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Dublin’s answer to a hipster dive on a grand scale, the Bernard Shaw is absolutely huge, although you would never think it walking through the old-school pub doorway. Through the narrow bar and down a few steps is a vast outdoor space filled with pool tables, rough-and-tumble seating, and best of all, the big blue bus pizza truck that serves legitimately delicious pizza into the early hours. The charm of the Bernard Shaw is that you never really know what to expect, sometimes there’s a flea market, a food festival, a gig, but irrespective of events, the bar is always open. The pub itself is 113 years old, but the hipster-hole reincarnation happened in 2006 (before anyone in Ireland even knew what the term meant), and the place has been a guaranteed good time ever since.

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