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17th Aug 2018

Pub Of The Week: This Historic Camden Street Spot Is A Literature Fan’s Dream

James Fenton

There’s nothing better than winding down with a couple of drinks when the clock strikes five and here in Dublin we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to places to do just that. We’ve teamed up with 1664 Blanc to suss out the very best spots of a great bunch to chill with mates after work.

1664 Blanc is basically the beer of the summer – light and fruity with a refreshing taste. Pop a slice of lemon or orange in there for a signature serve and you’ve got yourself a long cool drink that screams warm midsummer evenings.

Essentially, if you’re a cider drinker this is the beer for you. Light tasting with a fruity finish, it’s finally a beer that you’ll want to try. Now we just need to find a stellar spot to enjoy it.

Right on the southern edge of Dublin City centre lies a a gem of a pub that’s just perfect for a post-work drink.

The Bleeding Horse will probably be familiar to those who frequent the Camden Street part of town but for those who rarely venture that far, you’re in for a treat.

Consisting of two floors with plenty of nooks and crannies to settle into, the Bleeding Horse is the ideal gateway to any evening out in our fair city.

With regular live music as well as giant screens aplenty to take in those iconic sporting moments, the Bleeding Horse is primely located near offices, restaurants and a number of transport facilities.

The pub has been mentioned in several classic novels, most notably Ulysses by James Joyce, who was known to entertain flower sellers from the nearby Camden Street markets in the venue.

The Bleeding Horse also turned up in Cock and Anchor by Sheridan Le Fanu.

The Bleeding Horse has a wide range of food options which all serve as the perfect companion to your 1664 Blanc. In particular, the Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich is a must-try.

A historic pub which was once located at major junction of two important roads out of Dublin – one leading to Ranelagh, the other to Rathmines.

A great spot to enjoy a post-work 1664 Blanc, don’t you think?