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Tour code: 2932MPC
Experience the vibrance of Dublin’s traditional drink and Irish music scene on this evening pub crawl through Temple Bar – the city’s cultural quarter! Accompany two friendly musicians on a fun and educational tour through the hip yet historic district, where you’ll visit classic pubs and bars, witness local drinking culture, and encounter Irish storytelling and music at its best. Sláinte!


  • 2.5-hour pub crawl of Dublin's traditional Irish pubs and bars
  • Led by two talented professional musicians
  • Listening to traditional Irish songs and stories
  • Visit famous pubs and bars in the Temple Bar area
  • Extensive commentary covering the origin and importance of songs in traditional Irish culture

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What You Can Expect

Dublin Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl

Oliver St. John Gogarty's - your starting point for a night of Irish fun in Dublin!

Your evening pub crawl begins in Temple Bar, where you will meet your guides – two professional musicians! – and set off for the first stop on your 2.5-hour tour. As you stroll through the ancient quarter, admire the diversity of architecture, where centuries-old buildings commingle with contemporary spaces. Revel in your guides’ colorful commentary as you wind through cobbled alleys aside the River Liffey, passing art galleries, bustling cafes, theaters and eclectic shops.

Your tour includes at least two stops at authentic local haunts (see below for list of possible stops). At each establishment, you’ll enjoy private seating, traditional live Irish music, and tasty snacks and drink (at own expense). Benefit delightful commentary from your experienced guides on the origin and significance of music in Ireland. By the end of the tour, you’ll see why the Irish pub is a rare yet sustaining emblem of Celtic culture. 

Your tour concludes late, but with time to spare for more self-guided pub hopping!

Tour includes at least two of the following Irish bars: 

Oliver St. John Gogarty's
The Ha'penny Bridge Inn
Isoldes Tower
The Chancery
The Legal Eagle
The Palace Bar

While all pubs are within short walking distance, please wear comfortable walking shoes. All pubs in Ireland are non-smoking.

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Customer Reviews

james S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Dont miss it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was an awesome experience. Our guides were funny and informative. It was probably my favorite thing we did while in Dublin.

Rose Marie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Really enjoyed the Up close musical experience
Would recommend to all that enjoy a small scale entertainment

Dwight B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very entertaining! The music and stories were great! My only complaint was that it was to crowded on this Saturday night.

Meagan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We absolutely loved this tour! I assumed that we would be pub hopping and seeing different bands at each bar. It was actually even better than that! We had two musicians who took us to two bars and played for us for an hour at each. They taught us so much about Irish music and they were the best pair I heard during our entire trip! I remember the fiddler's name was Andy! I would highly recommend them! They were fabulous and we had a great time!

Tiarra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was even better than I expected. There were about 30 people in our group, which turned out to be a nice number. The beer at each pub was fantastic, and the two musicians that led the group played great songs and told us lots of interesting information about the instruments, songs, and Irish Folk music in general. They also had a great sense of humor and were very friendly.

Each of the pubs we went to had a great atmosphere, and at the final pub the musicians asked if anyone in the group wanted to share a song which was a lot of fun.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wonderful evening. Would highly recommend this tour. Learned a lot about Irish music and instruments.

William H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great experience! Got to hear some great Irish music! The performers were great and went above and beyond to give us a good show! Heard some great music and stories! Would definitely recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent evening. This tour is not to be missed!

William F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Musicians took us to two different pubs where we sat in private rooms with full bar available. They played a variety of music and described the type of music, instruments used, and some history behind the songs. Comparison to the packed pubs where music was being played made this tour even better. The musicians were excellent, both musically and with their story telling. A full two hours of excellent entertainment. I would definitely book again.

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