The best places in Dublin for after work drinks this Christmas

Once you get into the festive swing of things, you'll be in the spirit even during the work week. So, these are the best places in Dublin to go for after work drinks this Christmas.

What these places have in common is space and areas for groups. They also have atmosphere - because who wants to sit with their work friends in grim, grimy pub where the only sounds to hear are the blips of slot machines. It doesn't matter that the place is empty, you just can't. However, because of this, I implore you to book because a lot of people will have the same idea.

Like the list I put together for Girls' Christmas Gettogethers, I've kept this list restricted to Dublin City Centre. If you have any suggestions for further afield - the whole country included - please let us all know in the comments!

P Macs


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P Mac's is the hipster's heaven in the heart of Dublin. But if you're not into beards and craft beer, don't let that put you off. It attracts Dublin's cool crowd, but that means you. If you have a smallish group, one of the snugs can be great fun. They serve food, too.

Lemon & Duke

Lemon and Duke is tucked away in between Dawson and Grafton streets at the end of the Royal Hibernian Walkway. It has long tables and booths, great cocktails and a fun (if, on the weekdays, quite corporate) atmosphere. PS One of the owners is Rob Kearney.


Down the street, on 9 Anne Street, is Dublin institution, Kehoe's. Bigger than it looks, it has loads of seating, in a cool old Dublin setting. It has a traditionally good craic outside area, too.

Hairy Lemon


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Urban Brewing


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All the way over in the IFSC area of Dublin is Urban Brewing, a bar with a brewery. It's not a brewery as you know it, though; it's located in old crypts where there are also loads of big sharing tables for groups. It has a 'hipper' upstairs area and also an outdoor area with plenty of heaters.

Café en Seine

Back to the city centre to Café en Seine which has just reopened after an extensive make over. It was THE place to be in the mid-2000s; we think it is going to reclaim its hotspot crowd this winter.

The Cill Airne

Near Urban Brewing, the Cill Airne is a boat. A boat that sells booze and food. It's a favourite of office workers down the quays and for good reason! Very friendly atmosphere, and after-worky good vibes.

Bull & Castle

Over by Christchurch Cathedral is The Bull & Castle, another 'big space' pub with good character. Food, wine, beers - check, check, check.



Inside, it's a lil small. But that famous beer garden! That's what you really come from. On Lower Baggot Street, it's been a favourite of businessmen for YEARS, but all are welcome. There's an upstairs, too, that you can avail of if you ask nicely enough.



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Across the way on Leeson Street is House: eatery, drinkery and dancery. It has it all! It has different areas to suit your mood.


McGrattan's is across from Toner's on Baggot Street but tucked away neatly for those in the know. It's not huge but it has seating suitable for groups.

JW Sweetman

It's just on the periphery of Dublin city proper and although it could be a gateway to a pub crawl, you won't need to leave. Three floors of lots of space and room for groups.



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Cheers to the weekend mates, Cocktails and bites at Kennedys is the plan ?? #kennedyspub

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Kennedy's is a work drinks staple but did you know it has a new underground cocktail bar? Pints upstairs, margaritas down; something for all the crew.

The Bleeding Horse

Another work drinks staple, the Bleeding Horse has a deserved reputation for a good place to go for drinks. It has nice interiors, and unexpected 'hiding spots' for any clandestine office romances.

The Liquor Rooms


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Garden vibes in the Mayflower Room! Our venue has four distinct rooms perfect for late night liquor consumption. #TheLiquorRooms

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The Liquor Rooms is a basement bar on the quays that is mainly known for its cocktails. This time of year it is busy, but book your table and you have one of the coolest spots in Dublin for drinks with your work besties.

The Workman's

Next door to The Liquor Rooms is The Workman's Club, a place that the twenty-somethings in your office will probably suggest but you should go along with. Get a Wow Burger there for soakage.



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Another pub where you'll probably end up outside, Hogan's is a good choice for work drink parties that will probably end up out for the night.

Where do you go for your work drinks?

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