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

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

“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

“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

“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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“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

“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

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“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

“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!

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Every year, when St Patrick’s Day rolls around yet again, there’s always one thing at the top of our priority. Helping you track down the absolute best pubs in Dublin to visit if you just want to sink a couple of pints of Guinness with locals.

So, with that in mind, we enlisted List compiled, local resident Orla Doyle, a Dublin pubs expert to take on the arduous task of tracking down the tried and tested (and tried again) pubs you should all be visiting this St Patrick’s Day. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.

Kehoes, South Anne Street

“The first place has to go to Kehoes, simply because it’s 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 a great atmosphere.” Sounds like a no-brainer to us.

Kehoes, 9 South Anne Street, Dublin

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O’Donoghue’s, Baggot Street

“This pub 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, has great atmosphere and again, it’s another country pub in the city.”

O’Donoghue’s, 15 Merrion Row, Dublin

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The Long Haul, George’s Street

“It’s kinda hipster here but The Long Haul is a very traditional Irish bar complete with old muskets and paintings, and is surrounded by some great restaurants.”

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

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Grogan’s Castle Lounge, 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 at Grogans. 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.”

Grogan’s, 15 South William Street, Dublin

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Sam’s Bar, 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

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Lemon and Duke, Royal Hibernian Way

“A newer place on the Dublin scene, Lemon and Duke is super cool with really good food whether you’re visiting for lunch or dinner. This place is vintage inspired and owned by two rugby pro’s, Rob and Dave Kearney.”

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

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Zozimus, Anne’s Lane

“Another place where they do fab cocktails. It’s close to Kehoes (just down the laneway) and across from Sam’s. It has umbrellas lining the street as you walk up so you can’t miss it.”

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

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

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