Dublin Pubs & Pub Crawls
By Viator, August 2010
Dublin flies the grand tradition of the classic Irish pub high and proud. After all, it's the home to Ireland's oldest pub (The Brazen Head, dating back to 1198!), and is currently home to around 1,000 pubs. So it's fair to say that if you've heading to Dublin, you're likely to be dropping in to a cozy pub or two during your stay.
The Temple Bar area of Dublin has a great concentration of fantastic pubs, but if you're unsure about which ones to dip into, why not theme your pub crawl? Irish pubs are alive with music and you can discover both Dublin's traditional pubs and wonderful Irish music on a Dublin traditional Irish music pub crawl. Two talented professional musicians will lead you through the famous pubs and bars of historic Temple Bar. You'll hear the story of Irish music and its influences on contemporary world music.
Want to experience what it is like to be a literary drinker? Then saddle up to a Dublin literary pub crawl, where you'll immerse yourself in Dublin's rich literary heritage and enjoy a few pints along the way. Kicking off at the Duke Pub on Duke Street, you'll then go on to famous pubs and haunts while actors share stories of literary folklore and recite verses from Irish literature, including James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Brendan Behan, Oscar Wilde and more. (Smokers take note – all pubs in Ireland are non-smoking.)
If you want to get straight to the source of the sauce, then visit the Guinness Storehouse – Ireland's number one visitor attraction. It's in heart of the legendary St James's Gate brewery, and has been producing Guinness since 1759. It unfolds its tale across seven floors shaped around a giant pint glass. Finish up in the Gravity Bar, symbolically the 'head of the pint', where you can take in 360 degree views of Dublin while savouring a rich pint. (Here's a tip: pre-book your entrance ticket to avoid getting thirsty in those long, long queues.)
Tours & Tickets
Welcome to the party! A traditional Irish house party is the perfect introduction to Dublin, with great entertainment and a warm and friendly atmosphere. ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)