Who doesn’t love a day out at Croke Park? Whether it be one of the headline concerts they host every year or simply a GAA match, the magic of Croke Park always shines through. However, your day doesn’t have to start and finish in Croke Park, here are five of the best pubs you can visit before or after Croker to kick off or continue your day.
Five of the Best Pubs that Surround Croke Park
The Hideout House
The Hideout House is a pub in the heart of Portland Square, Campbell’s Row. Hidden among a wonderful community, just a stones throw from Croke Park. They pride themselves on the quality of their pint. The Hideout is a local pub and proud of it.
The hideout provides a calming and relaxing atmosphere after the explosiveness chaos that takes place in Croke Park. If you stop by on the weekend you might get lucky and catch some live music too.
The Sideline is based in the Croke Park hotel and is a vibrant all-day space featuring a large bar, courtyard and relaxing snug area which surrounds a fireplace and TV screen. One of the largest bars and restaurants in the area – the setting is ideal for small or large groups before a game in Croke Park or on a relaxing weekday evening.
Based in the heartland of Drumcondra, Fagans has been a popular drinking spot for over ninety years. Like the village of Drumcondra itself, this old-world pub has been capturing a lot of attention in recent times due to its architectural renaissance as a result of ongoing renewal and renovation. All of its customers experience great food and drink in a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere.
Located on the corner of Talbot Street and Talbot Place, Molloy’s has been a firm favourite since 1866. A short walk from the Busaras, the Luas, and Connolly Station. Serving perfect pints of Guinness 7 days a week, Molloy’s Dublin has something to offer for tourists and locals alike. Molloy’s are the ideal destination for a relaxing drink with friends or celebrating a great evening in croker. Enjoy the delicious bar menu and live acoustic music.
For more than a century there has been a pub standing on the site of Kennedys in Drumcondra. The Drumcondra Road was one of the main ancient routes into Dublin and its only natural that one of the oldest pubs in Drumcondra would be established on this spot.
Now under new management Kennedys will be continuing the tradition that has seen them being famous for many decades for its sporting links and is the place to go for drinks before and after matches. You’ll always be guaranteed a friendly welcome and a bit of craic when you visit.