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Good Pub for watching rugby

  • 12-11-2018 11:33am
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    Registered Users Posts: 42 ✭✭✭ Shero1985


    Any recommendations for good pubs in Dublin city centre, south of the river, to watch the match this Saturday? Preferably around the Grafton St / Dame St area...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,038 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    Sinnotts is a great place I find. Just off Grafton St/ Stephens Green.

    Get there early though. Especially for the All Blacks. I'd be arriving 90 mins before KO. Once you've a good table you're laughing


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 ✭✭✭ Shero1985


    Sinnotts is a great place I find. Just off Grafton St/ Stephens Green.

    Get there early though. Especially for the All Blacks. I'd be arriving 90 mins before KO. Once you've a good table you're laughing

    Thank you. Other recommendations welcome, folks. But Sinnotts could definitely be a runner.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,930 jr86


    Sinnotts will have a huge crowd for sure and has big screens but bear in mind there will be extremely little comfort and the jacks are all the way out the back of the place, and are a nightmare to get out to when the place is rammed. Nuisance getting served too. But it depends what you're looking for

    I'm in the same situation myself as I'm up in Dublin Saturday, I'll probably stick my head in a few places about 30 minutes before kick off to assess the scene - there's no shortage of places anyway!


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,567 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    I was trying to figure out what the best pub in dublin to watch a match is and I've come to the conclusion that its Rody Bolands in rathmines. Its huge with tons of screens and seats. Big smoking area. Doesn't get as congested as sinnots due to the layout. Sinnots is also underground which feels a bit weird. Dodgy phone coverage if your meeting people too. Anyone think of a better one?


  • Registered Users Posts: 934 ✭✭✭ Kevski


    The Swan on Aungier Street is a good spot. It’s a smaller place than Sinnotts but the owners father (who himself previously owned the pub) played on the 1971 Lions tour to New Zealand and the place is full of rugby memorabilia.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,151 ✭✭✭ GiftofGab


    Used to love Sinnotts but just find it a bit like a dark dungeon. The toilets are a nightmare too. Although there can be a good decent atmosphere.

    Anywhere along Baggot Street would be decent. They’re all rugby bars. Toners would be decent too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,756 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    It's the second time Sinnots has been pushed on one of these threads, it's a **** hole.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ [Deleted User]


    sorry for hijacking can anyone recommend a good pub around phoenix park for watching rugby?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,756 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    Phoenix Park is Europe's largest city centre enclosed public park, so it's a pretty big net to be casting. Where exactly?


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ [Deleted User]


    the zoo side preferably


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    ronnoco13 wrote: »
    the zoo side preferably

    Go up Blackhorse Avenue to the Hole in the Wall. Not a particularly good pub for sports, just a really nice pub on a winter's evening.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,038 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    Hurrache wrote: »
    It's the second time Sinnots has been pushed on one of these threads, it's a **** hole.

    Subjective


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,212 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Doheny & Nesbitt on Baggot Street is your man. Small TV's at the bar and then the big screen in the lounge at the back. Any pub along the street is good.

    At times like this I really miss Kielys. Watched the 2016 Chicago game there. Best atmosphere I've ever experienced in a pub for a game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 ✭✭✭ Shero1985


    Thanks folks.

    I have heard The Old Stand mentioned a bit which doesn't make sense to me - are there even any decent tv's in there?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,567 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    Hurrache wrote: »
    It's the second time Sinnots has been pushed on one of these threads, it's a **** hole.

    It has got a ton of screens though


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,151 ✭✭✭ GiftofGab


    Hurrache wrote: »
    It's the second time Sinnots has been pushed on one of these threads, it's a **** hole.


    It's good for "watching" the rugby since it has plenty of big screens. Agreed thou its def a s*ithole.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,722 ✭✭✭ P.Walnuts


    Slight hijack of this thread but i'll be in the Shoreditch area of London on Sat, anyone recommend a good bar? Cheers


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 6,494 Mod ✭✭✭✭ dregin


    The Royal Oak in Kilmainhan was always my favourite place to watch the rugby. Judging by the fact that they now have an instagram account which they use to advertise their toasties, I'm not sure it's the bar it once was.

