JW Sweetman

1-2 Burgh Quay, Dublin City Centre , Dublin, Ireland, Ireland
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Mon-Thur 10am - 11:30pm
Fri-Sat 10am – 2:30am
Sun 12pm – 11pm

  • 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.

Cuisine: Gastro Pub
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Monday, 01 July 2019

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

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Visited On Monday, 08 April 2019

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!

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