The Shortlist For The Best Pubs In Ireland Has Been Announced

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Best Pub Shortlist

No topic sparks fiercer debate than that of the greatest Irish pub. Everyone has their own opinion, and if it doesn’t match your own, it's wrong.

In fact, we've seen friendships torn asunder over which pub pours the best Guinness.

How to settle this age-old debate then? The Irish Pubs Global Federation have found a solution. Put it to a public vote…

A record 25,000 members of the public have cast their votes, the shortlists are in, and every corner of the country is represented.

Here are the Irish nominees...

Irish Pub of the Year

Slattery’s, D4

An Pucan, Galway

Bofey Quinn’s, Corofin

O’Connor’s, Tinahely

Gus O’Connor’s, Doolin

Murray’s Bar, Inishbofin

The Shepherd’s Rest, Derry

The Warehouse Bar & Kitchen, Letterkenny

Toners, Dublin

Garavan’s, Galway

Best Food Experience

The Moorings, Dungarvan

The Old Spot, Dublin

The Chophouse, Dublin

O’Connor’s, Tinahely

Gus O’Connor’s, Doolin

Murrays, Inishbofin

John Keogh’s The Lock Keeper, Galway

The Laurels, Perrystown

Angelina’s, Dublin

Hayes Bar, Glandore

Best Cocktail Experience

The VCC, Dublin

Slattery’s, D4

Peruke & Periwig, Dublin

Zozimus, Dublin

McGettigan’s, D9

The Central, Navan

Drop Dead Twice, Dublin

Warehouse Bar & Kitchen, Letterkenny

Hyde, Galway

The Dail, Galway

Best Sports Experience

Slattery’s, D4

An Pucan, Galway

Bofey Quinn’s, Corofin

O’Connor’s, Tinahely

Thomas Connolly, Sligo

Toners, Dublin

Kings Head, Galway

Warehouse Bar & Kitchen, Letterkenny

The Woolshed Baa & Grill, Cork

McGettigan’s, Galway

Best Whiskey Experience

Toners, Dublin

The Central, Navan

The Dingle Whiskey Bar

Sean’s Bar Athlone

Dick Mack’s, Dingle

Thomas Connolly, Sligo

The Dail, Galway

Garavan’s Galway

Hyde, Galway

Oliver Plunkett Cork

Best Entertainment Experience

Oliver Plunkett, Cork

Paddy’s Bar, Terryglass

Oliver St John Gogartys, Dublin

Roisin Dubh, Galway

Gus O’Connors, Doolin

The Warehouse, Letterkenny

Drop Dead Twice, Dublin

Sophie’s, Dublin

Shepherds Rest, Draperstown

Dolans, Limerick

The overall winners will be announced at the Irish Pubs Global Awards on the 9th of October in the Galmont Hotel Galway, as part of the 2018 Irish Pubs Global Gathering. The theme for this year’s event is “Famous For Food, highlighting the importance of showcasing Irish food in Irish pubs and restaurants around the world.

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