Have the best 48 hours of your life in Dublin
Tuesday 7th March 2017 | Jenny Desborough
You’ve just arrived for your weekend in Dublin: now what? Here’s a breakdown of the coolest ways to spend your time.
Where to stay?
There’s no hostel more central than Abigails, round the corner from the Temple Bar (think Camden style). It’s got a lounge for a great chat after a night out.
Where to visit?
At the Guinness Storehouse not only do you get a slice of history at one of the best known breweries, but you get a few samples thrown in.
And just a mile away is the National Leprechaun Museum (nope, I’m not kidding), telling the tale of Irish folklore. This is not one for the shy, but get stuck in for a really fun time, if a little barmy.
Where to eat and drink?
For a step away from the city’s Irish roots, Neon’s tasty Asian street food is for you, but for all of what traditional Dublin has to offer, head to Boxty House for everything from colcannon to a warming lamb stew.
Bruxelles is a great spot which brings together people from all walks of life - from rockers to indie kids with their great food, massive beer selection and three music-ful rooms so anyone can find their style.
Meanwhile Southwilliam’s ‘martini menu’ offers a fancier bevvy along with sofas and funky lights, making it a great spot to start your big night out.
Where to party?
The big question on everyone’s minds.
The Button Factory is a top choice, with DJ sets, live bands and reasonably priced drinks, or let the Gaelic traditions get deep into your soul with some traditional music. Temple Bar is full of pubs and music rooms where bands can jam, so try out Gogarty’s upper room to dance with the locals until the early morning.