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Irish, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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South City Centre
0.6 km from Saint Patrick's Cathedral
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a pint. Had the seafood chowder and sliders. Excellent. Service was friendly, and a great range of beers.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant start to the New Year! We went to Devitts for a drink a few days before New Years and really enjoyed the atmosphere. It was a great decision to go back there for New Years! The downstairs bar is great for talking with your...group and meeting new people. The upstairs bar has live music but is much busier. Even though the bar is really busy, the service is really fast and they pour a lovely pint of Guinness.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2022 via mobile

What a great atmosphere in this place. Out of all the places we went try try the Guinness this was by far the best we tried. The food was also superb.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

We took a Pub Tour with Pat from Alternative Bars of Ireland (find him on AirBnB, it was a great tour) & he saved the BEST pub for last. We closed out our night at Devitts of Camden Street. For anyone visiting Ireland, looking for...an honest Irish Pub feel, this place nailed it! With Neil Harney on the accordion and another fella playing the guitar and singing his heart out, the crowd was electrified! We sang and stomped our hearts out until last call (& then some). For our 8 day trip to Ireland, from the states, this was my favorite Pub. I brought my 18 year old with me and this was his first pub experience. The states are going to have a tough time living up to Devitts because they set the bar high! ❤️🇮🇪More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2022

Beer evokes the location of production more than any other product. Weissbier and Germany, dubbels and Belgium, and most of all, Guinness and Ireland. What makes these beers unique and gives them their "taste of place" is a big part of what sets them apart....Rigid adequation between the product and a sense of Irishness sets it apart from other expert beer-producing nations, such Belgium or Germany. The act of consuming that distinctive national product Guinness is intimately bound up with Irish identity. That Guinness is a synecdoche of Ireland is almost, at this stage, a cultural given. This commodity has taken on a fetishistic association with Dublin, an association that is enunciated by the desire of tourists to have a pint of Guinness as a testament to having arrived in Ireland. Almost every consumable item, including underwear, drinking glasses, and things related to alcohol can be bought in tourist stores with the Guinness brand on them. In fact, Guinness has served as a synecdoche in a different sense because, in the majority of Dublin pubs, if one asks the bartender for "a pint," Guinness will usually be the suggested beverage. Now that I have been to Dublin, I have embraced Guinness, its marketing, and the traditions and superstitions that surround it. Drinkers describe Guinness as a drink for which one must acquire a taste. They also frequently described the quest for the elusive "perfect pint," a quest that required immense discernment on the part of the consumer—to the point that certain pubs would be earmarked as "good Guinness pubs" for all the right technical reasons. Dubliners are particularly picky about the presentation and serving of the pint. The head, for instance, needs to be the proper size, colour, and consistency. Some drinkers are so picky, in fact, that they have preferences for the bartender who served them. Most people even go as far as to claim that they would not hesitate to return a subpar pint if they received one. A bad pint could be a flat pint, a pint with a "bad" head, a pint with a "bishop’s collar" (too much head), or any combination of these. Guinness drinkers tend to show a high degree of assertiveness as consumers, demonstrating a strong sense of consumer sovereignty. Consumer intelligence at such elevated levels suggests a high level of involvement and engagement with the product. But why all this work to ensure a good pint? Why stick with a product that, on first taste, is often unpleasant? Why chase what is often perceived to be an elusive pint? Why work so hard at establishing where and when you will find this product acceptable? Why order a drink that takes several minutes to arrive if it is to be served properly? Why this delayed gratification? Why persevere? The beliefs that surround the beverage, the rituals that support these myths, and the sense of tradition and community that arises from all of these contributing aspects are undoubtedly some of the key reasons people continue to drink Guinness. Guinness drinkers even report feeling a sense of tradition and an inherited cultural value. Numerous elements, including their knowledge, experiences, social histories, and personal exposure, have influenced their perspectives. These, however, are not the sole components of the narrative. The use of the product is intricately tied with the use of its well-known commercials, as well as the rituals, mythologies, rites, and traditions that surround and support it. The staff at Devitts know this, of course. And will smile wryly whilst pouring you a pint before leaving it to settle. Why does it need to settle, you may ask? Because good things come to those who wait.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 November 2022 via mobile

