Best Pubs/Bars: Ireland
If you are moving to Ireland, you will find the people are generally friendly and like to gather at pubs after work, on the weekend, or anytime! Like Scotland, Ireland has a long tradition of enjoying a frothy alcoholi beverage, more commonly referred to as beer, and there is no better place to do that than a local pub. Here are a few of the best/most famous Irish pubs (in Ireland).
The Stags Head
Located in Dame Court in Dublin, this pub dates back to 1770. It first gained fame in 1830 as John Bull’s Abion Hotel and Tavern. In the 1890s George Tyson took over and did a major Victorian style renovation, and made it the first pub in Ireland to have electric light. There are few differences from that remodel and how it looks today, save the addition of a couple television sets. Many famous people have drank here from author James Joyce to filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.
Moran’s Oyster Cottage
In the small fishing village of Kicolgan lies this gem of food and drink. The building itself is a 250 year old thatched roof cottage, run by 7 generations of the Moran family dating back to the 1800s. Steeped in history, the restaurant wasn’t famous until 1966 when a Guinness rep held his annual Guinness party there and his write-up appeared the next day spilling praise for Moran’s. Since then Moran’s has hosted presidents, prime ministers, film stars alike.
In the heart of Cork lies the Pavilion, a fun and often rowdy pub with a mix of old and new. Featuring live music nearly every night, a basement with a DJ on the weekends, and live comedy shows, there is always something going on here! Tickets frequently sell out so get their early or purchase ahead of time to guarantee entry.