There is no doubt that the beautiful country of Ireland is renowned for its pubs. With so many to choose from, let’s have a look at some of the most famous drinking establishments in the country. While these might not be for everyone, they are certainly worth a visit.
- The Temple Bar, Dublin City
Located nearby to the banks of the River Liffey, this pub is painted brightly which is what initially attracts tourists but they are not disappointed once they get inside either. There is a really friendly atmosphere here, it’s lively but not rowdy. You can sample their classic combo which is oysters and Guinness, which is definitely something to give a try.
- The Brazen Head, Dublin City
The style of this pub from the outside makes it look a lot like a castle. This is apparently one of Ireland’s oldest pubs and it is located not too far from the Guinness brewery. This is a popular venue for live music, there are also all the classic Irish beverages here and delicious meals being sold on a daily basis.
- Brennan’s Criterion, Co. Donegal
This pub actually opened way back in 1900 and it was a family run business for many years. The interior is gorgeous and it has stayed decorated in quite an old fashioned way. Brennan’s Criterion certainly attracts a particular crowd because there is no televisions, music and even swearing allowed.
- Hargadon’s, Sligo Town
This is an old pub and restaurant that was originally a grocery store. The amazing thing about this place is that it has kept the old style with shelves that look like they are falling apart, whiskey canisters and more. There are a range of drinks available and the atmosphere is friendly here.