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The Horseshoe Bar is a true Dublin landmark; it’s the bar where you meet people before dinner, after dinner, to celebrate, to mourn, or just because. Named for the curved shape of the bar, booze aside, this is some of the best people watching in Dublin, seconded only by the hotel’s other bar, No. 27. The illicit-looking, red-papered room is routinely heaving with politicians, visiting luminaries, and journalists. A Guinness is a must here and, if you can be tempted, the whiskey tasting. The aforementioned No. 27 across the marble hallway is all Georgian grandeur with big windows looking onto Stephen’s Green, with beautifully painted scenes of Dublin on the walls, a grand piano, and the obligatory roaring fire.

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