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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“Also known as Bellamys this is a proper Dublin pub where the barmen have hipster facial hair and can tell you all about each craft beer, whiskey or the gins served in giant bowl glasses with ice tonic and fabulous garnishes. A steampunk blowout. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Technically not a full bar but a wine bar with an excellent selection of French wines for all palates. Plus really great simple French food as an accompaniment or as a meal. If you are having food in the evening, I recommend booking a table. If you are just coasting for early dinner and a glass or two of your favorite vintage I recommend to sit downstairs or outside and order the very reasonable and delicious Duck Confit if it is on the menu or a cheese and meat plate which comes with a basket of proper french baguette. Vive la France!”
  • 20 locals recommend
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“EVENT AUGUST: Horse Show - Famous for its world-class show jumpers and well-dressed patrons, the Horse Show is an institution amongst horse lovers. Highlights include the thrilling Aga Khan Cup and the high fashion of Ladies’ Day.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Located in the heart of Ballsbridge on Merrion Road, Paddy Cullens and Mary Macs is an ideal location for the discerning customer to enjoy a drink or fine food in good company and pleasant traditional surroundings”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“This sleek, bare-brick Italian restaurant with terrace serves modern cuisine and wood-fired pizzas”
  • 7 locals recommend
Road
“Great food and cocktails, service always courteous and prompt. A lively spot for a casual lunch or dinner”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Unlike most rennovations it did not lose it character and can be best described as a modern twist on a classic theme. Very popular with locals and blow ins alike it is the buzziest pub in Sandymount with a great Its most recent claim to fame in my experience is being the only business of any description open in Dublin south central during the last snowstorm. Outside it was like the end of the world and inside it was like an Irish bar in NY on Paddys day. Awesome!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Stylish & intimate restaurant and wine bar with menu of refined contemporary dishes, plus cocktails.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“This is really popular on match days with a great buzz inside and out. A typical Irish pub, Slightly more spit and polish than sawdust. Lots of visitors go to watch their side play if they haven't got tickets because the roar of the Aviva is just next door. Pretty chill. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Spacious, modern pub offering big-screen sport, plus an international menu and a carvery on Sundays.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Furniture / Home Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Rugby centric pub with Thursday trad music sessions, Tuesday poker nights and big screen sports.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“A local 5 star hotel with a great Cocktail Bar and Restaurant.Copies of up to date bar and food menus are in the Mews.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
“Stylish WIne bar and bistro in basement underneath Baggot Street Wine shop. Best of Irish and international artisan produce. Regular wine tasting and events. Jazz at week-ends. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 3 locals recommend
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“Great for food and beer - winner of the gastro pub trip advisor award. Frequented by the Rugby set in season on their way to the Aviva Stadium.”
  • 3 locals recommend