Just a stone’s throw away from Grafton Street, on Harry’s Street you will find Bruxelles. A city pub steeped in history, former Mooney’s pun. Built as an elaborate Victorian public house. With corner turret and fine gothic-inspired dormer windows, the building is every history buff’s dream. The bar went onto play a huge part in the birth of the Irish music scene. To Skid Row, then Thin Lizzy, this became their second home around the late 1960’s-early 1970’s. Bruxelles has been providing the locals of Dublin with a place to retreat since 1886. It’s the heart and soul of the Dublin community offering something for everyone with Three bars under one roof.
The Saloon is where it all happens and everyone’s welcome. An old haunt of many recognised faces such as Michael Flatley, Brian O’Driscoll, Paul Weller, 50 Cent and of course Phil Lynott.
Nowadays you can quench your thirst for happiness as you cosy up and catch up with friends in the saloon bar while enjoying some true Irish cuisine.
The Flanders bar, located in the basement. Is every rock lovers haven. It is for this reason you may spot a few more famous rock lovers such as Iron Maiden who drop by when in town. The Flanders was set up to accommodate the pub’s growing legions of rock heads. The new refurb gives a nod to the legends who once met here, pop down, check it out and be inspired in the Phil Lynott snug.
The Zodiac Lounge was first established in the late ‘60s when public house doors were opened to women. Hence the name The Zodiac’s role is continually evolving and now it’s where you’ll go to hear alternative rock music and hang out with a younger, more fashion concious crowd.
Visiting Bruxelles is a truly unique experience and one you will struggle to find anywhere else so whether you’re calling in for a catch with friends over traditional Irish food or looking for a taste of some good old rock music our passionate team are focused on providing a unique and unforgettable experience whilst serving up your favourite treats and tipples.
Best Traditional Food Probably the best meal we had while in Dublin. We tried the bacon and cabbage and the beef and Guinness stew. Both were fantastic. We tried the same dishes at other places but this was the best hands down.
Pre Christmas drinks We had a couple of drinks on 23rd December after finishing up work for Christmas. We were lucky enough to nab two stools at the bar and we really enjoyed a couple of hours soaking up the festive atmosphere. The staff are great.
Quick Stop for Guinness While on a Whiskey tour, this place was recommended for the best pub to get a pint of Guinness. So after our tour, we headed here for a late night stop before it was back to the hotel. We were there on a Sunday evening so the crowd was not bad. We went straight in and got a small table, where the waitress greeted us within minutes. All we ordered was the Guinness and it was pretty good. Recommended.