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Simply amazing

We had just a beer but the atmosphere there was amazing. It seems like the history of Irish music... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ferrara, Italy
Sunday afternoon visit to Dublin

The vibe on a Sunday afternoon were just so amazing. The pub were full music great, people laughing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leon F
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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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All reviews the pub great atmosphere traditional irish music jam session front bar live music stew great pint of guinness bar staff black stuff temple bar musicians pubs tourists craic ireland characters
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped here for a drink while shopping in Dublin. We were there in the early evening and there were a lot of local's there. It is small and not too crowded - everyone was nice. Not a very extensive list of drinks, but had all...More

Thank Valerie O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just a beer but the atmosphere there was amazing. It seems like the history of Irish music lives in this pub.

Thank tinomillennium
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The vibe on a Sunday afternoon were just so amazing. The pub were full music great, people laughing and singing to local band. We really had fun

Thank Leon F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would I go back yes for drinks only the food was the worst I had in Ireland and this was my 3 trip to Ireland.

Thank Kathy O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We asked our tour guide to take us to a "real" Irish Pub. We had been touring Ireland and there are some very nice pubs, but we wanted "the real thing". He told us the only place to go is O'Donoghe's Bar. He was right....More

Thank Tonja C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in the pub for a quick lunch after a walking city tour of Dublin. We both had a hearty beef stew and thought it quite good and hot on a chilly day. It’s proximity to the Merrion Square and Trinity College make it...More

Thank hsbvim
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

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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
3 July 2017|
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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!