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12 of the best places in Dublin to take your parents for a pint

Call them, now.

AH GO ON, take the auld pair out.

1. Mulligans, Stoneybatter

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Bring them to this Stoneybatter retreat for food and a few drinks and you’ll be at least KINDA make up for all those times you didn’t call.

2. The Library Bar, Exchquer Street

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One of Dublin’s best spots for a drink, the surrounds are cosy and your dad will be happy with the standard of the pints. Don’t worry about things getting too loud either, the atmosphere is usually as peaceful as you’d expect.

3. Bruxelles, Harry Street

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If you’re looking for something slightly touristy to experience with the folks, Bruxelles on Harry Street is your man. Situated just off Grafton Street, it’s the perfect place to pop in for a post-shop pint and is never busting-at-the-seams during the day.

4. Chaplin’s bar, Hawkin’s Street

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If your parents are more craic, and less peaceful pint, head to Chaplins. A traditional Dublin pub that only 12 Pubs of Christmas groups seem to know about. They do a fierce hot whiskey.

5. Stag’s Head, Dame Court

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This charming Victorian spot is usually flooded with the after work crowd past six, but if you get in early enough you can’t beat the low-key pints and craic.

6. TP Smiths, Jervis Street

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One to leave your da in while you head off shopping. TP Smiths is one of the city’s most overlooked pub. It’s got a ton of seating, a huge drink selection, and is the perfect way to watch sport on the big screens in peace.

7. Leonard’s Corner

South Circular Road’s finest drinking establishment. A grand ol place to take the rents for a slap up lunch and a few drinks. Quiet as quiet can be, with the friendliest staff you’re likely to find.

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8. Jack Nealon’s, Capel Street

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This Capel Street spot has a savage fire and some of the nicest clientel the city has to offer.

9. The back room of the Palace Bar

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For maximum craic, and minimum battling-for-seats, the back room of the Palace has it all.

10. Toner’s, Lower Baggot Street

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A recent winner of the Sky bar of the year, this little gem is the perfect surrounds for a quiet catch-up with the folks. Many a celeb has also been spotted.

11. The Swan, Aungier Street

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THE best place to take your old man to watch some rugby and sink an above-average Guinness. Rarely too hectic, but all the charm of an inner-city pub.

12. Oscar’s Christchurch

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If you’re looknig for something a little more upbeat, but still want to keep on the down low, Oscar’s Bar has it all. Plenty of room, some decent tunes, and drink deals galore.

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