I had a great time here - I needed a place to watch Formula 1 with Sky Sports, and this was a perfect location. It's near the Puerta del Sol, and easy to find. It's a fairly large place, but I stuck to the front bar area.
The bartender, Jonas, was great. He made good drinks and was friendly, and when I forgot my phone on the bar, he put it away for me so it wouldn't get stolen. Dubliners has a good reputation for being a safer place where you don't have to worry *as* much.
The food is pretty average, but I only ate a very little bit. I went there for the race and for drinks, and it seems to be a pretty popular expat place, so English abounds - which was a nice change for me. There was free WiFi, it was pretty empty during the day (even in the evenings), and even the regulars were really very friendly and inclusive.
It's worth visiting if you're a bit homesick, or need some US/UK sports in your life.
Great place for wednesday euro shots and american music!
They have ginormous screens for football and basketball games :)
If you're homesick for America (or if you're just really bad at Spanish and want to speak English to people), this is the place for you.
From what I've been told, this bar is a popular haunt for American students and teens living in Spain. The night I went, everyone I met there was a study abroad student from the States who were knocking back a couple of drinks before going out clubbing.
As far as the drinks go, everything is pretty standard. They usually give out tickets for drink deals, and the night I went, a pint and a shot was 4 euros.
All in all, not a bad bar to go to if you just want to hang out with some Americans for a change.
2 stars is a little low; 4 stars is a little high...
I don't know, it is an average Irish bar, nothing special. But again, what do you expect from an Irish bar? No offense. I do think it's unfairly reviewed here. Just because big crowds are not your thing doesn't necessarily mean the place is bad. It can get packed with tourists and locals alike at times, but the service is good. The drinks are good. The food is not so bad for a Sports Irish bar. The toilets are clean (at least the ladies' room is)... It's really not bad (and this is coming from someone who detests sports and beer bars). I've been here a few times for the chicken wings (which I now find too greasy) and convenience.
Americans and Brits, especially newbies in Spain, can get their "fix" here just fine. Besides soccer, they play American football (Not that I care) and sometimes NHL. It's not bad if what you want is a place to mingle with English-speakers and get quick friendly service. (Though I don't understand why anyone coming to Spain is always looking for other tourists from the same country.) But, c'est la vie!
Just stop by and be the judge. Oh, and they have free Wi-Fi! (Weefee!)
I am not a particular fan of this Irish Pub and let me state that it has nothing to do with the overall service. I find the people working there to be friendly and the service to be relatively quick.
With that said, this place draws in the tourist crowd (especially Brits & Americans) and turns into a bit of a meat market in the evening. Now if you are reading this guys in hopes that this is where you come to meet beautiful Spanish girls, think again. It always seems to be a place where Spanish guys come to get tourist girls (lucky ladies) or tourists finding tourists...
I've been here twice with large groups later in the evening and it is quite often packed. It might be your thing, it simply isn't mind. If you are looking for some quiet pints and conversation, you'd do better to hit one of "Cerverceria's" on the street.
Went here with my boyfriend's cousin and his friends. Basically -- this is the place you "pregame" and stay at til 1:30 or so when the clubs are busier. The drinks are a lot cheaper, and apparently their food isn't bad but I haven't tried it.
As well, they usually have people giving out tickets for cheaper drink specials. Apparently the owner wants to create competition between Dubliners and another bar (which, shh, he owns as well) to drum up business.
Nonetheless -- not a terrible bar. Worth staying at for a few hours before having a big night and paying a lot of money at a club.
Oh, also, I'm 23 and I got IDed my second night coming here -- which I thought was pretty funny.
I have to say that the only reason I went here is because I heard they showed NFL. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm in Madrid and I want to watch American Football and not the good kind. Trust me, I love futbol as much as the next Madrileno, but sometimes I just need a fix of hard hitting NFL...
That said, it seemed I was just another American(or Brit) there to watch football. There were a few Spaniards there to watch some futbol, but I have a feeling most of them avoid it because of the rowdy bastards watching dimwits tackle on another(oh man now I'm even insulting the sport...).
There menu was cheap and I got a plate of wings which were actually pretty good, with a breading but a little greasy. It came with a spicy sauce and blue cheese dressing, which made for a decent 4$, but I wasn't thrilled with their d
One wild pub crawl night in Madrid and we ended up here in Dubliners with its Happy Hour - our crawl special was 2 drinks for 10euros or you could get a bucket of beers for 15euros.
The music was good, the people were fun and the bar tenders mixed a strooong drink - perfect for a wild night out!
It was fine. Only giving 2 stars because there was nothing special about it. Nothing bad but nothing terribly good.
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