Top 10 Places for a Pint of Guinness

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No visit to Fingal is complete without a toast to Arthur! There are so many cosy, character filled places to pick up a creamy pint of the black stuff – so be sure to explore and raise a pint!

1. The Old Schoolhouse Bar & Restaurant – Swords

A fantastic blend of classic and contemporary, this is an Irish pub with a modern twist - perfect surroundings to enjoy a creamy Guinness. Why not make an evening of it – their food menu includes mouth-watering steak options!

2. O'Connells - Howth

This neo-classic pub is the full package. Full bar, lively atmosphere and music every weekend – the best accompaniment to a Guinness! The pub uses as many local food sources as possible, so fresh is at the forefront of their menu. Bonus - O'Connells looks onto Howth pier and harbour, perfect for beautiful sunsets (Let’s raise a drink to that!)

3. Hogs and Heifers – Swords

The Rockin’ Bar and Grill! This American influenced bar mixes Texas steakhouse and classic rock n roll into a southern inspired adventure. With live music and daily specials that include Feel Good Fridays, Rack Wednesdays and a Hot Wings Challenge! For a pint with a party atmosphere give Hogs and Heifers a visit!

4. Gibney’s of Malahide

Voted as one of Ireland’s best pubs, and for very good reason. From it’s live music, authentic décor, and traditional Irish music on a Sunday it’s the perfect excuse to pop in for a pint – sláinte!

5. Blue Bar – Skerries

Nestled just beside Skerries Harbour, Blue Bar is the ideal setting for a rich glass of Guinness to toast the Dublin sunset. Grab a patio table, a group of friends and take that scenery in – because a day without laughter is a day wasted!

6. Abbey Tavern - Howth

This is a pub that gets an A for Atmosphere! The Abbey Tavern is over 400 years old, so if traditional is your thing, this is the place for you. The Abbey Tavern offers nightly four course meals as well as traditional Irish dancing and music. For an unmissable experience for visitors and locals alike, pull up for a pint

7. The Summit Inn – Howth

Howth is well known for it’s picturesque walks, and The Summit Inn is the ideal way to finish that weekend leg stretch, with their breathtaking coastal and mountain views. Sup on a Guinness beside their cosy turf fire, for the perfect end to the perfect day.

8. Gilbert & Wright - Malahide

Indulge and be entertained! Gilbert & Wright have nailed the shabby chic trend with a friendly intimate vibe. Why not pop along for Karoke Thursday, one of their prize pizza’s or a cool black pint of Guinness?

9. Duffy's Pub - Malahide

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the charming Malahide town! Drink and dine at the inviting Duffy’s Pub , their extensive food menu will be the perfect pairing with a pint of the black stuff. Experience modern day Irish pub culture at its very best.

10. Wrights Cafe Bar – Swords

Since 2001, Wrights has been the first choice for dancing and drinks and daytime catchups. This award winning café bar describe themselves as ‘refined, relaxed, and welcoming’ – we couldn’t think of a better setting for a pint or two.

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