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best pubs?

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best pubs?

My friend and I are heading to Dublin (meeting up there, actually) for a few days at the end of November. Among other things, we're hoping to "find ourselves" at the bottom of a pitcher of Guinness. :) Does anyone have any Favorite pub recommendations where we might meet locals or bartenders and have good chats and story-slinging with strangers?

I think we may also tour the Guinness factory, but similar, low-impact, daytime, semi-educational, interesting activities within the "city-limits" (meaning easy-to-get-to) are welcome suggestions.



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1. Re: best pubs?

You could have a look here for some ideas here, Ally:


A Literary Pub Crawl:


Finally, check out the Top Questions to the right of the page for other ideas. The Hop On Hop Off Tour would fit your criteria.

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2. Re: best pubs?

I like the list in the link that Uasal has given you, particularly Mulligans on Poolbeg St.

Would just like to add L Mulligans in Stoneybatter (different than the Mulligans on Poolbeg St!) http://www.lmulligangrocer.com/ this bar specializes in micro brews, you'll find things like Porterhouse Oyster Stout and Dungarvan Blackrock Stout on offer rather than Guinness. Another similar place is Against the Grain on Wexford St, no Guinness here either but you should try Trouble Brewing. Finally I like Kavanagh's Gravediggers near Glasnevin Cemetery and The Botanic Gardens.http://www.dublinpubscene.com/thepubs/seankavanaghs.html you'll get your pint (not a pitcher!) of Guinness here!

I really do urge you to try some stout other than Guinness, while it is practically our national drink, there are so much other stouts out there from local small breweries that are as good if not better and they come with the added benefit of not being part of a huge multinational conglomerate!

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3. Re: best pubs?

Agreed - great list by Uasal.

Of those on the list, the Palace, Doheny & Nesbitt and Mulligans (Poolbeg St) have been the best for story slinging and chatting with strangers, in my experience.

Note also Lolly's correction - ask for a pint, not a pitcher! :)

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