Dublin’s Heritage Pub Trail

The Heritage Pub Trail is the only way to explore Dublin!

For Instance, learn some Irish and discover Ireland’s heritage on your trail through the Best Bars in Dublin.

Begin your journey at The Gin Palace. Likewise, enjoy a gin tasting tray where there are over 100 gins to choose from. Continue on to the Grand Central, a formal historical bank now serving the finest cocktails. Did you know the 1st morse code was sent by Plunkett from the Grand Central during the great 1916 Rising? At your next stop, the Arlington Hotel you will find the spirit of Irish tradition is captured through the live Irish Dancing Show.

Cross the River Liffey and wind through the cobbled streets of Temple Bar. Enjoy traditional Irish music at the Quays Bar, then onto the multi-award-winning Stag’s Head – Dublin’s best preserved Victorian Bar.

Enjoy the best pint of Guinness in Dublin at Kehoe’s Pub and finish your trail at Bruxelles – three great bars under one roof and a second home to many famous musicians in the 1960s – 1970s including Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy.download your Irish handbook in green text

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The Gin Palace

When you enter the Liffey St. side you are greeted with the cocktail bar with a beautiful brass back counter where the staff are happy to mix a cocktail of your choice for you. The bar is decorated in an old Victorian theme where you can relax after a hard day’s shopping or just a tough day at the office.

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Celtic Nights

Located in the heart of Dublin city, at The Arlington Hotel next to the famous O’Connell Bridge overlooking the river Liffey, this show is choreographed for maximum audience participation and full family entertainment.

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Stag's Head

Dublin’s best preserved Victorian Bar.  Everything here is of authentic Victorian origin from the sumptuously carved mahogany fittings, to the mosaic marble tiled floors, stained glass windows and granite tabletops.

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The Grand Central

The Grand Central now a Café Bar (est 1824) extends you a warm welcome. Once a former bank which was bombed in the 1916 Rising.

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Home to the best Pint of Guinness in Dublin. Enjoy a pint of the black stuff and soak up the decor of John Kehoes Pub, where everything is as it was 100 years ago.

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The new bar in Harry St adopted the name ‘Bruxelles’ to mark Ireland’s joining the European Economic Community (EEC) In other ways it marked a new beginning too for Dublin pub life and the birth of a new standard and attitude in hospitality.

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5 star ratingFOUND THIS GEM SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND IT'S NEVER CHANGED I travel to Dublin several times a year and always make it a point to have at least one meal at The Quays. The staff and the food and the service is always first class, the Irish Stew and Beef and Guinness are to die for, fish and chips great Bangers and Mash WOW. Anyone going to Dublin please make this a must stop and enjoy a wonderful culinary delight. I took my sisters there on Aug 28 this year and they did nothing but rave about the food. Will be back soon and another visit to the Quays.

Terry M. K

5 star ratingChoosing a Pub in Temple Bar So many bars in Temple Bar area. How to choose? Mainly it was a matter of avoiding the ones that were too full to be able to get through the door, or pumping out music so loud we couldn't speak or which had large groups of stag do’s and Top-Deck tourists in bad Irish hats or Viking horns. We didn't exactly choose Quays Bar. Instead we just randomly peered through the doors of a few pubs and and when we saw that this one had two great Irish folk singers, a lively atmosphere, space at the bar and was nicely full without being crammed in like sardines, we stayed. Perfect! More


5 star ratingGreat dinner! Delicious My husband, myself and 2 young adult daughters had dinner here. Very crowded but we waited 15-20 minutes. Well worth it. We had seafood chowder appetizer and cheesy bread, both great! I had the salad with warm goat cheese and walnuts. It was delicious but with walnuts in the name I thought there should have been more. It was really good! My husband had fists day chips and my daughters had Shepard pie. Everyone loved there food! Service was fast but abrupt. It was crowded so I forgive it. Definitely recommend!