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Dublin Pubs - A Walk Down Memory Lane - Sinnot's, South King Street

Sinnott’s Bar is underground on South King Street and is a short walk from the beautiful St. Stephen’s Green park. Dating back to the 18th century, the current Sinnott’s reopened in 1989 after the construction of the St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. Now a popular bar with 7 large screens for sporting events it is nothing like the original. In fairness their collage of authentic literary prints and pictures from a collection of Irish artists including James Joyce is worth a visit.

The original bar was on street level and was a place of mirrors, making it a favourite place for Irish actors who fancied themselves. Stars appearing in the Gaiety Theatre would all visit Sinnot’s, from Peter O’Toole to Donald Sutherland. Story has it that when Mick and Bianca Jagger visited one afternoon service was lacking … the barman apparently said “ I wouldn’t give them the reck! “ Intermissions across the road in the Gaiety would bring a rush of theatregoers, service must have been ok as they all managed to get back in time for the second half ..

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