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  • 5.0 star rating
    11/11/2011

    Gem of a place.  I have absolutely no idea how this place is still a secret, but it is.  Perfect place for a quiet pint with a best mate and a classic example of a beautiful Victorian Dublin pub.  They've tapped two of O'Hara's beers (red and white) in my absence, which if you don't know already, is a very good thing.  The staff here are also a high point, same people have been behind the bar for years and they're always warm, friendly and well capable of pouring a top notch pint.  I'm not sure if it still happens, but I used to pop in here on a Sunday for a bit of trad.  Eoin Dillon of Kila fame would often be found sitting in the corner pipering away.

  • 4.0 star rating
    21/4/2014
    1 check-in here

    Il s'agit d'un pub typique irlandais (un vrai) en plein milieu de Dublin. Nous y sommes allés suite à la lecture de plusieurs blogs qui le mentionnent. Pas de déception l'endroit est cosy et agréable. Vous aurez assez de place pour vous installer et passer un bon moment. Le service est très aimable et saura vous renseigner parfaitement sur les bières qu'on ne trouve que difficilement ailleurs comme la o'Hara's ou la hop head! Également une grande variété de whiskys!
    Try it!

    It's a typical irish pub in the city center of Dublin. You can find reviews about it in many blogs that's why we decided to try it. We were not disapointed ! The atmosphere is cosy and quiet. There is a big choice of beers and whiskyes and the staff is very helpful.
    You can find beers like O'Hara's and Hop Head there !
    So do not hesitate to try it anymore !!!

  • 4.0 star rating
    5/11/2013

    Despite spending my formative years next door in Doyle's, I never found my way into Bowes pub next door until yesterday. What a hidden gem! A nice, relaxed old fashioned pub with a big selection of craft beers. My only gripe is that they don't sell any craft cider, only bulmers or kopparberg, but still will have to visit again soon.

  • 4.0 star rating
    28/7/2011
    1 check-in here First to Review
    Listed in Publin

    Irish weather isn't all bad news. If it wasn't for the traditional July downpour, I'd never have ended up in this excellent boozer.

    To be honest, I've wandered down Fleet Street enough without ever seeing the place, although that might have something to do with Dublin Buses parked outside that have given the place a perpetual yellow and blue camouflage.

    It's an old-school sort of pub with some excellent beers on offer. As someone who's pretty much allergic to any kind of stout (it's what happens when you grow up in the town that invented Murphys), I didn't have high hope when a bottle of O'Hara's was presented. Making a stout that tastes a lot like coffee is inspired though and Bowes has a whole range of beers from Carlow Brewing to work through!

  • 4.0 star rating
    6/1/2012
    1 check-in here

    Decent 'nough pints, a bit on the spendy side, and LOADS of bottles of beer you're not too likely to come across many other places.

    This is an old school bar for old school beer lovers. So come along and drink there.

    • Qype User shesel…
    • Dublin
    • 2 friends
    • 49 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    14/1/2009

    Ah carpet in pubs - seemed like a great idea back in the day when smoking masked the smell of stale spilled beer.
    Well, Bowes has carpets. And that would-be panelling stuff on the walls (is it wood? is it wallpaper?). It's an old man pub with real live old men - the kind of pub that the Temple Bar, Oliver St John Gogarty etc are pastiche of. Great spot for a pint or several. And if you're still thirsty when the bar closes at half eleven you can go next door to Doyles (beloved of Trinity students - but don't worry, they don't venture into Bowes much, another reason why it's a great pub!).

    • Qype User beardy…
    • London, United Kingdom
    • 14 friends
    • 199 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    24/1/2009

    If you like single malt Scotch, this the place to go in Dublin. when we were there last weekend they had 59 on sale. and the pints weren't bad either

  • 4.0 star rating
    30/9/2012
    1 check-in here

    Awesome non tourist trap Irish pub. We were the only americans in the pub, with about 4 or 5 local regulars hanging out.

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