Dublin is famous for its pubs and ‘pub grub’ (traditional Irish pub food). A visit to this beautiful Irish city is not complete without tasting the outstanding food and drink, while enjoying traditional Irish music. Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, boasts an endless selection of fantastic pubs, so you will be spoilt for choice! We have created a guide on where to find the best pub food in Dublin to help you to have the most authentic experience as possible while on your travels.
Hairy Lemon, Stephen Street Lower
The Hairy Lemon is full of tradition and character. From the moment you walk in and get seated, you know you are in for a treat!
This renowned pub is just about as unconventional as its name. Its 19th-century style has made this drinking establishment one of the trendiest pubs in Dublin today. Sit down for some scrumptious Irish food and a pint and take in your quirky surroundings.
See a room full of collectables, a sitting room suspended in mid-air, High Nellie’s, Wellies and even Granny’s Kitchen. Enjoy ‘The Guinness & Beef pie’ or the traditional ‘Fish & Chips’ for the ultimate Irish feast!
The Stags Head, Dame Court
The Stags Head dates back 1770 and is believed to be Dublin’s best persevered Victorian pub with almost everything there of authentic origin. Its wrought-iron chandeliers, polished granite, old barrels and ceiling-high mirrors create an authentic ambience.
Call in for some traditional Irish stew and a pint, while enjoying some of the best sounds of Ireland! If its history, architecture and fun you are interested in, then this pub is for you!
O’Neill’s Pub, Suffolk St
Situated in the historic heart of Dublin, around the corner from the prestigious Trinity College and the world-famous Molly Malone statue is O’Neill’s Pub. This pub is well-known for their food and pride themselves on the quality they offer. They have a marvellous selection of traditional Irish dishes with an award-winning carvery and sandwich bar.
Their ‘Full Irish Breakfast’ is also available all day. O’Neill’s Pub is the perfect place for a quiet pint, a tasty meal or a lively music session. You will always be sure of a warm, friendly welcome – it is a must-visit in Dublin!
Johnnie Foxes, Glencullen
Situated in Glencullen on top of the Dublin Mountains, Johnnie Fox's is one of Ireland's oldest and most famous pubs. Claiming the title of the ‘highest pub in Ireland’, the décor is that of a 19th century rural Irish home, with food and service to 21st century standards.
Johnnie Foxes is famous at every corner of the globe for its unique location, its vibrant atmosphere, history, food quality, quirkiness, authenticity and service. Most ingredients for the restaurant are sourced locally, from high-quality “farm to fork suppliers”. The menu boasts classic Irish dishes, such as seafood chowder and featherblade beef and Johnnie Fox’s Famous Whiskey Cake! Book in for the famous ‘Hooley Show’ which features live Irish music and Irish dancers.
There is a shuttle bus service available for tourists to Johnnie Foxes. This bus service is owned and operated by an independent company (Express Bus) and will bring Johnnie Foxes’ guests from their hotels to the pub and back. So you have no excuse not to visit!