May 11, 2018
Looking precisely as you would expect a pub in the heart of Dublin to look like from the outside, Peadar Kearney’s is the genuine article inside, providing locals and tourists alike a lively place to kick back, have a drink, and enjoy some craic.
Located right in the heart of the action on Dame Street (just steps from the world famous and sometimes too crowded Temple Bar), Peadar Kearney’s is a shamrock green pub, with traditional pub flower pots hung by its facade. The bar is named after a noted Irish republican who penned numerous patriotic songs (including the country’s national anthem), and he would most certainly be proud of the atmosphere that permeates the pub today, which manages to be authentic, fun, and budget-friendly, unlike some of the bars just around the corner.
Among the dark woods, antique mirrors imprinted with beer and spirit brand logos, and faded walls, a jovial crowd gathers every night to watch sports, toast, and listen to live music. Speaking of the performances: some of the acts that take to the stage have become legendary in the city, even making various tourist ‘top ten lists’ of things to do in Dublin. Whether it’s the quintessentially Irish black stout you crave, some cider, or a lager, Peadar Kearney’s is expert at pulling perfect pints, but that doesn’t mean they can’t whip up a fine cocktail.