Kehoe's in all its glory — Photo courtesy of Kehoe's
If you’re looking for an Irish pub experience that harkens back to times of yore, without having to go outside the city, then Kehoe’s will suit you down to the ground. Located just off Dublin's Grafton Street, this pub was founded in 1803 and still quenches the thirst of shoppers over two centuries later. The interior was finished in the late 19th century and is Victorian in style with stained glass, mahogany and cozy snugs in which to nurse a pint or a hot port.
South Anne Street — Photo courtesy of Rambling Traveller
This building was once a pub and grocers, and you’ll find old mahogany drawers that once housed coffee, snuff and rice; shoppers would sit in the snug and imbibe while waiting on their grocery order. Everything remains as it was 100 years ago, which adds to the charm of Kehoe’s - voted Dublin’s Best Pub in 2011.
The Heritage Bar which leads on from the grocery and snug bar is a warm, dark area filled with rich woods and glass that make the perfect surroundings for enjoying a pint of Guinness like many literary scholars of old have before you. If you’re more enamoured with the old, romantic pubs of Dublin, then Kehoe’s is one of the easiest and quaintest places to get a feel for classic pub culture. Just make sure to get a pint of Guinness while you’re at it.