12 Pubs You Need To Visit In Dublin This Christmas
So, here we are again, the effervescent month of December has arrived in all its glory. If you’re Irish, you were probably born with that eternal yearning to frequent a cozy Dublin pub with a tipple of your choice during the Christmas period – and if you’re not Irish then why not ‘do like the Romans do’ and hop on that festively lit bandwagon and get yourself into some of the world’s most merry watering holes.
For your convenience and Christmas socializing ease we have decided to round up 12 of DublinTown’s favourite spots to visit during silly season 2016, enjoy!
Idlewilde, Fade Street
This friendly neighbourhood bar does the best Irish craft beers and whiskeys to warm you up on a chilly Christmas night. Its cozy decor and luxurious interiors are the perfect setting and it’s impossible not to melt into their huge couches while catching up with friends. This bar is full of soul, smiles and good vibes and right in the heart of DublinTown’s Creative Quarter.
The Black Sheep, Capel Street
Hot port, hot whiskey or Irish coffee for €6? YES PLEASE! This perfect ‘after work’ Christmas spot is renowned for its craft beer and delicious pub grub and is extremely popular with the crowd who long for that ‘Old Dublin Pub’ with a modern edge. To top it all off they also have Foosball tables upstairs for hours of endless fun with your mates while catching up over a Yuletide beer.
Kehoes, South Anne Street
P Macs, Stephens Street
This welcoming pub has mismatched vintage furniture, candlelight and some cosy snugs, it veers in the direction of the oh so glorious nineties which is the perfect hangout for Christmas catch ups and some reminiscing of the good oul days. As one of Dublin’s hottest pubs, make sure to call in for some nineties tunes and complimentary nineties snacks!
O’Neills, Suffolk Street
Around the corner from Trinity College, Grafton Street and the world-famous Molly Malone Statue, is the perfect place for a quiet Christmas pint, a tasty meal, a lively music session or just to rest your feet for a while after lots and lots of Christmas shopping. O’Neills is a genuine traditional Old Irish pub renowned for its friendly staff and patrons, great atmosphere and world-famous food.
It looks like a regular pub from the outside, but inside it’s a pleasure to drink in, with its various nooks and crannies, upstairs and down. Whether you want to enjoy the great pub atmosphere or find a quite corner for yourself, O’Neill’s have it all.
Bailey Bar, Duke Street
Grogans, South William Street
There is always a lively buzz with an intensity of an authentic Dublin city pub in Grogans and never more so than at Christmas time. Relax with a drink and toastie in one of the few bars left where your conversation needn’t compete with a wide screen TV or stereo. Grogans is the perfect spot for catching up with friends or taking time out alone with the newspaper.
The International Bar, Wicklow Street
This pub is home to trad sessions, comedy, plays and poetry nights on the Dublin pub scene, there is always something happening at The International Bar (especially in December). As Dublin’s oldest family owned pub and a favorite of James Joyce himself, what better way to immerse yourself in the beautiful history of Baile Atha Cliath at Christmas time than over a tipple of your choice.
37, Dawson Street
‘All is not what it seems’ – this is 37’s tag line, they pride themselves on their mystical and mysterious venue which ties in with Christmas oh so perfectly. When it comes to cocktails in DublinTown, it’s pretty hard to find a more intrinsic or extensive cocktail menu and at Christmas time they also offer lots of creative seasonal tipples!
You can step back in time to a richly furnished and dimly lit whiskey bar, indulge on their delicious food menus or hang out in the hustle and bustle of the main bar, its most certainly is not to be missed this festive season.
Bruxelles, Harry Street
Bruxelles is a cosmopolitan bar, located just a step away from Grafton Street, Dublin’s busiest shopping thoroughfare. It’s a sports bar and a music bar, with DJs in three bars and regular live music. With terrace banter, cold beers and cosy surroundings Bruxelles is an ideal Christmas meeting place because it’s right in the heart of DublinTown.
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