O’Neill’s Bar and restaurant is one of Dublin’s most iconic bars. Occupying the same site for over 300 years – it was founded in 1713 - O'Neill’s is one of a declining number of traditional family run bars in Dublin City Centre. It has been a destination for Dubliners and tourists alike for generations.
The pub has been in the O'Neill family since the 1920's and is a very popular spot with tourists, students from nearby trinity College and Dubliners alike. Food is served throughout the day and there is live music from 9pm until closing 7 nights a week.
O'Neill’s is mentioned in just about every guide to Dublin, and with good reason. If you are a visitor it's a must, as a Dubliner it is almost certain you have been here. It is an excellently situated pub with a magnificent clock over the door, and inside it is a warren of five or six bars in different sizes and areas.
The staff are friendly and professional and each day there is a large carvery lunch with about five roasts and some traditional favourites like Irish Stew and bacon and cabbage. All the food is very reasonably priced and the desserts, including home made rhubarb pie are a treat.
Breakfast starts at 8am and features the traditional Full Irish, as well and healthy granola and ham and eggs. Lunch sees the famous carvery, but the A la Carte runs throughout the day, and a snazzy oyster menu is always available. The seafood in general here is abundant, and the oysters in particular come in all varieties.
O'Neill’s now have the biggest selection of craft beers available, and there is a speciality whiskey bar, for those who wish to sample some of the artisan Irish whiskeys that are available to those in the know.
Upstairs a beer garden caters for those who like to enjoy their beer outside, or for the smokers, who can find some kindred spirits, and one one of the rare fine days in Dublin it’s a little oasis.
O'Neills is one of Dublin's finest pubs, and a visit is a must. It’s a national treasure.