Barbers – Grangegorman’s dog and student friendly gem

“Dogs are welcome, humans are tolerated”

A witty phrase plastered behind the old oak bar captures the vibe at the Barbers bar. 

The Barbers opened its doors under this name in early 2018, and underwent major renovations in 2020.

These renovations saw what used to be a barbershop area being replaced by a kitchen space for pop-up food restaurants. 

The space has been changed three times since 2020, and is currently occupied by Tokyo Kitchen. 

Located just minutes from Stoneybatter and Smithfield, the barbershop-themed pub has not only attracted hundreds of four-legged friends and their owners, but has also become a staple location for the many TU Dublin students in the area. 

Speaking to The Liberty, Barbers bartender Steve Conneely said, “Although we are not a student bar, we do accommodate students and offer deals and pub quizzes.

“We are especially busy on Tuesdays and Thursdays, while weekends tend to be more for the regulars.” 

Barbers Décor- Image Sandra Dudkiewicz

“I think most of the students in Grangegorman refer to Barbers as their local student bar – it’s just a shame that we don’t have a student bar on campus”, said TU Dublin student Vanessa Kristaponyte.  

Happily hosting local students, nothing compares to the love Barbers shows for dogs, from the signage and social media to the décor – including ‘The Famous Doggy Wall’, with polaroid photographs of dogs that have visited the bar. 

The Original Doggy Wall – Image Sandra Dudkiewicz

“We started the dog wall in 2020, just before we closed due to Covid-19, and now we have over 500 dogs on it,” said Barbers bartender Dean Ormsby.

“We are the most dog friendly bar in Dublin”, Ormsby insists.

Image: Sandra Dudkiewicz

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