A hole-in-the-wall find tucked along the cobbles of Smithfield Square, this haunt ranks as Dublin's best stumble-upon for catching some traditional Irish music. Live sessions take place within its rafters seven nights a week, where a mix of silver-bearded stalwarts saw fiddles and beat bodhráns alongside a new generation of 20-something local musos. On the whiskey trail? The pub also lies across the square from the iconic Jameson distillery, making it a great chaser getaway from the tourist drag.
What to order: Jamie on ice or with a dash of water.