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Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 February 2024 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere and live music!! Went with some friends and was surprised how good the stout was considering how far it is from Ireland! Would 100% recommend

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 February 2024

Dangerous men and corrupt security! Came here on my travels with my sister as thought it looked a good boogie with some live music! Which it was u til firstly a man grabbed my arse…I had a go at him but he didn’t seem too...phased. But later a man was chatting me up, I later refused to take it further…when he saw me talking to someone else he poured numerous drinks over us, the boys broke out in a fight and as a result myself and the innocent lad I was chatting to were kicked out! The horrible man was telling security that we had started it and shouting things at me calling me fat and ugly…..I tried to tell security what had actually happened but they silenced me and told me he had friends in there so best I stay out…. So all in all, very horrible experience, left me in tears and I had done nothing wrong! If you meet a guy from Manchester in there called Ryan (insta name ry_ed_) RUN! Thanks Danny doo-whatever for an awful up evening!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Anna Emery , Marketing at Danny Doolans, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2024

Hi Becky, I’m very sorry to hear about your experience at our venue, We are taking this very seriously and are addressing this incident with our security and management teams. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Reviewed 26 January 2024 via mobile

Happened in on a Friday evening for dinner. It was somewhat busy but no where near slammed. Staff were scattered and hard to locate. Once we found a seat, our server was attentive and quick. Drinks and food were fine. Service was excellent and friendly....Atmosphere was extremely noisy. With so many options available in the area. Not a good value for money, and definitely not worth a return visit.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Neal Tansey, General Manager at Danny Doolans, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2024

Hi CoolColt, Thank you for visiting our bar, I’m sorry to hear that you had some issues, We will bring these up with our management team.

Reviewed 13 December 2023

Nothing. Wouldn’t let me in with no explanation why. I have spent over $500 on a tab that night and this is really frustrating.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Anna Emery , Marketing at Danny Doolans, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2023

Hi, Could you please email us at dannydoolans@gsh.co.nz with some more information so I can follow this up with our management and security team. Thank you.

Reviewed 23 October 2023

Nice pub/restaurant on Viaduct Harbour. Well presented with lots of indoor and some outside seating Plenty of choices of food and drink on the menu. Service is very friendly and efficient. Prices are mid range. Music playing through the speakers is excellent. Great spot to...meet.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023

Horrible!!!! Horrible horrible horrible place! The people that work there act like they are so above everyone else and can just do and handle people as they please! It’s disgusting and I will NEVER spend another dollar there! Yuck!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

This is one of those cosy places that England is slowly losing Nice ale and the chicken Kiev and hangars and mash were excellent. Staff also very friendly

Date of visit: May 2023
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Anna Emery , Marketing at Danny Doolans, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2023

Thank you Ian for our great review, glad you loved the bangers & mash, hope you get the chance to pop in again, Cheers

Reviewed 14 April 2023 via mobile

Went on a Friday night for music and dinner. Got in right before the kitchen closed and had some great pies with pints. Fun atmosphere with the music!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Anna Emery , Marketing at Danny Doolans, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2023

Cheers for the great review, hope you get the chance to pop in again

Reviewed 18 March 2023

We went to Danny Doolans for lunch and a Guinness after the St Patrick's parade. The place was nearly empty, but despite this, we were kept waiting to be served two drinks and lunch. After waiting for around 30 minutes, we asked that our order...be cancelled. The lass behind the bar seemed quite unconcerned, and no apologies were offered. A couple of men ordered drinks at the bar, and were served, while we were still waiting for our drinks. We have eaten at this establishment on quite a few occasions in the past, which is why we chose to eat there today. Apart from the abysmal service, we felt that the pub needed a good spring clean! Sadly, this is the last time we will patronize this establishment!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Anna Emery , Marketing at Danny Doolans, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2023

Hey Jenny thanks for sending in this feedback, this certainly is not the Dannys standard and we will discuss with the team. Yes we agree with you that after St Patrick’s Day the pub always needs a spring clean Cheers

Reviewed 8 March 2023

I don’t know any bar that charges $91 for 4 tequila and 4 vodka sodas. I ordered the same another two times. The next charge was 46.82 and the next charge was $64.13 the live band is great but maybe look into your pricing.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Anna Emery , Marketing at Danny Doolans, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2023

Hey Jimmy, you are quite right that does seem confusing that you got charged three different amounts for the same round, however I think maybe you remember the rounds differently as we can confirm pricing is $11 for a tequila shot and $12 for a...More

Reviewed 7 February 2023 via mobile

Brunch, very quiet, but good food & drink & friendly attentive staff. Lovely music/video choice, a very pleasant experience. In evening I suspect a really “buzz” location.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Good Spirits Hospitality, General Manager at Danny Doolans, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2023

Cheers Kevin for our good review, hope you get the chance to pop in

Reviewed 31 January 2023

Several of the tables were marked "reserved" so we had to perch on stools. Waitress said she would wipe down our table but did not. We ordered bangers and mash and it was ok. The place was getting super busy just before we left. Some...live music started. We did ask for the bill but were told we had to pay at the bar.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Good Spirits Hospitality, General Manager at Danny Doolans, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2023

Hey Linda, we appreciate you sending this feedback and will discuss with the team, we do apologise that our team table service was not up to standard, Thank you’

Reviewed 31 January 2023 via mobile

Pleasant service and the food excellent. Great ambience. Would like to see some healthier options on the menu. The bar staff were both Irish which added to the Irish pub experience.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Good Spirits Hospitality, General Manager at Danny Doolans, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2023

Cheers Elizabeth for our good review, we will discuss with the kitchen team on the next menu change for some ‘healthier’ options, Thank you

Reviewed 10 December 2022 via mobile

Live music was good and the staff are super friendly but they are an Irish bar who ran out of Guinness and the place smelt of vom 🙃

Date of visit: December 2022
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Good Spirits Hospitality, General Manager at Danny Doolans, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2022

Hey Barbie, thanks for sending through this feedback, we will discuss with the team to address those issues, Cheers

Reviewed 8 December 2022

We had dinner here on a Sunday night while staying in Auckland. The food and service were good. The menu was standard pub grub. The atmosphere was cosy and the staff were friendly. Very good overall.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Good Spirits Hospitality, General Manager at Danny Doolans, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2022

Hey Sarah, we appreciate you sending our good review, hopefully you get the chance to pop in again and try something else off the menu, Cheers

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