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O'Donoghue's Bar

#13 of 285 Nightlife in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Address: 15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 (0)1 6607194

Dublin's most popular pub, known for its great live music.

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A great pull

We stopped in for a little vitamin G and were not disappointed. We plan to go back. Great atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a little vitamin G and were not disappointed. We plan to go back. Great atmosphere.

Thank Bobby44881
Frome, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from a weekend in Dublin. We found this pub by chance and would definitely recommend. Friendly and helpful staff, great atmosphere and full of character. Loved the live music which was playing and had a more 'traditional' feel to some of the bars right in the city centre.

Thank Ben C
Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great pub inba great location. Full of character and memorabilia [particularly of the Dubliners]. friendly and helpful staff and constantly busy which must be a good sign.

Thank John H
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location not far from the Green and Grafton Strret. Full of character and characters - will certainly go back when in Dublin.

Thank AndyCStourbridge
Linz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice bar , far from the tourist madhouse! A real feeling of Ireland. Reasonable price , good atmosphere!!!

Thank comika78
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charmingly grotty with a great smoking area. Might be a little dreary for some but if you want a decent pint of Guinness in a traditional bar with a good "pubby" atmosphere - here's the place. Avoid the rude older barman..!

Thank Brian P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where the band The Dubliners hung out. Great history. We watched some of the Euros football outside. Area can be covered in case of rain. You can also stay here BNB. Music most nights. This is the real deal and the whole package.

Thank ontheroadagn7
Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab place to pop in for a drink or 3. Friendly staff Fab music Nice stew... Tonnes or things to look at read easily pass and hour or so.

Thank gemmakeithmason
St Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a Saturday night in June. The pub was crowded, but still very enjoyable. Love how the Dublin bars serve gin and tonics with tonic on the side so you can add to your individual preference!

Thank indigofire
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All ages. All drinking Guinness. Live, traditional Irish music nightly from a group of pick up musicians. Highly recommend if you have a free night in Dublin.

Thank Jayson N

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