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The Ultimate Twelve Pubs Of Central Dublin

Need a route? Here it is.

WHERE TO TAKE your 12 Pubs group? We have solved your problems.

This carefully considered route has four distinct phases. And yes, of COURSE it ends up in Coppers.

Drink sensibly. Pints of water wherever possible.

Phase 1: Warmup

1. The Square Ball

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For starters, a leisurely visit to Bodytonic’s sports bar. Their games room has a selection of vintage board games, and ping pong. PING PONG. Let’s take it handy, shall we? This is a marathon, not a sprint.

2. McGrattans

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Next, swing by McGrattans for that rare thing in central Dublin: pool tables. A quiet pint, a game of pool… we’re just getting started.

Phase 2: Old Dublin

3. Toners 

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A landmark of Dublin, and (some say) the location of the city’s best snug.

4. Kehoe’s

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Lose yourself in the warren of little rooms. Play your cards right and you might be able to swing a singalong with the piano. This is the fourth pub, after all.

5. Stag’s Head

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A Dublin landmark, and for good reason. See what’s happening upstairs in the Parlour Bar or try and take over the snug.

Phase 3: New Dublin

6. Pygmalion

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NOW we’re getting started. Pygmalion have some of the city’s most appealing cocktail deals. Two for one Monday to Thursday!

7. Hogan’s

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It’s the midpoint of the night, so time for somewhere steady and reliable. Hogans while everyone collects themselves.

8. P Mac’s

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We’re getting pretty into it now, so it’s time for a Street Fighter II tournament on the machine tucked away at the back of this new Dublin institution.

Phase 4: The Camden Mile

9. Against The Grain

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Keep it together and try something weird and wonderful. They also do beer cocktails for anyone who doesn’t want a pint.

10. The Jar 

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Refuel with the Base wood fired pizza they make right here in what used to be Solas.

11. Whelans

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If you’ve made it this far, you’re ready for a dance. Whelans first. Come at me.

12. Coppers 

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YOU MADE IT! Hope you’re wearing your lucky Coppers underwear, because this has been quite the night.

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