant was greasy and boring...but the loud music and live bands were great! Cool atmosphere for friends and drinks. ..not so much for food...dark and very loud for eating.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Can't comment on the food as others have as we didn't eat here, but we did go to see the big band (who were excellent) and have a few drinks. Compared with other places drinks seem averagely priced; it is pretty geared up for the hostel crowd though so if you're not into that kind of thing it's something to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Really like the mercantile, great atmosphere and always good and busy. Good spot for a crowd of friends or just a couple. And right in the city centre. Highly recommend.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So the oder day we decided to go for a nice dinner. Since we were just beside the Trinity we decided to go to Mercantile... What a bad choice we made... We were seated whitin 10-15 minutes. Sounds like a long wait, but they were busy so we were glad to get a table at all. The man who seated... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Mercantile bar is a great place to drink some beer and listen to good music. It's a good place to dance and the dj is really good, but the bouncers are really stupid. They often argue with the costumers and randomly choose people to kick out, with no reasonable motive. I've heard terrible stories about them. Try to avoid... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I went in here really wanting to like it. I did feel a little under-dressed as a traveler but the hostess was perfectly nice anyhow. She brought my friend and I in, they were a bit busy but she found us a little table for 2 and we accepted. We told her we were in a hurry and she took... More

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I looked up the ten best places to watch the world cup in Dublin (Germany v Brazil) and this place was listed. I got there early and decided to eat first. I got seated ok but the service was terrible. There were lots of staff rushing about but after 45 minutes of waiting to order a glass of wine I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I stayed here for one night last month. This hotel is in a super location ... within a few minutes walk to Templebar, Trinity College, Grafton street, etc. The Reception area is small but nice and the Receptionists were friendly and efficient. The hotel's bar is a large and busy spot with a lively atmosphere and nice clientele. The room... More

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After walking around Dublin for a few hours, we decided to have lunch. We checked out a few places but found they served food buffet-style. We then came across The Mercantile and ordered the Beef Irish Stew. Wow!! Great -- and they keep all that great brown and soda bread coming too!! Very nice and reasonably priced.

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