Dawson LoungeThe smallest pub in Ireland and a great place to drink Guinness.
The Dawson Lounge has two big selling pints: It's the smallest pub in Ireland and they serve one of the best pints of plain in the capitol.
The Dawson Lounge is situated just around the corner from the leafy surroundings of St. Stephens Green on Dawson Street.
Dawson Street has become one of the more sophisticated spots in the capitol over the last decade filled with fancy new bars and swish restaurants. But the Dawson Lounge still retains the laid-back feeling of an old Dublin boozer with an atmosphere that is focused on soaking up juicy conversation and imbibing a tasty pint.
Above the door of The Dawson Lounge there is a hilarious painting of the bar's patrons including what looks like a very drunk but happy nun. A number of steps takes you downstairs to the bar, which is as big as a sitting room with a cosy bar in the centre of the room.
The Dawson Lounge is furnished in the style of a '70s pub with simple chairs and stools around tables creating a nice, unfussy ambience. The staff are very friendly and know how to pour a pint and they are never that far away because its such a small pub.
Like Grogans and The International, The Dawson Lounge draws a very interesting cross section of Dublin life and its great funny just checking the characters around the bar.
A great pint, great atmosphere just watch your elbows, The Dawson Lounge is well worth a look.
The Dawson Lounge
25 Dawson Street
Tel: + 353 (0) 1 6775909