John Kavanagh The Gravediggers

    Open10:30 AM - 12:00 AM (Next day)

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    1 Prospect Square


    Dublin 9



    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM


    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM


    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM


    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM


    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 AM (Next day)


    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 AM (Next day)

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    • 12:30 PM - 11:00 PM

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    Known for our creamy pints. We also offer food in our lounge. Lunch Monday to Friday 12 noon to 3pm. Evening Tapas Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 8.30pm (No food on Sundays or Bank Holidays) we have no credit/debit card facilities-Cash Only. No bookings, first come first serve.

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      Amanda S.
      16 May 2024

      An amazing bar in Dublin!! The bartender was so kind and welcoming, he provided so many historical facts about the pub!
      The ambiance felt like a true Irish pub from the 1800s- we even got to see the area the woman used to have to sit! Make sure to sign the guest book!
      The served the best pint of Guinness I've had by far and had an amazing atmosphere! Definitely stop here during your travels in Dublin!!

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      Clari I.
      Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
      10 Jan 2024
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      The Gravediggers is a Tapas- type of restaurant. The food was super good and not in abundance to allow for tasting several tapas. I loved it.

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      Kim Y.
      Phoenix, United States
      27 Jun 2023

      Stopped in on one of our last nights in Dublin and so glad we did!!! What a great place to grab a pint and eat some fantastic food! Service was great super friendly. Not a big place which kinda made it even better, if you have a chance stop in for sure n grab a pint and a bowl of the coddle or the seafood chowder

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      Michael H.
      Chicago, United States
      16 Apr 2023

      Definitely my favorite pub in Dublin. Situated next to a beautiful graveyard from the 1800's.. you have to check it out for sure! Walking in, it's like stepping back in time with ancient wood doors, nooks & wood burning fireplace. Don't expect a huge bar as it is rather small with absolutely no stools!! Many tables around the bar that are weathered & look to have been in use for many years. Expect lots of locals with their dogs that are quick to spark up a conversation about the history of the area! I chatted with the town Barber for 3 hours over many pints. Service was great & very prompt and this is definitely the BEST pint of Guinness I had & I had many! They ring a bell when you tip/ ask for Becky and you won't be disappointed. Must see joint// talk later PS- try the peanuts

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      Joe J.
      Gilbert, United States
      17 Mar 2023

      In the search for the finest Guinness pour in the land, John Kavanagh is a must. They do an absolutely perfect pour. The folks are friendly and the place is popular with locals.

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      Dave K.
      Calgary, Canada
      1 Oct 2023

      Great Guinness and great food. The staff are friendly and attentive. Unique location right beside Glasnevin Cemetery.

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      Chris B.
      Saint Louis, United States
      4 Oct 2023

      The food here was perfect, take a picture of the
      Menu on the way in and order anything - it was all awesome, oh and did I mention the best Guinness pour in Ireland.

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      Bryan G.
      Sun Valley, United States
      30 Aug 2023

      My wife and I were in Ireland for two weeks and made our first visit on night #1 as we heard this was the best pint you were going to find and it definitely didn't disappoint. The pub was very busy but service was really quick and the pint was as advertised, damn near perfect. Brought our friends back about a week later when they got to Ireland. A little bit off the normal track but worth the trip!

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      Maddie D.
      Tallahassee, United States
      2 Sept 2023

      Visiting Dublin and a good friend brought me to this pub. I have nothing negative to say about it. The Guinness pour was amazing and the food was the best I had on the whole trip. Everyone was friendly and if you want a truly great experience, go here.

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      Olivia P.
      Singapore, Singapore
      3 Jun 2023

      Coddle + Guinness ! Everything else was just ok but those 2 alone are worth the 5 stars

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