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Grogan's Castle Lounge

#468 of 2,009 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
Bar, Pub
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15 South William Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9320
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a fan as there was a good mix of people, good staff and a decent pint. Completely new crew of bar staff are dreadful (perhaps it's due to a lack of training or personality...but probably both). Wouldn't really want to return at this point.

Thank Thomas W
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost a must stop when in Dublin. Atmosphere just the way I like it. Attentive service and the ham and cheese toasties are wonderful. My local away from home. There is also an ever changing gallery of artwork for sale which adds character to this South of the Liffey institution.

Thank Chris V
Lappeenranta, Finland
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Original Irish pub with good selection of beers on tab. No tvs. Locals visit this place which is always a sign.

Thank Petra Y
Killarney, Ireland
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152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Enter this pub and immediately you feel as if time has stood still.A pub dedicated to selling good drink and the only concession to gastropub status are the toasted sandwiches aromatic and tasty.They must be doing something right judging by the abundance of customers. Long may it continue

Thank vincent o
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

There's no tv in this bar, which is great. Clientele are mostly phaux literary types though you will find the genuine article there from time to time. A great weekend bar.

Thank Scribatori
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great bar with great selection of beers. My personal favourite; Red Rebel. It is located just outside the busy Temple bar district.

Thank Rens A
Pavia, Italy
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Grogan's is one of the best pubs in Dublin. Great city centre location where you can sit outside and watch the world go by while drinking one of the best pints of Guinness in the known universe :)

Thank Mike K
Dundee, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

A good choice just of off Grafton Street. Nice pint quality & fine range of beers. Typically lyrical Irish ambience (is that a posh way of saying the craic?)

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Thank Gruthan
Tervuren, Belgium
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Had toasted ham tomato and onion sandwiches here on the recommendation of a good friend. The walls are adorned with a wonderfully eclectic mix of art, the beer was great. Lots of fun, we would visit here again.

Thank Hulencourt
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

If you want the unique experience of an Irish pub than go no further than Grogan's. The decor is fantastic and the hospitality of the employees and locals is brilliant. Great Guinness and toasted sandwiches. They are well worth a try.

Thank 12Holidays2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 South William Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 9320

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?