For me, The Hill was love at second sight. The very first time I walked in, I thought it was such a typical “old man’s pub”, and I didn’t like the way it smelled (oh boy) so I just walked out. Thankfully, I did decide to give it another chance, and I’m quite a frequent customer since.
Having said “customer”, it feels more like you’re a guest in this pub. It’s so cosy, it looks like your neighbour’s living room, and that’s what it feels like too; mostly frequented by people living nearby, it has the charm and the vibe of a true local pub. The bartenders are really friendly too, and I bet they know all the visitors by name.
The beer selection is standard for an old-fashioned pub, but also to keep up with the recent gin-craze in Dublin, The Hill are hosting regular Gin festivals with only €6 for a G&T, and there are quite a few to choose from. Quite a bargain as drinking in Dublin is not cheap.
The one thing I found The Hill didn’t have was single malt whisky (well, just had to head down the road to the Taphouse!).