Ruin Bar Dublin

Image by Maria Krupskaya

Ruin Bar – Urban hub in central Dublin

I absolutely love the pub culture in Dublin, and I think the hundreds of drinking spots scattered across town is what gives Dublin its unique, cosy and homely vibe. However, coming from a much bigger city, I sometimes miss the trendy “hipster” places too. The Ruin Bar was a recent discovery of mine that instantly became one of my favourite bars in town.

From the team that brought us The Camden Exchange (also a definite favourite!), Ruin Bar opened in late 2017 and is already a very popular place, especially on weekends and holidays – the photo was taken on a Monday night so don’t be deceived! I like how spacious it feels, even when crowded, and love the steampunk interiors inspired by the ruin bars in Budapest; they really set this bar apart from other places in Dublin.

Any bar in central Dublin can also double as a lunch place for nearby office workers, and so Ruin bar has a lunch and dinner menu available. I haven’t tried the food there yet, but absolutely adore the food at Camden Exchange, so coming from the same team, I’m sure I wouldn’t be disappointed. The drinks and cocktails menu is also very extensive, and they even have my beloved ginger beer! 

I love coming here both in the early hours, when it’s quiet and easier to chat, and at busier times to enjoy a great night out.

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Details about this spot



33 Tara Street, Dublin

Opening Times

Sun - Wed 12:00 - 00:00, Thu - Sat 12:00 - 01:30


Cocktail: € 12


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)