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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4 star ratingFun Place to Start We started our Irish Holiday at Quays and weren’t disappointed. Thursday night at 5 pm and the bar was packed. Mostly filled with tourists, a few young lads joined us from the financial district to have a pint or two after work. While a bit touristy, the music was good and bartenders very attentive. We’d highly recommend Quays over many of the other establishments in Temple Bar.


4 star ratingdelicious Went for lunch and it was packed. We were lucky to get a table at all. Service took a long time but again, it was packed. We enjoyed the live entertainment, which was 2 old guys having a ball playing old irish tunes and when our food finally came it was delicious. We ordered the seafood chowder - amazing. So rich I couldn't finish it. Decently priced considering it's in Temple Bar. Really fun afternoon.


5 star ratingGreat atmosphere Called in for a few drinks late afternoon and the live music was fab and gave the place a great atmosphere. Bar staff very friendly and chatty and the couple of hours just whizzed by. This is definitely the sort of pub I was looking for when I came to Dublin.