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13 pubs in Dublin that are turning away Twelve Pubs groups
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THOUGH THE 12 PUBS of Christmas is now a bona fide festive tradition, the tide is turning against it in Dublin pubs.

We covered this last year, and yesterday ran this list of Dublin pubs not taking part this Christmas - we’ve contacted the pubs on the list to confirm, and added a few of our own.

1. The Swan, Aungier Street

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The folks at The Swan are pretty vehement in their opposition to 12 Pubs:

We’re definitely not doing it. I can guarantee you that.

2. The Black Sheep, Capel Street

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While they will be taking in some 12 Pubs groups, the pub manager told “We’re doing it, but we’re not encouraging it. We’ll be strict enough about the antics.”

3. The Grafton Lounge, Duke Lane

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The Grafton Lounge normally don’t take 12 Pubs groups, and this year is no different.

4. McNeill’s, Capel Street

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The trad pub is avoiding the “hassle” of 12 Pubs this Christmas.

5. The Headline, Clanbrassil Street

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This craft beer pub is also saying no.

6. Opium, Camden Street

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This cocktail and tapas bar aren’t giving in to the Camden Street madness this year.

7. JJ Smyths, Aungier Street

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The jazz and blues pub doesn’t have the space for large groups, but wants regulars to know they’ve nothing against Christmas jumpers:

It’s more to do with large groups. Nothing to do with the jumpers, now.

8. The Thomas House, Thomas Street

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Like The Black Sheep, this rock bar is keeping a close eye on 12 Pubs groups:

We’ll be taking them in at our discretion. We’ll be fairly hard on them – we’ll take them up to pub three or four.

9. Mulligan’s, Stoneybatter

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Mulligan’s is keeping it quiet this year.

10. Fallon’s, The Coombe

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Fallon’s is also out of the 12 Pubs equation.

11. The Long Hall, George’s Street

It’s a hard no from The Long Hall:

12. Slattery’s, Rathmines

This charming Rathmines local is not welcoming the 12 Pubs crowds.

13. The Cobblestone, Smithfield

Correction: was originally told that the Cobblestone will not be taking in 12 Pubs groups, however, we’ve been informed that they will, but at their discretion.

Also on the list were Bowe’s of Fleet Street, The Old Stand, Walsh’s of Stoneybatter, and Anseo – we weren’t able to contact these places to confirm.

Know any more places to seek refuge from the 12 Pubs madness? Put them in the comments.

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