11 Best Pubs in Dingle, County Kerry

Dingle is a charming harbor town in the Dingle Peninsula, part of the stunning County Kerry and among the favorite stops if you’re navigating the Wild Atlantic Way route.

They say that Dingle has more pubs than any other place in Ireland, which might be true as a quick visit in the town center or pier could give you a sight of quaint pubs liming an entire street or across each other. Each pub has a distinct character, frequented by fascinating characters.

Whether you’re looking for one that also serves tasty bar food, looking for live traditional Irish music performances, cozy place to hang out or simply wanted a punt of Guinness — there’s a Dingle pub for you. Here are some of the best pubs in Dingle. When you’re in town, be sure to visit or better yet, do a pub crawl and get to know them all.

11 Best Pubs in Dingle, County Kerry

1. An Droichead Beag

An Droichead Beag

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The name literally means ‘the small bridge’ and since this pub is located right next to a small bridge, it’s safe to say that’s where the name came from. An Droiched Beag is a pub in Dingle that’s popular for its nightly offerings of traditional Irish music.

The musicians or bands change every night, all with a repertoire of Irish staples with a flourish. The gigs usually start late, around 10 p. m. but they serve good beer and the bar stays open later than most pubs in the area.

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday – 3:00 PM to 2:30 AM

Friday to Saturday – 12:00 PM to 2:30 AM

Sunday – 12:00 PM to 1:30 AM

Contact Information

Phone: +353 (0)66 915 1723

Email: info@androicheadbeag.com

Address: corner, Spa Rd, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

2. Dick Mack’s Pub & Brewery

Dick Mack’s Pub & Brewery

A pub with its pen brewery and taphouse, this is where you can get some flavorful craft beers in Dingle. Also known as an ‘old man’s pub’ because of the memorabilia on display, this family-run pub is popular among tourists and locals alike.

The pub occupies what used to be a leather and shoe shop, now a cozy hang-out that boasts of quiet corners, open fires and a mini ‘walk of fame’ in front to honor famous visitors such as Sean Connery and Julia Roberts.

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Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday –  11:00 AM to 11:30 PM

Friday – Saturday – 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Sunday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Contact Information

Phone: +353 (0) 66 915 1787

Email: info@dickmackspub.com

Address:  Green Street Dingle, Co Kerry Ireland

3. The Dingle Pub

The Dingle Pub

Located in the main street in the heart of Dingle town is this large, open plan pub. A favorite among tourists as well as young locals and un veterans, the Dingle Pub also hosts nightly music gigs.

There’s a pool table if you want other things to do while nursing your dark stuff (Guinness). Upstairs, they have a bed and breakfast that’s best if you’re just passing by Dingle on your Ireland tour. This place easily fills up though so book ahead of your visit.

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday – 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM

Friday – Saturday – 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Sunday – 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM

Contact Information

Phone:  +353 66 915 1370

Email:  thedinglepub@eircom.net

Address: Main Street Dingle Co. Kerry IRL

4. Foxy John’s

Foxy John’s

A small and traditional pub that’s also a hardware store and offers bike rentals, Foxy John’s is another unmissable Dingle establishment. The interior is simple, cozy and friendly, with the pub bar and hardware store counter on your either side as you enter.

They also have live music on certain nights, but most people come here for the homey atmosphere. Pay this pub a visit whether you’re staying in Dingle or just passing by, for an hour or two of relaxing with a pint of Guinness.

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday – 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM

Friday – Saturday – 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM 

Sunday – 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM 

Contact Information

Phone: +353 (0)1 29 55 647

Email: info@johnniefoxs.com

Address: Johnnie Fox’s Pub Glencullen Dublin Mountains Co. Dublin D18 X635 Ireland

5. ‪John Benny’s ‬

‪John Benny’s ‬

A pub that’s popular for its traditional Irish music and the food, John Benny’s is another must-visit when you’re in Dingle. This one is located across the pier, meaning it has easy access to fresh seafood that’s a fixture on its menu.

Hosted by traditional Irish musicians John & Éilís, a visit guarantees not just your typical Irish pub fare but also great food and entertainment. This place is known all over the Dingle Peninsula for its music, song, and dance so if you’re looking for a bit of fun apart from relaxing, be sure to stop by John Benny’s. ‬

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday – 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM

Sunday – 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Contact Information

Address:  Strand St, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

6. Kennedy’s

Kennedy’s

Dingle pubs are practically located next to each other and each has its own character that for non-locals, it seems difficult to decide which one to visit next. One of those that comes highly recommended is Kennedy’s, a quaint little spot that’s considered the ultimate hangout when on Dingle.

