You’d be hard-pressed to find a Dubliner who hasn’t got a soft spot for the 250-year-old Long Hall. With its red leather bar stools, glossy wooden bar and retro clocks, a walk into this ancient pub feels like a walk back in time. They serve a cracking pint of Guinness but aren’t afraid to branch out with lesser-known ales.
You’re in Dublin, so you’re going to go to the pub at some point. There’s no point fighting it. The Irish capital is famous for its boozers, and while it isn’t true that you can’t cross the city without walking past one, you’ll find plenty of watering holes that demand attention. If you close your eyes tight enough, you can picture the scene; glossy red Victorian ceilings, the familiar smell of dated wood and leather, and lines of taps offering everything from Guinness to obscure IPAs. If you like pubs, you’re in the right place.
Dublin is a city on the move, a cosmopolitan capital that is becoming as known for its restaurants, museums and shopping as it is pubs, but there is an undeniable charm to the latter that brings smiles to faces. That might also be the beer, but we’re not going to get bogged down in the specifics. If you’re feeling thirsty after a day of exploring the city’s marvellous attractions, the time has come to bunker down at one of the best pubs in Dublin. There’s plenty to choose from, after all.
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