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Darkey Kellys

#20 of 1,997 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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Fishamble Street | ChristChruch, Dublin dublin 2 , Ireland
+353 67 96500
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Fort Worth, Texas
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this spot a few years ago and just realized I never reviewed it. We stayed at the attached hotel (The Harding Hotel), and found the food and beer to be absolutely excellent (they have a good balance of craft and macro beer). The trad music and staff totally rounded out the experience. I would definitely recommend this bar, and... More 

Thank glaus_25
Ely, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From the accents it sounded like a place for tourist, and even so the food was good, the prices were on par and there was no end to the different types of whisky or beer. The chocolate Guinness desert was a real nice surprise! We enjoyed it that we ate there twice

Thank Jeff P
Manningtree, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Darkey Kellys is a bar with history. But the history comes second to a good pint of Guinness and some live music of an evening. Worth a look if you are in the neighbourhood

Thank Dick L
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a favorite pub in Dublin. A very relaxing and authentic, not touristy environment. The food was great and the prices were reasonable. Would highly recommend for adults, couples, and families.

Thank MotherDoc
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beer selection A+. Whiskey and cocktails A+. Fish n chips A+. Staff A+. Had a great time on A Friday night. Not jam packed for dinner. Locals watching rugby while house band played nice Irish music. After 10:30 the younger crowd came in but still a nice mix of young and old. Really a super place. Not a dance club... More 

Thank Wade K
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The is in harding hotel. The food is wonderful, we love the seafood chowder and the salmon and shrimp sandwiche. The music is very nice. They have a lot of tip of beer.

Thank Daniela B
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best night of our trip here. The music was excellent - the bands started at 4pm and the artistes changed every couple of hours. The atmosphere was such fun and there are plenty of locals in there so you get a proper Irish experience

Thank Auntybelly
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the weekend in Dublin and this was hands down the best pub in the city. Fantastic atmosphere, friendly staff and great food and drink. My partner and I had a few drinks in here on the Saturday night which we ended up staying longer than we were planning as the music, atmosphere and quality of drinks were fantastic. Went... More 

Thank Stuart S
South Portland, Maine
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447 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thankfully our tour guide gave us the heads up on this pub because it was by far the best pub food we had in Dublin. It's off the beaten path from the Temple Bar pubs and shopping district pubs so I am fairly certain I would not have given this a visit without our guide (a local) saying this was... More 

Thank Rhonda A
Killeen, Texas
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was pretty decent. I had the fish n chips, my husband and son had the burgers, we did order the wings as an appetizer, the wings were the hit...my fish n chips were good, my husband and son liked their burgers. But the problem was the service. Our waitress, an elderly lady, did not smile. Not once. We... 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, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fishamble Street | ChristChruch, Dublin dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 67 96500
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?