Sat 12:00 - 23:00
Sun 15:00 - 23:00
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
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.
Liked the small bites menu of wings and a pint which covered the Covid requirements. Both were delish!
The staff are great and the food was amazing I got a delicious beef burger. Their beer is good as well. I definitely will return
Brazilian waitress that looked after us was lovely helpful, made us feel welcome and did a great job in general.
We had fish and chips, which was really good, for a good price. I would recommend the place. The staff also was really friendly and helpful. Good atmosphere, though the music at that day was a bit "calm". As it was the first weekend after the lockdown was over, I think it could be a happier stuff to make people feel the good times will be back, hopefully soon.
Lovely pub, very friendly and warm atmosphere, lovely pint of guinness too, can't fault
Nice Staff, good Beer and Food.
Lovely food and cozy atmosphere.
Service was really good. Staff were really helpful
Perhaps one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. Waitress barely spoke English, food took over an hour to show up, and when it did it was barely edible. Pizza tasted like it was frozen, burgers were dry with crispy buns like they had been siting under a lamp for a long time.. my sons steak was so undercooked that is barely grey on one side...the only thing you have going for you is decent beer. If you ever go here stay away from any food and you might like it...truly awful
The best to drink, eat and have a place to talk with your workmate for work, or work drink with them! The best place in Dublin for everything!