The Six Nations Championship, an annual rugby event featuring the top international sides of France, England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales, is set to kick off this Friday, February 2nd. The championship brings together the best rugby talents in Europe. As rugby enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the intense competition, the atmosphere in pubs across Dublin is gearing up to match the excitement on the field. Here are seven pubs where you can catch the Six Nations matches and revel in the camaraderie of fellow fans
1 – Gibney’s of Malahide
Nestled in the picturesque seaside town of Malahide, Gibney’s is a historic establishment with four generations of the Gibney family quenching the thirsts of locals and visitors alike. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Gibney’s is the ideal place to enjoy the Six Nations matches. The pub’s rich history, dating back to 1937, adds to the charm, making it a perfect spot for a lively rugby viewing experience.
2 – Myos Castleknock
Located in the heart of Castleknock village, Myos bar & lounge offers big screens for live sports, making it an excellent choice for Six Nations enthusiasts. Whether you’re there for lunch, dinner, or after-hours, Myos provides a cosy setting to enjoy the rugby action with friends.
3 – The Bath Pub
Situated in the heart of the Beggars Bush area on Bath Avenue, The Bath Pub is the closest pub to the Aviva stadium. This makes it an ideal spot for rugby fans looking to soak in the pre and post-match atmosphere. Opened in 2012, The Bath Pub has become a popular haunt for after-work patrons and sports enthusiasts alike.
4 – Harry Byrnes
With its red-bricked Victorian exterior and original wooden interior, Harry Byrnes in Clontarf is a traditional pub steeped in local heritage. A perfect mix of history and comfort, it’s an authentic spot to enjoy the Six Nations matches. Whether you prefer a hot toddy by the fire or a refreshing pint in the beer garden, Harry Byrnes has it all.
5 – Searsons
A historic Dublin pub located on Baggot Street, known as a meeting point for business networking and a popular spot on match days, Searsons promises a delightful experience. With a beautifully restored bar, an extensive whiskey collection, and a large beer garden, it’s an ideal setting to savor the Six Nations action.
6 – The 51 Bar
Located on Haddington Road in Dublin 4, The 51 Bar is a fantastic sports bar equipped with HDTV screens both inside and outside. Offering one of the largest collections of whiskeys in Dublin, along with a great range of beers and pub grub, The 51 Bar is a go-to spot for rugby enthusiasts.
7 – Smyths Pub
Smyth’s of Ranelagh is an established gastropub aiming to build community and provide a hub for local entertainment. With a commitment to delivering excellent service, Smyths Pub is a welcoming space to watch the Six Nations matches and share the excitement with fellow rugby fans.