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O'Donoghue's Bar

#17 of 284 Nightlife in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Address: 15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Dublin's most popular pub, known for its great live music.

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Great atmosphere, great criwd

Watched the 6 nations rugby here on Saturday, place was packed and the atmosphere was great. Really interesting mixture of people. Nice loos too which always helps!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Helsie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Watched the 6 nations rugby here on Saturday, place was packed and the atmosphere was great. Really interesting mixture of people. Nice loos too which always helps!

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Sussex, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I last visited this bar 28 years ago, and made an effort this time to find it again. Nothing seemed to have changed! I'll swear the same musicians were sitting in the recess by the window, playing the same music. Loved it!

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Thank Fudge03
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here on the recommendation of an Aussie (who was living in Dublin at the time) because he said it was authentic and not touristy like the bars in Temple Bar. I'm so glad I took his advice! I had a smashing time, drinking pints, chatting and laughing with locals, and of course listening to trad music. Service was... More 

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Thank Brittany_11_10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great pub in the middle of town. As a tourist, it was exactly what I was hoping for for my first ever pint in Ireland. Great tender and a fun place to talk with locals. We were laughing the entire time.

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Thank Mike M
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for a couple. Lots of photos on walls, toilets very basic, but staff welcoming. Close to St Stephens park

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had so much fun. The pub was packed I mean it was literally standing room only. The traditional Irish music was top notch. I stood there amazed at them for ages. O'donoghues was everything we were looking for in an Irish pub.

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Thank cyd r
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here a couple of times during our Dublin visit. It was always crowded with locals, yet we felt welcome and enjoyed some good conversations. Despite the crowds it was easy to hook up with a Guinness and find a seat in one of the many rooms. Known for its association with The Dubliners, we were told this... More 

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Thank CasualFriday
Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

If i were to tell you any bar better than this I couldn't you could just feel the musical atmosphere you could picture Ronnie singing Seven Drunken Nights and Luke singing the Joe Hill and the banjo fiddle and whistle the staff were so nice and the stew was yummy and fresh this is a must must see

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Thank musicwithmanofir2017
South Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

One of our guides told us to try this pub for a real feel of an Irish pub. We were going to go for dinner - note: they only serve ham and cheese sandwiches - this is for drinking! I probably wouldn't have done a review except it was by far and away the BEST Irish coffee I have ever... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Do not miss this place if you are visiting Dublin. The beer flows freely, the traditional music is uplifting and the history of O'Donoghue's Bar is second to none. O'Donoghue's was recommended by an Irish relative who is a musician and has close links to The Dubliners. One wish my family and I had was to sit in a pub... More 

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