Top 10 pubs to grab the best after-work pint of Guinness 1 year ago

Top 10 pubs to grab the best after-work pint of Guinness

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There’s nothing like a quiet one with a mate after a long work day

What better way to enjoy a bite to eat after a day at the office than with a pint of the black stuff?

There are a few spots around Dublin that have everything you’ll need. A quiet corner, a bit of pub grub and smooth pints of Guinness on tap.

Opinions on the best Guinness in Dublin are likely to differ widely, but here are some of our top picks.


John Kavanagh’s in Glasnevin is better known as the Gravediggers pub, because of the men that once drank there back in the 19th century. Perfect if you’re in the mood for an after-work  walk through the botanical gardens before settling down for a drink. Considering they’ve been pouring pints of Guinness for literally generations, you can be sure you’re in good hands.


Amidst the bustle of South William Street, groups of people are always sitting outside the Grogan’s smoking area. It’s a hot spot for toasties and Guinness, and of course a bit of people watching. Also a safe bet if all the outdoor seats at Pyg are taken.


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Jimmy Rabbitte’s

If you’re looking for a beer garden around the Camden Street area, Jimmy Rabbitte is your man. The back feels open and spacious, making it a great spot for a catch up. Fun fact: the bar is named after a Roddy Doyle novel with the same title from the 80’s. Keep an eye out for the gas pictures of rabbits on the walls while you’re there.


Want a fancy spot to sip some black stuff? There’s no place like Noname. Situated on Fade Street, you could easily miss it while walking past. But go upstairs and you’ll find a high ceiling loft style venue with a cool outdoor smoking area.  

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An after work Guinness would be especially lovely here in the beer garden, with a pizza from the big blue bus and some tunes playing too. There are plenty of other food options here too with the Eatyard serving up some really varied choices all day.


A highlight of the 'Baggot mile' and potentially the best smoking area in the city, Toners is a renowned Guinness spot. Their pint pouring skills are so good in fact, Rory Guinness of the Guinness family declared it "the best pint of Guinness in Dublin". Try get there before the after office rush to secure your table.


Feel like escaping the city after a stressful day at the office? Blackbird Rathmines is just a short walk away but might be just what you’re looking for. The smoking area there is full of board games and nice decor. It’s right beside two different cinemas and lots of food places too.

The Long Hall

Another classic here for all you committed Guinness drinkers. The Long Hall has been around since 1881, and thankfully most of the interior still stands out for its Victorian style originality. The pints of Guinness are so great here that it has become a hot spot for famous tourists while on holidays here in Ireland. Call in after work and you never know who you might bump into.


This DIY themed bar has a secret lurking in the basement… a Wowburger. You’re able to take your food from the restaurant part into the comfy pub corners downstairs, giving the spot a distinctive edge over other venues.


Who doesn’t love a dog friendly pub? The smoking area here is a great place to share a Guinness with your greyhound, or the black stuff with your bichon frise. Pizza and sandwiches are delicious and served up super fast here too.

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