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“Rip Off!”
Review of Fitzsimons

Ranked #61 of 287 Nightlife in Dublin
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Owner description: This pub features some of the best live music in the city.
Drogheda, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Rip Off!”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

This is a lovely pub, but it is way over priced, €6.10 for a pint of Bulmers and not even being able to talk because the music is too loud was just something that would not make me go back.

Visited April 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great live music but the prices are a disgrace”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I am actually a local rather than a visitor to Dublin. I thought my review might help people visiting the city. Fitzsimons has a lot of positives. The location is great, the bar is a decent size with a nighclub downstairs and they play fantastic live music. So far, so good. However, its when you go to get a drink that it goes downhill. The price increases either every half hour or after 11.30pm. As an example, a Bacardi and diet coke and a vodka and diet 7up will set you back €17.10 before 11.30pm. After 11.30pm, the same order will set you back €18.70. This is a ridiculous amount of money for 2 shorts and mixers. I am not sure how they justify these prices. Potentially they could say there is no cover charge for the band. However, it would be cheaper to pay a small cover charge than be subjected to these prices each time you buy a drink. If your not a big drinker and are into your music, then its a great place to go. However, if you like a drink and plan on staying in the venue for a few hours, you will find your finances seriously dented. Ultimately, I think they are taking advantage of visitors to the city. There are places that have equally good music and the drinks cost a fraction of the price that Fitzsimons charge.

Visited April 2013
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Alicante, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“really good music and enviroment”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The place is just in the middle of temple bar, with 5floors of pub. They have music show at 20.30h really good music, the enviroment was really nice and fun. We asked for some pints, the menu i think is a bit poor but good.

Visited February 2013
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“Great time”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Great food, the guiness pie and fish and chips was yummy. Very vibey atmosphere, service in very good and staff are friendly! It was warm and cosy inside.They will see us again!

Thank CTvdMerwe
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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“I'm sure it was fun.”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

So, looking at my receipts, I think I liked this place! Great location. Fun food and drinks. I ate a spicy chicken wrap. And, I think it was tasty! I'd recommend it.

Visited November 2012
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