St. Patricks Day is quickly approaching. If you are not quite sure where the best place is to spend the national holiday, travel2ireland has got you covered.
Here are our best five pubs to visit on Paddy’s Day!
Brannigans – 9 Cathedral St, Dublin 1
Brannigan’s is a family-run pub in the centre of Dublin just off the historic O’Connell Street. Brannigan’s is proud of its true local and warm friendly atmosphere. Known for serving up legendary pints of Guinness as well as stocking a wide range of Irish craft beers, whiskeys and gins.
Brannigan’s has won multiple awards for its food and drink. In 2018 and 2019, Brannigans won the Dublin Area GastroPub of the Year at the Oceanic Food Awards Ireland making it an ideal spot to spend your time on Paddy’s Day.
Murray’s – 33-34 O’Connell Street Upper, Rotunda, Dublin 1
Murrays bar, which is located in the heart of Dublin, features a comfortable, cosy, traditional Irish bar and lounge serving traditional Irish dishes as well as contemporary favourites with live sports and entertainment 7 days a week.
Murrays are one of the oldest bars in north Dublin city. The main bar and restaurant offer casual seating and dining throughout the day offering teas and coffees, sandwiches, small bites, traditional Irish food and of course a nice smooth pint of Guinness.
If you are in the mood for whiskey this paddy’s day, Murrays has you covered as there is a basement whiskey bar which is a unique subterranean space serving the finest whiskeys and cocktails.
Madigan’s Pub – Earl Street, Dublin 1
Your next stop along this Paddy’s Day pub crawl has to be Madigans. Madigan’s is a great spot for anyone looking for a really authentic Irish pub experience. The barmen are always extra friendly and the traditional pub is always home to locals who are always up for a bit of fun.
Madigan’s is simply a buzzy venue with regular traditional music performances, classic pub food and great pints of Guinness.
Doyles – 9 College Street, Dublin 2
Doyle’s is an established licensed premises since 1880 and is situated on the corner of College Street and D’Olier Street, across the street from Trinity College. With their proximity to Trinity College it’s no surprise they have had a great relationship with students over the years, both informally and otherwise. This 19th-century bar with bare brick walls and stripped wood floors serves pub grub classics.
Doyle’s is a fan favourite for tourists and locals alike and is internationally known for its friendly staff and traditional Irish feel. This is why it’s on our list of pubs to visit on Paddy’s Day
Mulligan & Haines – 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2
Mulligan & Haines creates a unique connection between the past and the present as it draws inspiration from Chapter 10 of Joyces’ Ulysses – a passage in which antagonist Buck Mulligan and his companion Haines entered this once Dublin Bread Company and enjoyed some tasty fare whilst engaging in a humorous exchange.
Now completely refurbished, uniting the contemporary with the traditional, Mulligan & Haines aims to offer patrons the very best sandwiches and baked goods in the city in a bid to pay homage to our origins – all washed down with delicious craft beers and cocktails.
P.S. We aren’t done yet with bringing you all the deets on Paddy’s Day. Find our next story on some amazing St. Patrick’s Day parades here.
Also, to make it easier for you, here are all our detailed (and must-read) stories on the events and things to do for the long weekend:
Link for Armagh City’s St. Patrick eight-day festival of events here.
Link for the new food festival for St. Patrick’s Day weekend here.