Sharing a beer by the fire is a timeless pleasure, from medieval taverns to viking drinking halls to your friendly neighbourhood pub… Nothing beats the combination of laughter, banter, music and relaxed fun that comes from sitting close to the burning logs with a hearty pint on a cold winter evening in some of the most cosy pubs in Dublin.
And as they’re so common these days -cold winter evenings we mean- we have compiled a list with ten great and cosy pubs in Dublin, so smile at the sight of snow, because it will give you the perfect excuse to chill in these heart-warming bars.
Not one, nor two, not even three… Five fireplaces! With one burning in every room, this is one of Dublin’s cosiest pubs. Its history traces back to the year 1,198 so have a drink here and channel the countless generations that have done so in its rich past.
Where: 20 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin.
More info: brazenhead.com
Conveniently close to the Aviva Stadium, it offers a large range of craft beers, wines and cocktails, as well as award -winning pizzas and many other bites from a tempting food menu.
Where: 26 Bath Avenue Sandymount, Ireland Dublin 4
More info: thebathpub.ie
Although the pub itself it’s new, its vintage style pays homage to the area’s historical reputation as a hub for textile businesses. Besides the drawers, trousers and tailor’s tools, there’s plenty of whiskey and stouts, as well as a warming fireplace to accompany your sipping.
Where: 39 Drury Street, Dublin
More info: theragtrader.ie
With 2 fireplaces (one downstairs one upstairs), it’s double the cosiness and double the craic. It has been a pub for over 200 years, and it’s close to many popular tourist attractions, so this authentic classic is a hit both with locals and visitors.
Where: 28 Thomas Street
More info: arthurspub.ie
Elegant and comfortable, this bar is the essence of relaxed luxury. Everything about this place adds to make it one of the most cosy pubs in Dublin, from the furniture, to the lights, to -of course- the fireplace. Besides drinks, they do brunch, lunch and dinner, just in case you were looking for more reasons to visit.
Where: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street
More info: centralhoteldublin.com/library-bar.html
This pub keeps a fireplace on everyday of the year and there’s live music every weekend. An ideal place to finish a day strolling across beautiful Howth, with a cheerful atmosphere, great food and plenty of pints.
Where: Howth Railway Station, Howth, Co Dublin
More info: bloodystream.ie
Located within walking distance to Grafton St and St Stephen’s Green, it’s a cosy place to end a day in town or get a night out started. Known for its strong ties to tradicional Irish music, it’s been a pub since 1934 and while the tunes warm your heart, its fireplace will warm everything else.
Where: 15 Merrion Row, Dublin
More info: odonoghues.ie
The highest pub in Ireland is also one of the cosiest. With 3 fireplaces (plus a fourth only used as decoration), it ranks high in the cosiness factor. Famous for its quirky decor and traditional Irish music live every night, it’s no wonder why it’s such a hit with tourists, but locals will also enjoy its foxy charm.
Where: Johnnie Fox’s Pub, Glencullen, Co. Dublin
More info: jfp.ie
Proud ambassador of Guinness and toasties in the heart of Dublin’s hispter triangle, this bar is where traditional meets cool. They have a good selection of whiskey, craft beer and pub food, as well as -you guessed right- a lovely fireplace to keep you warm and happy.
Where: 127 – 129 Ranelagh Village, Ranelagh
More info: facebook.com/Birchalls-Ranelagh
This family run pub offers a great experience for the sports fans, with two large HD projectors and numerous amounts of televisions so no matter where you sit, you get a good view of the game. A fair amount of whiskey, gin and beers as well as food served everyday complete this cosy D4 champion.
Where: 22 Donnybrook Road, Dublin 4
More info: kielysofdonnybrook.ie
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.