Drinking at the best bars in Dublin is going to be covered in full detail as this post goes along. Some may be searching for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to save money on liquor during local drink special times, or maybe to sing karaoke and either way we will get you sorted out.
We will kick this baby off with the best wine and cocktail bars in Dublin. Breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool or throw some darts will get our second section.
The best drink specials at bars near you with cheaper alcohol will come next before we pivot to bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area. Bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music will garner our final section.
Expect to find a local bar map with all these spots pinned on it so you can have a better feel for what venues are closest to your current area at the moment. This region is one that we have written about many times in the past if you are interested in reading more.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
The best cocktail and wine bars in Dublin might just be:
- Bad Bobs Temple Bar at 35-37 Essex St E
- Vintage Cocktail Club at 15 Crown Alley
- Farrier & Draper at 59 William St 2
Some of the best Irish whiskeys, cocktails, wines, rums, vodkas, tequilas, and other alcoholic beverages can be found at Bad Bobs Temple Bar who also serves food with one-of-a-kind tapas that is prepared using fresh ingredients sourced from the region. They also rent out the bar for events such as birthdays, corporate events, and other parties.
Vintage Cocktail Club offers a variety of cocktails in your area along with trio of Irish cheese, tapas meat, pepper hummus, Caesar salad, and chicken wings. Gin, whiskey, vodka, rum, tequila, brandy, vermouth, scotch, and bourbon are among the spirits available at La Cucina.
Dublin Breweries & Sports Bars
Watch the big game with your friends and sample new flavors of beers at the best breweries and sports bars in your area:
- The Living Room at Cathal Brugha St
- Woolshed Bar & Grill at The Parnell Center
- Murrays Pub at 33-34 O’Connell St
- Sinnotts Bar on King St S
The Living Room has some of the largest televisions for live sports on 50 screens in the city, a beer garden, and weekend DJ events. The Woolshed is an international sports bar in Dublin that has expanded their selection of sports and events to attract clients from all over the world.
Murray’s is a specialized local sports bar upstairs with 3D HD displays, a separate food menu, and a daily updated live game fixture list. With 14 large screens spread throughout the pub Sinnott’s is a good place to watch live sporting events.
Local Drink Specials
The Old Mill Restaurant at 14 Temple Bar Square offers cheap alcoholic drinks from 11am to 6pm every day of the week.
Trivia, Quiz, & Game Nights
There are plenty of bars with local trivia, quiz, and game nights:
- The Back Page at 199 Phibsborough Rd
- Mother Reilly’s Bar & Restaurant at 32 Rathmines Rd Upper
- Fourth Corner at Patrick St
- The Grand Social at 35 Liffey St Lower
- The Square Ball at 45 Hogan Pl
Mother Reilly’s Bar & Restaurant is well-known for their friendly service, delicious food, and lively atmosphere and on Tuesday night there is karaoke night. Fourth Corner Neighborhood Bar serves delicious food like bolt burgers, fries, beef, fried chicken, meet, and a wide range of beverages.
Mckay’s Taphouse hosts a bar trivia night in Dublin on Saturday nights and serves drinks with a tasty appetizer before moving on to a fresh salad or sandwich. The Grand Social has an amazing rooftop beer garden, a table quiz every Thursday night, and a jazz jam every Monday night.
Dance, Karaoke, & Live Music
These bars are great for dancing, live music, and karaoke:
- Norseman Temple Bar at 28E, Essex St E
- Copper Face Jacks at 29-30 Harcourt St, Saint Kevin’s
- The Workmans Club at 10 Wellington Quay
- The George at 89 South Great George’s St
- Xico at 143 Lower Baggot St
- Tramline at 21 D’Olier St
- The Globe at 11 South Great George’s St
- Wigwam at 54 Middle Abbey St
7 nights a week Norseman Temple Bar features fantastic live music and offers homemade soup, chicken Parma, salads, and burgers while also hosting whiskey and beer tastings. On Tuesday nights Copper Face Jacks features live music.
The George features nationally recognized drag acts, an award-winning venue, a massive dance floor, and a daytime bar with beers and cocktails available. Xico is an underground Mexican-themed party cavern that is open nightly for fiestas and on Tuesdays there is a fun bar karaoke night in your area.
Every Tuesday night there is live music at The Globe who has a newly renovated nightclub downstairs that is ideal for groups of 50 or more. Wigwam hosts karaoke nights seven days a week and serves food like burgers, fries, hot dogs, a steak board, and chicken. Remember that another bar with karaoke is Mother Reilly’s from our game nights list.
We also have written posts on:
- Quiz & Trivia Nights In Belfast
- Quiz & Trivia Nights In Edinburgh
- Quiz & Trivia Nights In Glasgow
- Quiz & Trivia Nights In London
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Dublin
Now that you have read all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available in your area. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke near you.
If you notice us listing any venues that are no longer open or just think we got something wrong please tell us in the comments so this page stays as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Dublin.