Have A Drink At The Best Pubs In Dublin, Ohio

Looking for a night out in Dublin? Make your way to any of these top rated pubs for a quality experience!

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Jarred Stoy

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Jan 21, 2021

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Are you visiting the area of Dublin any time soon? Perhaps you are going to visit family, or maybe you have a business trip that brings you to the area. Either way, it can be difficult to find a place to go to relax and enjoy yourself after a hard day’s work, especially in an area you are unfamiliar with. Luckily for you, we have assembled a list of the best pubs located right in Dublin, Ohio. 

Whether you are looking for a night out with some close friends or a fun solo trip to get out of the house, a pub can be the perfect option (as long as you are 21!). Pubs have the added benefit of serving delicious food in addition to savory draft beers. So even if you do not feel like having a drink, or maybe you prefer not to drink alcohol, these pubs can still be a great place to go. Here is a list of the best pubs to stop at when in Dublin, Ohio:

  • The Old Bag of Nails Pub
  • Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern
  • The Dublin Village Tavern
  • Parkway Pub
  • The Pint Room
  • Arch City Tavern
  • High Bank Distillery

The Old Bag of Nails Pub

Stop here on Wednesday nights for half price bottles of wine!

A picture of the rustic bar at the Old Bag of Nails Pub!
The Old Bag of Nails pub has a more rustic vibe that is perfect for the more mature audience. Image courtesy of Yelp.


4065 Main St Hilliard | Dublin | oldbagofnails.com

If you are looking for a relaxed pub to go to watch the friday night football game, The Old Bag of Nails pub is the place to go! It features a wide variety of drinks and beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. 

On top of that, the beautiful woodwork coupled with the brick building gives off the perfect rustic atmosphere to relax and watch some sports with friends. 

They are known for their fish and chips, so if you stop in be sure to order some. The waiters are also very personable and will recommend a variety of beers depending on your order and taste!

“The service was very good. Our waiter was quite attentive and we never waited on anything. He was the one who suggested the Kamikaze Sauce to me to go with the fish.  It was a nice friendly atmosphere.  I enjoyed it enough to go back and this time I might try that Clam Chowder.” - Yelp Review

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern.

Try a number of different draft beers at Rusty Bucket’s with 12 different beers on tap!

A picture of the fish and chips available at Rusty Bucket's Restaurant & Tavern!
Try Rusty Bucket’s renowned fish & chips! Image courtesy of Yelp.


6726 Perimeter Loop Dr | Dublin | myrustybucket.com

Rusty Buckets Restaurant & Tavern is the perfect pub to go to if you are a draft beer connoisseur. There is a massive sign with a list of plenty of beers along with their flavor, brewery location, and alcohol by volume (ABV). They also have a daily drink special including ‘Mule Monday’ and ‘Whiskey Wednesday.’

Aside from their large alcohol list, Rusty Buckets also takes great pride in their food. They have a wide variety of foods including soups, pastas, burgers, and many more all at a reasonable price. Their fan favorite is their ‘Rusty Bucket Wings’ which come in a range of flavors from mild to hot and everything in between.

Whether you are looking for a variety of craft beers to try or some delicious food, Rusty Buckets Restaurant & Tavern is the place to go!

“We ordered the shrimp bucket and a Rueben with fries along with a beer. I'm obsessed with the peel and shrimp bucket and I get it every single time. It's about $12, but it comes with a lot of shrimp! Their reuben was good and the fries were crispy. Our total for the entire meal was about $30 which isn't horrible. The service was good and I'd be back!” - Yelp Review

The Dublin Village Tavern

This pub boasts a rustic setting perfect to relax with some good friends and good beer!

A picture of the bar setting available at the Dublin Village Tavern!
Dublin Village Tavern offers a wide variety of alcoholic beverages from traditional liquor to hard cider. Image courtesy of Yelp.


27 S High St | Dublin | thedublinvillagetavern.com

Dublin Village Tavern is a neat little pub located right in the heart of Dublin. They feature an Irish inspired menu which goes perfectly with its pub setting. If you are looking for a historic pub, Dublin Village Tavern’s building was built all the way back in 1889! 

Restorations for the building took place in the late 90’s, but they made sure to leave it historic. The framework of the building are the very same hand cut oak beams that kept the building up back in the 1800’s. There is no better pub to visit if you want to see more of Dublin’s history!

The pub’s menu consists of a typical menu featuring burgers, sandwiches, specialty beers, and more. The prices here are more than reasonable and even allow for ‘pick two combos’ to let you be creative!

“Where locals gather and visitors are always welcome” - Dublin Village Tavern’s motto

“What a neat little tavern in the heart of Dublin.   I highly recommend the Irish Egg Rolls.  They were crispy, fresh and amazing.   I had a pub burger with deep fried bacon and it was huge, cut it in half and it is plenty for two people.   The meal arrived at lightning speed.  The server was kind and attentive.” - Yelp Review

Parkway Pub

Have a drink while watching your favorite sports games on their many TV’s!

An image showing the wide variety of alcohol available at Parkway Pub!
Parkway Pub offers a more modern feeling for both younger and older audiences. Image courtesy of Yelp.


8730 Moreland St | Dublin | parkwaypubpowell.com

Parkway Pub is a hidden gem located just north of Dublin. It is locally owned, and a great place to go to meet some Dublin locals. The owner, Ron, will often make specialty foods on big game days such as playoff football games. 

They boast a fully stocked bar capable of making any mixed drink you could think of. Their food is regarded as well above average for typical pub food and their pizza is ordered all the time.

