The Cobblestone Pub and Music Venue is based in Smithfield, a working class area behind the Four Courts; a few hundred yards from the North bank of the Liffey. This area was until very recently seriously unfashionable. There now is a new civic square and the high tech Chief O'Neill's Hotel in place of the old fruit market.
The pub has music seven nights a week, two informal sessions down stairs and a pay-in listening venue on the upper floor. The front room and main bar hosts the most authentic trad. music, with anything up to a dozen musicians in the cramped enclave under the main window. The sessions regularly feature Sean Garvey and Johnny Moynihan and you would be likely to hear Frankie Lane and Paul Kelly the desperadoes who fronted the Fleadh Cowboys and are now AKA the Wedding Band from Hell.