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Good pubs in Dublin certainly aren’t hard to come by…

Ranelagh’s main street alone is one of the areas most densely populated with modern bars and good pubs in Dublin. We’ve made a shortlist of our six favourite spots to either watch a match, listen to some music, or catch up with friends in, all while imbibing on a delicious beverage.

 

Smyth’s, Ranelagh

Popular with the locals, Smyth’s is a go-to for a quiet pint and achat, or an evening of belly laughs with mates. The jewel in theircrown is their Sunday jazz sessions, and their currently giving thevenue a make-over, just in time for Christmas!

 

Humphreys, Ranelagh

We urge you to keep this information to yourself, for the locals’sake… But there’s nothing like the Humphreys beer garden in thesun. Then in winter out comes the canvas and heaters. Don’t besurprised if you end up whiling away a few hours here, engrossedin conversation and pints.

 

Blackbird, Rathmines

P.Mac’s little sister south of The Liffey, Blackbird has a craft beerselection that alone is enough to keep you coming back. Plus themusic is always on point. Expect to hear anything from NWA toQueens of the Stone Age.

 

Birchalls, Ranelagh

Our next-door neighbours, Birchalls has been in our ‘hood for years, and for good reason. It has a classic, old-school pub vibe. The staff are super friendly and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more bustling atmosphere.

 

Taphouse, Ranelagh

Previously known as Russell’s, Taphouse rebranded a few years ago. It’s now one of the most popular spaces in Ranelagh to watch a football or rugby match while sipping on one of their many craft beer options.

 

Americana Bar @ The Devlin, Ranelagh

The Devlin have assembled a crack-team of the very best bartenders and they’ve developed a menu full of surprises. There are wild and wonderful bottled cocktails, bonafide classics with a twist, plus Americana Bar is serving up soakage in the form of delicious food throughout the day and night.

 

This article originally appeared in Issue #1 of The Devlin Zine, a collaboration between The Devlin Dublin, District Magazine, & Roe & Co. Irish Whiskey.