JW Sweetman

1-2 Burgh Quay, Dublin City Centre , Dublin, Ireland, Ireland
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Mon-Fri 16:00-23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
Sun 15:00 - 23:00

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  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About JW Sweetman

Number 2 Burgh Quay didn’t start out as a pub, but rather began life as home to The Dublin Library Society. Today though J.W. Sweetman (previously Messrs Maguire’s) offers a distinctive opportunity not available anywhere else in the city – a view of the brewing process as it takes place in The Brewery Bar – and boasting a bar solely dedicated to whiskey, J.W. Sweetman truly is an experience.

One of Dublin’s most historic brewing empires of the 18th Century was established by the respected and highly successful house of Sweetman.

By 1756 the Sweetman family had an extensive network of breweries in Ireland’s capital along with being revered architects, politicians and art connoisseurs.

The original Sweetman brewery had to be demolished under the Wide Streets Commission of 1806 and was relocated to the Corn Exchange before being sold to Arthur Guinness & Sons during the transformation of the independent brewing industry in Ireland. John Sweetman Jnr. continued in politics becoming a founding member of Sinn Fein and its President from 1908-1911. Through the commission, Burgh Quay and the buildings we occupy today were created.


1&2 Burgh Quay was built in 1808. It began as a Tavern offering welcome hospitality to the ships that were docked outside its door. Going on to become home to the Dublin Library Society. The Conversation Room (which still stands today on our second floor parading it’s original ceiling roses) was born, and encouraged the appreciation of great Irish literature, which we still highly advocate.

Captain James Connolly, the buildings’ owner went on to lease the buildings to the Messrs Maguire who were in the business of flax, rope and hemp manufacturing.

Now we are very happy to pay homage to Dublin’s brewing industry and welcome you into our Independent Craft Beer Brewery, J.W. Sweetman.

Cuisine: Gastro Pub
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Lovely friendly staff and the food was amazing , myself and my friend both absolutely loved our whiskey glazed chicken.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Great food and service

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Super staff. Very friendly and welcoming.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Had a very enjoyable afternoon food was very good and the pint of Guinness was amazing

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

I felt very safe and Molly looked after us very well.Thank you for having us

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Staff were fantastic and ran the place superbly

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

All staff were very helpful and friendly. All of our group commented that they felt safe in terms of cleaning and distancing and we were well looked after on the night.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

First time in the place - really nice food and we got sits with nice view:) Highly recommended:)

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Fabulous altogether

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Very friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Food delicious. Lovely setting and atmosphere. Great service. Shame we had to leave after the ridiculous 1hr 45mins government imposed deadline.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Fantastic service

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Lovely staff that have a tricky job more so now in forcing masks, but they did a brilliant job. Would go again and tell friends no problem at all

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Superb as always

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Great evening

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Great staff, food and service. Always enjoy myself in there and very comfortable setting with a nice clientelle.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

The staff in sweetmans are just so accommodating and really do their best, we had such a lovely evening thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

The food is always fabulous in Sweetmans and the staff are always so eager to ensure you have a super dining experience. They are so helpful and attentive and doing a super job during these COVID times.

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

I felt safe while in Sweetman's as you could see they were following all regulations necessary for covid. Would happily go again!!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Brilliant, as always.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Nice staff and good service..... rugby on the tv dunno why...no one watched it

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Had a great evening, thanks to Eddie and the entire team it was great to be back! Happy Christmas

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Great service. They follow all the hse guidelines.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Very friendly and good service in an environment that felt safe in these times. Definitely somewhere I’d come back to for drinks and a bite to eat.

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

First visit in a while, and still fantastic.

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