Ireland is famous for its Irish Pubs and Davy Byrnes is certainly one of the best. It is an historic pub named after its founder who purchased it in 1889.
The building can trace its history back to 1722 and obtained its first liquor license in 1789. Its patrons have included the famous Irish author James Joyce and Nationalists Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith.
The exterior of the pub is quite subdued but the interior is fantastic. The hand painted glass dome and the decorated wooden flooring and paneling enhances the art décor and pre World War II interior. The painted wall murals depict old Dublin including the founder Davy Byrnes. There are quite a few other interesting artworks on display. This is not a dark depressing pub but full of atmosphere, character and warmth.
It has a fine reputation for its food and beverages and still serves its Gorgonzola sandwich and glass of burgundy made famous by Leopold Bloom in 'Ulysses', written by James Joyce. The pub also serves great seafood including oysters and soup with prices that are not exorbitant. The lunchtime menu appears to be cheaper than the night menu. A wide range of desserts are also offered - don't miss the Baileys cheesecake and chocolate fudge!
The pub opens everyday of the week with later start times on the weekend. Due to its popularity, it is often packed. The service is good and welcoming.
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