Don’t believe us, Sky Sports thought enough of us to film their Ryder Cup ad in Ryans… and here’s some words from pundits and punters:
“Long, dark and narrow inside, with a soundtrack of classic rock n’ roll standards, Frank Ryan’s is the kind of place where it always feels like midnight. Part traditional Dublin pub, part New York dive bar, the place is festooned with old posters, photos, music memorabilia and assorted tat, ranging from the fascinating to the downright bizarre.”
“…a pool table at the rear tells you this is the kind of boozer that likes to let its hair down and doesn’t stand on ceremony – it’s one of those bars with the potential to become a home for layabout scholars… if you’re seeking refuge from the trendy specked hipsters at Smithfield but don’t fancy trudging all the way into town, here’s just the antidote you need, a cool quirky little spot.”
Ed Power, Irish Independent, September 2003.
“…we particularly like Frank Ryan’s in Smithfield…”
The Dubliner Summer Annual, 2009
“The drink and toasties are good and the atmosphere is without equal. 5/5″
Pubspy, Sunday World.
“For a reminder of the way things were, there will always be Frank Ryans…”
Barfly, Irish Independent, 23/11/07.
“Dive bar worth shedding light on – well worth a visit…”
George Byrne, Herald AM, 20/04/06.