This bar is located in the most touristy area in Dublin so it will be busy pretty much always. They have an excellent selection of beers, many Irish beers, including IPAs, black IPAs and a good select of bottles. Staff is pretty knowledgeable, fast and easy going. This is my regular watering hole in Dublin.
A nice traditional pub and off course the tourists are present. ManVsBeer has given a good deScription of this labyrinth of a pub. I liked it. Friendly service at the bar,music played at comfortable sound level, lots of Irish craft beers and tasty Irish stew. (Visited February 16th 2016)
The beer selection here is ok, but since most bars in Dublin are now selling some craft beer, itís hard to justify going to OíNeillís for the beer alone. And there are not many other reasons to go. Typically packed with tourists, or rugby fans, and uncomfortably hot. If watching rugby and smelling other peopleís sweat is your thing, you may well like OíNeillís.
Nice old traditional boozer. Lots of wood panelling and lots of taps. Range isnít too interesting although picked up a few new ones.
Service quick, nice atmosphere. Food looked good. Not too pricey.
Not bad overall. Better places in Dublin though
Every city in the world that has an Irish pub has a place called OíNeills, so it seems right to visit one in Dublin. Beer selection is grand. The bar is huge but it doesnít feel like it with all of the nice nooks and crannies. The carvery looks unbelievable.
This pub, a short walk away from the northern beginning to the Grafton Street shops (and close to Trinity College) is a veritable maze of rooms and areas on different platform levels on different floors. Thereís several bars all offering different drinks each time and depending on what entrance you go through you may not realise how big this pub is until you decide to explore. Itís popular given its location and includes a slightly out of place self-service type restaurant section which tends to suggest this is the fast way they can service the people through the door who want to eat. Thereís plenty of craft keg and bottle ales here alongside some familiar mass produced brands of lager and other styles. Thereís also a rooftop terrace which acts a smoking area too, so if your a non-smoker this may not be the most appealing of areas to be in.
Lot of levels and rooms in this place. be great if the barstaff is knowable what they are doing. Lot of micros and macros, that not the problem but the staff, and there is a great place to come have a drink.
Had a hot cold mix about this place.A very large old place, with a great selection of tap beers. You have to walk around all the bars to find them. Staff at the tables was rude and ignored me except for a remark about why they were there. Had to go to the bar to get served. Even when the place was near empty with a ton of staff about. The bartender was very nice and although clueless about beer was nice to chat with. There are better places to be had in Dublin
Huge sprawling pub right in the city centre.
Two bars on two levels serving a mix of craft and macro.
Plenty of choice in terms of Irish craft ales, a couple of BrewDog offerings, and one or two common Belgians (Leffe etc).
Prices are fairly standard for Dublin - a touch more expensive than elsewhere given the good location.
Theyíve certainly gone for quantity over quality, with the majority of staff Iíve encountered knowing nothing about the beers and not giving a shit about presentation. Itís a little thing, but when I drop nearly 7quid on a pint of BrewDog Punk IPA I donít want it in a bloody Coors Light glass. Few times Iíve given pints back to them as the taste of line cleaner was just bleeding obvious.
They had a cask handpump for a while, but they quickly took it out due to them not pushing it/training their staff/not giving a shit - thank Christ, I had to teach a poor lad behind the bar how to pull a pint and then received a glass of vinegar for my troubles. Useless.
Carvery food is on offer, big and basic seems to be the theme but Iíve never eaten there.
Plenty of TVs for sports watching and a big roof terrace/smoking area.
Gets very busy and jammed with tourists in the evenings. Fairly cosy during the day, with plenty of comfy nooks and crannies to kick back and chill out with a pint.
Not a bad place for an afternoon pint or to watch a match on the telly, but there are better places to drink in the city.