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O'Donoghue's Bar

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15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 660 7194
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Nice Irish Pub with good eats

Stopped in for a quick lunch and a couple of pints. The Guinness just tastes better here in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Road-Maven
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Long Island
What a gem!

A local recommended this quaint little pub. We walked in and about ten musicians, old and young... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Suzanne F
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Roswell, Georgia
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Dublin's most popular pub, known for its great live music.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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+353 1 660 7194
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"the pub"
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"great atmosphere"
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"traditional irish music"
in 19 reviews
"jam session"
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"front bar"
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"live music"
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"stew"
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"great guinness"
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"black stuff"
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"temple bar"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a quick lunch and a couple of pints. The Guinness just tastes better here in Dublin. Nice food and atmosphere.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local recommended this quaint little pub. We walked in and about ten musicians, old and young, were gathered playing around a table. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. And the locals are so friendly!

Thank Suzanne F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our taxi driver recommended this pub as we were on our way to Blooms restaurant. After a delicious dinner, we walked down to O’Donahue’s and immediately were met with a traditional Irish pub. There was a band playing in the front. It was very crowded...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Dublin for a week, and visited this pub 3 times. What a great time, with great conversation, good well priced drinks. and the musicians sitting in the corner playing added to the experience. If you are in Dublin, and want to enjoy...More

Thank Stephen K
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In the evening there's always typical Irish live music. In the afternoon it's a different calm pleasant feeling. Staff are wonderful especially the elderly barman in the afternoons. Brilliant atmosphere. My favourite in Dublin.

Thank Marcel Z
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Went here after our tour and as soon as you walk in there are a group of musicians singing and playing their hearts out. They're seated in the front and there's no microphones so you need to listen. We met some great people during our...More

Thank Ashley S
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

But it's fairly crowded - if it wasn't so close to our hotel there is no way we would have made a special trip to the Pub. It was tough to get a place to sit. There a LOTS of rooms...not quite sure where the...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Busy pub with just the right level of people noise and buzz to have a perfect ambience. Three bar staff do a great job of getting people their Guinness with the minimum of waiting- no more than would be required for a Guineas, anyway. Teeny...More

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Make sure to keep a sharp eye out for O'Donoghue's; especially the outside area in the almost too well hidden alleyway. Great Irish stew, service, and of course...the Guinness. And, it's where the Dubliners got their start and used to play. Seriously, how great is...More

1  Thank Charlie Q
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

My view is on the guesthouse provided by the Bar on the three storeys building which is centrally located within town centre. There are altogether ten rooms of the same price with different set up and size. However, each is equipped with toilet and shower...More

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coll170
22 September 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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Michaell T
3 July 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
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cnc_mach
23 June 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!
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