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O'Donoghue's Bar

15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 660 7194
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I survived a night in O'Donoghues!

28 years ago I survived a night in O'donoghues, the following day I bought a T shirt stating that... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2017
Matt O
Interesting bar where the locals go

Had a nice smithwicks beer and finger food. Music was very nice and people enjoy inside. There are... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2017
Maria B
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Dublin's most popular pub, known for its great live music.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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+353 1 660 7194
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

28 years ago I survived a night in O'donoghues, the following day I bought a T shirt stating that from the bar, I still have a T shirt and I'm still surviving the odd night there whenever I'm in Dublin. In that time nothing seems...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2017

Had a nice smithwicks beer and finger food. Music was very nice and people enjoy inside. There are tv monitors showing the football and other games. Has a lovely atmosphere and loved being there.

Thank Maria B
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

We had a group visit, it's just great considering the bar hasn't been decorated or modernised for many years. The Guinness is good, we tried quite a few as we were unsure at first. The outdoor area (heated and covered) is where the the music...More

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Reviewed November 16, 2017

Recommended by locals to listen to real Irish music but... no music after spending a long time (someone in a corner was playing guitar, apparently). Two large rooms and a connecting patio, extremely full of people. Staff very efficient. Dirtier than most pubs visited

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Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came here in search of the place the Dubliners got their beginnings. We were not disappointed. Listen to great live music on a Sunday night and had the stew and toasted sandwiches from the bar. My experience was this would not...More

Thank Mitch-NS
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

What a truly great pub, went on a Wednesday and Thursday night, two bands in different rooms on the Wednesday and one on the Thursday, all authentic Irish with singing. is this a complaint? well I dunno, the pub is packed, and I mean packed,...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable visit - certainly outside the “tourist” selections. Plenty locals sharing tales on a Saturday afternoon gathered along the bar and various benches. Worth a visit to have chat and people watch. No music was little different!

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Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the B&B for 3 nights cost €410 room only. We booked a double but got what looked like family room. The bed was excellent the shower was powerful and hot. Clean towells daily roomed cleaned daily. The shower cubicle ceiling had flaking...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Walked here especially to get some good old Irish hospitality and some cheap eats however bar looked promising but older chap just barked" soup! sandwiches or Irish stew" when we asked for menu..put us off!! Left!

Thank Mark F
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Great pub with a good vibe. Bruce Springsteen’s favourite haunt! Good Guinness served in a historic building.

Thank Steve E
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coll170
September 22, 2017|
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Response from Kmemme | Reviewed this property |
If memory serves me right Temple Bar area is near the Molly Mcguire statue. There are many O'Donoghue's bars. The one I went to was one suggested to me. I do not think temple bar area is close to the O Donoghues I went to. I... More
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Michaell T
July 3, 2017|
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Response from Kmemme | Reviewed this property |
Ahhh love a good G & T I did not see food there either. I think there are nibbly things. Great atmosphere and lots of fun. I tried red breast whiskey .. and it was amazing Sorry I did not get your email sooner
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cnc_mach
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Fiona S | Reviewed this property |
Don't actually know but I presume it depends on the participants. It's a casual affair.,people just turn up and jam!
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