1. Not commonly appearing in “best of” lists, the Dame Tavern is still one of the nicest pubs in town. Come in when the place is half-empty and one of the boys will gladly run off and place a bet for you while you down a pint. At night there’s usually live music involved and interesting conversations abound.
2. Whelan’s is known by visitors and Dubliners as one of the best music bars. This is where plenty of new and up-and-coming artists take to the stage and perform their first gigs. Sit back with a drink and enjoy listening to the next rising star.
3. Kehoe’s, just off Grafton Street, is a traditional old pub with a welcoming atmosphere. Here you can chat with the locals and enjoy one of the best pints in town.Whelan’s