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All About the Music

We stopped in on a Wednesday and loved everything about the place, the crowd, beer, and music. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Flint, Michigan
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Just I stopped at this bar during my business trip in Dublin and gave me a very nice impression... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andra I
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Dublin's most popular pub, known for its great live music.
15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 660 7194
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in on a Wednesday and loved everything about the place, the crowd, beer, and music. I had so much fun, I went back on Thursday. Best decision of my 15 day trip. Whoa! The crowd was huge. Standing room only. Elbow to elbow....More

Thank waltfromflint
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just I stopped at this bar during my business trip in Dublin and gave me a very nice impression, once you get inside you can see the traditional Irish touch , very old and impressive I really liked .its exactly like in movies 🎥, I...More

Thank Andra I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this pub at the recommendation of our tour guide. Found it easily. Wow. Just what you think of in an Irish pub. Dark walls, close tables and yet a homey atmosphere. Had a pint of Guinness. Wonderful. Followed the rule of letting it...More

Thank drphil2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After checking in at the Shelbourne - we headed straight to O’Donoghue’s for a Guinness (or two). What a great intro to Ireland’s pubs - super small, great vibe, and nice staff. The bartender made several restaurant recommendations and gave us many tips. Luck of...More

Thank Daydream135560
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saturday night the bar was packed, the music lively and the patron's mostly smashed. We didn't bother to order a drink, just listened to the music. A girl with the band would occasionally get up and do an Irish jig. This place offers a lot...More

Thank jameslP4003NT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is an institution in the Dublin Pub scene. There is always music on the go and a great atmosphere. Small pub grub menu - the food is okay - not great. But the Guinness is worth the visit.

Thank Commited_Traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went twice while in Dublin. We never eat or saw food served here. The first time we went was on a Tuesday with the intent of eating. There was no food being served or a menu that indicated that there was food. It was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had our first meal in Ireland here -- the Irish Stew was absolutely perfect. Perfectly seasoned meat and potatoes in a perfect broth with perfect bread. I could neither envision nor achieve such perfection in New York. The draft Guinness was also perfect. I don't...More

Thank WarwickTraveler29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had many a fun and crazy night in O'D's! I come here with colleagues for after work drinks and it never disappoints!! The odd time I will pop in for a sneaky pint of Guinness for lunch and the musicians playing traditional Irish...More

Thank barzoid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop for a sneaky pint- that’s what the locals call it when you have just one. The music and the atmosphere make it an enjoyable stop for a rest or, in my case, a relaxing pint before heading to a fine dinner.

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22 September 2017|
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Response from Kmemme | Reviewed this property |
If memory serves me right Temple Bar area is near the Molly Mcguire statue. There are many O'Donoghue's bars. The one I went to was one suggested to me. I do not think temple bar area is close to the O Donoghues I went to. I... More
Michaell T
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Response from Kmemme | Reviewed this property |
Ahhh love a good G & T I did not see food there either. I think there are nibbly things. Great atmosphere and lots of fun. I tried red breast whiskey .. and it was amazing Sorry I did not get your email sooner
23 June 2017|
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Response from Fiona S | Reviewed this property |
Don't actually know but I presume it depends on the participants. It's a casual affair.,people just turn up and jam!