I am not ashamed to say that I like a drink. Perhaps more than most, admittedly. This has taken me to some of the UK’s best cities, as I search for the perfect drinking hole and the perfect pint of beer. I was directed by a friend (equally-qualified as myself in the art of drinking) to Dublin, home to over 970 public houses. Dublin not only has a reputation for having the most pubs of any city in the world, but also the best. Is this reputation
deserved? I was soon to find out.
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Exploring Dublin’s Pub Scene
I was told before left for the Irish capital that there is a pub to suit everyone in Dublin, and they were not wrong. Dublin’s pubs are filled with a lively atmosphere day or night, so whether you want to mix with the friendly locals by day, sharing stories and sampling an array of Irish ales, or enjoy a pub crawl filled with music and dancing by night, Dublin has a pub to suit you. I personally enjoy to frequent pubic houses both day and night (only at the weekend!), but I did manage to select a few preferential drinking venues. I did enjoy Temple Bar, smack bang in the middle of the Temple Bar district, which I appreciated more than any other in the city. One of the most famous pubs in Dublin, it is swarming with young, fashionable people. This gives the pub a great, lively atmosphere, and there is always someone to chat to and exchange stories with. The beer wasn’t bad either!
Another Temple Bar favourite is Eamonn Dorans. In comparison to the Temple Bar pub, this place is instead frequented by locals rather than tourists and is certainly more authentic than its tourist-friendly neighbour. For me, interesting chat is a must when exploring a city’s pub scene and this drinking establishment certainly scores high on that front – I met some very interesting characters in Eamonn Dorans – one or two that I will aim to remain in touch with!
You cannot fully appreciate the wonder of Dublin’s pub scene within staying over in the city and so it is wise to book an overnight stay in one of the varied Dublin hotels, guesthouses or bed and breakfasts. The success of your visit will in part come down to your Dublin accommodation, and to it’s important to choose carefully when selecting somewhere to stay in the city. For location, a city centre hotel such as the Trinity Capital Hotel is ideal. I stayed here based on a recommendation and found that it is located very close to the pub strewn Temple Bar (hence the majority of my time was spent here!) and the famous Grafton Street. For more luxurious quarters, try the Merchant House on Eustace Street (also in Temple Bar), Overall, there are an abundance of places to stay in Dublin, so you’re certain to find somewhere to suit all tastes and of course, a pub to suit all desires!
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