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O'Neill's Bar & RestaurantO'Neill's Bar & Restaurant

Type: Bar, Eatery

2 Suffolk Street
Dublin, 2

+353(0)1-6793656 | map

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Added by StJamesGate on 02-03-2010

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 9
Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.8/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I have visited this bar on several occasions over theyears, but this review is warrented because of the selection of Irish craft beer that they stock.

The pub, located on the corner of Suffolk street and Church lane has two entrances. If you enter from the Suffolk street side (as I did) you come in to the "lounge bar". This room has a bar counter on the left that has every spare space taken up with beer and cider. When I last visited (10th December 2010), they had Galway Hooker, Trouble Ór, Friar Weisse and Rebel Red (from Franciscan Well), O'Hara's stout and red alongside the usual macro brews. It is also a pub where you can try Guinness, O'Hara's, Beamish and Murphy's stout side-by-side (all nitro).

It is a nice central location where you can find Irish craft brews.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4

On a corner down a side street off of Grafton Street, but also opposite the deconsecrated re-purposed church that is Tourist Information, so kinda hard to miss.

This is one of the only pubs in Dublin to serve 4 Irish Stouts on draft (Guinness, Murphy's, Beamish and O'Hara's) as well as serving other Irish crafts like Galway Hooker and Rebel Red. They do, however, know what they have and make you pay dearly for it.

The decor is trying too hard to look traditional, but there are plenty of nook and crannies so it's usually possible to find a table. The sandwiches are generous, and the carvery has a good reputation. The crowd is mixed, with a generous helping of non-Irish, though boozy old men as well.

Service is where it all falls apart. The staff seem jaded from the constant crowds and steady stream of tourists, and ranges from cold to downright surly.

Not the most amenable of surroundings, so I don't often frequent it. At the same time, saves the trouble of searching out many Irish craft brews, and if this spot were your only chance to taste them, take it.

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O'Neill's Bar & Restaurant in Dublin, Ireland
3.69 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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