The Cobblestone
The Cobblestone
4.5
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
About
Trading hours: Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday & Thursday 16.00 to 23.30 Friday & Saturday 14.00 to 0.30 Sunday 13.00 to 23.00 Music starts: Monday 18.00 Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday &Friday 17.00 Saturday 14.30(“Old Time String Session”17.00 to 19.00) Sunday 14.30 We don’t have a kitchen , so don’t serve any food or reserve tables
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  • Mary R
    2 contributions
    A Favorite Stop in Dublin!!!
    What a great find in Dublin. The 2 gal bartenders could not have been more welcoming. Their humor, stories & “crisps” kept us entertained. The music was awesome!!! Nothing like traditional Irish music & this was performed so well by the Mulligan family. Sipping a Jameson & ginger in a friendly atmosphere listening to Irish tunes was a great way to spend our last day in Dublin! Highly recommend for a real Irish experience!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 23, 2023
  • Joan P
    7 contributions
    Great trad music
    Best trad music sessions in Dublin. They had three sessions throughout the evening with every traditional musical instrument you could imagine, including cow bones! Great singers as well.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 28, 2023
  • Raqib Huq
    Manchester, United Kingdom12 contributions
    Really good for traditional music, if you can get near the band area
    One of the best trad music pubs in Ireland. Very friendly atmosphere. The only issue is that the band are in one corner and only audible in half the pub area near them. I was lucky enough to sit directly in front of the band the whole evening and chatted to one of the musicians. If you like Irish trad is definitely worth a visit
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 12, 2023
  • John V
    West Chester, Pennsylvania17 contributions
    If you only visit one pub in Dublin
    If you want authentic Irish traditional music in an authentic Dublin pub look no further. Be patient if you want to be close to the musicians, unless you can bring an instrument and join in. Wonderful staff and great drink selection.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Paul F
    5 contributions
    An absolute MUST-GO place!
    This is an absolute MUST GO! One of the last remaining truly Irish pubs with LIVE music (avoid the Temple Bar area at all costs, and come here!) The people were amazing, friendly and you literally meet life-long friends here. The music goes right into your soul!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
  • ellenoftroy728
    Chicago, Illinois319 contributions
    Authentic Irish Bar
    My friends and I had a great time enjoying a cider and a Guinness at this spot. It’s crowded, but doesn’t feel messy in the same way Temple Bar spots do. I would definitely come back here for a chill night out!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Linda L
    New York City, New York157 contributions
    Incredible music
    Just amazing to watch the traditional Irish music build. Definitely get there around 9 and plan to stay for a while. It's one big jam session that starts with 2 players, then another and another join until you have 6 or 7 and the place is jumping.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Bgw1987
    Bedford, United Kingdom14 contributions
    Top notch traditional Irish bar with music.
    This is a traditional Irish bar that offers a great range of draught beers. The Guinness was exceptional. Would highly recommend the Zingibeer which is an alcoholic ginger beer 👌. If you go in the evening you will be treated to musicians playing music which was an amazing experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2023
  • Inspire61838820991
    6 contributions
    Great Place for Irish Music.
    Looking for Irish music, I was so happy to find The Cobblestone just a couple of blocks from my hotel. It seemed really crowded, but I was quickly able to find a stool to sit on. I sat there for a couple of hours, drinking one glass of white wine. Some people were standing along the wall and not buying anything as far as I could tell. A bit noisy, but I could still hear the music ok.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 22, 2023
  • igd04
    United States27 contributions
    Drinks at Cobblestone
    My favorite pub that we visited in our whole 7 day trip through Ireland! I'm so glad we stopped in. The atmosphere was very homey and cozy, a really traditional Irish pub feel. We were there late on a Sunday evening and it was packed full but not in a way that was wall-to-wall. One of the main reasons we went to Cobblestone is because we read they have gluten free beer on tap. Not only one kind, but three! It was the first stout beer that my partner had had in five years, and she was so excited to get to drink a stout while in Ireland. The brewery was 9 White Deer, and in addition to the stout I believe they also had an ale and a lager on tap. We just barely missed the last band so no live music for us unfortunately, but we still enjoyed our time there. Will definitely be back in the future!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 13, 2023
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Paddy M
34 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Made to wait 15 minutes and then told we couldn't have a seat because my daughter has only had one vaccine dose (second not actually available to her yet), and despite her negative PCR test to enter Ireland. Was told by the bar staff that this was government guidance, but given that she's 17, this is untrue - accompanied minors do not need to show evidence of full vaccination.

