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Neary's
Ranked #635 of 2,700 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$59
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Neighbourhood: South City Centre
Description: Welcome to Nearys Bar & Lounge Neary's is a UNESCO City of Literature Bar located in Dublin City Centre. The connection to acting and the literary community date's back to 1871 when the Gaiety theatre opened. The stage door to the Gaiety theatre is located opposite the rear entrance to Neary's. Famous patrons over the years include Maureen Potter, Jimmy O'Dea, Flann O'Brien and Ronnie Drew to name but a few. Neary's is one of a small number of bars with no television or music, where conversation is a valued commodity. We hope you have an opportunity to visit Neary's at some point and we look forward to ensuring you have a memorable experience.
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

The menu is a little odd by American standards: salmon plates with egg, tomato, potato salad, etc. or sandwiches. The poached salmon was good and ditto for the Guinness. We sat outside and enjoyed the sidewalk environment, as most Dublin places are "stuffy" per the lack of ventilation (summer). I noticed the interior looked authentically 19th on the way to the bathroom. When I arrived at the WC, however, I was surprised to discover that the men's bathroom was fly infested. This is the only place in Ireland where I noticed this- bizarre. The management needs to address their cleaning policies.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Irish colleagues always like to go to Neary's - the Guinness is good, the service friendly and we can usually find a table to sit at

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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Just the place to drop in for a brew and a toastie. Lunch served until 2PM. A nice place to get your second wind while shopping in the heart of Dublin.

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

The best poached salmon sandwiches I have ever eaten and the smoothest Guinness.
Good service and excellent location

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Reviewed 13 February 2014

It's a song-line that sticks in my mind - I think it was that talented Irish Artiste Colm (C.T.) Wilkinson that sang it - but following in his illustrious footsteps, not for the first time did I recently ramble from the St. Stephen's Green end of Grafton Street to the Chatham Street location of Nearys - an old-style, atmospheric Pub - to meet-up with a group of friends for a few Pints + a good conversation about old times, the state of the world, and those other topics you inevitably wax eloquent about in the right surroundings.

Nearys is one of those places that - despite the dubious trend towards loud music & intrusive television screens - has managed to remain successful by being simply what it has long declared itself to be : a Pub where you go to have a few drinks and a chat. And that's just what we did on the night. Pints of Guinness (served by the fairly nattily-dressed Barmen) are Euro 5 a go (not unreasonable for this area of Dublin) and the quality of what was served-up could not be faulted.

The main Bar section at Nearys (entered by the right-hand door) is quite "tight" in layout, with limited circulation space between the barstools and tables set along the wall - there's another smaller section accessible through the left door. Toilets down the back of the main section show few signs of modernity, but were clean on the night we visited.

As usual, Nearys was busy, with an interesting mix of age-groups represented. With a bit of luck + close observing of who was about to leave, we managed to find a corner for ourselves, and settled-into our Pints & chat. The Barmen were, I would say, civil and courteous, without, to be honest, being "warm".

We enjoyed our night's chat, and will be back again. By the way, if you get to this area at a reasonably early hour, there's an interesting wine-shop just up Chatham Street called "The Corkscrew" which is also well worth a visit, not only for its range of wines, but also for the knowledgeable customer-service delivered.

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