Clubs, Pubs and Restaurants
Dublin seems to have adopted some of the habits of their continental cousins with the appearance of tables and chairs outside cafés, pubs and restaurants, weather permitting. Dining out is one of Dublins favourite pastimes with a plethora of restaurants catering for all budgets from the humble backpacker to those who demand the finest cuisine. Having dined then enjoy a coffee or a pint of Guinness in one of Dublin's pubs, they seem to be on every corner. The nite club scene has grown with Dublins reputation as the in place for parties, stag and hen outings, and for those who just want a wild time.
Compared to cities like London or Paris, Dublin does not possess too many nightclubs. However they are usually of an excellent standard and well visited, especially on weekends. You will also find some pubs that turn into nightclubs at night. Dublin nights are generally memorable.
Break for the Border [ www.capitalbars.com ]
Lower Stephens Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 478 0300
Fax: 00353 (0)1 478 2910
Break for the Border is located in the heart of Dublin. It is one of the city's largest and longest established venues. It has been completely refurbished and operates on three levels. The top floor includes a nice restaurant and a cosy chillout-area. The main floors house two comfortable bars and a huge dance floor.
Club M [ www.clubm.ie ]
Tel: 00353 (0)1 671 5622
Club M is a nightclub operating on 2 floors. It is considered as an exuberant, extrovert and relaxed location with fantastic galleries overlooking the main area. There are 3 VIP areas that are available for private hire, such as corporate entertainment.
Tel: 00353 (0)1 495 1703
The Rathfarnham Casino & Card Club is opened 7 nights a week from 20.00 till late. The house games include Craps, Roulette, Brag, Stud Poker, Black Jack and Texas Hold'em. The Casino offers a free buffet every weekend as well as complimentary drinks. It also offers free training schools on all games and a free membership.
Renards [ www.renards.ie ]
South Frederick Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 5876
Fax: 00353 (0)1 677 5665
Located in the heart of Dublin, Renards is one of the city's premier nightspots. It operates on three floors and also offers breakfast and lunch.
6-8 Welligton quay
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 6635
Owned by U2 The Kitchen is one of Dublin's finest nightclubs. It is considered as one of the best nightclubs in the world and has recently won the prestigious "Best Venue"-Award at the Smirnoff Dance Awards. The Kitchen has developed a strong and loyal following.
The Vaults [ www.thevaults.ie ]
Tel: 00353 (0)1 605 4700
Fax: 00353 (0)1 605 4701
5 Aston Quay
Tel: 00353 (0)1 672 5566
Set on two levels, the Viperoom Theatre Bar & Club is a late night venue with live music, such as salsa and rhythm 'n' blues music.
There are a lot of pubs in Dublin. Some are traditional, some modern. There is definitely something that suits you. A lot of pubs offer live music in the evenings and serve lovely traditional Irish food. You should try more than one.
Davy Byrnes [ www.davybyrnes.com ]
21 Duke Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 5217
The Davy Byrnes is a pub that has been frequented by writers and artists. It is renowned for its seafood menus as the food is recommended by Georgina Campbell and the Dubliner.
Johnnie Fox's [ www.jfp.ie ]
Tel: 00353 (0)1 2955647
Situated in the Dublin Mountains, Johnnie Fox's is the highest pub in Ireland. It offers dinner & entertainment, corporate events and private parties. With the Hooley Nights it houses the longest running show in Ireland. The gold medal chefs of the pub serve award-winning menus.
Patrick Conway's [ www.patrickconways.com ]
70 Parnell Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 873 2687
Established in 1745, Patrick Conway's is the oldest pub in Dublin's city centre. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are available and food is served all day until 20.00.
Merry Ploughboy Pub [www.mpbpub.com]
Tel: 00353 (0)1 493 1495
200 year old pub owned by acclaimed traditional group "The Merry Ploughboys" where they perform a nightly show of fast paced Irish music, song and dancing. Dinner and show. Located at foothills of Dublin Mountains. Highly entertaining evening.
The Brazen Head [ www.brazenhead.com ]
20 Bridge Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 6779549
Established in 1198, the Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Dublin. There are traditional Irish music sessions every night and on Sunday afternoon. The restaurant offers traditional Irish a la carte menus.
The Temple Bar [ www.templebarpubdublin.com ]
47-48 Temple Bar
Tel: 00353 (0)1 672 5286
The Temple Bar is situated right in the centre of Dublin and is the three times winner of the Traditional Irish Music Pub of the Year award. It offers entertainment to visitors and locals alike, such as daily live music.
Dublin has many restaurants offering all kinds of different culinary. Please find a short list below:
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 1544
Aya food:bar is Sushi Bar and contemporary Japanese restaurant. The restaurant is opened for lunch and dinner daily and the adjoining Sushi Bar is opened all day from 12.30-22.00.
