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The Top 10 Bars In Town To Watch The Dublin-Mayo Match

By Sarah

September 17, 2017 at 9:48am


One of the GAA's greatest rivalries is renewed as Dublin take on Mayo at Croke Park for the All-Ireland Final.

Will the True Blues walk away with the title? Or will the Mayo curse finally be broken, and the Sam Maguire will be brought home to the wesht?

We're on tenterhooks just thinking about it.

But where's the best place in Dublin for you and your mates to kick back and discuss all the ups and downs of what's sure to be a great day of sport?

Sure, there's plenty of great pubs in Dublin to choose from to gather round a TV but to narrow down your options we've put together a list of great pubs that will be showing the match.

Simply pick one of the following...

1. The Back Page

This is an amazing pub in Phibsborough, with tasty pizzas and ample space to relax and watch whatever's on. Plus they'll be showing...

- Last years All Ireland Final Replay 1pm
- Dublin vs Mayo 3.30pm
- Dublin vs Mayo 2017 match replay 6pm
- DJ Sean with Quizness (All Ireland Final Special Edition)

2. The Goat

Probably one of the best known sporting pubs in Dublin. What makes the Goat extra special is the wonderful food, the family atmosphere and the cracking table service.

3. The Mercantile

Slap bang in the middle of Dublin, this pub is just out of the craziness that is Temple Bar. 

Get here early enough and you'll get a seat and with a couple of floors you'll always find a great vantage point and be able to spill out the front or back if it gets too hot...

4. Sam's Bar

This Dawson Street spot shows all the matches on a huge HD projector, so you won't be straining that neck. The atmosphere in here ain't half bad either.

5. JW Sweetman 

This spot is perfect if you're around town and looking for somewhere to watch the game, they've a hefty pub grub menu and tonnes of craft beer options too.

6. The 51 Bar

This award winning bar on Haddington Road boasts a whopping 7 HDTV screens spread across the pub, making it ideal for sporting events big and small.

7. The Bleeding Horse

What we love about The Bleeding Horse is that they have TVs outside so as you can sit with a drink in the fresh air, watch the match, talk to your smoking friends and not have to worry about being inside. 

Quality spot with loud commentary and solid bar food.

8. Sinnots Bar

Smack bang in the middle of town, crowds of locals and tourists alike will be swarming here to watch all the GAA action.

Worried about not getting a good view? There's 14 large screens throughout the bar. Nice.

9. Smyth's

This spot in Ranelagh is always overflowing for the big occasions in any sport – and when it gets packed, you realise just how many screens there are in there, and how you can always catch the action no matter where you're perched.

10. The Living Room

Because no sports bar list in Dublin is complete without this place.

Now all you gotta do is pop on your county colours and grab a pint...

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