The Dark Horse, Exterior, Dublin.

The Dark Horse

The Dark Horse

South Dublin's best specialised beer bar. We source the best hand crafted and small batch beers from around the world, some of which are not currently available anywhere else in Ireland. Enjoy your beer in our sunny beer garden out the front. We also have a well stocked off licence. Situated on Carysfort Avenue in Blackrock

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Book an intimate table or two, or for bigger parties we can accommodate up to 100 people.

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Check out Facebook and posters at the bar for more promotions.

Beat the Monday blues with 10% off Galway Bay Brewery core range pitchersSports Special: €25 pitcher and snack boardSteak night, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, €39.95Treat yourself to a fine whiskeyVisit our off licence for a great selection of beer, wine and spirits. Glassware hire. Ice.Book your party with usHellfire hot chicken wings, 1kg bucket, 15euroGet a three-pint pitcher or a Growler to take homeNeed a rechagre? We charge your phone for you!

Cheers to craft beers!

We brew our own: Of Foam and Fury, Full Sail, Bay Ale, Stormy Port, Via Maris, Mare Incognita and Buried at Sea. Keep an eye on our rotational tap for limited edition brews too! We also have a huge range of imported and local bottled beers.

Contact us

31–33 Carysfort Avenue
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Phone: 01 288 0789

News and Events

Showing in The Dark Horse today - Derry take on Tyrone in the Ulster Senior Football Championship (TI 2pm) and Dublin take on Galway in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship (TI 4pm) and don't forget Kids Eat Free! #AllIrelandChampionships #gaelicfootball #hurling #craftbeer #gastropub #galwaybaybrewery

Posted 18 hours, 17 minutes ago

There may be a rugby match on but don't worry we haven't forgotten about the soccer fans! Chelsea take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final KO at 17.30

Posted 1 day, 19 hours ago

Our boys in blue may not have made it past Scarlets last week, but here at The Dark Horse we're getting behind our neighbours as they take on Scarlets in the Pro12 final. Why not stop by to watch, and enjoy our steak night while you're here! KO 18.15 #pro12rugbyfinal #munstervsscarlets #coybir #craftbeer #steaknight

Posted 1 day, 19 hours ago

Leinster take on Scarlets in the PRO12 semi final in the RDS tonight. Kick off at 19.45. Showing on our big screen ☺ #coybib #leinsterrugby #craftbeer #galwaybaybrewery

Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

The Dark Horse posted 5 photos on Instagram.

The Dark Horse has come to Instagram! Drop in for a beer, browse our off licence, check out our brand new menu, or simply to say hi ☺ @ The Dark Horse

Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Finally its the weekend! Why not kick back and relax in your favourite crafty local and enjoy a bite to eat! #gastrogrub #wecraftbeer

Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

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