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The Dawson Lounge

Closed Now: 12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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It IS very small

Around the corner from the Little Museum of Dublin, is Dawson Lounge on Dawson Street, reputedly... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia

Always fun to visit Beer was good 6 euro a pint though Nice Batman and banknote collection Fab... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2019
Tralee, Ireland
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The License of the Bar dates back to 1850. With a seating capacity of just 26 people, you can't help but have a great time and get to know everybody in our cosy pub, with friendly staff and a great atmosphere. No visit to Dublin is complete without...more
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25 Dawson Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 671 0311
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Around the corner from the Little Museum of Dublin, is Dawson Lounge on Dawson Street, reputedly the smallest pub in the world. We had to check if that was the case. Merely a red door on the street, down some reasonably steep stairs into the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 655phillipl
Reviewed June 9, 2019

It's certainly a small pub, but it was one of the best we visited during our time in Dublin. The bartender was super friendly. Worth a stop for a pint.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

Always fun to visit Beer was good 6 euro a pint though Nice Batman and banknote collection Fab location of course Timeless

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank samboDublin
Reviewed May 15, 2019

It's claim to fame is that it's the smallest bar on the planet. I don't know if that's true, but it was quite tiny inside, but definitely cozy and comfortable as long as the place isn't too crowded (e.g. 10 max is nice). It's located...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rich G
Reviewed April 10, 2019

I followed a group of 30 or so firefighters in on St. Patrick's Day. What fun to be invited to celebrate with NYC firefighters and their Irish friends! The bartenders kept up with the crowd and were quite merry as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank shelliepeters
Reviewed April 10, 2019

We LOVED this tiny pub. It's the smallest pub in Ireland so we just had to go. The bartender was so friendly and nice to chat with. It is super tiny but there weren't a lot of people in there so it didn't feel cramped....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank where2nexxt
Reviewed April 4, 2019

Friendly bartender (Hi Fletch!) and crowd, it feels like you are in someone's home, very comfortable, although small, but that is part of the charm. Can't wait to go back someday.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Travelisfun44
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

We visited here on the 15th March only going in for the one.....never only have one! Craic was brilliant even in this very small space. The Dawson Lounge is well worth a visit, although small big enough! This is a hidden gem. It is down...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AmyT82_11
Reviewed February 27, 2019

My co-workers insisted that we go to "the smallest pub in Dublin". It definitely was a bit cramped in there. I got the impression that it was a bit of a tourist attraction. Beside the small size, it seemed like any other pub.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GerryBaron06
Reviewed February 25, 2019

It is often said that the Irish are by nature friendly, and this pub and their clientele are the best example of this that you'll find in Dublin. Love is a very easy term to throw around but I use it here most sincerely, as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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