L. Mulligan has everything you could want from a pub. A cosy atmosphere, great food, an excellent selection of craft beer, spirits and wine and a little suntrap beer garden out the back. It’s one of the first Dublin gastropubs, and a home away from home for locals like myself. The atmosphere is casual, with a proper pub at the front and dining room at the back. It’s a good idea to book ahead, the place is always heaving by evening time.
There is a heavy-on-seasonal-Irish produce emphasis, with a changing menu each week featuring Irish ingredients like Five Mile Town goats cheese, local mussels and black pudding. The ingredients are sourced from local producers where possible, including their own craft beer, the Brown Paper Bag Project. In a bold move, it is one of the only pubs in Dublin that doesn’t stock Guinness, although you can get fantastic Irish craft porters and stouts instead.
The staff give great advice for beer pairings for all the food they serve. They have a grocery section on weekends, where you can buy fresh bread, bacon jam and cheese, along with growlers (ceramic bottles) of craft beer to take away.