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Grogan's Castle Lounge

#447 of 2,007 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
Bar, Pub
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15 South William Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9320
11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Killarney, Ireland
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147 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enter this pub and immediately you feel as if time has stood still.A pub dedicated to selling good drink and the only concession to gastropub status are the toasted sandwiches aromatic and tasty.They must be doing something right judging by the abundance of customers. Long may it continue

Thank vincent o
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

There's no tv in this bar, which is great. Clientele are mostly phaux literary types though you will find the genuine article there from time to time. A great weekend bar.

Thank Scribatori
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Great bar with great selection of beers. My personal favourite; Red Rebel. It is located just outside the busy Temple bar district.

Thank Rens A
Pavia, Italy
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Grogan's is one of the best pubs in Dublin. Great city centre location where you can sit outside and watch the world go by while drinking one of the best pints of Guinness in the known universe :)

Thank Mike K
Dundee, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

A good choice just of off Grafton Street. Nice pint quality & fine range of beers. Typically lyrical Irish ambience (is that a posh way of saying the craic?)

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Tervuren, Belgium
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Had toasted ham tomato and onion sandwiches here on the recommendation of a good friend. The walls are adorned with a wonderfully eclectic mix of art, the beer was great. Lots of fun, we would visit here again.

Thank Hulencourt
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

If you want the unique experience of an Irish pub than go no further than Grogan's. The decor is fantastic and the hospitality of the employees and locals is brilliant. Great Guinness and toasted sandwiches. They are well worth a try.

Thank 12Holidays2012
Long Beach, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

With the art covering the walls and the quite friendly atmosphere it's easy to love Grogans. Enjoy the proper pints and the toasties.

Thank nadine d
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

I have been going to Grogans for over 10 years and never wrote a review, it's time I change that record. Grogans is without any doubt the best pub in Dublin. You won't go there to hear the latest hits (no music) or to watch football or other sports (no TV) but what you will find there is better than... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

This is the place to be, if you want to taste a real Irish pub. If you are lucky enough to grab a table and a few chairs, enjoy a Guinness with their famous toasts and watch the people passing by.

Thank L0renza

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 South William Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 9320

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?