The main attraction to Parkway Pub, however, is the people. If you are looking to go out to a pub and meet real local people from Dublin, this is the place. Experience Dublin for what it truly is at Parkway Pub!

“WOW! … The glasses were ice cold and the beer just as cold. The single bartender behind the bar was flying around and kept a huge smile on her face… This place was so exceptional we have vowed to make the trip from Cincinnati just for this bar!” - Yelp Review

The Pint Room

Stop down at the Pint Room to try their long list of craft beers and find the perfect beer for you!

An image showing The Pint Room's most popular dish titled the 'Hangover Burger.'
Try The Pint Room’s popular “Hangover Burger” paired with savory seasoned fries. Image courtesy of Yelp.


4415 West Dublin Granville Rd | Dublin | pintroomdublin.com

The Pint Room is known for exactly what it is named after, pints! This pub features a bar with 102 different draft beers, most of them being local to Ohio. This makes it the perfect pub to try local beers from Ohio you may have never even heard of before. It also makes it a great pub to bring a group of friends with to have some drinks!

As for food, their entire menu was personally designed by the in house chef. This ensures the chef knows exactly how to cook each meal to perfection for the sake of the customer. Their ‘Hangover Burger’ (pictured above) is one of their most popular entrees consisting of Ohio Smoked Cheddar, Double Smoked Bacon, Mini Hash Browns, a Sunny Side Egg,  and a Vine Ripe Tomato. 

To combine both food and beer, they offer a ten dollar burger and beer pairing special on Monday and Tuesday. This lets you enjoy both of the great aspects to The Pint Room, all for a low price!

The Pint Room is THE place to go to try unique local beers and quality food!

“The Pint Room has an extensive beer menu, featuring beers from breweries all over Ohio, a delicious menu, and a great atmosphere for game day… Overall, we were all glad to have ended up here! Great atmosphere for the game with awesome food and beer!” - Yelp Review

Arch City Tavern

Established back in 2013, Arch City Tavern pays tribute to the area’s rich history with its hand-crafted setting. 

An image depicting Arch City Tavern's beer flights that give you a sample of four different beers!
Try one of Arch City Tavern’s popular beer flights! Image courtesy of Yelp.


862 N High St | Dublin | archcitytavern.com

Arch City Tavern is certainly one of the classiest pubs located on this list. Their hand-crafted setting and modern decor give off great ambience to have a drink and meal with friends! Located just south of Dublin and just north of Columbus, it makes it an easy drive no matter which city you are currently in.

This pub is extremely popular, meaning reservations are almost a must! Thankfully, their website makes it very intuitive to place a reservation. They even prioritize parties larger than eight, so be sure to bring your mates!

If you are looking to save some money, Arch City Tavern has plenty of different specials to lighten the bill.

They have Happy Hour on weekdays from three to six pm which consists of half-off drafts, discounted wines, cheaper pizza and wings, and much more!

In terms of food specials, they have both a weekend brunch and weekend dinner special. These are subject to change week by week which means if you come back there is always something new to try!

Arch City Tavern is a great pub for a night out with some friends and for quality food!

“By far our favorite place to go eat and have some cocktails!  The service is outstanding, Amanda was fantastic and the food was terrific and the best Bloody Mary around.  

We are coming back soon!!” - Yelp Review

High Bank Distillery

This pub takes pride in their spirits, both distilling and preparing them in house!

A picture depicting High Bank Distillery's beautiful environment, sanitary tables, and colorful drinks!
High Bank Distillery offers a wide variety of drinks from cocktails to draft beer. They even provide sanitizer at your table! Image courtesy of Yelp.


1051 Goodale Blvd | Dublin | highbankco.com

High Bank Distillery is unique to this list as it is the only pub that distills their own liquors in Columbus, Ohio and gives them straight to the restaurant. Their best selling spirit is their ‘Whiskey War’ line which has a multitude of different flavors including ‘Barrel Proof’ and ‘Midnight Cask.’ 

If spirits are not your drink of choice, they also have a vast draft beer list. On that list are a variety of IPA’s, ales, and American lagers. No matter what your drink of choice is, High Bank Distillery has it!

On top of being their own distillery, this pub has a wide variety of foods for both lunch and dinner. From sandwiches to salmon, they have it all. There is even a ‘Socially Acceptable’ day drinking menu which gives you discounts on alcoholic beverages during brunch hours!

Most of the pubs on this list are anything but kid-friendly. However, High Bank Distillery has their own kids menu fit with puzzles, pictures, and coloring books to keep them entertained. Do not let having the kids with you keep your family from having an awesome night out!

Head on down to High Bank Distillery for authentic drinks, delicious food, and a classy atmosphere!

“Absolutely blown away at this place. Literally will be craving this daily!... Our appetizer was to die for. Our dinner was the best I've had in awhile. And the DESERT!! OH MY GOD- probably the best display, best seasoned, best larger crown place I've been in Columbus.” - Yelp Review

If you are looking for a great night out in the area of Dublin, Ohio any of these pubs could be the right choice for you!
Pubs are a great place to go for a night out with friends and there are plenty of great options in Dublin, Ohio!


If you happen to visit Dublin, Ohio anytime soon, be sure to stop at any of these great pubs! From draft beers to in house spirits, Dublin has it all. If you are looking to have a tasty meal along with your drink, all of these pubs have their own unique menus with their own quirks. The historically rich city of Dublin and welcoming locals make it the perfect city for a night out at the pub!

February 15, 2021
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