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The Mercantile

Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
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Ranked #157 of 243 Nightlife in Dublin
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
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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
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

we had an irish coffe demonstration and a few burgers. tasty Burgers with pork and apple, french fries and salad. it was ok

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Salem, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

On a Friday night, killing time before dinner elsewhere, my wife and I popped in for a drink—and were lucky to get a seat at the bar. Service was good and prices were fair, but it's not the kind of place I'd stay in long. A younger, louder crowd than I'm used to. Great location, though, and the bartender gave... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This hotel sold us on being right in the heart of Dublin CBD. Of course, that also means you are right in the heart of all the bars. Be warned that this hotel serves up ear plugs with its tea bags. Of course, if you are the type to want to stumble home then this will probably suit you.

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Hicksville, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a late review, stayed here for two nights in October 2013. the Mercantile itself was fun, great big bar, and decent restaurant, however, to stay here was a bit rough. Tiny room, extremely hot and uncomfortable. even with the window open not enough air to get through. Plus it was VERY loud all night long, which I guess... More

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