Dog Friendly Dublin Pub: Review Of MVP

Dog Friendly Dublin Pub

Last week, we published an article on Pupp Café, the much talked about dog-friendly café on Clanbrassil Street. This week, I’ve headed a few minutes down the road to the cool and quaint MVP – a Dog Friendly Dublin Pub you will love!

MVP has been welcoming our fluffy friends since they opened their doors in 2014. Last year, they were given orders by the HSE that dogs would no longer be allowed to be permitted on the premises, but after putting up a good fight, within a few months they managed to re-open their doors to our four-legged friends. I like to think that MVP stands for Most Valued Pets, because the owners really do value the company of canines… And their humans, of course.


Where Is MVP?

MVP is located at 29 Upper Clanbrassil Street, tucked away under the Harold’s Cross Bridge, just south of the Grand Canal. The location of MVP means it’s just far away enough from all the hustle and bustle of the city centre that it’s rarely packed, but still attracts a good crowd. Perfect for those canal walks when you’re dying for a pint or a bit of grub but you’ve got the dog/s in tow.

MVP Exterior

What Makes MVP The Perfect Hangout?

MVP opened its doors under Bodytonic in 2014 as a traditional pub with a fresh atmosphere. They have an extensive drinks menu, and serve delicious food from Spudbox – a variety of baked potato dishes served in informal cardboard boxes. They also do a wine and tapas evening on Wednesdays for a reasonable price. The venue has two floors: downstairs offering a traditional pub atmosphere – cosy, quiet, personable – and upstairs offering a community space for all sorts of events, as well as a second more modern bar.

MVP Spud Box

Upstairs at MVP hosts a wide range of monthly events – including cinema night, 80’s night, yoga classes, exhibitions and parties – and are always open to new suggestions for events! Upstairs is usually free to book and usually offers free entry, as well as offering DJ equipment, a projector and a screen with the space.

I get the impression that the folks at MVP really care about being a welcoming premises, for all humans and canines!

What Makes MVP A Dog Friendly Dublin Pub?

MVP have said that they  never officially set out to be dog-friendly pub, but that it just happened as people walking by with their pooches asked if they could bring their dog in for a pint. This again shows the real authentic welcoming energy that MVP provides. After enough people were bringing their pets in for a quick one on the way home from their evening walk, MVP began to be talked about like the most dog-friendly pub in the city, and MVP embraced this, proudly asserting on their chalkboard outside that they are dog friendly.

While they don’t provide much to cater for dogs, like other places such as Pupp do, you can be sure you and your dog will receive a warm and hearty welcome from the staff and patrons of MVP.


MVP is open from 4:00-11:30PM Monday-Thursday, from 4:00-00:30 Friday and Saturday, and from 4:00-11:00PM Sunday. Enquiries and bookings can be made at Both bookings and walk-ins are welcome.

Have You Been To MVP? What Did You And Your Dog Love About It?