Top 5 Places you Should Grab a Pint in Dublin
Dublin is one of the fastest growing modern cities in Europe. With a multitude of young people, a centuries old University, scintillating sports culture and dynamic music scene, downtown Dublin exudes energy and excitement on every street. It’s the ideal spot for a group of golfers to relax after a round, grab a few pints of the “black stuff” (Guinness) and experience the “craic” (enjoyable conversation) in a place that has some of the best taprooms in Europe.
The next time you’re in Ireland on a golf trip, stop in Dublin for a few pints at one of these fantastic pubs:
Stag’s Head – Located on Graffton St., the Stag’s Head is a popular hangout spot for Trinity University students and working professionals because it has a high-energy vibe and a great beer menu. Fitted with an old mahogany bar, leather seats and stained glass, the Stag’s Head is a must if your visiting Dublin.
Horseshoe Bar at the Shelbourne Hotel – If you’re looking to pal around with some celebrities or run into “The Most Interesting Man in the World” visit The Shelbourne Hotel. Even if you don’t have the means to stay at the posh Shelbourne, you should at least treat yourself to a drink at their Horseshoe Bar. This quaint, dimly lit bar has a vibrant atmosphere and all the right beers on tap.
John Mulligan’s Pub – Many Irish think this public house pulls the best pints of Guinness in Ireland. Although one would have to know what constitutes a perfectly pulled pint, it’s not required at John Mulligan’. Regardless of your beer expertise this engaging pub has a fantastic atmosphere and takes great pride in the way it serves and presents its beers and ales.
Brazen Head – This ancient Irish tavern has been pulling pints for Dubliners, popular revolutionaries and celebrities since 1198, making it one of the oldest “watering holes” in the world. The Brazen Head is one of Dublin’s most popular and pubs and can be very crowded during the tourist season. Here you’ll find large portions of delicious Irish comfort food, cold beer and classic Irish friendliness. After all, you don’t stay in business more than 800 years if you can’t pull some great pints, right? (click here for website)
O’Donoghues – Live music is always a bonus at any pub, especially when it’s great music. In fact, the popular band The Dubliners got their start in 1962 playing at O’Donoghues. Walk into this fine Dublin establishment and you’ll hear the fiddle, guitar and maybe even the Irish tenor banjo. When good Celtic music meets smooth pints of Guinness you know you’re experiencing the ultimate Irish harmony.