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Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
Fishamble Street | ChristChruch, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 6500
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (89 reviews)
“guinness stew” (27 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Fishamble Street | ChristChruch, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

The people who work here are amazing: they work their tails off! The service was great and the food was tasty. They had trad music one night and more modern music another. We enjoyed ourselves.

1  Thank soldiersuzanne
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lively spot and great selection of beverage plus tasty food. Talented Irish musicians entertain only the way Dubliners can!

1  Thank happygalfromCA
Reviewed 5 days ago

The meal was really good. I had the Guinness stew and my husband had bangers and mash - both were excellent. The live music was a nice addition to a festive night. Would definitely recommend this pub. It was your typical touristy pub full of...More

1  Thank Gretijean
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Darkeys is a great pub to drop into for food and drinks if you like to enjoy some live music in the process Friendly helpful staff in this pub, nice food, and great music!

1  Thank Kilmaccer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

They had really good fish and chips - the fish breading is really crispy. The night we went they had an open night for the local new artists doing their original material which was a nice change of pace from the traditional Irish pub music....More

1  Thank shazbut
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wanted a true Irish experience not something found in the tourist area of Temple Bar. We’d walked by Darkey Kelly’s and tried it for lunch yesterday but it was closed. Based on TA reviews we gave it a go for dinner tonight and it was...More

1  Thank Julrah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Guinness, whisky, folk music, craic are all what you’d associate with any drinking establishment in Dublin and as a first time visitor I wanted to experience this and I got all I wanted and more! There was a plethora of different languages and culture but...More

1  Thank Rob35311
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Live music, fab atmosphere and wonderful food! Loved it! Stay at the Harding Hotel, this bar is directly attached so no long walk back after the last pub of the night!

1  Thank BukRoyal
Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review you gave us. It’s nice to see that you enjoyed your time here with us. Hopefully it won’t be long until your next trip to Dublin. Regards Nathy Towey

Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome food ! Awesome Whiskey and Beer selection. We decided to go here based on other recommendations but they were step ahead. overall a big thumbs up

Thank dreambigjv
Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the kind review you gave us - nice to see that you had a nice evening here with us. I hope you enjoyed your holiday in Ireland . Regards Nathy Towey

Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go here based on other recommendations but were disappointed. It turns out that Tuesdays is local newcomer night and the I will be charitable and say that the quality was variable. Also if you are looking for traditional Irish music as we...More

Thank onemoreholiday
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Claudie H
14 May 2018|
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Response from Nathy T | Property representative |
Yes - we have live music every Thursday starting at 7pm .
19 September 2017|
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Response from Nathy T | Property representative |
Hi Nathan - Fridays can get busy early as there is live music from 6pm - between 7 & 10 it's fairly busy so there may be a slight wait for a free table at those times - reservations are taken up until 6pm on Fridays .
22 August 2017|
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Response from LeeAnn S | Reviewed this property |
I can't say I remember, however it was very reasonably priced. I was with a group of 6 people. We all had, at least, 2 pints of assorted beers. That along with a fabulous meal; we each kicked in 25 Euros. (I'm sure there... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 6500
  • E-mail
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