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The interiors are honey and traditional, with stone floors and wood paneling, where you can sit in low stools and have your drinks by candlelight. Kennedy’s is housed on a former residence, which probably explains the air of coziness and warmth as you step inside.

Apart from the welcoming atmosphere to go with your favorite pint of Guinness or whiskey, there’s also trad music sessions on some nights. Be sure to include Kennedy’s in your itinerary when in Dingle or as part of your pub crawl.

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday – 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Friday to Saturday – 5:30 PM to 1:00 AM 

Sunday – 5:30 PM to 12:00 AM 

Contact Information

Address:  Upper Main Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

7. Kruger’s Pub, Dingle

Kruger’s Pub

A Dingle Pub named after its owner, Kruger’s is located in Slea Head drive. If you’re going on a Wild Atlantic Way excursion, you can’t possibly miss this
pub that’s a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

Set up by a local named Muiris “Kruger” Kavanagh, who has an inspiring success story, this pub is known for its ‪sean-nós ‬(an old Irish a capella style of singing) performances as well as step dancing.

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday – 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM 

Contact Information

Address: Main St, Howth, Dublin, Ireland

8. Lord Baker’s

Lord Baker’s

A popular local hangout and landmark, Lord Baker’s Pub were named after Tom Baker. He was the owner of the pub who also served as a town councilor, once worked as an auctioneer as well as a writer of poetry in the Irish language.

His pub is a lively, flurry of activity and fun since the time it opened in 1890. Said to be the oldest Dingle pub, Lord Baker’s is a great place to relax and unwind with your favorite drink, and the delicious food that’s on offer throughout the day.

Opening Hours

Monday – Tuesday – 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Friday to Sunday – 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Contact Information

Phone: +353 (0)66 9151277

Email: info@lordbakers.ie

Address: Main Street, Dingle, Co Kerry

9. ‪The Marina Inn ‬

‪The Marina Inn’s pub

‪The Marina Inn’s pub is an instant favorite among tourists, and popular because of the chill atmosphere, traditional Irish music performances, and customer service. Those who have been here also rave about the food that’s served in hefty portions, perfect if you’re staying longer while hanging out with friends.

This spacious pub gets high recommendations for the warm and friendly staff, earning promises of more visits from new and old patrons alike.

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Contact Information

Phone: +353 66 9151660

Email:

Address: Strand Street DingleCo. Kerry IRL

10. Murphy’s Pub

Murphy’s Pub

A charming traditional Irish pub situated on the Dingle waterfront, Murphy’s is the ideal place to hang out, have. Few drinks, eat and enjoy Irish music.

This place also runs a bed and breakfast, owned and managed by the husband and wife team of John and Eileen Murphy. The rustic interior is cozy and homey, with wood furniture and an open fire and it’s also one of the best places to stay at in Dingle

They serve good food that includes vegetarian options, starting at lunch and among the most popular dish is one made with Dingle Bay fish that’s freshly caught. If you’re in Dingle or just passing by as part of your Ireland trip, be sure to drop by Murphy’s for a hearty meal, a pint of Guinness and an atmosphere that’s uniquely Irish.

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday – 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM

Friday – Saturday –  10:30 AM to 12:00 AM

Sunday -12:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Contact Information

Phone: +353 66 9151450

Email: jmurphyspubdingle@gmail.com

Address: Strand St, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

11. O’Flaherty’s Pub Dingle

O'Flaherty's

A pub with a distinct d world feels, O’Flaherty’s is not very touristy and favorite haunt among locals. The owner is also a pub patron, while the man behind the bar is your go-to source if you’re curious about local history, culture, fun trivia and interesting anecdotes.

Located near the pier, this pub also has regular performances of traditional Irish music. O’Flaherty’s is frequented by locals, making it a more authentic experience when you visit. Be sure to visit this pub when you’re in Dingle, definitely a good place to just hang out and relax with your punt of Guinness.

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday – 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM

Friday to Saturday – 11:00 AM to 12:30 AM 

Sunday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Contact Information

Phone: +353 66 9151983

Email: oflahertysdingle@gmail.com

Address: Dingle Kerry Republic of Ireland

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