We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

O'Shea's Merchant

#59 of 288 Nightlife in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 679 3797

Cheery, friendly bar full of atmosphere.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 60 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 28
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
  • 0
  • 2
Great beer, better food, wonderful staff

We went to O'Shea's Merchant for breakfast after a long flight from Vancouver. Our breakfast was good (bacon divine) and it is right around the corner from where we are staying... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 1, 2016
Roberta R
Vancouver, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 48: English reviews
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is in good location close to the city center. It is more like a traditional Irish pub-style restaurant but it is very spacious which is not usual for this type of restaurant. The food is good, not expensive, big portions and mostly traditional food like Beef and Guinness. However, the service is very slow. I was there twice... More 

Thank Andrea M
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We went to O'Shea's Merchant for breakfast after a long flight from Vancouver. Our breakfast was good (bacon divine) and it is right around the corner from where we are staying. We have gone for dinner as well - we each had something different - I had bacon & cabbage - large slices of pork onto of a bed of... More 

1 Thank Roberta R
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The staff went above and beyond to make our visit special. Food was beautiful and staff were so so friendly. I'd probably go as far as saying the bread and butter pudding was almost as good as my grandma's!!! Live music all evening - it was great craic. I would definitely come back if I manage to get to Dublin... More 

1 Thank Harriet H
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
98 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

A friend of mine called me on Easter Sunday and asked me to go into the city centre for a few pints a ballad session in O'Shea's on Merchants Quay. I scrubbed myself up and off into the bright Easter sunshine I went. O'Shea's is just down the River Liffey near the Dublin City Council offices so it's a stretch... More 

Thank edscape
Drogheda, Ireland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

Was here on a nite out with 9 friends and I have To say the staff and service is by fair 1 or the best in Dublin city, if ur an American tourist then this will defiantly satisfy your Irish experiences

Thank karl w
Ogdensburg, New York
Level Contributor
41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

My wife and I went to dinner at O'Sheas Merchant on January 9th and had a wonderful dinner. I started with the vegetable soup which was unbelievable delicious while my wife opted for the potato/leek which she described as awesome. I followed with the seasonal salad which was excellent. For an entree we both ordered the fish and chips which... More 

Thank Desmonick
Minneapolis, MN
Level Contributor
88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2015

We had read good reviews of this restaurant (I didn't even realize it was a hotel too!) but i'm not sure if we were there at an off time, or night. We didn't have the opportunity to hear any music. My husband & I shared a burger and it was just ok. The chips were good though. We only stayed... More 

Thank smarties79
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015

After our flight to Manchester was cancelled we booked last minute into O'sheas. Fantastic night, amazing food and atmosphere and cant wait to come back. This is certainly the place to book if you really want to experience Dublin. Laura

Thank Greedypip
Corralejo, Spain
Level Contributor
110 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015

I reviewed our meal here separately (restaurant entry) - it was lovely. We ended up here again on our last evening for a drink and some (more) live music. Not only was the music good but a group of locals moved some tables around and started dancing - not for the tourists but for their own pleasure. In fact there... More 

1 Thank SheilaW34
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

We loved experiencing the old timers playing their guitar, banjo and accordion and singing traditional Irish music. The place was cozy and the Guinness beer was great of course! People everywhere were singing, dancing, chatting and being merry! Was a few blocks away (walking) from the downtown area but worth the visit. Not commercial like Temple Bar and an authentic... More 

2 Thank Matoula K

Travelers who viewed O'Shea's Merchant also viewed

Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin

Been to O'Shea's Merchant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of O'Shea's Merchant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
7 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from O'Shea's Merchant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?