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See Dublin through the eyes of a proud Dubliner

There are many sides to Dublin and even if you’re visiting for only a few days, you’ll probably see them all. Because of the city’s compact size, prosperity and poverty live side by side, especially around the north inner city. However, most Dubliners take a real pride in their city. With good reason, too, as it has so much to offer, from great shopping to world-class galleries and museums. And, ofcourse, a fantastic pub scene.

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Grogan's Castle Lounge

Grogan's Castle Lounge

Locals' Pick Great Guinness and toasted sandwiches

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Perfect for sitting outside with a pint of Guinness and people watching. Gets packed so be sure to rock up early on in the night!

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Just 2 minutes from Grafton Street and St Stephens Green, Grogans is situated in the heart of the shopping district in Dublin. Opposite its front doors lies the impressive Powerscourt Townhouse Centre and from its back door you are a few steps away from the Victorian Georges Street Market arcade. Grogans is the perfect spot for catching up with friends or taking time out alone with the newspaper. With a varied clientele and good-humoured, friendly staff you can be sure of a warm welcome every visit.

Great Guinness and toasted sandwiches Editors' Note

Groan’s Castle Lounge is said to be one of the best kept secrets in Dublin. It is hidden from the hustle and bustle of Grafton Street. This is a relaxed old style Dublin pub, with slatted wood of subdued 1970s style. Clients are a mixed crowd of shoppers, students and artists.

Groan’s Castle Lounge serves up great Guiness and toasted sandwiches. What more could you ask for form a pub. There is televison blaring in this pub either, so it’s a great place to sit back and just relax.

Grogan's Castle Lounge
15 South William Street, 2 Dublin
01 677 9320
Mo-Th 11:00am-11:30pm, Fr-Sa 11:00am-12:30am, Su 12:30pm-11pm