From quaint beginnings back in 1949, here at McGowans we’ve established ourselves as the landmark pub here in Phibsboro. We may have had a few makeovers over the years, but you can be certain you’ll always have good craic when you walk through our doors.
Wondering what McGowans is like and what to expect from the different parts of the bar? Here’s everything you need to know about our venue and what’s going on when you visit.
Our Unique Bars
You’ll find every type of day or night out when you come to McGowans. With all the nooks and crannies around our ground floor, there’s a night out for everyone at one of the best late night bars in Dublin. The main bar is a beloved institution now in Phibsboro, and it’s clear to see why. You’ll always be met with a smiling face, a perfectly poured pint, some amazing locally sourced food (with a kitchen that stays open till late) and good craic any time of day.
Anyone organising a small get-together with friends or just a small meetup for someone’s birthday should get in touch with us about reserving one of the tables in the front bar. It’s a popular choice on special days of the year, especially on gameday with the TVs beside the bar.
When it’s Game Day at Croker, the atmosphere here is amazing as we’re less than 2km away from the stadium.
Our Cocktail Area
We run cocktail promos throughout the week, with the likes of 2 for €10 cocktails on weeknights and the Front Line Party on Thursdays for all the hard working folk who deserve a big night out.
Our cocktail area serves up everyone’s favourite tipples and a few special creations our staff have made, with unbeatable Mojitos and Cosmos galore.
Our Late Bar
There’s a reason why we’re the best late bar in the Northside. We offer the ultimate late night party with DJs spinning party bangers and club classics every weekend. It’s one of the best nights out this side of the Liffey with music till late and drinks promos.
You can avoid the tourist traps entirely by having a top night out with us. See what’s happening when you want to come by checking our monthly event guide, which includes our famous Singles Party and if we have any extra special after-parties after shows in Croke Park.
Our Beer Garden
Is there anything better than having a day off and looking outside to see the sun is shining? When you’re looking for a reliable beer garden in North Dublin, McGowans has you covered (sometimes quite literally). The beer garden/smoking area is always buzzing at night, and the ideal compromise when you’re out with a group and a few folk need to dip outside every once in a while to smoke or vape.
Hiring Venus Space at McGowans
Are you looking for a great venue in Phibsboro for a special event? Have a birthday party you need to plan, or a big family do in the calendar, and you want somewhere in North Dublin everyone can easily get to? We have you covered no matter what the occasion. You can find out more information at our Spaces for Hire page.