Straddling the postcodes of D1 and D7, as well as Smithfield and the city centre, this great little bar also somehow manages to sit comfortably as a traditional pub that attracts a relatively young (think 30-ish upwards) and laid-back crowd. The great music that usually cranks up after 10pm helps, as does one of the best pints of Guinness in Dublin. The dark corners lend an air of the old-school tavern, as do the miscellaneous memorabilia hanging off the walls and ceiling, but the ambience remains bright and youthful. Friendly, atmospheric, cosy, welcoming, traditional and fun: Ryans is all of these things. But most of all it is a genuine, down to earth, real Irish pub in the best possible sense of the words.