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.
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.
"Sure where would ya get it" Old School My title is very much an Irish phrase of praise. I am a 'Dub' through and through and am familiar with the Stag's Head and other great Dublin pubs but a recent trip with three friends left us with a smile on our faces and reassurance that the Stag's Head is still that authentic, old-school Dublin pub, drop in if you are in town and want to see why we all love this town and the Stag's Head. My little story. I asked for a 'rusty nail' which is a shot of Scotch and a shot of Drambuie in a glass with ice. The lounge girl said they had no scotch, I said Irish will do. She came back and said they had no Drambuie. I felt someone was playing a joke or it was being lost in translation so went up to the bar. I was told, they only stock Irish, fair enough, but also that indeed they did not have any Drambuie. No worries, but before I could say another word, Brian the barman said, we'll sort you out and disappeared out the door. Few minutes later my rusty nail arrived with Brians recommendation of a tiny drop of white lemonade (yup, good call!). A bit of banter struck up and we were 20 to 30 mins shootin the breeze with Brian, and as always happens in Dublin we ended up with about a half dozen people we both knew. Great evening and as I say, drop in, you'll have the authentic craic.