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As the most celebrated drinking city in the world, it is Dublin's pubs that are its defining experience. Renowned for their timeless charm, at their most lively they embody the "craic" of the Irish, while on a lazy afternoon they exude a quiet sense of history. Apart from being watering holes, many were once also grocers, bonders, and trading and meeting places. Others are the very stage upon which the dramas of Irish history have been played out. The story of Dublin's pubs forms a social history of the city itself with a cast of hundreds. Not just the famous— Michael Collins, James Joyce, Flann O'Brien, Brendan Behan—but unsung heroes of Dublin drinking culture too: legendary brewers, barmen, publicans, and drinkers. In Historic Pubs of Dublin, Aubrey Malone takes us on a tour of 60 of the finest historic bars the city has to offer. Complete with maps, suggested walks, and 100 fine color photos, this is a most genial traveling companion.