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The Mercantile

Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
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46%
Ranked #168 of 250 Nightlife in Dublin
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars

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mayo
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19 reviews 19 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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