Craft Beer in Dublin

Home to a lively pub culture, the locals in Dublin have embraced the craft beer revolution that’s taking the world by storm.

Start by heading over to Porterhouse, which was where Dublin’s craft beer scene was born in 1996. Although hundreds of popular craft beer bottles from Ireland and around the world line the walls, the house beer is still the centre of attention.

A local favourite for drinking craft beer is at Against the Grain on Wexford Street. The chief brewmaster has come up with creations that have received rave reviews from critics, so you’ll know that you’re in for a treat when you order a drink here.
Alfie Byrne’s is one of the smartest craft beer pubs in town. Sitting across the road from the National Concert Hall, the interior is impeccably clean, so it’s the perfect pub to go to if this sounds like your kind of place.

If you want to get away from the city centre, try 57 The Headline, which is in the southern part of Dublin. As well as focusing on the many craft beers that Dublin and Ireland produce, the kitchen sources its produce locally, making it a great spot to get a delicious fresh meal. The Brew Dock meanwhile is one of the friendliest pubs in town that serves craft beer, and has knowledgeable staff.

Head to J.W. Sweetman if you’re looking for a place that brew their beer onsite. You can go on a tour of their facility, take advantage of the great prices, and even stick to mainstream beers if you’re feeling a bit cautious.