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Break for the Border

$$ - $$$
South City Centre
Bar, Pub, Mexican
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2 Johnstons Place, Lr Stephens Street, D2, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 478 0300
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

AVOID AVOID AVOID! Do yourself a favour and save your money. Extortionate price to go to a nightclub that plays bad 90's music on an 80's night and to be attacked by the staff and management. Yes that's right, the cheap DJ the event organiser hired thought Fresh prince of bel air was 80's. he even harassed me to prove... More 

Thank NiamhHM
Dundalk, Ireland
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154 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

yuo don;t go for the quality of food you go for the craic, the atmosphere and the cocktails at the weekend food is ok - defrosted and baked ribs, defrosted and baked chicken, defrsoted and deep fried onions, deep friend chips, deep fried mushrooms...you get the gist but the staff are great, the cocktails are great, and the music pumps... More 

Thank Marcos_Simpson
Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

My first visit here wasnt sure what to expect but very impressed. Brilliant DJ, friendly staff and great cocktails

Thank Quin S
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The bar was lovely to relax and have some cocktails. The cocktails were amazing and would recommend them to anyone! The staff seemed lovely and welcomed us as we were a large hen party. We sat outside because the weather was amazing and it was such a nice place to sit and chill out. We also had got two food... More 

Thank Evan F
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Visited twice recently on a Saturdayevening but wont be going back. On both occasions went here to watch football & some grab some food as everywhere else was really busy...this place was practically empty. The place needs a manager The staff seemed disinterested in the customers and despite sitting at the bar I can genuinely say it took over 20... More 

Thank PDPatara
Dublin, Ireland
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494 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Was here for a drag show. The show itself was amazing but the venue was only alright. The drink is expensive and it's not the cleanest bar. The staff were lovely though. The smoking area is large and has plenty of seats.

Thank JenandNeil365
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

loved this bar! all staff so friendly especially Mark and Doug they were amazing! Service was fast and friendly. Some cocktails only 5 euros and a pint of 'the black stuff' 5.10.went to this bar every night while visiting and will defo be back when i return

Thank empresskimmi
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

One of the best places to visit for good value and tasty cocktails! Nice staff and amazing interior, it's a must for anyone in need of a good drink!

Thank JammyBoyle
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144 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Was in here on Saturday past , went here having never been before and never intend to go again , friends were in the downstairs club €10 in for a dark dirty place where we had 1 drink and went upstairs to get away from , say upstairs on soft chairs with rips all over them for a few drinks... More 

Thank BelfastDiva
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

meal was lovely and was cooked to perfection :) friendly staff whom couldn't do enough to make you feel welcome

Thank SeniorWard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$26
Bar, Pub, Mexican
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Johnstons Place, Lr Stephens Street, D2, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 478 0300

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