Three generations of the Grainger Family have been in business as publicans for over 85 years. Joseph Grainger bought his first pub in the Tenters, Dublin 8, in 1928. His son, John Grainger, established Grainger’s on Talbot Street in 1965. In more recent times, John’s son Alan Grainger, has renovated the building and established a very successful bar food and coffee business.

Prior to the Grainger era, The O’Neills, The Furlongs and The Ryans all ran successful public houses in the building dating back to the turn of the 19th Century. Back in the day, it was a major watering hole for the coal dockers.


Perfectly situated in the heart of Dublin City, Grainger’s is an historic Dublin pub on the corner of Talbot Street and Amiens Street. Housed by a beautiful, period listed building, as soon as you step inside, you will be impressed by the attractively restored bar, not to mention the excellent service, great pub food and drink, and the friendly, warm and inviting atmosphere.

J.J Grainger’s is the Dublin bar to escape from the hectic hustle and bustle of the city outside. Located opposite Connolly Train Station, right in the heart of the country’s transport network and at the hub of commercial life in the city, Grainger’s Cafe Bar provides a haven of welcome for office workers on lunch, busy shoppers looking to recharge their batteries, or visiting tourists seeking out the ‘Craic’!

Due to the regeneration of the Dublin Docklands, J.J.Grainger’s has become a significant meeting point for business networking. It also attracts concert goers heading to the 3 Arena, and because it’s within walking distance of Croke Park, it is most certainly the place to be on match days.


Our traditional Irish pub has been stylishly refurbished and both diners and drinkers are welcome. Take a seat at the window and watch the world go by, or find a cosy corner and settle into one of our comfy armchairs to catch up with friends.

Enjoy some of our excellent chef’s seasonal dishes and choose from a great selection of wines, ales and lagers. Without question, Grainger’s offers the best pint of Guinness in the area and undoubtedly it will be served by a team of experienced and knowledgeable staff.

Our menus offer a comprehensive range of choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Fresh fish from Howth Pier is one of our specialities!

We source our food and drinks carefully, providing high quality, fresh and sustainable products whenever possible. Our staff strive for excellence in the creation, preparation and service of our meals.