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Six Dublin Pubs That Will Be Hopping On St. Stephen's Night

By James Fenton

December 17, 2018 at 1:28pm


You've been stuck in the house for so long now you're probably raring to go again. We all know that Stephen's Night is one of the best nights of the year to head out but if you're looking for the craic, it might be best to avoid town.

The city centre is usually a bit dead on December 26 so take your pick from any of the following pubs in the suburbs or on the outskirts of the city.

Throw on all your new gear and enjoy!


This Phibsboro spot has been a go-to for northsiders for generations and let's just say Cupid is always hanging around in here somewhere. Festive romance anyone?

The Merry Ploughboy

Located in Rathfarnham and always a popular spot at this time of year with locals and visitors alike.

The Bloody Stream

Those in the vicinity of Howth often find themselves in here on December 26.

Leopardstown Inn

With the Christmas races taking place at the nearby course, the craic always carries over to this great local.

Johnny Fox's

Take it up to the mountains to one of Dublin's most Christmassy pubs.

The Bernard Shaw

If you do feel like heading closer to town, The Bernard Shaw always has a decent Stephen's Night vibe.

READ NEXT: Seven Christmassy Things To Do In Dublin That Don’t Involve Drinking


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