Top 5 Pubs in Dublin to get a pint of Guinness

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These are the best five Pubs in Dublin to get a pint of “The Black Stuff”

 In Dublin we have over 772 pubs to choose from the Pub scene is synonymous with Dublin where you can have a pint of the Black stuff and be sure to have “the craic” means a lot of fun.

Let’s take a look at some of these pubs and where you might go to get yourself a pint. 

The Guinness Storehouse

In 2015 the Guinness Storehouse had over 1.5 million visitors making it Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction. The brewery is located at James Gate and is fondly known as “the home of the black stuff”. Guinness has opened a museum which gives visitors a unique chance to experience 250 years of history of the country and its most famous drink. Also, you get to experience a perfectly poured pint at the rooftop gravity bar overlooking Dublin and the factory. The Guinness Storehouse has the Guinness archives which is a huge collection of historical records stretching as far back as 1759 which is when the brewery was founded. The tour will end with a free pint in the gravity rooftop bar with a 360-degree views of Dublin. Here you can experience a pint of Guinness like nowhere else.

Kehoes

One of Dublin oldest pubs, Kehoes is not a shrine to the decades gone by but, one of Dublin’s liveliest drinking and social atmospheres. Although things have changed since it opened in 1803, this premises still manages to keep the perfect mix of old and new. Once you walk through the door you will get a sense that you are walking into a timeless pub. Although it is located off Grafton street Kehoes remains one most atmospheric and unspoilt pubs in Dublin. 

O’Donoghue’s Bar

This Pub opened in 1934 modern musical history is really the stuff of legends ask any Irish person to name any artists or bands that have shaped Irish traditional and contemporary music, The Dubliners will always come up. Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, John Sheahan, Barney Mc Kenna, Sean Cannon, Eamon Campbell and Patsy Watchorn spent many memorable nights here entertaining. The spirit of young talent coming through those doors is what is keeping the spirit alive.

The Brazen Head

One of Dublin’s oldest pub is the Brazen Head which opened its doors in 1198. 822 years in business well that’s some achievement. There is much history of this place and if the walls could speak the stories they would tell. Brazen head is known for its History, atmosphere, craic, traditional music, food and drink which all combines to an amazing time.

The Palace 

This would be favoured by Dubliner’s. It’s traditional, An old Dublin pub No glitz or glam. This place is a hotspot for tourist’s, Temple bar is not an area where Dubliner’s would typically head for a drink. Except for The Palace Bar right on the edge of Temple Bar it’s one of the oldest pubs in the city, Palace Bar opened for business in 1823. The entrance of this pub is beautiful with flowers hanging from baskets, and the antique lamp post. 

This post is written by David Lowsley, a InstaGuide at InstaTours and an amazing wedding photographer. 
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