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The Front Lounge

South City Centre
Bar, Irish, Pub
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The Cutlers 33-34 Parliament Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 670 4112
3:00 pm - 2:30 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Sat 3:00 pm - 2:30 am
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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Frequent visitor to the bar and usually a,ways happy and friendly staff, but the last weekend in June , I dealt with a very rude bar man. He clearly did not want to be serving drinks on this day. His attitude sucked and he seemed like he couldn't care about looking after customers. I witnessed a customer ask him for... More 

Thank Eireboi
County Donegal, Ireland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Really great bat with helpful staff and very courteous clientele. The music was good and not too loud so you could still have a conversation. The cocktails were divine ....some may say expensive but it is Dublin and you pay for were you drink. ..yes I would return in a heart beat. .. Dan

Thank Danny Sweeney M
Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This review may not reflect the "typical" ambience of the Front Lounge, as I was only ever there in the late afternoon, when it was very quiet. At that hour (between 3 pm and 6 pm) it's the perfect place to chill out. I went there a few times during my recent trip to Dublin, and loved it every time.... More 

Thank John_Arthur_Sweet
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Arrived with friend and had pint and cocktail My friends beer wasn't great so he changed it at the bar however the replacement one was just as bad. Surprise surprise the barman refused point blank to change it again for a different typescript beer . He was aggressive and rude into the bargain. Nothing would change his mind and we... More 

1 Thank Chincent
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The Front Lounge caters to upscale career people and seems to attract a more feminine crowd. It has a boutique and cozy atmosphere with chandeliers and antique plaster casts. It now serves food making it a great place to start your night out before going dancing. Drinks are on the expensive side though. If you decide to stick around, you... More 

Thank Christophe G
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134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

This pub recently had a revamp and it's looking smart again. It has been attracting a gay crowd for over 20 years now. It's a good people watching spot.

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

The Front Lounge I suppose is a nice enough space if you want to avoid the livelier and more youthful vibe of The George or Panti Bar. I enjoyed my visits here, but I will always remember it where I had a terrible tasting pint of Guinness that was sickly sweet. The bartenders are nice and the crowd is nice.... More 

Thank Raul B
Airdrie, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Great place for drinks and atmosphere# Can get busy but didn't find any problems getting service at the bar. Service was always with a smile....!

Thank Jimbo970
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Attended the front lounge on Saturday night for a Xmas night out with friends and was greeted by the rudeness bar manger of my life. I regularly drink in there with friends but after Saturday night I will be taking my business else where along with my friends. It's the first time ever I have been kicked out of a... More 

3 Thank Helen B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Group of 3 girls entered this premises greeted by a nice doorman..friendly and courteous guy opened the door and let us in. We had one drink previous in the Capital bar around the corner..we headed up towards the back where we seen space to order our drinks.."birthday drinks" as it was my 31st.! The bar was busy but we were... More 

6 Thank Hunter8415

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $27
Bar, Irish, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
3:00 pm - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Cutlers 33-34 Parliament Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 670 4112
A Newly refurbished bar and kitchen with a unique food menu designed and served up by our new in house chef Denis Massey, The Front Lounge is now firmly placed as one of the premier eateries and cocktail establishments in the city. Saturday and Sunday brunches are a must on top of the main menu that runs through the week. All of the food that Denis and his team prepare is sourced from artisan suppliers and organic farms ensuring only the finest of food arrives at your table.

Along with the first class food fair the new look cocktail bar offers up an incredible list of spirits from all around the globe and a tailor made menu poured over with meticulous detail. The staff pride themselves on using only the finest products and the freshest of fruits and homemade syrups to create you special cocktails you won't forget.

DJ's play on Fridays and Saturdays after the food operation winds down to take you into the early hours of the morning. What better way to prepare for brunch at the weekend!! Our new, state of the art 'Secret DJ' system plays Sunday-Thursday creating the best ambiance at all hours of the day.

A true gem in our increasingly vibrant city, we look forward to welcoming you!!

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