Paul the doorman Keenan, is the biggest gent and quality doorman amongst bad reputation in Dublin. He is a tulip amongst silage. What a gentleman and a credit to the establishment of Devitts. Thanks for a great night and all your support Paul, legend! 🤲

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 28 October 2022

We had a great time watching NFL Redzone at Devitt's! We popped in around 9 pm and it was super crowded but we managed to snag a table with some luck. Our waitress was really nice and gave great suggestions for cocktails and bar food....We thought the atmosphere in the bar was great. Bustling, but not too crazy and rowdy, and they were playing traditional Irish music upstairs.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 30 September 2022

A really beautiful old-fashioned pub oozing atmosphere of days long gone by; but it's great not only for drinks but also for a delicious and filling breakfast, and the staff are delightful too.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Guest Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Devitt's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2022

Hello binapiraeus, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share with us your experience here. On behalf of our entire team, thank you for allowing us to serve you. All the best! Kind regards, Devitt's Pub

Reviewed 29 September 2022

Was on a stag weekend and wanted a break from the Wetherspoons the rest of the group wanted to live in! So a couple of us went for a Sunday morning explore and stopped and had an Irish breakfast at Devitts. Nice pub, good service...and a great breakfast. Thank you Devitts for breaking up the enforced Wetherspoons marathon!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Guest Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Devitt's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2022

Hello MarkyP264, We are happy to hear that our team provided you with excellent service. I'll make sure that they receive your feedback. I'm sure it will make their day! Kind regards, Devitt's Pub

Reviewed 24 September 2022 via mobile

Friendly atmosphere and great food. Perfect stopping place on a busy day in Dublin for a pint and tasty bite. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Guest Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Devitt's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2022

Hello um1986, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Devitt's Pub. We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their dining experience and we hope to welcome you back!\ Kind regards, Devitt's Pub

Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

Very friendly staff and good service. Chicken burger was tasty and steak sandwich was a bit overdone at medium well as wasn’t pink at all but it was tasty. Great gravy.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Guest Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Devitt's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2022

Hello Resort51502520520, We are happy to hear that our team provided you with excellent service. I'll make sure that they receive your feedback. I'm sure it will make their day! Kind regards, Devitt's Pub

Reviewed 17 August 2022 via mobile

A great moment, the waiter were really great and joked with us. The atmosphere of the pub is really amazing. The food was good for lunch ! We recommend it for lunch in family !

Date of visit: August 2022
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Guest Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Devitt's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2022

Hello Freedom16283618569, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their dining experience. Kind regards, Devitt's Pub

Reviewed 14 August 2022

The food was so good we visited 3 times in three days to try something different each time. Excellent quality/quantity and preparation of the food, staff is friendly, caring and wonderful at their job.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Guest Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Devitt's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2022

Hello susanlU3757RC, Thanks so much for giving us your take on how we are doing. We're glad that customers like you are having a great experience at Devitt's Pub. We will pass this on to the team and we hope to welcome you back! Kind...More

Reviewed 26 July 2022 via mobile

Not a fan. Food was tolerable and overpriced, service was not aggravating. Wouldn’t go again. Not worth the money. Looks like most people were there for a pint, so if that’s your game, have at it.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022

Went to Devitt's a few times whilst we visited Dublin for 4 days from 18th -22nd July. Called in for drinks and Irene greeted us and was our server for the few hours we where there, I wasnt feeling very well during out visit and...Irene cheered me up, she couldn't do enough for my boyfriend and I, she is such a character and a credit to the pub. They have an amazing selection of drinks and the food is beautiful, we will certainly be back on our next trip to Dublin and we hope we see Irene on our next visit.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Guest Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Devitt's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2022

Hello michellewR9449IF, Thank you for taking the time to review us! You've left a smile on the faces of our whole team with your kind words. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. We're grateful that we had the opportunity to serve you...More

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Hi i think that should be ok, but when i went there my sons were already 18 y.
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Two 20-something guys? Not sure their name, but we were equally impressed. I think they play at Devitt's on Mondays as well. In terms of the song--Fisherman's Blues by the Waterboys.
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