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The Mercantile

Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
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Ranked #131 of 238 nightlife in Dublin
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Most recent review
- Mar 20, 2014
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Paris, France
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

a big screen and a balcony! highly recommened with a good waitstaff. even during saint patricks day!

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London, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We went here to watch a football game and have a meal at the same time. The place itself was fine and the food was surprisingly good (despite a couple of things we wanted from the menu being unavailable) However the staff were terrible. Our waitress was just rude and treated us as if we were an inconvenience, she didn't... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We have been here many times and as a friend came over to Irland to visit we decided to go to the Mercantile with a big group. Some of us went out for a quick cigarette when we got refused entrance and couldnt go back in, one of the bouncers dealt really rudely with us when the rest was really... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I used to like the Mercantile and am not one to vent but yesterday while I was there with my company (which ordered many drinks) I was refused to be served a glass of water! One of my colleagues asked the same bartender for a glass of water he finally gave it to me telling me to "shut the [--]... More

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Waterford
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Myself and my partner stayed in Dublin for the weekend just gone. Although we stayed at a different hotel we decided to eat at the restaurant at the Mercantile. This was a huge mistake. We both ordered the soup to start and a main course. We had to wait nearly half an hour for the soup to arrive and when... More

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Kincardineshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Having looked around for somewhere to lunch, we were surprised that most places only served brunch (not lunch) at 1.30pm. Anyway It was raining and this place offered a fixed price lunch menu. Great! One slightly dry Salmon, and one overdone steak plus two pints of Guinness later in a dark and un- atmospheric room later, we were at least... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

45 minutes for a cod the size of a snickers bar and chips.... Never returning here again. Would not recommend coming here for dinner or drinks, handy place to walk through on the way the Stags Head. Came in Tonight at 7:30pm

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Went here thinking we would sit down to have a nice dinner. Very dark, very loud. Wait staff took their time. Food was decent but not worth the money we paid.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

My wife and I stopped in twice while on our Honeymoon in Ireland. It is pretty noisy and crowded here but the Beef and Guinness pie are definitely worth it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Staff seem to have taken the Ryanair view to customer service...avoid eye contact at all cost. After 10 mins waiting we were told it would be 10 mins till we could get a beer cos it had to be brought up from the basement. The place is way to dark. Won't be back.

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