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“Great beer! Great service! Great music! Great atmosphere!”

Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 2,618 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Mooresville, NC
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great beer! Great service! Great music! Great atmosphere!”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

With the exception of the big screen tv - this place is the real deal. We listened to traditional Irish music for hours and enjoyed perfectly poured beers and service with a smile.

Visited August 2014
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1 Thank KeliMG
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Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our pub here in Dublin.
Im glad you enjoyed your time with us here. Sorry you didn't like the TV. We try to turn it off when we have live Music playing but sometimes when there is sport on some guys like to look at it.
TV's can be a little bit anti - social and we prefer to sit down and have a chat here in Darkey Kellys as opposed to just looking at a TV screen.
Other than that Im glad you like what we do here & if you are in Dublin again please pop in and say hello.
All the best
Nathy Towey.
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Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great music, fun pub close to Temple Bar”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We came to Darkey Kellys one evening during our stay in Dublin. It was a fun surprise, with great music and wonderful service. It definitely has a typical Irish feel, being intimate and friendly.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Allie O
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Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our pub here. We are very happy with your kind words.
We are down a little side street so it is not easy to find us sometimes !!
Hopefully the next time you are in Dublin you will call in again to visit us.
Thank you again
Nathy Towey.
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Valley Stream, New York
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fun place”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

great music and nightlife. Not overly crowded each night. Center of the city and close to Temple Bar.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank John K
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Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
Hi John
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our pub here in Dublin.
Im glad you liked it so much. Next time you are here we will give you a free CD of one the bands that play here each weekend so pop in the next time you are in Dublin.
All the best
Nathy Towey.
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Newcastle, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good food & value”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Excellent service good menu range with value for money. A lovely spot to view the traffic on a wet day while enjoying a bite.

Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Cazza1949
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Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Hey Cazza
Thank you for taking the time to write a really nice review about the pub here. We get plenty of wet days here in Dublin to look out the window and watch people pass by !!!!
Im glad you liked our menu here and that you received good value.
We try our best to put plenty of our beers and whiskies on special each week - the chalk boards come in handy for this !!!
Thanks again for the nice review
All the best
Nathy Towey
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Bussigny
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Friendly place”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Ideal place for live music and for meeting Dublin people, not only tourists. Best Guinness in town (!) great atmosphere.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Francine M
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Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Hi Francine
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our pub here. Im glad you liked the Guinness - we try our best to deliver the best served drinks here in the city.
Guinness is part of the history of Dublin and people here wont settle for anything but a perfectly poured pint .
If you are ever in Dublin again pop in and say hello and we will put on a Guinness for you .
All the best
Nathy Towey
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