Fun Restaurants in Dublin

Dinner at home can be a drag, right? So dinner at a restaurant should be fun, right? RIGHT. Here to bring you some of Dublin's funnest dining spots, we've pooled a collection of restaurants in the city that go that little bit extra in ensuring you have a great dining experience, whether that's with quirky interiors or a roster of live entertainment. 

Last updated on 11th August 2021

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A sleek den of drinking, dining and dancing in Dublin, Opium is a fun restaurant that'll carry you through from dusk 'till dawn. Join them for Asian-inspired plates for dinner you'll swoon over seasonal dishes with cocktails before going to the club to shake it all off.

Perfect for the burger mad among you, Bunsen not only use Aberdeen Angus Beef to make sure that their patties are all par, their casual and cool setting is perfect for birthday meals and casual dates that don't mind scoffing until the cow's come home.

Parents that told you never to play with your food? Pah. Klaw clearly didn't listen to theirs, as they've come up with a fun and dinky Dublin restaurant geared towards creative plates of seafood in an intimate and themed setting.

Describing itself as a haven for Japanese tapas, Yamamori is a marvellous mash of modern and traditional dining. Against the backdrop of grand murals and samurai artifacts, you'll get to tuck into innovative small plates that are packed with flavour, and finish off with a dash of sake. 

A vibrant bar and restaurant in Dublin, Wigwam is sure to deliver on nights out packed with fun and flavour. Head over and you can indulge in a feat of burgers, tacos and plenty more Americana-inspired plates before hitting the ping pong table and getting down on the dancefloor. 

If you like to pair your dining experience with a fun-loving feel, NoLita is your gal. The quirky cocktail bar and restaurant combines New York-style tipples with hearty Italian plates and then wraps it all up in bodacious interiors that are sure to impress your Instagram followers. 

Cool and casual, Bison Bar not only have fun with a restaurant decked out in quirky interiors, bare wood and neon horns, their plates are a homage to all things USA with BBQ fare that promise a true taste of Texan spirit.

Famed for their selection of tequilas, exquisite Mexican eats and party spirit, 777 is one quirky place to eat in Dublin. Explore the colourful cocktail menu featuring the signature 777s Margarita Especial and the Mi Cobra Mas Sexy with classic tacos, tortillas and more served until late.