Unarguably, according to Irish people, the best pubs in the world are to be found in Ireland, and the best pubs in Ireland are to be found in Dublin – as many Dubliners will readily tell you. Luckily there are a lot of them to be found. The Complete Guide to the Best Pubs and Bars in Dublin is a comprehensive guide to the best pubs and bars in Dublin city and county, based on extensive experience, surveys, questionnaires and rumination. It is served with a generous helping of social and cultural history and is the perfect accompaniment to a leisurely trip through some of the greatest watering holes in the world.
This illustrated guide provides the discerning reader (and drinker) with:
- A detailed account of the best pubs and bars in Dublin city and county
- A concise history of the development and role of the pub in Irish history, society and culture
- An entertaining guide to some of the quirky legislation pertaining to Irish pubs
- Everything you need to know, and were afraid to ask, about Saint Patrick’s Day, Guinness, Victorian pubs, spirit grocers, early houses, snugs, what not to order in a Dublin pub, a fourteen-year-long pub strike and lots more beside
Kevin Martin is the author of Have Ye No Homes to Go To? The History of the Irish Pub (Collins Press, 2016) and A Happy Type of Sadness: A Journey through Irish Country Music (Mercier Press, 2018). He has extensive media experience, contributing to the Irish Times, New York Times and Irish Post among others. He has also been interviewed on TV3, RTE Radio One, Today FM and Newstalk, as well as local and regional radio. Kevin is a retired lecturer in communications and cultural studies and lives near Westport, County Mayo.