BARS & LOUNGES
Traditionally, bars used to be men-only while women were reluctantly let into the lounges. Nowadays, women will be seen downing pints in Dublin, and no one will even notice (thankfully!). The country pub still tends to hold on to these archaic values though.
My best pal Stef Engemann sends another two excellent pubs for your entertainment:
The pub is called D-Two and is placed on Harcourt Street (south city; map section N-54), right beside the Harcourt Hotel. The place is big enough for a good crowd and there is seats placed around the area. D-Two is newish (a few years old). The pints are cheap for Irish prices, for example a pint of Guinness is priced at 3.60. If you want something to eat before you go for a drink, there is Little Caesers about two doors up from D-Two. There is a late night pub called the Oden in the old railway station on the top of the Harcourt street. Along Harcourt street there is plenty of night clubs and entertainment for all types of people and if people want to go to the variety of pubs on Stephens Green they are only a few minutes walk/stagger to them.
David Clarke highly recommends the Cornerstone pub on Wexford Street (map section N-53]). He says it is a great building, both inside and out, great craic and has a late bar. Guinness is 3.50 Euro, lager 4.10 and the place has pleasant doormen, lovely leather seating and candles; thanks David.
A visit to the south city, away from Temple Bar, provides a welcome relief. Baggot Street is off St Stephen's Green, yet few tourists venture here. Even fewer try Wexford Street which is a lot less quiet and probably safer than the throbbing Temple Bar.[SE]