The Dublin pub is a hallmark of community spirit, history and tradition. The best of Dublin's pubs have affiliations with literary legends, from Joyce in The Bailey and Patrick Kavanagh and Brendan Behan in establishments like McDaid's and Kehoe's there are plenty of spots to enjoy a pint steeped in history. If you're after music you could do worse than The Cobblestone in Smithfield - off the beaten track and full of local traditional music talent. For gigs your go to pub is Whelan's, a sprawling pub and music venue that attracts incredible acts from both Ireland and abroad.
If you're looking to sample some of Ireland's ever increasing repertoire of excellent beers then head to Against The Grain if you're strolling around the Southside or The Black Sheep if you're posted up across the river. For those just looking for a good atmosphere and maybe some comedy Anseo is the place for you, meanwhile in the suburbs of Ranelagh and Rathmines there are excellent watering holes in Russell's and Mother Reilly's.
Dublin pubs are full of character and fun, this list should bring you to some of the best places to drink a pint and bask in conversation of other Dubliners.