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O'Donoghue's Bar

15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 660 7194
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Quirky old pub

We came here as it was said to have the best pint of Guinness in town, I don't know if that is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Come for the Irish music!

Of course traditional Irish music was on my list for Dublin, but it took us a minute to find it. My... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Adrienne T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Dublin's most popular pub, known for its great live music.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 660 7194
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here as it was said to have the best pint of Guinness in town, I don't know if that is true, but it was a nice pint. Busy on a Friday night, but service was quick. Staff really friendly. Heaters in the central...More

Thank Blok103
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of course traditional Irish music was on my list for Dublin, but it took us a minute to find it. My mum and I looked at a few different lists online, and were disappointed to find that most "live music" in the center of the...More

Thank Adrienne T
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We were looking for traditional Irish session music and we found it here. We came back several times during our trip and really enjoyed the music. The locals even sang Happy Birthday to me and our favorite Irish songs. Really loved this place!

Thank Stacey W
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We came to enjoy the music, the Guinness and it certainly didn't disappoint, great place, very friendly, our favourite bar by far.

Thank 187048WhoamI
Reviewed 4 January 2018

this pub probably is one of the best places if you wanna feel yourself in Ireland - it looks traditional, it sounds traditional, it even smells traditional.

Thank luizacerioli
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

O'Donoghue's is by far my favorite bar. The bartenders are super friendly and funny. The live music is just great and you feel like you're in a movie scene. When I went there with my friend I couldn't stop smiling because of the atmosphere and...More

Thank b_fiorella_f
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Had my first Guinness in this pub! I came here to enjoy drink and music, but unfortunately I didn't hear any live music (Wednesday night), maybe I was in the wrong section but I still loved the atmosphere, full up and buzzing. Can be a...More

Thank grossirl
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Went here on a Thursday night and was treated to impromptu live music with traditional Irish sounds like a tin whistle, guitar, bottom accordion and a goat skin drum. Guinness flows nicely and it’s a popular spot for locals.

Thank Njp007
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Stopped off for a quick Guinness after visiting the little museum on St Stephen's Green and ended up staying longer than we intended! Sunday afternoon the courtyard bar was covered and warm (yes in December!) and there were a group of great musicians playing traditional...More

Thank dcockrill
Reviewed 12 December 2017

This was our last stop before leaving for the airport. The bar is quite small but there was plenty of room inside. We sat right at the back and had some sports showing on TV. There were leftover dishes on the table next to us...More

Thank collavfc
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22 September 2017|
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Response from Kmemme | Reviewed this property |
If memory serves me right Temple Bar area is near the Molly Mcguire statue. There are many O'Donoghue's bars. The one I went to was one suggested to me. I do not think temple bar area is close to the O Donoghues I went to. I... More
Michaell T
4 July 2017|
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Response from Kmemme | Reviewed this property |
Ahhh love a good G & T I did not see food there either. I think there are nibbly things. Great atmosphere and lots of fun. I tried red breast whiskey .. and it was amazing Sorry I did not get your email sooner
24 June 2017|
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Response from Fiona S | Reviewed this property |
Don't actually know but I presume it depends on the participants. It's a casual affair.,people just turn up and jam!