    Still, give it a shot.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 6,494 Mod ✭✭✭✭ dregin


    Clegg wrote: »
    Doheny & Nesbitt on Baggot Street is your man. Small TV's at the bar and then the big screen in the lounge at the back. Any pub along the street is good.

    At times like this I really miss Kielys. Watched the 2016 Chicago game there. Best atmosphere I've ever experienced in a pub for a game.

    Went into Nesbitt's for a Leinster match a few years ago. They didn't know there was a match on and proceeded to show Man utd. on all but one TV. Haven't been back since. Rugby pub me hole.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,865 ✭✭✭ clsmooth


    P.Walnuts wrote: »
    Slight hijack of this thread but i'll be in the Shoreditch area of London on Sat, anyone recommend a good bar? Cheers

    For the game? You might struggle a bit down there for it? Quite a trendy place, wouldn’t associate it with watching a game


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  • Registered Users Posts: 42 ✭✭✭ Shero1985


    Big opposition to Sinnotts on here too it seems....I'm none the wiser now then.🀔


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,756 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    ronnoco13 wrote: »
    the zoo side preferably

    There's a few on Parkgate Street just outside the park gates the zoo end. Haven't been in a while but Ryan's is decent, there's another beside it, so I'm sure someone here could answer as to their TV situation these days.
    Shero1985 wrote: »
    I have heard The Old Stand mentioned a bit which doesn't make sense to me - are there even any decent tv's in there?

    It's a nice old pub with good Guinness. It's not the biggest so always busy but has a good atmosphere for matches.

    Sinnots is just not a.nice premises. Has big TVs but it doesn't know what it wants to be, it's like a piece of Temple Bar, an odd mix of tourists thinking they're getting an authentic slice of Irish pubs, a sometimes rough crowd later in the evening for the dishco, the rest with no interest in the rugby, and expensive drinks. It has the same type of crowd that goes to Break for the Border across the road.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,722 ✭✭✭ P.Walnuts


    clsmooth wrote: »
    For the game? You might struggle a bit down there for it? Quite a trendy place, wouldn’t associate it with watching a game

    Yeah I feared that

    I'm willing to go out of my way.....surely some Irish bars around Holloway/Kings Cross area?


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 6,494 Mod ✭✭✭✭ dregin


    Shero1985 wrote: »
    Big opposition to Sinnotts on here too it seems....I'm none the wiser now then.��


    Mulligans on Poolbeg Street is a great boozer and they always have the rugby on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    It's Ireland vs NZ. There will be a pub within 100m that will have the game on and a half decent crowd nearly everywhere in the city.

    If it's a crowd and plenty of screens you're looking for, the Woolshed on Parnell Street is about as good as there is in Dublin. Three big projection screens along with about 15 large televisions dotted throughout. Not all will have the rugby given they cater to a lot of the non-Irish population in Ireland and show La Liga, Serie A etc. but the projectors and most televisions will have it on. It's like Sinnots just without feeling like you're in a dungeon with no phone signal and unable to get to the bar or toilets.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,151 ✭✭✭ GiftofGab


    What time do the bars close on Baggot Street?? Going to the game but out for the night afterwards. Just hoping to get into some clubs with the jersey on.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    Shero1985 wrote: »
    Big opposition to Sinnotts on here too it seems....I'm none the wiser now then.��

    I'm in the "Sinnotts is a kip" camp. Your best bet is to come into town a bit early, have a wander around and just find a pub that looks welcoming and has a screen.

    It's Dublin, it won't take long.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,038 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    GiftofGab wrote: »
    What time do the bars close on Baggot Street?? Going to the game but out for the night afterwards. Just hoping to get into some clubs with the jersey on.

    Late enough but not all night.

    Should be grand for wearing the jersey into a club. Especially if Ireland win ha. Only the stupidest bouncer would enforce a no Ireland jersey policy if we took the All Blacks in our back yard


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 600 Lil Sally Anne Jnr.


    Shero1985 wrote: »
    Any recommendations for good pubs in Dublin city centre

    Come to Cork.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,212 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    dregin wrote: »
    Went into Nesbitt's for a Leinster match a few years ago. They didn't know there was a match on and proceeded to show Man utd. on all but one TV. Haven't been back since. Rugby pub me hole.

    Strange one. I've never had a problem getting a match turned on there.


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