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11 of the best pubs in Dublin for a quiet pint alone

When you’re in town and in need of some relaxed refreshment.

SOMETIMES GOING FOR a quiet pint when you’re knocking around town by yourself is the perfect break in your day.

Here are some fine establishments in the capital that are well worth a look:

Lord Edward

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This Dublin institution in Christchurch might not serve food any more, but it’s still a great spot for a quiet evening pint. Sit, read something and take it all in.


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This classic Dublin pub on Lower Baggot Street is the definition of a traditional boozer. No better surroundings for a nice, relaxing pint by yourself.

Library Bar in the Central Hotel

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This little bar just off George’s Street is one of Dublin’s best kept secrets. Its interiors and couches are elegant and allow for a lovely quiet pint – hence the name.

The Long Hall

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A traditional old Victorian pub on George’s Street, The Long Hall is a favourite of many to stop in for one on a weekend afternoon.

TP Smiths

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This multi-leveled boozer on Jervis Street has plenty of room and a very laid back vibe. If you’re shopping on Henry Street and want to dive in somewhere for refreshment, this could be your best bet.



Just across the road from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, nip into Fallons if you’re down in Dublin 8. You won’t regret it.


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Outside of the really busy times, Mulligan’s on Poolbeg Street is a dash of old school Irish pub in the city centre.

The Swan

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Even though it’s on the busy Aungier Street, you’ll always be able to slip in here for a solo drink.

The Gravediggers

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Just outside Glasnevin cemetery- hence the name – The Gravediggers is one of Dublin’s most celebrated pubs. It’s traditional and there’s not a TV in sight. Perfect to stop in for one – and maybe grab some food while you’re there.


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Just watch the people go by if it’s a fine day. It’s so close to the centre of town, you’ll be needing a sit down after walking around aimlessly for a while.

The Gin Palace

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A little busier than some of the other spots on this list, but one that never overpowers you with noise. It has a great drinks selection and is located handily just off the quays on Middle Abbey Street. Perfect.

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