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What a hidden gem

Definitely one to visit. Great atmosphere which I think is encouraged due to its compact and bijou... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
County Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
A little gem - literally!

I always bring business visitors to the Dawson lounge to experience it's quirkiness, for a pint of... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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“smallest pub”(55 reviews)
“dawson street”(11 reviews)
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The License of the Bar dates back to 1850. With a seating capacity of just 26 people, you can't help but have a great time and get to know everybody in our cosy pub, with friendly staff and a great atmosphere. No visit to Dublin is complete without...more
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25 Dawson Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 671 0311
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Definitely one to visit. Great atmosphere which I think is encouraged due to its compact and bijou nature. The staff are brilliant and what a collection of currency from around the world. Make sure you make this part of your must see list.

Thank M1kelaw
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This bar is billed as the smallest in the world. While I don’t know if that’s true, it’s certainly filled with friend staff and locals. Definitely worth the stop!

Thank Valerie G
Reviewed 22 May 2018

I always bring business visitors to the Dawson lounge to experience it's quirkiness, for a pint of Guinness, when hosting in Dublin. Foreign visitors immediately fall in love with the place and it takes me back to my own younger days, working in Dawson St.,...More

1  Thank frequentflyerdude
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Stumbled in because we needed somewhere to use the bathroom, and boy did we hit the jackpot. Such a cool, quirky little spot. Would love to go back for more than just a pint!

1  Thank tslam7
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We were referred to Dawson’s from a local. It is a small place but we made friends and ended up having a great night. The bartender, Stephen was great and even gave us some recommendations for some authentic Irish food. Great atmosphere and fun vibe....More

Thank Maile K
Reviewed 25 March 2018

I liked this bar however my friend, seasoned traveller and Hibernophile Barry O'Neill had led me to believe that when I entered the Dawson Lounge I would be akin to Gulliver in the land of the Lillputians. I was not. The barman was a regular...More

2  Thank jonreyndub
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We were alerted to this place while on one of the city tour buses. As we were in town while Ireland were playing Wales most pubs were s bit full as they were showing the match on big screens. Dawson’s doesn’t have room for a...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Heard about the bar so though let’s pop in spent 2 evenings there the barman Jason was great for his knowledge of Dublin and the Guinness was fantastic which always help great Wee find and if in Dublin pop in you won’t be disappointed

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The Dawson Lounge is the smallest pub in Dublin and its narrow entrance leads down a steep flight of stairs. Good place to start your night out.

Thank oharasteph
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Unique lplace but there are so many better bars to grab a drink. It is a cozy little bar but more of a place to get a quick drink. Well not quick as the service was slow. We were told that is was the smallest...More

Thank Nez D
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