Pub Crawl: The Top Pubs in Ireland

In Ireland, pubs are where families connect, relationships are built, and sweet golden whiskey is enjoyed with enthusiasm. If you’re ever in Ireland, you must make it your mission to visit as many of these pubs as you possibly can, even if you aren’t a devoted beer or whiskey drinker.

Pubs in Ireland are a central part of the local culture and family life, and many people find it impossible to pick their favorite. Others insist that the best pub is always your local, where people know and love you. Visiting a pub in a new place will give you a unique snapshot of the local atmosphere, and will help you dive into the regional culture. Here’s a list of some of the top pubs in Ireland.

An Droichead Beag – Dingle

This pub is impossible to miss because of the bright yellow paint job that decorates the entire outside of the building – minus the signage and window boxes, which are a contrasting deep green.

An Droichead Beag is a traditional pub located in the southern Irish city of Dingle. The interior is lit entirely by candlelight, and the tables are all clustered around a central fireplace. Like many Irish pubs, they host both individual musical acts and sessions – open get-togethers where traditional Irish music is played and anyone who knows the tune can join in. They have a great variety of local liquors in addition to their extensive beer menu.

Nigel Cox