John's Bar & Haberdashery

4
18 reviews
€30 and under
International
Welcome to John's Bar & Haberdashery, we look forward to serving you. Towards the back of John’s Bar & Haberdashery you’ll spot the warm glow of red neon that must mean one thing. WOWBURGER.

Enter booze’s best friend – burgers. Cosy up in the pub with a burger and a pint, dine al fresco on our terrace, or enjoy your burger to go. WOWBURGER will be serving up its double patty wonders, crispy fries and creamy shakes & sundaes all day long from John’s Bar.

WOWBURGER is also available for takeout or delivery from John’s Bar.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 18 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.0
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4.0
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We had a table booked for 9pm. Arrived and no table reserved. Had to wait 30 minutes for a table to be ready for us.

The music was incredibly loud and the crowd was rough.

No covid cert checks, no masks being worn by anyone and zero social distancing.

Not what I expected from a press-up venue. Terrible lack of responsibility on behalf of the management.

Left after one drink.

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Diner123
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived to the bar at our reservation time and when asked if we had made a booking, a staff member nodded and left us standing at the door and went back to working behind the bar. We were ignored until we sought out another staff member who told us that they had overbooked so if we wanted we could sit in Wowburger instead of in the bar where our table was booked. People appeared to be just entering the pub and sitting/standing where they liked. Our Covid certs were not checked. Disappointed and would not return or recommend.

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KathyT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Seemed to be a little confusion over the booking but did get a table. Table service was very mixed-sometimes drinks coming very quickly and a lot of the time orders taking ages to arrive back to the table (not sure if the delay was at the bar or table service possibly, at the bar). Can eat your Wow Burger orders at the tables in the bar (those that eat were v happy with the food). Music lively but sometimes hard for the foreign staff to hear and vice versa between music, masks and language barrier - enjoyable night and great right next door to Vicar Street so can just pop in before gig starts.

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SuzanneE
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Had never been and could only go on what I saw on the website which was very misleading. Looks like this cool place and then we go, no tables left in the bar and we get sent to what one can only describe as a roudy chipper out the back with groups of teenagers for our night out. Absolutely not what we had envisaged. Very disappointed. Would not recommend for pre show food or drinks

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AlisonR
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely old style pub, we got there for 6pm and music was extremely loud , we had to shout at each other (and were in our 20s and 30s) .. thya was only downside. Otherwise great bar, would highly recommend!.
Didnt have lot of our beer preferences on tap or bottle i.e. rockshore, hop house and some spirits.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Didn't eat just had a drink.

Staff were very nice but there were no covid cert checks, no masks as people wondered around, we were told to just sit anywhere so I didn't understand the booking a table request. We had a drink and decided to leave as it didn't feel like a good place to stay with the rocketing covid numbers in Dublin. A shame as it looks like a nice place to hang out for an evening

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DerekM
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

No Covid checks carried out which was disapointing. Burger was good but chips and onion rings were luke warm. No red ale.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wow burger always a crowd pleaser. Drinks more expensive than average dublin. Nice staff and ambience. Staff were adhering well to Covid rules & plenty of hand sanitizer etc but not challenging plenty walking around without masks - appreciate they can’t babysit everyone but seemed like it was the norm as there were more than average not wearing masks while walking about.

Overall would go back for a pre-drink before Vicar St - probably wouldn’t venture there otherwise

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Second time here, first time was during the day when staff where overly attentive to the point of annoying and trying to lift drinks that weren't finished, but this time I would have preferred that because sitting out the back not a single staff member to be seen for the whole time, very hard to order, had to go inside bar each time. Bad experience, we were sorry we left the previous bar which had exceptional staff, the Guinness open gate brewery, go there instead

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Amymar
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for drinks, great chilled atmosphere, staff super friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar, would go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice spot and lovely staff

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were lovely, service was great and really enjoyed ourselves!

John's Bar & Haberdashery
Responded on 19 June 2021

Hi Sophie thanks for the 5 stars! Glad you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks The Johns Team

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JacquelineWalsh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service was not brilliant we were waiting 25 minutes on our 1st drink only 2 lounge staff on ,on a Saturday night

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Gabrielabordignon
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pub ever! I really liked it. Thanks for everything

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Orla
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic bar & burgers.Great new addition to the area.

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EamonM
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent selection of beers, and the food is pretty good.
Very good service from the staff, I thought

John's Bar & Haberdashery
Responded on 8 September 2020

Thanks for the 4 stars Eamon and especially good to hear praise for the staff. See you soon!

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StuartH
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice new bar. Good selection of beers and the service was excellent.

FAQs

John's Bar & Haberdashery offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 517 5799.

John's Bar & Haberdashery is rated 4 stars by 18 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.