Mon-Thu, Sun 9:00 - 23:30
Fri-Sat 9:00 - 1:30
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- Live, Juke Box
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- Thu, Fri, Sat
- Full Bar
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Recommended Reviews for Foley's Bar
10 reviews in English
Review from Joe L.
Review from Colleen M.
- 130 friends
I like the Marrion Row area of the city the best. Very laid back and you would never suspect it was so close to so many tourist traps and chaos. I believe their motto is "Foley's: for a quiet night out". It was quiet; barely above a murmur.
Foley's served me up a nice shepard's pie in a flaky crust topped with potatoes; actually there were 3 varieties of potatoes on my plate: topping the shepard's pie, whipped with peas, and chips. I have to say the pie was better that me mum's (shhhh don't tell her). They gave me both ketchup and vinegar for my chips, which I appreciated as I like both and alternated between the two. The pint of Guinness did its job.
I highly recommend this place for a quiet bite and pint and generally recommend Marrion Row for a nice night out away from all the tourists.
Review from martin c.
- 80 friends
San Carlos, USA
You wouldn't think it would be so hard to match up a pint of Guinness and an Irish stew in a traditional Dublin pub but they are all so jammed it ain't easy to balance scoring these two delicious items and still retain a table to sit down with them at.
Hence, I bypassed all the fun places on Baggott Street and chose the much quieter Foley's Bar. Odd place, a variety of bars and dining experiences on different levels with equally confusing menus. I chose the restaurant on the middle floor.
The confusing menu wasn't made any easier to navigate by the candlelight but it was a cozy enough place that I warmed to. I nearly walked out when my waitress showed little interest in my dining experience but somehow another waitress switched places with her and couldn't have been more attentive.
It was a splendid pint of Guinness, not the best but more than good enough and the Irish stew was surprisingly good, meat a little gristly, just as it should be, the gravy thin and packed with root vegetables. Not outstanding but warming and filling.
Foley's was fine, not that great a Dublin pub experience but Baggott Street and its fun-packed pubs is a stumble away for a Guinness digestif or two.
Review from Gerald H.
- 30 friends
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- 4 friends
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Cheerful and friendly lunch venue (have not been there in the evening). On three floors and always fairly busy so be prepared to walk upstairs!
Food is wholesome, good value rather than haute cuisine and the menu not vast, but the service is friendly and the atmosphere very convivial with a healthy mix of suits and jeans.
Worth a visit for lunch.
Review from Jing S.
- 14 friends
Tourist trap. The Guinness is good, but the food is very disappointing. We ordered corned beef, side of onion rings, and bread and butter pudding, and Foley's failed to deliver on all fronts.
The corned beef was a bit dry, sides all under-seasoned (including the horseradish sauce). The onion rings had a nice crispy batter, but some of them were burnt black... The bread pudding was dense and tasteless.
If I ever come back here (which most likely won't happen), it will not be for the food for sure.
Review from Veruska A.
- 2 friends
Good food, nice place especially for the fact you can choose to have dinner upstair in the restaurant or downstairs into the pub. A bit disappointed about the service which is not attentive but in general is a good place in a great area.
Review from Chris C.
- 2 friends
Had two meals here while in Dublin, one dinner, and a traditional Irish breakfast (a lot of food compared to an American breakfast) which I thoroughly enjoyed! Very good food and a pleasant and friendly Irish crowd. Had a nice conversation with a local couple sitting at the table next to us, as if we were having dinner together. Service was a little inattentive, which was only a minor distraction to a pair of pleasurable experiences!
Review from gerry d.
- 0 friends
We just dropped in for a glass of wine. Got seats in the window so really pleasant stay. Great buzz (Friday night). Real pub atmosphere. Only negative were the floor staff. Very unfriendly and slow with service. They need to go on the course and learn to smile!!
Review from Karina C.
- 12 friends
I love sitting inside the window of Foley's, having a drink and watching the world go by. I was in there one evening and David Walliams strolled past and I nearly fell off my bar stool with excitement (obviously I'm a fan). And I think that Sarah Jessica Parker had a glass of Guinness in there when she was visiting Ireland a few years ago. On the down side the pints are a little pricier than average (a mate of mine refuses to go in there because of that) and the service can be a tad slow at times. I popped in with a friend of mine for lunch the other day and she was waiting ages for her bangers and mash. When she asked a passing waitress if her food was on the way she got something like a grunt in reply. It arrived finally and while she ate it all as she was ravenous she said it was only alright. There's live music sometimes by night and I'm not sure if it's still the case, but they used to raise the price of drink on these occasions, which doesn't seem very fair!
About This BusinessProvided by business
Welcome to Foley's Bar and Queen Maebh's Restaurant.
What gives Foley's its enduring claim to cultural resonance is the degree to which it captures the essence of today's Irish Bar so perfectly by maintaining traditional hospitality as its cornerstone.
We believe that Foley's Bar in these depressionary times will reawaken the nearly forgotten standards of warmth and friendliness that existed in Irish Bars prior to the Irish Boom period.
Our customer base is made of those that appreciate an entertaining atmosphere, all at affordable prices, of the highest quality and a personalized one-of-a-kind homemade style in what was becoming an increasingly homogenous industry.
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me. I will be delighted to help. We look forward to welcoming you and to a memorable and successful visit at Foley's.
Established in 1979
Please allow me to introduce you to Foley's Bar & Queen Maebh's Restaurant where in this beautiful corner of Georgian Dublin we have been perfecting the art of hospitality for over 30 years to give our customers value, quality, service and tradition at the ideal location.
We are located at the corner of Merrion Row / Merrion Street Upper, adjacent to Government Buildings.
The property dates back to the late 1700's and was originally the site of a Gallows, situated close to the Huguenot Cemetery.
Since being taken over by the Foley Family in 1979 and
later, in 2006, by their Son, Sean Foley, the premises has undergone great changes to become today, a successful family business impressing all in need of quality and comfort to complement their dining and drinking experience.
Meet the Business Owner: Sean F.
Always look for the same personal one of a kind service, in humble unpretentious surrondings that meet my needs and which I like to give my customers.