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#638 of 2,015 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
Irish, Pub
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3 Harry Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 4395
10:30 - 00:30
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Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:30
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This bar was recommended to us by a local. We went during a non busy time and it was still busy. Drinks were good- comparable to your average bar here in Dublin. The inside was unique I believe.

Thank Tracyturtle86
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Dropped in to McDaids before the rugby and it was packed. Traditional Irish pub with walls similar to a lovely Trinity college library and good Guinness. Small but very likeable little place

Thank HospitalityHarry
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This typical irish bar looks as if time has stood still inside. Lots of great photos on the walls and a great atmosphere. We visited mid afternoon so it was fairly quiet but I'm told it gets very crowded so choose you times to visit. Its not big inside but being just off Grafton St its a must visit.

Thank Maria M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you spend a few days in Dublin, this pub needs to be on the to-do list. It's one of those almost ancient pubs that have dark wood panelling everywhere bar the floor. Behind the bar are shelves full of Irish spirits as well as all the standard ones. Wherever you look is something to talk about and they've got... More 

Thank steve w
County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Nice, old style pub with a decent pint. A busy spot most of the time. Pint is overpriced though so you won't be spending all night here.

Thank 80bgt
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Dropped into this pub with some friends on a Thursday late afternoon there was a good crowd this would not be hard as the premises is small. Once inside you get the old Dublin charm of a pub stood still in time nothing has changed in the 25 years since I was last there. Pints are reasonably priced staff are... More 

Thank celts69
Norwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Had my first-ever pint of Guinness at McDaid's, and I felt like I was living the full Irish pub experience. A little raucus yet civilized, I really enjoyed hanging out there and drinking a beer.

Thank Joel R
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Located on Grafton Street, McDaid's delivers true Irish flair with a cozy pub full of traditional Irish decor. We enjoyed a variety of local whiskeys with a great bartender...Dave! McDaid's closes a little earlier than the pubs in the Temple Bar area. Nice place to stop and talk to Dave...Irish attitude and a good heart!

Thank Fretboard
Leuven, Belgium
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

McDaid's is a lovely genuine Dublin pub. Not really filled with tourists, it is very much a local hangout. Good service, great location for a quick drink when you are taking a break from shopping on Grafton Street.

Thank Karen S
Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Stopped in here for a quick pint which went down very well. Seems like a great place to sit & relax & enjoy some people watching & you do feel like you've stepped back in time owing to the great interior.

Thank s0fie76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Harry Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 4395

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?