I'm afraid this amounts to discrimination against someone who has done all she can in terms of Covid vaccination. I can understand that if someone has chosen not to have the vaccine then they should lose the right to enter venues, but that is not the case here.

We had made a special journey to hear some live music, but the evening was spoiled by unjust - and incorrect - application of the rules.
Written October 21, 2021
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785tracyv
Los Angeles, CA62 contributions
Sep 2022
Heard from "the locals" that this is the place for traditional Irish Music so we checked it out. About 20-25min walk from the madness of the Temple Bar district -- but trust me, it's worth it as there are far less tourists here and the music is first rate. Like alot of these places, there is limited seating if you want to both see and hear the music so get here early to grab a spot. Good beer and service too. They don't serve food so eat before or after. I hear Monday Nights are good here as well.
Written October 7, 2022
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Aune I
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Couples
How about microphones for the performers?
All we could hear was loud conversation, with occasionally very faint flute (?) music from the left-hand corner.Never saw the player(s) because people were packed in front of the bar.
Met some Americans who were equally disappointed. A guide tour had recommended this pub to them for its music.
Love traditional Irish music, but this was a big disappointment.
Written August 10, 2022
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Bgw1987
Bedford, UK14 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is a traditional Irish bar that offers a great range of draught beers. The Guinness was exceptional. Would highly recommend the Zingibeer which is an alcoholic ginger beer 👌. If you go in the evening you will be treated to musicians playing music which was an amazing experience.
Written September 20, 2023
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Noeleen F
San Francisco, CA8 contributions
Sep 2022
If you have an interest in experiencing an "old school" Irish Pub this is the place. Check times for music as there are different groups playing all of the time. The night I went it helped that two of my cousins were among the group of musicians and I was surrounded by some of my Irish cousins but the place was filled to the brim. The musicians here take their music very seriously, as well they should. I will be going back.
Written October 3, 2022
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Freez1672
Paris, France99 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We were recommanded to get to the Cobblestone to enjoy real Irish music in a real traditional pub atmosphere. We absolutely loved it.
Our kids were with us and discovered Irish kindness and happiness. Locals were nice with the despite the pub being crowded.
I loved mixing music and chatting with the locals I met.
A basque signer even joined for a short while the musicians.
It was a great moment!
Thanks to the owners for such good experience
Written April 18, 2022
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Paul
Nottingham, UK103 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
We went on a Friday night to seek out the live music after a recommendation from a local. We certainly weren’t disappointed - a range of talented musicians played, sung and there was even a brief period of tap dance! Fantastic selection of local ales, lagers and much more. A little walk from the centre but certainly worth it
Written June 5, 2022
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Joan P
vancouver, Canada7 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Best trad music sessions in Dublin. They had three sessions throughout the evening with every traditional musical instrument you could imagine, including cow bones! Great singers as well.
Written May 29, 2023
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fee1013
Los Angeles, CA72 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
So this used to be one of my favorite pubs in Dublin. Loved the drinks and the music. It is now a total tourist spot. The place is packed, you can't get a seat and even if you can you can't hear any music over everyone talking
Written May 29, 2023
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Linda L
New York City, NY157 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Just amazing to watch the traditional Irish music build. Definitely get there around 9 and plan to stay for a while. It's one big jam session that starts with 2 players, then another and another join until you have 6 or 7 and the place is jumping.
Written September 17, 2023
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