11 Merrion Row
Tel: 00353 (0)1 676 1759
BANG is one of the TOP 10 restaurants in Dublin and serves and offers lunch as well as dinner.Opening Hours:
- Monday-Saturday 12.30-15.00, 18.00-23.00
3 Temple Bar
Tel: 00353 (0)1 672 7289
Botticelli serves Italian pizza, pasta as well as meat and fish dishes. It is opened 7 days from 10.00 to 22.30.
9 St. James Terrace
Tel: 00353 (0)1-845 0314
The Bon Appetit restaurant offers food in a special Georgian ambience. They serve a variety of meat, fish and special weight watcher dishes.
Captain Americas Cookhouse and Bar [ www.captainamericas.com ]
44 Grafton Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 671 5266
Captain Americas Cookhouse and Bar is a restaurant offering high quality and affordable American style food. With its trendy pop art surroundings it has become one of Dublin's eating institutions number one.
1 Anne's Lane
South Anne Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 3721
The Chili Club serves Thai cuisine.Opening Hours
- Monday to Saturday 12.30-14.30
- Monday to Sunday 18.00-23.00
14 South William Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 679 0536
COOKES serves Mediterranean food, especially renowned for its seafood.
Fitzsimmons [ www.fitzsimmonshotel.com ]
The Fitzsimmons Hotel
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 9315
The Fitzsimmons restaurant and cocktail bar offers a selection of Irish and European dishes. Food is served daily from 12.30 to 22.30.
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre
Fresh is a vegetarian restaurant serving food juice and coffee.
FXB Restaurants [ www.fxbrestaurants.com ]
1a Pembroke Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 676 4606
2 Crow Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 671 1248
At Ryans Pub Parkgate Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 6097
FXB are award-winning family run Steak & Seafood restaurants. They offer a wide range of beef and fresh seafood. The meat is from an own farm and free range.
14 Wicklow Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 2580
Imperial is a Chinese restaurant with excellent Cantonese cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere. It is opened 7 days from 12.00 to 24.00.
Jaipur [ www.jaipur.ie ]
41 South Great George's Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 0999
The Jaipur restaurant offers a wide range of Indian dishes.
La Cave Wine Bar & Restaurant [ www.lacavewinebar.com ]
28 South Anne Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 1544
La Cave Wine Bar & Restaurant serves gourmet food at reasonable prices. The adjoining French wine bar is the oldest and cosiest in Dublin offering cosmopolitan and vibrant atmosphere.
L'Ecrivain [ www.lecrivain.com ]
109a Lower Baggot Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 661 1919
L'Ecriviain offers innovative Irish and French food using the best of fresh produce. It is opened for lunch Monday to Friday from 12.30 to 14.00 and for dinner Monday to Saturday from 19.00 to 22.30.
Peploe's [ www.peoples.com ]
16 St. Stephen's Green
Tel: 00353 (0)1 676 3144
Peploe's is a restaurant offering 7 days lunch and dinner in a very chic ambiente.
Purple Ocean [ www.purpleocean.ie ]
St. Michaels Pier
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Tel: 00353 (0)1 284 5590
Purple Ocean is a Restaurant directly situated at St. Michaels Pier. It offers an extensive A La Carte Menu and a wide range of wines. Guests may dine inside as well as on one of the two heated balconies outside.
1 St. Andres's Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 4799
Salamanca is a Tapas bar and restaurant offering Iberian cuisine in a lively atmosphere. It is opened 7 days from midday till late.
17 South Great George's Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 671 0738
Shalimar serves exquisite Indian cuisine at affordable prices.
Tante Zoe's [ www.tantezoes.com ]
1 Crow Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 679 4407
Tante Zoe's is a Cajun-Creole Restaurant offering lunch and dinner as well as party rooms for 20 to 100 people.Opening Hours:
- Monday to Sunday 12.00-24.00
Tel: 00353 (0)1 671 9969
Thai Orchid is the largest Thai restaurant in Dublin's city centre and with three floors of atmospheric accommodation. It offers a wide range of Thai dishes from Green Curry to Stir Fried Prawns.
The Boxty House [ www.boxtyhouse.ie ]
20 Temple Bar
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 2762
The Boxty House Restaurant & Bar offers traditional Irish food and has been voted as the 'Best Irish Restaurant' by BBC Travel Show Viewers.
The Shack Restaurant [ www.shackrestaurant.ie ]
24 East Essex Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1-6790043
The Shack Restaurant serves Irish and European cuisine in a beautiful atmosphere with open fire and candlelight.
Trastevere [ www.trastevere.ie ]
Temple Bar Square
Tel: 00353 (0)1 670 8343
Trastevere is an Italian restaurant that serves freshly cooked food with emphasis on fresh Irish meat, pasta and pizzas. It is opened from Monday to Sunday 12.00-22.30.
Wagamama [ www.wagamama.ie ]
South King Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 478 2152
Wagamama is a new style Japanese noodle bar that offers freshly made, nutritious noodle and rice dishes at a reasonable cost.Opening Hours:
- Monday to Saturday 12.00-23.00
- Sunday 12.00-22.00