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Review of Bachelor Inn

Bachelor Inn
Ranked #476 of 2,596 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: Irish
Description: One of Dublin's oldest & best loved pubs. Ideally situated on Bachelor's Walk along Dublin's quays, the Bachelor Inn is the ideal meeting point for locals and visitors alike. A welcoming pub full of character, it's a perfect place to meet up for a chat, it's also one of Dublin's best venues for traditional Irish music. A TRUE IRISH PUB The Bachelor Inn is the place to go for the genuine Irish pub experience. Down to earth friendly staff, perfect pints, delicious food and great music make a visit to the Bachelor a pleasant one. Steeped in history, the Bachelor Inn has seen Dublin become the modern city that it is, however the Bachelor retains the charm and character of Old Dublin. The Bachelor Inn is proud.. ..To showcase "The Carlisle Lounge", overlooking the River Liffey in the heart of Dublin. A great atmosphere is guaranteed, it's the perfect place for a party or just catch up with friends. Tasty food at The Bachelor Inn Bar & Grill The Bachelor Inn is the perfect place to stop in for a bite. We serve both traditional Irish food and dishes with a more international flavour. Corporate Lounge The view over looking O'Connell Bridge and the famous River Liffey in Dublin City is the Only place to enjoy fine dining food & superb wines from all over the world. Live Music at The Bachelor Inn The Bachelor Inn hosts the best in live Irish music, 7 nights a week during peak season. A great atmosphere is guaranteed, it's the perfect place for a night out, for locals and visitors alike. Check here for information on upcoming gigs, and also for photos and videos of music in the Bachelor Inn.
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Description: One of Dublin's oldest & best loved pubs. Ideally situated on Bachelor's Walk along Dublin's quays, the Bachelor Inn is the ideal meeting point for locals and visitors alike. A welcoming pub full of character, it's a perfect place to meet up for a chat, it's also one of Dublin's best venues for traditional Irish music. A TRUE IRISH PUB The Bachelor Inn is the place to go for the genuine Irish pub experience. Down to earth friendly staff, perfect pints, delicious food and great music make a visit to the Bachelor a pleasant one. Steeped in history, the Bachelor Inn has seen Dublin become the modern city that it is, however the Bachelor retains the charm and character of Old Dublin. The Bachelor Inn is proud.. ..To showcase "The Carlisle Lounge", overlooking the River Liffey in the heart of Dublin. A great atmosphere is guaranteed, it's the perfect place for a party or just catch up with friends. Tasty food at The Bachelor Inn Bar & Grill The Bachelor Inn is the perfect place to stop in for a bite. We serve both traditional Irish food and dishes with a more international flavour. Corporate Lounge The view over looking O'Connell Bridge and the famous River Liffey in Dublin City is the Only place to enjoy fine dining food & superb wines from all over the world. Live Music at The Bachelor Inn The Bachelor Inn hosts the best in live Irish music, 7 nights a week during peak season. A great atmosphere is guaranteed, it's the perfect place for a night out, for locals and visitors alike. Check here for information on upcoming gigs, and also for photos and videos of music in the Bachelor Inn.
london
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“Very friendly...”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

While in Dublin,i used this pub as a base,what can I say,bar staff are so friendly and welcoming,make you feell at home,and the live music,gives you a good feel of Dublin,and the food Is second to none,a really good time..thanks guys....

  • Visited May 2014
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Excellent food and friendly service!”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

We ate here on our last night in Dublin - and am so glad that we did. Irish hospitality at its finest! The barkeep couldn't have been more friendly.

This is what a pub should be - basic but fresh food, sports playing on TV screens and patrons consuming copious amounts of beer. There was one barkeep and he managed it all - on a somewhat busy night.

My fish n chips was awesome...the rest of my table ordered Guinness beef stew and a good time was had by all!

  • Visited November 2013
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Loves Park, Illinois
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“great fun”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

barkeep was very personable and fun that you had to earn a code for the toilet. centrally located in Dublin so location is great. Prices a bit high. Good character and a bit more upscale than some of the other pubs.

  • Visited March 2014
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dublin
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“Dont expect much ......”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Having read some of the previous reviews here, please allow me to give my own, which I feel may help clarify some of the price differences etc that other posters wrote about ....

Firstly let me say, that I do frequent this pub about 7 or 8 times a year. The pub has a membership scheme, whereby you join for €20, get a membership card and then, on production of the card you get drinks at a reduced rate on each visit For example.. a pint of Guinness is priced at €5.10 but with the card it is €4.15. The membership also allows a free "bar meal" once a week. This free meal offer causes myself and friends serious issues however .... some bar staff insist you must have 3 alcoholic drinks to qualify, others give the meal with one drink (obviously also on production of your membership card). No point in forcing someone to have 2 pints at lunch time to get the meal, when you may have to go back to work.

Details of the membership scheme, which tourists can also avail of are here ...

http://www.thebachelorinn.com/membership.htm

The membership scheme runs for a calender year, so if you see yourself visiting on a regular basis, no point in joining later in the year

My last visit was Thursday 20th February 2014. I arranged to meet some friends for a quiet drink & chat. However the pub had to guys playing guitar and singing at the front of the pub. We seated ourselves at the very back. This is a small pub and the singers were using the speaker system in the venue. The music level were we sat was horrendously loud, to the effect, that we asked the manager twice to lower it. His attitude was less than helpful and he just said he could not lower it anymore

I have eaten here before and yes, I have had food taken from the fridge then microwaved .. it is neither fresh nor tasty, but will do if you are not picky

The patrons tend to be a mix of tourists & locals

Will I visit again, yes I will, but if the music level stays the way it is, then I am afraid the Bachelor Inn will not have me as company for much longer

  • Visited February 2014
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“TOURIST TRAP.”
Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Went into this pub on a Sunday afternoon... it was my first time here. This pub appears to have one price for tourists and another for local people. A man that I can only assume is local to the area (tattoos everywhere, sunken cheeks, tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt) arrived to the pub, sat beside me and ordered the same drink as me and was charged ALOT less than me... I didn't think much at first until the same thing happened again ten minutes later. Following this, a couple arrived and ordered food. The "waitress" then went to a fridge behind the bar and took out what I can only describe as lunch boxes and proceeded to microwave the food. The "good" news though, is that tinned carrots and peas were available, however I didn't see this on the menu. (joke.) Given the mark up on "tourist drinks" and "tourist food" from a fridge, I will never come here again. MAJOR FAIL FOLKS.

  • Visited February 2014
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