As settings go, the Market Bar is hard to beat. An impressive facade of red-brick archways gives way to an atmospheric courtyard and a high-beamed, spacious interior that lends a warehouse-feel to this former sausage factory. While drinks prices are average by Dublin standards, the tapas are great value for money and make this place perfect for sharing a bite with a crowd of friends.
Downsides include the fact that bookings aren’t taken, the kitchen closes long before the bar does, and service can be slightly chaotic at busy times. Although with generous portions from a small but varied food menu, not to mention a good selection of wines by the glass, it’s definitely worth checking out. Work your way through a plate of nachos with a cold beer some time.