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Traditional Pubs, Dublin: 73 reviews and 88 photos

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Mc Daids is one of Dublins pubs that regularly features on the 'Top 10' Traditional Pubs in Dublin.
We chose to go here after viewing the statue of Phil Lynott, which is opposite this pub. We'd just been to the Green Gallery in the Stephen Green Shopping centre, where there was a sketch of Philo posing outside McDaids.

McDaids was established in 1779, previously it was sited at another nearby location on Chatham Street.
This present building was previously one of Dublins morgues (it was also a one time Moravian Chapel) This was a favoured place for Irish writers including Patrick Kavenagh. McDaids was the setting for Grace, by James Joyce.
Our visit was on a Saturday lunchtime, and surprisingly, it wasn't too busy. We took a stool at the bar and waited for our Guinness to be poured. There is a selection of bitters and lagers too - Kilkenny, Smithwicks, Heineken, Carlsburg, Becks and Stella Artois, as well as wines and spirits - (there looked to be a good selection of Irish (and Scottish) Whisky/Whiskey) as well as soft drinks/tea and coffee. A traditional pub with dark wooden furnishings and fittings. Some lovely old tiles on the walls and bar, stained glass and old mirrors.

There are plenty of interesting articles in frames on the wall, including the history of McDaids and James Joyce amongst others. Photo's of past visitors also - check out Hilary Clinton enjoying a drink here!. This bar is opposite the 5* Westin Hotel%L, where the rich and famous stay when they're in Dublin.

Smoking area at the front of the pub.

Sports, particularly Rugby, are shown on the TV screen in the bar.

Dress Code: Casual attire, but No Stag Party gear! We witnessed one such group dressed casually, but 'the stag' was dressed as a leprechaun - No way was the bar tender allowing them in!

Address: 3, Harry Street, Dublin 2
Directions: Off Grafton Street
From St Stephens Green head forward along Grafton Street. Look for Broodles and the Flower Stall on the Left hand side. This is Harry Street. Opposite Bruxelles is Mc Daids

Phone: + 353 (0) 1 6794395
Theme: Eating and Drinking
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Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 31, 2015
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