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Bar Reviews

Barfly: Street 66

Street 66 is divided into two distinct areas; a wholly unremarkable, leather booth lined hindquarters functioning as a “Disco Lounge” and a more laid back “Dive Bar” up at the front

Barfly: A Cut Above – The Barbers

A cosy single room, featuring a side area with a barber’s chair for those wishing to indulge the crossover, the crowd mixes auld lads, suits, and a healthy smattering of Stoneybatter and (Grangegorman) transplants.

Barfly – The Jug

While by no means a hugely remarkable pub just yet, the Jug is indicative of the changing face of this part of the Liberties.

Barfly: O’Connell’s

I’ve been assured by relations of the correct vintage that the doorway does indeed function as a wormhole to the oft-eulogised days of yore.

 

Barfly: Bull and Castle

Playing on the bar’s ownership by FX Buckley’s, the Bull and Castle has doubled down on taxidermy, butcher’s tiles, a plethora of weighing scales and chalkboards on the walls declaring the specialness of all their offerings: their oysters, their rum, their gin, their beer.

Barfly: Offie Tempo – Probus Wines

If you were expecting high-end sandwiches and the potential to have an afternoon tipple at the expense of the rest of your working day, I suspect that Probus Wines would be an absolute treat of an afternoon.

Barfly: The Lincoln’s Inn

Lincoln’s retains its lofty reputation not for whatever contemporary action it hosts but through it’s association with the romanticised Dublin of yore.

Barfly – The Hill

One hopes with the benefit of time or a few tweaks the Hill will eventually make its mark. For the moment at least, it boasts promise of much else ahead.

Barfly: Arthur’s

The slightly tepid vibe downstairs aside, I can’t help but fall for this place and feel that it’s their excellence as a venue that Arthur’s should be trumpeting when it’s their turn to step up to the mic.

Barfly: Idlewild

Idlewild is a very pretty bar, and it even boasts an extremely bright staircase on the way up from the toilets, which makes you feel slightly like you’re ascending to the afterlife, potentially to hang out with another dead Quaker businessman.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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