I've come back with a list!!!
For anyone visiting Dublin anyway, here's a list of some of the best pubs in Dublin
in no particular order:
Kehoe's on South Anne St
Toners Merrion Row/Baggot St area
Stag's Head at Dame Lane
Grogan's on William St
Mulligans on Poolbeg St - supposedly has the best Guinness in ireland.
Foggy Dew, Temple Bar
Bruxelles, off Grafton St
O Briens (Leeson Street)
The Lord Edward
The Ha' penny Inn
The Celt, Lower Abbey St - Live Music
Fallons on Dean street, Good Guinness
The Thomas House. Rock bar with gigs.
Dawson Lounge on Dawson Street
Slattery's in Rathmines
The Strand house at the 5 lamps on the North Strand. Traditional irish!
The Bachelor Inn on Bachelors Walk - Traditional Irish
Ryan on Queen St.
The Palace on Fleet Street
Cassidys on Wexford street
Nealons on Capel Street
Devitts on Camden street - Trad music friday night
The Swan - Camden Street
I compiled this list from other sources. Definitely has the makings of a pub crawl in it, I think!!