Still run by the original family, John Kavanagh’s has changed little over the past 150 years. A true classic, the pub is nicknamed Gravediggers after workers at the adjacent Glasnevin Cemetery, who were served through a secret hatch so they could drink on the job.
Woody and rustic, Porterhouse is Dublin’s oldest microbrewery. It only sells its own label, but it’s exceptional stuff. The pub food is delicious too. Classics like Bangers and mash and Irish Stew are the perfect accompaniment to the Oyster Stout, made with real oysters and Brain Blásta ale.