Tucked away off busy, bustling Grafton Street stands Kehoes an iconic Dublin pub known for their Guinness. It’s a small bar reminiscent of a pub you’d find in the depths of Connemara rather than a city centre. However, this adds to the charm of the place and on a sunny evening there’s no place better than outside Kehoes for a pint of the black stuff.
A recommendation I always give to anyone coming to Dublin from abroad is the Glasnevin Cemetery tour. While out that way it would be a crime not to stop for a pint of the black stuff in John Kavanagh’s, or what it’s more commonly called, The Gravediggers. The name derives due to its close proximity to the cemetery. It’s arguably one of the best pints of Guinness in Dublin run by the Kavanagh family now into their 6th generation.
Situated in Dame Lane is this quaint Dublin pub that is loved and adored by Dubliners and tourists alike. In the winter grab a chair by the big open fire or in summer sit outside in the sun and enjoy the sounds of Dublin. The interior is incredibly charming and feels like sitting in someone’s sitting room rather than a pub.
If there’s one thing that goes well with a pint of Guinness it’s a good story and there’s no better place for that than Mulligans on Poolbeg Street. It’s a no nonsense, frills free pub with customers like JF Kennedy, Judy Garland and James Joyce. Loved by Dubliners for the charm and the black stuff we cannot recommend it enough if you want to get a chance to experience the real auld Dublin.
Pouring Guinness is an art. It’s all about the angle, the waiting the smooth creamy top so it’s no surprise that the Guinness Storehouse is on this list. After traipsing through the exhibition and learning about the history, art and legacy of Guinness there’s one thing needed at the end and that’s a pint. It’s poured to perfection and the views are spectacular which allows you to drink in the sights of Dublin.
Read our take on the Guinness Storehouse exhibition here.