The interesting thing about Pipers Corner that even most Dubliners don’t know about is that the owner Seán Potts, uilleann piper, opened the place because he was tired of the Temple Bar area becoming more and more commercial, and he wanted to create a platform for traditional Irish musicians to thrive in the way Irish music can only be experienced on the Green Island. He comes from a long line of musicians (for example his father was one of the founding members of The Chieftains) and you really feel that in the air of every corner of this place.
The service is the first thing that strikes you here: proper old-school Irish pub service where the customer is always put first and is like a friend to you. You come in and you feel like you just met an old friend you haven’t seen in a while, but it doesn’t matter, because you are still mates. The smile, openness and yes, a bit of an old-fashioned slagging is in operation and thriving. The friendly atmosphere is really at the heart of this place.
There is also a nice and cozy smoking area which is a little bit hidden but once you find your way, you will not be disappointed. And what’s really important in the unforgiving Irish weather – it’s heated.
It also doesn’t hurt that they serve an amazing Red Hot Chilli Pipers pizza with spicy pepperoni salami and nduja. Truly mouth-watering.