My Favourite Meeting Place in Dublin

“What’s you favorite meeting place in Dublin?”

Meetingsbooker (a Dublin based startup that finds the best meeting rooms all over the world) recently asked me this question and it didn’t take me too long to come up with an answer. The truth is, whenever I agree to meet people in Dublin, it is nearly always as the same spot.

People are drawn to this magical meeting place for many reasons. It’s one of the best locations for people watching, there is always a lovely atmosphere both inside and outside, and it’s one of the few places in Dublin city center where you can have a proper conversation and hear yourself think thanks to the absence of TVs and loud music.

This unique meeting place is rich in history and is full of the most spirited and interesting characters in Dublin. It also turns out that I’m not the only person who likes to meet here. In 1972,  it became the favored meeting place for cutting-edge Irish writers of the time such as Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O’Brien, J.P. Donleavy and Liam O’Flaherty. 

Can you guess where I’m talking about? It’s a great little venue that displays new works of art on its hallowed walls, turning it’s cosy pub decor into an improv art gallery at times. It serves the best pints of Guinness in Dublin and by far the best ham and cheese toasties.

You must have guessed it by now…it has to be Grogans!


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