Fun Things To Do In Dublin

It's no secret that Ireland's capital is one of the most high-energy cities in Europe with its mix of iconic monuments, diverse dining scene and eclectic nightlife. To help you zero in on some of city's top activities, we've rounded up some of the most fun things to do in Dublin, from quirky bars that come steeped in history to the best places to sample some of the finest local whiskies.

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The Dingle Whiskey Bar

As if housing 140 whiskies from around the world wasn't enough, The Dingle Whiskey Bar also teaches you how to drink 'em with a range of tastings and pairing evenings, alongside a few live music events where you can settle in with a glass of the good stuff and soak up some local talent.

Mary's Bar & Hardware Shop

Home to more than just a few bottles and bites, Mary's is steeped in a local history that name checks even Michael Collins himself. With burgers in the basement, signature cheese toasties and a wealth of craft beer options to get stuck into, this is one of the city's more unusual spots. 


Dublin's spiritual home for power ballads and retro cocktails, there's always a party at this Berlin-style dive bar down by the river. Fronting weekly parties with some of the city's best DJs in tow, alongside pool, darts and arcade games, it's one of the coolest basement spots in the city.  


Bringing together Asian eats, uniquely blended cocktails and club antics under one roof, Opium is fab for fun things to do in Dublin at night. While away the hours on a quirky date, group night out or special occasion with dinner, drinks and partying 'til late in one place.

Bad Bobs

Kitted out across an impressive five floors, Bad Bobs is a one-stop-shop for eating, drinking and partying on Essex Street East. Swing by and you'll find classic (affordable) cocktails, live music and DJs sets that'll carry you through into the weekend. 


777 is a fun Mexican restaurant, slinging out top-tier tacos and premium tequila from central Dublin. Head here and you can dig into plates of yellowfin tuna sashimi crunchy tostados, house blend chorizo taquitas and mouthwatering wood-fired meats with refreshing cocktails.