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 activites 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.
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 Wicklow Street watering hole 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 funnest basement spots in the city.
This event is not to be missed by women who love their whiskies. A number of key women leading the Irish whiskey industry will be taking part in an engaging panel, putting their respective distilleries in the spotlight, while guests enjoy tasty cocktails from the Café en Seine team.
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.
If you love your movies, make sure to check out Dublin International Film Festival as it kicks off this February. With a number of events happening across the city, the festival is hosting everything from screenings to screenwriting classes with actual movie legends.
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.