Bow Lane is one quirky venue in Dublin, as well as being a top-notch cocktail joint it also holds one of the city's best brunches. Join them on a weekend for a brilliant brunch spread, innovative cocktails and live performances from some of the finest drag queens Ireland has to offer.
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.
Hidden away below the city centre this cocktail bar brings to life the feel of the 1920s with a bootlegger aesthetic and some very fine cocktails. On top of quality drinks and a tasty food menu, you can also find brand takeovers and live music included in their unique events schedule.
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.
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.
Combining a bar, restaurant and lively venue into one fun package, Café en Seine is home to some of Dublin's best events. Swing by for a boozy brunch and get your fix of French-inspired goodies with live music and handcrafted cocktails to accompany.
Ever wanted to taste your way around the city? This wee food tour around Dublin will showcase all of the capital's best places to eat, from cult classics off the beaten track to all-time Irish favourites, with three hours to work your way around them all.
One of Temple Bar's most energetic drinking spots, this sports bar offers all manner of games, from pool and shuffleboard to ping pong and foosball. They're also home to Dublin's largest indoor video wall where you can catch all your major sporting events.
Bringing together Asian eats, uniquely blended cocktails and late night club antics under one roof, Opium is one fun place to go in Dublin. While away the hours on a quirky date, group night out or special occasion with dinner, drinks and partying 'til late in one place.
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 funnest basement spots in the city.
Ever wondered what makes Guinness the drink of champions? Head to Guinness Storehouse and indulge your inner tourist by making your own beer, exploring the history of the brew and heading up to the rooftop bar for some seriously impressive views of the city.
Does your idea of a fun day out in Dublin include illicit cocktail sipping? Look no further than Vintage Cocktail Club, a top secret bar in Dublin serving award-winning mixes against a backdrop of unique trinkets, plush seating and dimmed lighting for an extra dash of drama.
In the mood for a fun night out? Then you simply can't miss stopping by NoLita. With multiple areas giving off different vibes, this place is an Italian restaurant, cocktail bar and boozy brunch haven all under one roof, so you can chill out with a meal before hitting the dance floor.
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.
A legendary live music venue that's hosted some biggest names in the business, Whelan's is a must for city dwellers hoping to jump in a mosh pit or have a cheesy night out with a silent disco. Offering affordable drinks to round off the experience, this place is hard to say no to.