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Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant

#19 of 2,033 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fishamble Street | ChristChruch, Dublin dublin 2 , Ireland (Formerly Name is fine but it Is not a British restaurant.)
01 679 6500
10:30 - 23:30
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Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The nights we were staying at hotel, we enjoyed a band that played tradition music while we enjoyed a pint. Great service with explaining different beers and such. Bar food available as well.

Thank Karen M
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ended up here on the recommendation of our taxi driver, Jimmy, great atmosphere and top class Irish music. Don't come if you want conversation- only for great music and whiskey.

Thank tomamoses
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prices are way too high and the service so slow you can take a nap on your empty table! My friend had to wait for more than an hour to have an average salad! Anyway I loved the sandwiches, the chicken wings and the fries, all very tasty. But the waiter was very rude to us, that's definitely not how... More 

Thank wanderlustkay
Vaxjo, Sweden
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place! Friendy staff and god atmosphere! Love the live music! If you stay at Harding hotell the pub is just downstairs so really easy to find your way back when the pub closes ;)

Thank MariaMerry
Frederick, Maryland
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved having this pub attached to our hotel! Great live music at night and filled with lots of locals. Everyone was singing and dancing - it just had a great vibe. Felt like we were part of a local "secret"! Many different beers on draft so there's something for everyone! We ended every night here and got to know some... More 

Thank Sherry N
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my wife were visiting Dublin on our holiday and were staying at hotel near this pub. We visited the pub at the first night on our holiday and the atmosphere, friendly staff, selection of beers and foods kept louring us back almost every night!

Thank Marko L
Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Marko for taking the time to review our pub here - Im glad you enjoyed your time with us - I hope you had a nice holiday here in Dublin & hopefully it wont be long until you come back again. Thank you again. Nathy Towey. More 

Thessaloniki, Greece
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly people, nice beer, excellent finger food and professional staff. The live music was a plus.

Thank Georgios M
Hartsdale, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time at Darkey Kelly's! Our group of 6 each tried something different. I had the seafood chowder that was piled high with mussels. Everything was amazing and we ended up staying for quite a few hours having beers and listening to the great live music. What a fabulous time!

1 Thank Emily J
West Bromwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the friendly greeting on first entering the bar, to the amiable service, delicious food and lively conversation with Mo, the night made a very pleasant end to our Dublin visit. The varied live music was an added bonus!

Thank The_Grassy_Knoll
New Orleans, LA
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed around the corner from this friendly pub...trad Irish music on Thurs nights was a treat. Decent pub grub, friendly and efficient bartenders, an international crowd of visitors and a few locals from nearby buildings. It's right across the street from Dublin City Council building, so it gets a fair number of non tourists as it is at the far... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fishamble Street | ChristChruch, Dublin dublin 2, Ireland (Formerly Name is fine but it Is not a British restaurant.)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 01 679 6500
Darkey Kellys is a traditional Irish bar with great live music on most nights of the week .Call in for some great entertainment and a warm welcome.

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