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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.

Toner’s

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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.

Fallons

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

Mulligan’s

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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.

Grogan’s

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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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