The Cobblestone
The Cobblestone
4.5
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
About
Trading hours: Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday & Thursday 16.00 to 23.30 Friday & Saturday 14.00 to 0.30 Sunday 13.00 to 23.00 Music starts: Monday 18.00 Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday &Friday 17.00 Saturday 14.30(“Old Time String Session”17.00 to 19.00) Sunday 14.30 We don’t have a kitchen , so don’t serve any food or reserve tables
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  • Mary R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Favorite Stop in Dublin!!!
    What a great find in Dublin. The 2 gal bartenders could not have been more welcoming. Their humor, stories & “crisps” kept us entertained. The music was awesome!!! Nothing like traditional Irish music & this was performed so well by the Mulligan family. Sipping a Jameson & ginger in a friendly atmosphere listening to Irish tunes was a great way to spend our last day in Dublin! Highly recommend for a real Irish experience!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 May 2023
  • Joan P
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great trad music
    Best trad music sessions in Dublin. They had three sessions throughout the evening with every traditional musical instrument you could imagine, including cow bones! Great singers as well.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Raqib Huq
    Manchester, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really good for traditional music, if you can get near the band area
    One of the best trad music pubs in Ireland. Very friendly atmosphere. The only issue is that the band are in one corner and only audible in half the pub area near them. I was lucky enough to sit directly in front of the band the whole evening and chatted to one of the musicians. If you like Irish trad is definitely worth a visit
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 July 2023
  • John V
    West Chester, Pennsylvania17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you only visit one pub in Dublin
    If you want authentic Irish traditional music in an authentic Dublin pub look no further. Be patient if you want to be close to the musicians, unless you can bring an instrument and join in. Wonderful staff and great drink selection.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Paul F
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute MUST-GO place!
    This is an absolute MUST GO! One of the last remaining truly Irish pubs with LIVE music (avoid the Temple Bar area at all costs, and come here!) The people were amazing, friendly and you literally meet life-long friends here. The music goes right into your soul!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • ellenoftroy728
    Chicago, Illinois319 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Authentic Irish Bar
    My friends and I had a great time enjoying a cider and a Guinness at this spot. It’s crowded, but doesn’t feel messy in the same way Temple Bar spots do. I would definitely come back here for a chill night out!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 September 2023
  • Linda L
    New York City, New York157 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible music
    Just amazing to watch the traditional Irish music build. Definitely get there around 9 and plan to stay for a while. It's one big jam session that starts with 2 players, then another and another join until you have 6 or 7 and the place is jumping.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Bgw1987
    Bedford, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top notch traditional Irish bar with music.
    This is a traditional Irish bar that offers a great range of draught beers. The Guinness was exceptional. Would highly recommend the Zingibeer which is an alcoholic ginger beer 👌. If you go in the evening you will be treated to musicians playing music which was an amazing experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Inspire61838820991
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Place for Irish Music.
    Looking for Irish music, I was so happy to find The Cobblestone just a couple of blocks from my hotel. It seemed really crowded, but I was quickly able to find a stool to sit on. I sat there for a couple of hours, drinking one glass of white wine. Some people were standing along the wall and not buying anything as far as I could tell. A bit noisy, but I could still hear the music ok.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 September 2023
  • igd04
    United States27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Drinks at Cobblestone
    My favorite pub that we visited in our whole 7 day trip through Ireland! I'm so glad we stopped in. The atmosphere was very homey and cozy, a really traditional Irish pub feel. We were there late on a Sunday evening and it was packed full but not in a way that was wall-to-wall. One of the main reasons we went to Cobblestone is because we read they have gluten free beer on tap. Not only one kind, but three! It was the first stout beer that my partner had had in five years, and she was so excited to get to drink a stout while in Ireland. The brewery was 9 White Deer, and in addition to the stout I believe they also had an ale and a lager on tap. We just barely missed the last band so no live music for us unfortunately, but we still enjoyed our time there. Will definitely be back in the future!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
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Karen C
Barre, MA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
If you want to hear truly wonderful Irish music - the real thing - this is the pub to visit! Every night starting at 7:00 - you can't go wrong here.
Written 20 January 2024
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sarpor
277 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
A local tour guide recommended this pub and I’m so glad I listened. The pub is small and cosy. A warm welcome awaits and the traditional music played was wonderful.
Written 14 January 2024
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christian m
Brooklyn, NY755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
To visit Dublin and not sit in a pub and listen to Irish music and songs is to miss the point – in my opinion. The Cobblestone is a local bar that almost always dedicates it front space to harpists, guitar players, singers, and poets. It is lively and crowded but the service is professional and prompt. Great place to visit after dinner and have a Guinness or two.
Written 10 January 2024
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emwhitnall
Sydney, Australia482 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
The best bar I visited in Dublin! The live trad music was incredible, the musicians were so talented. It was absolutely packed but that only added to the great atmosphere, and I was not expecting such a fun night in such a nondescript little bar! Definitely worth a visit if you want to see a more authentic side of Dublin.
Written 13 December 2023
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Simes1965
Camberley, UK156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
Love this place, good atmosphere, nothing fancy, but you feel like you are somewhere special. Had some musicians playing, not tourist capturing stuff, just proper Irish music played by what looked like a few musicians who turned up. Great selection of beers and a nice mix of locals and tourists.
Written 28 November 2023
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igd04
United States27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
My favorite pub that we visited in our whole 7 day trip through Ireland! I'm so glad we stopped in. The atmosphere was very homey and cozy, a really traditional Irish pub feel. We were there late on a Sunday evening and it was packed full but not in a way that was wall-to-wall.

One of the main reasons we went to Cobblestone is because we read they have gluten free beer on tap. Not only one kind, but three! It was the first stout beer that my partner had had in five years, and she was so excited to get to drink a stout while in Ireland. The brewery was 9 White Deer, and in addition to the stout I believe they also had an ale and a lager on tap.

We just barely missed the last band so no live music for us unfortunately, but we still enjoyed our time there. Will definitely be back in the future!
Written 13 October 2023
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Andy Men
Des Moines, IA12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Good music, good pints. We went at peak tourist season so it was rammed. People come and go so you can edge your way closer to the unamplifed music if you're there for a while, to hear it better.
Written 9 October 2023
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Inspire61838820991
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Looking for Irish music, I was so happy to find The Cobblestone just a couple of blocks from my hotel. It seemed really crowded, but I was quickly able to find a stool to sit on. I sat there for a couple of hours, drinking one glass of white wine. Some people were standing along the wall and not buying anything as far as I could tell. A bit noisy, but I could still hear the music ok.
Written 22 September 2023
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Bgw1987
Bedford, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a traditional Irish bar that offers a great range of draught beers. The Guinness was exceptional. Would highly recommend the Zingibeer which is an alcoholic ginger beer 👌. If you go in the evening you will be treated to musicians playing music which was an amazing experience.
Written 20 September 2023
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Linda L
New York City, NY157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Just amazing to watch the traditional Irish music build. Definitely get there around 9 and plan to stay for a while. It's one big jam session that starts with 2 players, then another and another join until you have 6 or 7 and the place is jumping.
Written 17 September 2023
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