Finding Great Bars in Dublin
If you are planning a holiday and looking for a great bar, you will be spoiled for choice in Ireland. Ireland is notorious for its drinking culture and there is nothing like sitting in a traditional pub drinking the black stuff, Guinness that is. Planning a holiday can be a stressful task, from booking flights, accommodation and annual holiday insurance, so you deserve to unwind and relax in a bar on arrival at your destination. If Dublin is your city of choice, I am sure that your expectations are high. Here’s a quick guide to finding great bars in Dublin.
Johnnie Foxes is famous for being Ireland’s highest pub. Steeped high in the Wicklow Mountains just outside Dublin city, it is the perfect place for a tourist to taste Irish tradition. Enjoy live traditional Irish music on Fridays and Saturdays and a dedicated Irish dancing show afterwards. To complement the great entertainment enjoy an array of traditional Irish dishes locally sourced. Since, the bar is located a bit outside of the city you may be worried about transportation. Fear not, there is a regular shuttle bus departing from the city centre for a low fee so you won’t have to worry about huge taxi fares coming to and from the pub.
The Vintage Cocktail Club located in Temple Bar is the perfect location for a quaint night out or a first date. Hidden away in a Temple Bar alleyway it can be difficult to find and this isn't accidental. Most nights you will need a reservation for admittance but its worth it once you walk in, to be welcomed to a bar that resembles somewhere in 1920s New York. Expect the highest quality service, the tastiest cocktails and the most comfortable, glamorous atmosphere in Dublin’s finest hidden gem.
The term hipster has taken off in recent years and this is the perfect hipster haunt. You can expect quirky smoking areas, a dance floor that feels like a house party and everything from indie music to old school classics. Workmans is a well-known live music venue, a great place to see emerging bands. The smoking area is really funky, with loads of doors that lead to nowhere, there’s always drinks special even at the weekends so this is definitely a plus.
<pDicey’s is one of Dublin city’s best-loved bars. It offers everything you could possibly want from a night out in Dublin. Enjoy yourself in a unique, bright and airy atmosphere with a young eclectic crowd. With plenty of different rooms, dance floors and music genres playing around the venue, there is something for everyone. Whether you want to watch a match on the multiple plasma screens, enjoy a pint in one of the more secluded areas or dance the night away in the indoor and outdoor areas, Dicey’s has it all. The award winning beer garden is a focal point of the venue, the heated covered terrace is like nowhere else in Dublin. What’s best about Dicey’s is their unbelievable drink deals available every day, Tuesday’s you’ll get drinks for a whopping €2, need we say anymore?
There you go, you’re definitive guide to finding great bars in Dublin. You will be spoiled for choice when you arrive at the Emerald Isle’s capital and guaranteed to have great fun with the locals. Happy drinking!