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Grogan's Castle Lounge

#54 of 286 Nightlife in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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Address: 15 South William Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 1 677 9320
12:30 - 23:00
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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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Lunch here consists of ham & cheese sandwiches toasted behind the bar with lashings of mustard and mayo - a throwback to the 80s (except it may have been salad cream back then... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sheila K
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lunch here consists of ham & cheese sandwiches toasted behind the bar with lashings of mustard and mayo - a throwback to the 80s (except it may have been salad cream back then) - perfect with a beer. Great bar - no pretensions, definitely worth a visit.

Thank Sheila K
Brussels, Belgium
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like stepping back in time. Inside it's 1982. Friendly, welcoming and the Guinness is perfect. Don't miss the cheese and ham toastie with mustard.

Thank DMT_12
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017

First time visiting this pub. Will never visit again. Very long waits a the bar with staff over looking customers to chat amongst themselves. After a 10 minute wait for service i finally made my order and then was given the wrongs drinks. When i told the young barman he was very rude. Will never be coming back again.

Thank frohandmusic
Cordoba, Spain
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I have to admit with a great affinity with Grogans a friend of mine introduced me to this great place. A real old style pub not pretentious just drink and chat. Great for a night out.

Thank Andy R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I visited this traditional and genuine Dublin pub on a midweek early evening in January. There's always a few people in this pub, from all walks of life, locals, non locals, shoppers grabbing a quick pint and meeting friends before heading for the bus, train or taxi home. First off, in particular when it's a little quiet, the Guinness is... More 

Thank fanuimhirahaon
Piacenza, Italy
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Great night ruined by older member of staff on a power trip. Out x mess shopping went for couple drinks had a sambo was all good. I was only guy with 3 ladies. Sitting at the bar. Got x mess drink from the owner. Very appreciated. I myself run my own bar. Ladies go for a cigarette. I'm looking after... More 

Thank Dloweforeplay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Weird and wonderful, small traditional Irish pub which doubles as an art gallery. Fantastic atmosphere and fantastic for people watching! Look out for the stain glass window which is a picture within a picture within a picture.

Thank Mrs_Hawes
Pierre, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I had read that a pub you "had to visit" was Grogan's. So, when we happened upon it while wandering through Dublin, we stopped for a Guinness. The beer was great, of course, and they were nice but it was a pretty old (not in a good way), smelly, and a bit grimy. Won't go back on our next trip.

Thank Lindy G
Bucharest, Romania
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We went there on Thursday and came back on Friday to check the atmosphere. It was packed both inside and outside, people chatting, drinking beers, laughing, having fun (Craic :p). If you're lucky and get a table outside (they are heated) you'll enjoy the crowds passing by and feel all that vibe that Dublin has to offer. Good beer, of... More 

Thank AlinRa
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a real pub. No fake trad music - just low chatter, pints, craic, and a sense of really being in Ireland. Great toasties, and no tourists (except us but we heard about it from local folks). No credit cards accepted so bring plenty of cash because you won't want to leave it once you get there, start meeting... More 

Thank ProfessorNurse

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