Best Dublin Pubs to Warm Your Arse by the Fire
The old Irish Proverb goes 'Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin' - There is no fireside like your own fireside. Well that's all well and good if you're at home but what if you are out and about in Dublin? Whether it's after a hard day at work or a harder days shopping and you fancy a pint, a glass or a cuppa by some glowing coals, then there is no fireside like a pub fireside. Warmth and coziness aside there is something quite special about an open fire. It's inviting and homely, it creates dancing shadows and perhaps touches our inner cave man or woman.
To take the burden out of trying to find such warm hearths, here is a list of the 'Best Dublin Pubs to Warm Your Arse by the Fire' to ...
20 College Green, Dublin 2
Part of the Chawke Pub family with a sister across the River Liffey called The Oval, you could not get more central than College Green in Dublin. The Bank is a luxurious looking award-winning bar with fabulously high stained glass ceiling, mosaic tiled floors and artistically hand carved plaster work. It's the perfect middle point in Dublin Town to take a break from shopping or meet with friends after work. Open for breakfast and serving lunch and dinner too sure you could sit by the fire all day if you fancied.
Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Oh Whelan's, you little divil you. You charm us with your 'Main Venue' for top music acts, your 'Whelans Upstairs' venue for up and coming musical stars, your smoking area for those of us who like a cig or two and if we are cold you warm our arses by the fires in your traditionally styled bar downstairs and your vintage styled 'The Parlour' venue upstairs.
10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
One of Dublin's places to be when it comes to entertainment, The Workmansclub supports the art and by that I mean you can expect their weekly listings to offer you from everything from rock gigs to acoustic performances, late night DJs to karaoke nights, comedy nights to afternoon book readings. Never a dull moment, not a dull pub and to boot they have open fires across two floors to warm the cockles of your heart too.
The Long Stone Pub
10-11 Townsend St, Dublin 2
The Long Stone has a fine big beer garden especially considering its in the city centre. The pub itself is traditional in style and they serve a very tasty pint if you are into that sort of thing. For those who opt for the pubs scene rather than the club scene, The Long Stone open fire is well-known and it offers a glowing coziness to the pub. It's a perfect stop off after a film at the Screen Cinema which is just around the corner.
165 Capel Street, Dublin 1
Although not the only pub with an open fire on the north side of the River Liffey, it is one of the few that do exist which I am aware of or have visited. Nealons is in the ideal location if you have been shopping along Henry Street or at the Cineworld Cinema. It's traditional in style and traditional in nature. Expect a good pint, no frills but a warm smile and possibly some banter.
Other pubs that deserve a mention for their traditional style, serving tasty pints and where you can warm your arse by the fire to your heart's content are; Kehoe's on South Anne Street, Dublin 2, J.W. Sweetman on Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, The Lord Edward at Christchurch Place, Dublin 8 and Arthur's Pub, Thomas Street, Dublin 8
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