Great Pubs in Dublin
It’s almost that time of year. The Six Nations is just around the corner and we are getting just a little giddy. Irish Rugby Tours are expecting a lot of fans from Scotland and Wales to come visit Dublin for the big games. Many of you might be coming to have the odd jar too and as you’ll know there are plenty of pubs and bars where you can soak up Dublin’s unique atmosphere before kick-off.
The Bridge 1859
This ‘award-winning gastropub’ is located in Ballsbridge, which is just a stone’s throw from the Aviva Stadium. This pub is all about rugby. It is owned by famous Leinster and Irish rugby players Rob Kearney, Dave Kearney, Jamie Heaslip, Sean O Brien and Noel Anderson. It’s the place to be on match day!
Immerse yourself in ‘the rugby experience‘.
This pub is bright and shiny and often full of bright and shiny people. It is just minutes away from St. Stephens Green. It also has its own Rugby Club, which allows members to win match day tickets, free drinks and much more. It is also known for being one of the best venues for watching sports in Dublin. It has 14 projectors scattered throughout the pub, and there’s always a great atmosphere.
If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy some traditional music post-match, the Cobblestone in Smithfield is the place to be. This pub which is owned by the Mulligan family has been hosting Irish traditional music sessions for over five generations. There are gigs, trad sessions, sean-nós and dancing every night and the pint is mighty!
The Bleeding Horse
This pub dates all the way back to the 17th century. Rumour has it that a horse died here a long time ago, hence the name. Today it is a favourite among sports fans in Dublin and it’s known as a place to party long into the wee hours. Not far from here are other bars which offer a different feel and atmosphere. Whelan’s is great for live music and if you are looking for a groovy dive bar, Anseo is worht checking out too.
This is a fantastic bar based on Haddington Rd, Dublin 4. It has no less than 7 HDTVs meaning you will have no trouble keeping an eye on the other 6 Nations games. Apart from the great buzz and sporting entertainment, it’s also known for its whiskey (that’s with an e) collection. It has a larges range of whiskey, rum, vodkas and liqueurs.
The Horse Show House
The Horse Show House is the largest bar in the Ballsbridge area, and is located just 900m from the Aviva Stadium. This is a favourite of Leinster Rugby fans and you can expect to be packed on the day of the match. The lounge is beautifully decorated with cosy booths, and of course there is a large projector screen in the lounge for all the other games you will need to see.
Ryans Beggars Bush
This pub is ” Your Aviva Match Day Venue”.
Ryan’s has some of the best outdoor facilities for match days for the 6 Nations. Let’s hope the weather holds up. A big plus of Ryan’s is their external bars which will reduce your queuing time for that precious and very tasty pint. There is heated covering provided and there is also a barbecue for your match day burgers and hot dogs.