The Best Places to find a Good Pint of Guinness in Dublin

Pint of Guinness

Whether you’re a seasoned local or a curious traveller, nothing beats enjoying a creamy pint of Guinness after a long day at work or exploring all the city has to offer. If you’re looking for some top recommendations for a quality pint of Guinness in Dublin, drop into one of these lively Dublin establishments.

1. Guinness Storehouse

It should come as no surprise that the best place to find a good pint of Guinness is at the home of Guinness! At St. James’s Gate, you’ll find delicious pints served across our restaurants and bars – made for kicking back after exploring the story of Guinness as told through interactive exhibits and immersive displays. At The Gravity Bar, you can enjoy your complimentary pint of Guinness (or Guinness 0.0) along with breathtaking views over the city that Guinness has called home for over two and a half centuries. As a place where people around the world gather to enjoy a drink and share memories, there’s few better places to enjoy a pint of the black stuff.

2. The Church Café Bar

Few bars boast as storied a past as The Church Café Bar found on the intersection of Mary Street and Jervis Street. The renovated and deconsecrated church provides a fascinating meeting place in the city centre with beautiful architectural features to feast your eyes on. Step inside the spacious main bar where you’ll be greeted by none other than the bust of Arthur Guinness. It was here after all (in the former St. Mary’s Church) where the Guinness founder married Olivia Whitmore in 1761. Before or after enjoying a pint in his honour, take the time to explore the original and restored features of this portal to Dublin’s past. You’ll discover everything from Wolfe Tone’s baptismal font to the former churchyard, where you can admire the original facade of St. Mary’s Church.

3. Toners

As one of Dublin’s oldest pubs, Toners has a long history of serving up pints to locals and visitors alike. Step inside its premises on Baggot Street Lower and you’ll be swept up into a lively and inviting atmosphere. Outside, its beer garden is perfect for sipping an excellent pint of Guinness with friends or co-workers – especially during the warmer months of the calendar.

4. Mulligan's

Established in 1782, Mulligan's on Poolbeg Street has been a core feature of Dublin’s pub scene for many years. Inside, you’ll find original Victorian décor which has been retained through the years and gives the pub an authentic and distinctive feel. Be sure to get there early as peak times see this Dublin institution fill up fast and you don’t want to miss out on the delicious pints of Guinness on offer.

5. Ryan's Beggars Bush

Located on Haddington Road, Ryan’s Beggars Bush is within close walking distance to many of Dublin’s top event spaces including the Aviva Stadium, the RDS and the 3Arena. This makes it an excellent spot to grab a pint before a show or game. The rich history inside is matched by the wallet-friendly prices for some of the tastiest pints of Guinness in the area.

6. Grogan's

Many people are drawn to Grogan’s for their mouthwatering ham and cheese toasty – a traditional Irish menu item that can’t be missed on any trip to Dublin. But our recommendation? Pair it with a rich pint of Guinness for a match made in culinary heaven. The no nonsense interior with no music or TVs on the wall, make it a perfect place for gathering with friends and enjoying some good old-fashioned conversation.

7. John Kavanagh 'The Gravediggers'

We couldn’t leave out John Kavanagh – lovingly known as The Gravediggers, thanks to its history as the go-to haunt for Dublin’s gravediggers and mourners. If the excellent Guinness isn’t enough of a draw, go for the unique history seeping from the very walls of this Dublin institution.

8. The Lord Edward

If you’re around Christchurch, there’s no better place to stop by for a pint than the Lord Edward. This pub boasts a rich past named after King Edward VII. The traditional atmosphere inside is the antidote to the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Drop in to enjoy a pint on your own or with friends and try to grab a seat at the window where you can watch the city go by outside.



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