We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great place for a pint in the city center

I used to work in Dublin and this pub became my 'local'. I always enjoyed coming to this pub, the... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Tim F
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Outside board drew us in

This place was kicking. Match day! This steak sandwich sandwich with pepper sauce was incredible. I... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Altoona, PA
via mobile
Read all 30 reviews
All photos (11)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good33%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
17 Sep 2018
“Great place for a pint in the city center”
11 Aug 2018
“Outside board drew us in”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
78 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 872 1264
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Dublin
from US$16.10
More Info
from US$28.70
More Info
from US$16.10
More Info
from US$13.80
More Info
Reviews (30)
Filter reviews
24 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I used to work in Dublin and this pub became my 'local'. I always enjoyed coming to this pub, the servers are great, the atmosphere is great and the food is always good and plentiful. Definitely a place I would recommend, in fact on a...More

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This place was kicking. Match day! This steak sandwich sandwich with pepper sauce was incredible. I was glad we snatched up two before they sold out—-not surprised. Lots of seating on different levels. Window seat provided a nice view of the streetscape below. Very recommended.

Thank 553JK
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Came across this place on a Sunday lunch as my daughter needed feeding! It was packed yet the service and barstaff were excellent in finding a table for my family. The locals were in for a big curling match but made us feel so welcome....More

Thank paulpkville
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

It‘s the ideal place to go after a concert at academy to have a last drink. Authentic interior and nice staff. Prices are reasonable and selection of drinks is okay. No drinks menu but from the bar you get a ruff overview about the offered...More

Thank maxi518
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Had Friends over from Zimbabwe wanted to eat I Irish bars so I have walked passed on many occasions and not been in,we had the roast beef special and it was special presented very nicely and tasted Yummy,the waitress was very lovely and helpful and...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Every time we come to Dublin the Oval bar is a must and it never disappoints from food ,new friends to the best red wine around keep it up guys hour the best bar in the south

Thank Karenkoi
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We dropped into the Oval Bar our last night in Dublin and after a play at the Abbey Theater, and went for the seafood chowder. As a New Englander it pains me to consider that a Dublin bar could serve a chowder as good as...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The Oval Bar was close to our hotel and was an excellent choice for dinner on our first evening in Dublin. All four of us enjoyed our meals and service was good. Our server introduced me to Orchard Thieves - a delicious sweet cider that...More

Thank MadFamily88
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely bar just off occonnell street! Staff are excellent and they have plenty of tvs and a big screen for the football. Nice area to sit outside and a pint of Guinness is only €4.85 which is cheap for that area.

Thank PhilipMansfield
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We dined on the Irish Stew & Meat Pie ~ wonderfully flavorful! We sat upstairs and even though the restaurant/bar was quite busy ~ service was great! The server was attentive without being in the way. Definitely will visit here again.

Thank maura211
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 153 nearby hotels
Wynn's Hotel
1,416 reviews
.06 miles away
Arlington Hotel O'Connell Bridge
3,351 reviews
.07 miles away
Abbey Hotel
241 reviews
.10 miles away
Clifton Court
494 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,910 nearby restaurants
The Rolling Donut
290 reviews
.07 miles away
Banyi Noodles & Tapas
88 reviews
.04 miles away
Madigan's Pub Abbey Street
232 reviews
.06 miles away
284 reviews
.02 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,479 nearby attractions
GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre
2,044 reviews
.07 miles away
O'Connell Bridge
364 reviews
.07 miles away
An Post General Post Office
14 reviews
.04 miles away
William Smith O'Brien Statue
7 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Oval Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines