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Can you not go without for one day?

Seán D writes:

Would your readers be aware of anywhere open in Dublin city centre, on Christmas Eve. Not interested in the ‘can’t you go one day?’ debate, or ‘staff deserve time off’ etc. Just seeing if there is anywhere alive on the 24th up to 10-11pm.Thanks and happy holidays to you


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    1. IDB

      That’s what I thought. I used to go to Doyle’s on Christmas Eve and they’d serve up until midnight.

    2. Gabby

      Nope. Last year lots were closed or kicked us out at 7pm.
      Went for a curry before catching the last bus home.

      I’m from a village in the UK and everyone would go out on Christmas Eve until midnight. Like New Year’s Eve when the clock struck 12.

  1. Sheila

    I’m sure if you check a bars twitter feed they’ll tell you if they are open or not. I imagine there will be a fair amount open, they always are down the country!

    They had to move midnight mass from midnight to 8pm in my home town because people were going to it pissed!

    1. Soundings

      Yep, same here Sheila, last midnight mass was in 1985 down our way. I remember it well, the priest was heckled, someone throw up over the balcony of the gallery, there was un-religious singing and the congregation was talking noisily amongst itself.
      Best. Mass. Ever.

      1. NICE anne (dammit)

        That sounds brilliant. I might have stayed with the church if “feedback” (heckling) was encouraged during the service :)

    2. scottser

      going to midnight mass p1ssed is a christmas tradition, no? at least it was when i were a lad. i’ve not been in a good while, but like most i thought the boozers opened usual hours.

  2. realPolithicks

    “Not interested in the ‘can’t you go one day?’ debate, or ‘staff deserve time off’ etc.”

    Sean, I think if you are going to ask people for help or advice, it wouldn’t hurt to come across as a bit less of an ahole.

  3. Pete Crenshaw

    if you want a pint that bad go and find out yourself instead of asking us to find out for you…..lazy bastard.

  4. Atticus

    You need to go local on Christmas Eve…….unless local is City Centre, then you need to go to the suburbs.

    1. seany_delight

      That’s why I was asking. I live on Parnell Street, everywhere, (except Murray’s on O’Connell Street was closed last two years.

      Beerhouse is open untill 10/11 Im told. – Sorted

  5. Where's Frilly?

    Go back to your club.
    Pay up your annual dues and buy a ticket for the raffle.
    Like the rest ov’us

    1. Praetorian

      Touche Frills…my local in deepest WH even hands out free batteries at last orders(11pm)to the lads who forgot.

  6. Atticus

    From Publin’s FB page……

    Here we have a list of opening hours for several pubs today. We’ll add to it as we find more.
    – The Long Hall open until 6pm
    – Gypsy Rose Rock and Blues Bar 7pm
    – The 108 in Rathgar open all night.
    – Searson’s of Baggot Street say on fb they’ll be open but don’t give times.
    – Bankers Bar until 8pm.
    – The Merrion Inn open until 11.30
    – Harry’s on the Green (not sure on time)
    – 37 Dawson Street (no time given)
    – The Thomas House 5-9pm.
    – Bull and Castle open until 5pm.
    We’ll add more to this list over the day, so check back in for more. We’re also trying to find more in the city centre that are staying open late. These are the ones we can confirm for definite because they’ve posted their hours on social media.

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