Pubs – so many in Dublin – here’s our pick

Darkey KellysThe Kinlay House Bar
Just outside the self catering kitchen you’ll find the beer garden, home to the free barbecue on Thursday evenings (weather permitting). Live music, special deals for guests and a great spot for the late night ‘nightcap’, Darkeys is a great place to start the evening (although you might not leave….)

The No Name Bar Fade Street
Yes – it has no name and it’s right beside the restaurant with no name. Look for the restaurant with the snail out front and go up the stairs after the restaurant – you’ll be pleasantly suprised.

The Porterhouse, Parliament Street
Great live music, 3 floors, makes it’s own beer and always a good crowd. A real crowd pleaser of a pub.

The Brazen Head, Bridge Street
The oldest pub in Dublin is an absolute must. Traditional music sessions, a big courtyard, good food and good crowds- there is always craic to be had here.

The CobblestoneSmithfield
Possibly the best pub in Dublin. Some of the best traditional Irish music sessions in the city, it’s a bit out of the way but this keeps the crowds away. An eclectic crowd every night of the week – this is what Irish pubs are all about.

Kehoes, South Anne Street
No music, plenty of snugs and always heaving. This is a Dubliners favourite – step in, grab a Guinness and join in.


Get your ticket at reception, join fellow hostellers for a night you won’t forget – unless you keep drinking those jagermeisters….. €12 per person includes lots of free shots, discounts and free entry to nightclubs.