There are many different aspects to Irish pubs, which are centered around the capital of Ireland, Dublin. The capital city is very popular for its nightlife and is also famous for being home to some of the best attractions in Ireland. One of the best attractions, and a well-loved venue for a number of events and parties, is Paul Leongas Pub. This bar and restaurant has long boasted an excellent reputation as a social hangout for both locals and visitors from Ireland and abroad.
The atmosphere inside Paul Leongas’s Irish Pub is warm, friendly and extremely welcoming. It is possible to catch the regulars watching the goings on of what goes on in the streets of Dublin, with the windows featuring posters from various bands and groups as well as music videos from bands that you would not normally associate with Irish pubs. There are also many photos on the walls featuring people from all over Ireland. This adds a personal touch to the atmosphere and makes it seem like you are at home relaxing with a group of friends.
Many celebrities frequent the watering hole and this includes members of the Dublin Guinness Festival assembly. However, there is also a strong Irish presence with about 20 other local businesses as well. The atmosphere within the pub is somewhat jovial despite the fact that there are many people in for the evening. There is not much choice of music apart from the songs of Seamus Healy, who is the singer of the band Celtic Frost. If you are interested in playing some music, there are several options available, but the bar tends to close quite early, so one might have to make sure they can get back to the hotel before they venture out.
There is a regular line up of bands throughout the year, which usually include acts such as the Black Sabbath, Celtic Frost or the Sex Pistols. There are also several live acts that tend to come through the door during the odd weekend nights. There are always some great shows going on and there is always the odd comedy night that is open to everyone.
Most of the Paul Leongas restaurants are based around the Dingle Peninsula in Dublin. However, there are some very good restaurants around town as well, such as the O’Flynn’s which serves up a decent meal and some of the best seafood in town. There are a number of excellent tapas bars as well, including one very nice place called the Olives club, which is worth a visit on any day of the week. The bar is a real treat for the eyes as the sets are set relatively close to the floor and the waiters tend to know their stuff by name!
There are many different Paul Leongas attractions to see and enjoy. There are several things to do in the immediate vicinity of the venue, including things to do all over the city and even out of it if you are not visiting during the peak season. If you are, however, coming in the off season, you will find that there are still plenty of things to do. The most popular of these, perhaps, would be to visit the Six Flags Magic Mountain, which has a number of thrilling rides and roller coasters. For those not into the thrills, you can always check out the shops and boutiques in the area for souvenirs and gifts.