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The Dawson Lounge

25 Dawson Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 671 0311
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Small and unique but slow service

Unique lplace but there are so many better bars to grab a drink. It is a cozy little bar but more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nez D
Huntington, New York
Worth a visit!!

We were told about this place on the Viking Splash Tour. So we decided to warm up in here... so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The License of the Bar dates back to 1850. With a seating capacity of just 26 people, you can't help but have a great time and get to know everybody in our cosy pub, with friendly staff and a great atmosphere. No visit to Dublin is complete without a trip to The Dawson Lounge.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“smallest pub” (54 reviews)
“dawson street” (11 reviews)
“smallest bar” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:30 - 00:30
25 Dawson Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 671 0311
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique lplace but there are so many better bars to grab a drink. It is a cozy little bar but more of a place to get a quick drink. Well not quick as the service was slow. We were told that is was the smallest...More

Thank Nez D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told about this place on the Viking Splash Tour. So we decided to warm up in here... so glad we did!! The bar man was so welcoming!! A small pub...cosy... good selection of Gins and local gins on offer too. We could of...More

Thank SophieAnderson91
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Dawson Lounge itself is not spectacular but as the smallest pub it has a certain charm and nice to visit for a quick pint or three.

Thank ColdAvis
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Called here out of novelty due to it being the smallest pub . Well impressed nice atmosphere and nice staff . Well worth a visit

Thank Jonathan301
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The Dawson Lounge is possibly the smallest Pub in the world but has a great atmosphere and a pretty decent pint of Guinness. Not for the claustrophobic.

Thank GolfMad68
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Recommended to us by a local merchant, we stopped into Dawson's in the mid afternoon while strolling Dawson street and very glad we did! Going down a circular flight of steps we found a cozy pub at its base. All of 30 square feet in...More

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

According to Fletch, who was on bartending duty, this place is not only the smallest bar in Dublin, it is quite possibly the smallest in the world. Nicely paneled seating area seats about 8-10, only 3-4 bar stools. Great beers on tap and an incredibly...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The smallest pub in Dublin and possibly the world. It's 170s year old with maximum seating capacity of 32. Never disappoints. You'll always meet travellers from around the world. The Staff are friendly and it's a step back in time!

Thank teresajanel2015
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Recommended by a friend & local for a true pub experience. The place is close to 200 years old & is the smallest pub in Dublin. Just in from the entry door is a small narrow dark winding staircase which takes you below ground to...More

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I have visited this little gem on many occasions and I have always received excellent service. The Guinness is fabulous and they have a very nice selection of Irish Whiskeys and they also have a very good choice of gin. Neat and cosy. The barmen...More

Thank martygg3667
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