7 of the best Dublin pubs to sink the Guinness this St. Patrick’s Day

List compiled, tried and tested (and tried again) by local resident Orla Doyle, a Dublin pubs expert.

Kehoes on South Anne Street

“First place has to go to Kehoes, simply because its like an old man’s country pub in the heart of the city, the staff know regulars by their first names, and also their orders. It’s just a good country pub with great atmosphere.”

Kehoes, 9 South Anne Street, Dublin

O'Donoghues on Baggot Street

“Will always have a traditional session (think tin whistles, fiddles, guitar, harmonica, and lots of Irish jigging) at the weekends, does a lovely toastie and a pint, great atmosphere and again, another country pub in the city.”

O’Donoghue’s, 15 Merrion Row, Dublin

The Long Haul on George's Street

“Kinda hipster here but a very traditional Irish bar complete with old muskets and paintings, and surrounded by some great restaurants”

The Long Haul, 51 South Great George’s Street, Dublin

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Grogans on South William Street

“This will feel like you’re in your Granny’s sitting room, complete with old carpets and furniture, but if the weather is nice people will be drinking outside. It’s really where everyone who knows Dublin goes to, so you’re sure to meet the locals here! And again, it’s famous for a toastie and a pint.”

Grogans, 15 South William Street, Dublin

Sam's Bar on Dawson Street

“If you’re not into the old man pub vibe, Sam’s is basically where all the trendy cool kids who love a boogie will be found sipping G&Ts, and generally ripping up the dance floor.”

Sam’s Bar, 36 Dawson Street, Dublin

Lemon and Duke on Royal Hibernian Way

“A new place on the scene, super cool with really good food whether you’re visiting for lunch or dinner. Vintage inspired, and owned by two rugby pro’s, Rob & Dave Kearney.”

Lemon & Duke, 1 Royal Hibernian Way, Duke Lane, Dublin

Zozimus on Anne's Lane

“Another new place where they do fab cocktails. It’s close to Kehoes (just down the lane way) and its got umbrellas lining the street as you walk up so you can’t miss it.”

Zozimus, Centenary House, Anne’s Lane, Anne Street South, Dublin

Have any more Dublin pub suggestions? Pop them in the comments!