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In Dublin's Temple Bar section, at the popular renovated pub of the same name, crowds often spill out onto the street.
In Dublin's Temple Bar section, at the popular renovated pub of the same name, crowds often spill out onto the street. (Patricia McDonnell for The Boston Globe)
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If you go: Irish bars

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Globe staff / October 30, 2005

Where to stay

Harrington Hall Guest House

70 Harcourt St., Dublin

800-213-8970

011-353-1-475-3497

Antique Georgian townhouse near St. Stephen's Green, a safe, quiet area close to pubs and shops. Doubles $226, including full Irish breakfast.

Heaton's B&B

The Wood, Dingle

County Kerry

011-353-66-915-2288

www.heatonsguesthouse.com

Overlooking Dingle Harbor, spacious and gracious with a sunroom for the lavish Irish breakfast. Five-minute walk to pubs, shops. Standard twin $156.

What to do

Most pubs have food and nightly music. None has a cover charge. Call ahead for band info.

DUBLIN

O'Donoghue's15 Merrion Row

011-353-1-660-7194

www.odonoghues.ie

Beverages and music only. Pint of Guinness $5, lager $6.

The Brazen Head

20 Lower Bridge St.

011-353-1-679-5186

Bar food (about $6-$20) served until 9 p.m.; pint of Guinness $5. Music nightly about 9:30.

The Temple Bar

48 Temple Bar

011-353-1-672-5287

No kitchen food. Pint of Guinness $5.65, lager $6. Two trad gigs nightly, 5:30 and 9.

Oliver St. John Gogarty 's

58/59 Fleet St.

011-353-1-671-1822

www.gogartys.ie

Extensive restaurant menu served daily until 11 p.m., dishes $12-$36.50. Pint of Guinness $6. Music live nightly 9-11.

Auld Dubliner

24/25 Temple Bar

011-353-1-677-0527

www.thesmithgroup.ie

Bar food noon-8:30 p.m., items $5-$14. Pint of Guinness $5.25, lager $5.75. Music Monday-Friday 4-7, Monday-Thursday 9:30-11, Sunday 9-11.

Ha'Penny Bridge InnWellington Quay

011-353-1-677-0616

Soup and sandwiches, $3.50-$10. Pint of Guinness $4.90, lager $5.40. Trad nightly on Musical Pub Crawl; trad gig Fridays 9-11:30; standup, improv, folk session, and country blues weekly.

DINGLE

John Benny Moriarty's Pub

Strand Street

011-353-66-915-1215

www.johnbennyspub.com

Kitchen menu served daily 12-9:30, all plates about $12.30; pint of Guinness $4.25, lager $4.75. Trad nightly until mid-November, then Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

Murphy's

Strand Street

011-353-66-915-1450

Food daily noon-9 p.m., items $4-$20. Pint of Guinness $4.25, ale $4.65. Trad nightly, four different bands scheduled through the week.

ENNIS

Cruise's

Abbey Street

011-353-65-684-1800

Full food menu served noon-9 p.m., items $3.65-$20. Pint of Guinness, $4.50, lager $5. Nightly trad sessions at 9, trad bands Friday and Saturday nights.

Brogan's

24 O'Connell St.

011-353-65-682-9859

Full menu served daily 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; items $4.86-$20. Trad gig or session nightly at 9:30.

DOOLIN

Gus O'Connor's Pub

Fisher Street

011-353-65-707-4168

Full menu served noon-9, items $4.50-$20. Pint of Guinness $4.50, lager $5. Trad band nightly at 9:30.

More information

www.irishmusicbars.com

www.discoverdublin.ie

www.ireland.com

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