As anyone who has ever been to Dublin will tell you, we’ve got a vibrant nightlife scene. As the sun sets on the Liffey and darkness sets in, pubs, late bars and nightclubs fill with people looking to enjoy a great night out. Pubs If you’re looking for a jar (Dublin slang for a drink, typically a pint), you won’t have to look far. The city is naturally split into north and south by the river. You’ll likely have heard about Temple Bar, which is located by the river on the south side. You’ll find lots of pubs and restaurants here and it’s an area popular with tourists. To the north, the main thoroughfare is O’Connell Street, off which splinter a number
Home to no fewer than five Michelin-starred restaurants (Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Chapter One, Heron & Grey, l’Ecrivain and The Green House), Dublin’s foodie pedigree is growing every year. Ireland’s premier food and drinks festival, Taste of Dublin, takes place each June in the city’s beautiful Iveagh Gardens.
With the coast to the east and Ireland’s famed farmland to the west and south, the fresh produce on offer here is second to none – and the city’s restaurateurs are making the most of it, offering up traditional favourites as well as a wider variety of international offerings than ever before.
Check out this comprehensive list of eateries and make a booking. Tourism Ireland have also provided a number of top-five recommendations in various categories (contemporary, traditional, upscale, pubs).
If you’re looking for bars and nightlife, you can take a look at our dedicated guide.
Dublin is graced with a wide variety of galleries and most of them are free entry!
Dublin city stretches across 115km², with the county itself covering 921km². While it’s not the biggest area, as Ireland’s capital city, it has a lot going on – which is why it’s split into four local authorities: Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, South Dublin County Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.