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Replying To browncows:  "McGoverns later named Quinns was a great pub in the 70's, 80's and the 90's - great pint, one of the best in Dublin and some great country folk frequented it on match day. McGrath's was also a good pub. Would have been in neither in the last 20 years. Hideout was also good and great craic in all those pubs in that era- Most of the Dubs stayed at home in that era!!
MesAmis you were probably in nappies and would not have been left in!. Owen Maguires on the top if Dorest St was another great pub-in fact some of the best pubs in that era were in the same street."
Yep I enjoyed Quinns many moons ago but have nt been in it now in 25 years as it started getting dirty and just did nt like it anymore. Was some good pubs alright in Dorset St /Drumcondra but tbh some of the pubs I would enjoy on match days I would nt darken their doors on other occasions bar two or 3.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 1440 - 23/02/2021 18:04:10    2332555

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Back in college is early 2000s it was Big Tree on a Wednesday and Quinns on a Thursday, Fat frogs for a fiver if I remember correctly. The Fat Frogs wouldn't sit right with the belly full of dutch gold you already had in ya!!!! Good times.....

Adler (Monaghan) - Posts: 752 - 23/02/2021 19:24:48    2332563

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for a long time now it was a dirty pub with bad drink but a good place to get a bird or two.

jacktheboy (Donegal) - Posts: 70 - 23/02/2021 19:58:37    2332566

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Replying To Adler:  "Back in college is early 2000s it was Big Tree on a Wednesday and Quinns on a Thursday, Fat frogs for a fiver if I remember correctly. The Fat Frogs wouldn't sit right with the belly full of dutch gold you already had in ya!!!! Good times....."
Were you in Pats? I was there 98 to 01. Great nights in Cat and Cage and Quinns.

Malonemagic (Laois) - Posts: 688 - 23/02/2021 20:33:36    2332569

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Yiz all must be a bunch of whippersnappers! It's only Quinn's since mid 80's! To me it'll always be McGoverns! However! Is there anyone out there that remembers it as Cooke's? Before my time!

Onion_Sack (Dublin) - Posts: 22 - 23/02/2021 21:24:48    2332577

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Replying To Malonemagic:  "Were you in Pats? I was there 98 to 01. Great nights in Cat and Cage and Quinns."
Not the bleedin Cat and Cage!! Its amazing being from the area the no go pubs. It is obviously a lot to do with St Pat's close by, I am sure every University city has pubs the locals would dress up in disguise if they had to go into. And that is not to say there are no dire Dub only pubs! But in Drumcondra a really nice breakfast is to be had in Kennedy's and lovely pints and atmosphere at night. However, I can only imagine the reaction if a load of students piled in though!

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4551 - 23/02/2021 21:43:35    2332582

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Kennedys and Fagins are the only 2 pubs within 0.5 miles of Croke Park that I would have any interest in drinking in.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 952 - 24/02/2021 16:43:41    2332649

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Quinn's was the go to place years ago before, during and after matches for a bit of crack... many a long session took place there but in more recent times (I'm talking the last 10 years) it has turned into an awful dirty kip... Location wise it will be missed and when things open up again it will mean having to get to McGraths an hour or two earlier..!!!!

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 36 - 25/02/2021 08:46:43    2332700

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Quinn's was the go to place years ago before, during and after matches for a bit of crack... many a long session took place there but in more recent times (I'm talking the last 10 years) it has turned into an awful dirty kip... Location wise it will be missed and when things open up again it will mean having to get to McGraths an hour or two earlier..!!!!

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 36 - 25/02/2021 09:09:25    2332703

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Replying To Htaem:  "Haha good man royaldunne, must have a few pints with you some day before a game and start an aul riot, nothing serious now, just a few stools across he bar and stuff.

I was never in the Hideout, but I've heard if it, some of my mates used to go into it. I don't really mind where I drink before a game any more to be honeat, I've been in The Red Parrott, McGraths, Hogan Stand Bar (probably my favourite 3 pubs), Sunset House (looks rough but was alright inside), Big Tree (nearly as big of a kip as Quinns in my opinion) and Croke Park hotel etc

Never been in Gills for some strange reason though."
Definitely have to have a few pints. The only problem these days is I'd probably be on the floor after 3 pints. Not use to it at all now and age is catching up to me.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17198 - 27/02/2021 09:01:19    2332873

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Replying To MesAmis:  "The Hideout reopened in 2017 iirc.

Not sure what the story will be post Covid obviously."
It reopened? I never knew that. Ahh jasus I hope it keeps goin. Would love to go into it again when this is all over.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17198 - 27/02/2021 09:07:15    2332874

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