Located on Wicklow Street, Mary’s Bar and Hardware Shop is not the type of bar you would expect to find just off Grafton Street, Dublin’s busiest shopping street, and Brown Thomas as neighbours.
Mary’s Bar is designed in the style of a traditional Irish pub from circa the 1970’s – the attention to detail is staggering – from the old style lino flooring to the various trinkets scattered throughout the bar.
As far as I know, they also sell a small selection of groceries and hardware but we didn’t buy any!
We were there on a Saturday evening and it was quite busy with a mix of tourists and Dubliners.
Definitely worth a visit for it’s quirkiness.