Kelley's Hotel Bars

Address: 36 South Great Georges St, (corner of Fade St), Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland (Eire)
Tel: +353 16 779 277
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Wed 4pm-11:30pm, Thu 4pm-1am, Fri 4pm-2:30am, Sat 1pm-2:30am
Door: Open door
Style: Lounge bar
Recommended for: Alfresco
Price guide: Middling
Food: Plates & dishes

Images By: diffordsguide.com

Review last reviewed on 2009-07-21

The two entrances to this upstairs venue can be tricky to spot so look for the carved wooden snail over the door at No.3 Fade Street. Once inside you will find a fabulously unpretentious bar spread over a series of first floor rooms.

The interior design is rustic, almost unfinished in feel with bare floor boards, exposed brickwork and RSJs. Original cast iron fireplaces and an old safe are juxtaposed by boldly coloured modern artwork. A large terrace is covered with a big top-style tent to shelter smokers.

This place is currently very popular and attracts a younger crowd. The advertised drinks offering is basic and like so many other bars, Mojitos are the big seller here. However, there are some skilled bartenders on hand who are able to make pretty much any classic.

There is a second hidden and so quieter bar which opens late week, this follows the same raw design with steel industrial style tables and chairs on a polished pine floor with exposed brickwork.

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