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The Mercantile

Neighborhood: South City Centre
Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
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Address: Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Great Meal

We visited Dublin for the day on Saturday and had a meal here just before we set off for home. We choose this place because we liked the oldy worldy look to it and the prices were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Lordmcmc
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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited Dublin for the day on Saturday and had a meal here just before we set off for home. We choose this place because we liked the oldy worldy look to it and the prices were very reasonable. When we sat down we were told it was any two courses for 16.50Eur. I had the stew and the cheesecake,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I only had two pints of guiness, but the bartender was really nice and I spilled one glass as soon as she poured it and poured me another one, no questions asked. This would never happen where I am from, really nice hospitality!

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

After a fantastic meal at elephant and Castle I proceeded to walk up for a lovely pint in the old store house. After the old store house myself and my girlfriend decided to go to the mercantile for a drink. As I was opening the door a bouncer decided to push the door closed as I was holding it and... More 

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mayo
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19 reviews 19 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had the 2 course special with Caesar salad to start and burger as Main. Salad was ok but burger wasn't nice at all. Bun had dried out and was stale. Meat had been cooked earlier in day and reheated in microwave I assume. Waiter apologised and took it off my bill. So wasn't all bad. General comment on food would... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I came here one night to listen to local musicians play. I came here with a local and all of his friends seem to stay away from this place because it supposedly gets really touristy. He said he hasn't been in here for about a decade but he really enjoyed this night and is planning on coming back to listen... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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Terrace, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Dublin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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