The Palace Bar - Fleet Street
Built in 1823, The Palace Bar is genuine Irish Pub unspoiled, unchanged, & unpretentious. Remaining one of Dublin's oldest bars. Once you enter you are joining the watering hole where some of Dublin's literary greats had frequented. Samuel Beckett, Patrick Kavanagh & Flan O'Brien to name a few...
Step inside to a cozy, welcoming & genuine atmosphere that is akin to the scenes of a lively Irish pub laden with locals, catching up a pint of the black stuff, reminiscing on earlier years.
Located at the foothold of Temple Bar, you can't miss it's iconic lantern which sits directly outside the bar surrounded by commemorative bronze placards from Flann O'Brien & more.
Home to an array of various Irish brewed crafts, Galway Hooker - an Irish Pale Ale and Tom Crean's lager are some of our recommendations.
Getting a seat at peak hours can be tricky, but be quick when someone vacates a table. The chairs against the wall being more comfortable, I'd recommend shooting in there. However there is plenty of tables which are cozily placed together in the centre of the hall.
Then & Now.
|A rare photo taken in the 1960's of the Palace Bar - Photo Credit to Rare Irish Stuff|
|Remaining a busy spot with locals the bar also attracts many tourists as per its authentic rating on Trip Advisor|
Feel free to visit the Whiskey Palace just located upstairs which boats over 200 variations of Whiskey sourced from Ireland & abroad. Dublin Whiskey tours also offers tours with a stop at the palace.
Overall the bar has lots to offer, from its cozy atmosphere, it's vast history to its quick service, and it's location yet avoiding Temple Bar prices. Its no wonder the charming bar has remained so popular with locals for the past 200 years. Not a bad spot to enjoy a quiet one during the day, after work drinks or to start the night on a weekend. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to their whiskey & craft beer collection.
See an interview with the Owner, Willie Ahern - Video by The Local Way.