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Lively and crowded

We came here with a group after walking in Ireland for a week. This pub was recommended. The... read more

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Nina Planting M
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So crowded on a Friday night

Stopped in for a pint upon arriving in Dublin. Outside patio seating, where live music is played on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Dublin's most popular pub, known for its great live music.
15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 660 7194
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here with a group after walking in Ireland for a week. This pub was recommended. The location is very good. The pub har different «zones» with live music in different corners. The is also an outdoor area which is very cosy. The atmosphere...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for a pint upon arriving in Dublin. Outside patio seating, where live music is played on Sundays, and inside bar and table seating as well. Lively atmosphere and the bartenders do their best to keep everyone happy. It’s definitely a pub to visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a drink while shopping in Dublin. We were there in the early evening and there were a lot of local's there. It is small and not too crowded - everyone was nice. Not a very extensive list of drinks, but had all...More

Thank Valerie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just a beer but the atmosphere there was amazing. It seems like the history of Irish music lives in this pub.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The vibe on a Sunday afternoon were just so amazing. The pub were full music great, people laughing and singing to local band. We really had fun

Thank Leon F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would I go back yes for drinks only the food was the worst I had in Ireland and this was my 3 trip to Ireland.

Thank Kathy O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked our tour guide to take us to a "real" Irish Pub. We had been touring Ireland and there are some very nice pubs, but we wanted "the real thing". He told us the only place to go is O'Donoghe's Bar. He was right....More

Thank Tonja C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in the pub for a quick lunch after a walking city tour of Dublin. We both had a hearty beef stew and thought it quite good and hot on a chilly day. It’s proximity to the Merrion Square and Trinity College make it...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in on a Wednesday and loved everything about the place, the crowd, beer, and music. I had so much fun, I went back on Thursday. Best decision of my 15 day trip. Whoa! The crowd was huge. Standing room only. Elbow to elbow....More

Thank waltfromflint
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Just I stopped at this bar during my business trip in Dublin and gave me a very nice impression, once you get inside you can see the traditional Irish touch , very old and impressive I really liked .its exactly like in movies 🎥, I...More

Thank Andra I
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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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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
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!