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O'Donoghue's Bar

15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 660 7194
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Husband had to stop here for a beer. Nice afternoon . Sat outside. Returned again in evening. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CBonn57
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Quispamsis, Canada
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Best Guinness in Dublin

A lot of locals told us about this spot. Somehow this place pours the creamiest Guinness in the... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
melt1
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Chicago, Illinois
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Dublin's most popular pub, known for its great live music.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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+353 1 660 7194
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband had to stop here for a beer. Nice afternoon . Sat outside. Returned again in evening. Very crowded. Listened to two fellas play some Irish and contemporary music.

Thank CBonn57
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

A lot of locals told us about this spot. Somehow this place pours the creamiest Guinness in the entire city. Didn't eat here but drank our beer and enjoyed the corner table in the pub. It has a great outdoor space that is great for...More

Thank melt1
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Visited here in the evening. Music started at 9.15pm. We arrive at 7.15pm and it was quite busy. Managed to get a seat in the bar where music is played after an hour or so. By 8.45pm it was really busy. Had some food which...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

I almost don't want to tell you about this place. We found it over 20 years ago and it's bigger and certainly more crowded, but it's still fantastic. Traditional musicians playing in a corner & locals who are friendly and happy to share a table...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I am so glad I found this pub!!! I stopped in my first day in Dublin for a pint of Guinness and I found myself going back several times over my visit. The real bonus is the outdoor seating area and when I arrived on...More

1  Thank Amy S
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

There was a serious storm in Dublin and we wondered around looking for a place that would be open and stumbled upon O'Donoghue's. Walked in and the atmosphere was what you imagined from an old Irish pub, no menus, pictures not hanging straight and stools...More

1  Thank Rohan B
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Do not be deceived by appearances from the outside. O'Donoghue's looks a wee bit pokey but the best is revealed once inside and your eyes adjust to the dim lighting to find a genuine real pub full of atmosphere and character. The music was at...More

Thank ManxViking
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

I went to Dublin for the weekend for my birthday with the girls. As soon as we found this pub we barely moved! We all tried our first Guinness here! The staff were more than friendly we had a great laugh! The atmosphere is fantastic...More

Thank Gemma G
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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

OD’s is still itself. Rest assured it still pours a good pint, feels like a Yeats-Ian fantasy land, and doesn’t artificially seed the trad music that breaks out from time to time. Definitely this is still a place that needs to be on your crawl....More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

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

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coll170
September 22, 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
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Michaell T
July 3, 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
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June 23, 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!
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