Get Inspired / Europe / Ireland Five Pubs Not to Miss in Dublin, Ireland Mike Williams Mike Williams Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / Ireland Five Pubs Not to Miss in Dublin, Ireland story by: Mike Williams You’re unlikely to make it through a trip to Dublin without visiting at least one of its many pubs, even if it’s just for a classic beef and Guinness pie or cod and chips dinner. Here’s a list of five pubs not to miss that can be found near central Dublin. The Brazen Head The Brazen Head, 20 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin No prizes for guessing the first entry onto the list. The ancient Brazen Head pub dates all the way back to 1198. Enjoy an evening in this beautiful piece of Irish history – it’ll no doubt be one of the most fun history lessons you’ll ever have. The Big Tree 33-40 Lower Dorset Street, Dublin The Big Tree’s proximity to the legendary Croke Park makes it a must for any trip to Dublin. If you are lucky enough to watch Gaelic Games at Croke Park, pop into The Big Tree on the way for a classic Irish build-up, or even soak up the spirited atmosphere then watch a game on the pub’s televisions once the crowd inevitability moves on for kick-off. Arlington Hotel Temple Bar Lord Edward Street, Dublin At Arlington Hotel’s Legends Bar, you and a few friends can sit around a pub table with your very own beer tap and practice pulling your own Guinness pints. Each night there are fantastic shows of Irish music, song and even dance. Their Irish Dancing Show and Three Course Evening Meal deal is a fantastic way to sample the Irish culture. O'Donoghue's 15 Merrion Row, Dublin A big attraction of visiting an Irish pub is the opportunity to listen to some boisterous Irish folk music. Fortunately, live music is not difficult to find, but O'Donoghue's on Merrion Row is right at the top of the list. It was good enough to launch the career of seminal Irish folk band The Dubliners back in the 1960s, so you might even be witnessing the rise of the next big thing. Temple Bar Pub 47/48 Temple Bar, Dublin Temple Bar’s rampant nightclub scene needs an entry on this list, if only to witness the rowdy streams of costumed stag and hen’s nights invading from England. In reality, any pub along the legendary strip will do, and in fact Temple Bar is a great place for a pub crawl. The iconic Temple Bar Pub narrowly beats out the similarly fantastical Fitzsimons, Auld Dubliner and The Porterhouse. If you’re going out in Temple Bar, be prepared for prices to magically increase sometime around midnight. > Click here to view our HOT deals to the UK & Europe > Book your holiday to the UK and Europe with our cheap flights Enquire Now First name * Last name * Email address * Confirm Email Address * Phone number * How can we help? My local consultant or House of Travel store Select Outlet Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei How do you prefer to be contacted? EmailPhoneEither I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist A Castle Fit For The Queen! Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Insight Vacations Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.