45 thoughts on “Where Would Lincoln Go Drinkin’?

    1. realPolithicks

      No matter how much a place sucks, I’m guessing Mr Lewis gets fairly decent service…if you know what I mean!

  1. paul

    Grand if you enjoy shit service, last time I was in neary’s I felt like I was really putting him out asking for a pint & the other place,possibly the rudest barmen and not in a fun way. Donoghue’s has some of the worst clientele in Ireland, basically everyone who broke the country and still glories in it.

    1. Sgt. Bilko

      There’s a massive difference between the bar downstairs and the lounge upstairs in Nearys. Downstairs, they almost fling the drinks at you, assuming you can get the one of old fecker’s attention to order them in the first place. Very different upstairs, far more civilised staff, for whatever reason.

      Not the sort of upstairs/downstairs contrast you get in the Lord Edward, mind, they’re like two alternate realities.

  2. Simon

    Had a really dodgy pint in Neary’s the last time I was there a few weeks back, McDaid’s or The Swan for decent city centre pints

  3. Karl

    Neary’s is okay. But unless you’re a square or a jock (or DDL seemingly) O’Donoghue’s is to be avoided like the plague.

    1. Sgt. Bilko

      It’s gotten so much worse since they expanded into that building to the right of the ‘lane’. The shower that smoking section attracted before was bad enough, but now it’s full of nothing but pricks.

  4. The Northern Ireland-Pat Spillane Reconciliation Initiative.

    DDL might be thinking of those two spots as they were when he was a more regular drinker in town, pre-Tiger, early 90s, c. In The Name of the Father. A different, relaxed, time, before camera phones, when, though famous, he probably wouldn’t have been asked for an autograph

  5. yourcommentisawaitingmoderation

    You’re all wrong, the only two pubs you need to know in Dublin are Nealons on Capel St and Frank Ryans on Queens St. God I miss those pubs…

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Shhhhh…ffs…NEVER mention the latter on a blog/forum. You’ll ruin the last bit of stout time I have.

    2. Sweet

      I can confirm that this is a decent boozer.

      But it’s already full with dickheads. So a few more won’t hurt.

      1. yourcommentisawaitingmoderation

        Sweet, they go home as soon as the courts are over. There’s no better place in Dublin on a Saturday afternoon, except Nealons.

    3. Sgt. Bilko

      The pints in Nealons are gone to the dogs. Was served the worst pint I’ve ever been handed in Dublin last week, the culmination of a trend. Won’t be back until I’ve heard they’re under new management. The baby barristers had the vibe in the place ruined anyway.

      MacNeill’s or The Black Sheep will be my boozers of choice on Capel Street henceforth.

  6. Dash Rickwood

    Here’s a mad idea: don’t post your favourite pub on the Internet as it will be filled with ass hats the next time you go there.

  7. Celebs in Pubs

    Bono popped in for a couple of pints in Grogans last Saturday afternoon, with Simon Carmody & Security Man. Very low key, they were squashed into a table with some random pub drinkers, no one bothered them….

    1. Custo

      I was walking past Grogans last saturday afternoon and was amazed to see that there was NOBODY sitting outside. I even took a pic and meant to send it in to Broadsheet, such was the shock.

      Now I know it’s because Bono was inside and everyone else moved in so as not to bother him.

  8. frillykeane

    I dunno if I can agree about DDL’s ability to recognise a day’cent pub

    Like I’ve seen him in (the Brittas Bay) McDaniels, with guests

    And anyone who’d bring visitors to that place in recent years is definitely ‘not right’

    1. yourcommentisawaitingmoderation

      And Namaste a few doors down is the only Indian you need. Dublin I miss you, sometimes.

  9. Dan

    Seems obvious to me that DDL has a very Stephens Green-centric view of Dublin. What about the Welcome Inn on Parnell Street, you method acting twat??

  10. realPolithicks

    Neary’s has always had a fairly artsy crowd. I used to drink there many moons ago. You could often see Milo O’Shea and a few other fairly well know Irish actors in there.

    1. Bacchus

      back door of the Gaiety is near the back door of Neary’s.
      I don’t know what you lads are doing but I’ve found the barmen in Neary’s (downstairs) to be among the finest in Dublin. Civil, intelligent and able to remember a table’s order all night. That’s all I ask.

  11. cormacjones

    Bowes on Fleet Street is a great pub. Especially if you like whisky and a good selection of beers.

    I am in no way affiliated with it!

  12. AMDG

    Have to say the most unpleasent bar in dublin has to be Peter’s pub just off Stephen’s Green. Nasty, 20-something short-arse prick of a barman works there. Have never seen anyone as outwardly aggressive working behind a bar in my life. That, and the pint are over priced. Avoid at all costs.

  13. Charlotte DeMarco

    I will very judiciously reveal my favorite pubs in Dublin and Ireland in general–never on the net!!

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