When you head to Murray’s Bar, you’ll be enveloped in an atmosphere which recalls the glorious maritime and industrial yesteryear of Dublin. Something of a rite of passage for its atmosphere, often described as a step back in time by patrons, the pub has entertained guests and quenched thirsts for over a century since the original landlady – Grandma Murray – set the place up. Although so much of the old remains, the venue’s big screen telly and frequent live entertainments (inclusive of traditional Irish dancing) act more as a tasteful juxtaposition of the modern than an eclipse of heritage.
Describing its prices as ‘recession-busting’, Murray’s isn’t shy to offer some of the best value food and generous portions in all of Temple Bar. All sorts of burgers and pies, plus chargrilled chicken and beef, populate the menu while the more adventurous can try out some favourites originating from further afield, like Thai green curry. The drinks list is as expansive as you’d expect; Irish whiskies and beers are the strong suit, while wines and other spirits are likewise available.
|Murray’s Bar, 33/34 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, D01 E0W2, Ireland.
|+353 1 878 7505