Dublin’s rich history, wonderful architecture and host of buzzing nightspots make it a fantastic destination for a city break. With flights from the UK to the Irish capital available for jaw droppingly low prices and journey times so short you’re hardly in the air before you begin landing, it couldn’t be easier to travel to.
Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Dublin, so if you’re there on a stag do you’ll find plenty of places to have a riotously good time. However, although Dublin is renowned for being a good time city and a great place for night owls, there are plenty of sophisticated nightspots for the more discerning reveler.
The city’s continental feel makes for a great atmosphere and there are hundreds of fantastic bars and restaurants. Whether you’re looking for fine dining, elegant bars or a bit of culture, Dublin has it all. Here is a guide to some of the best evening entertainment the city has to offer.
Vintage Cocktail Club
Located in the buzzing Temple Bar district at 15 Crown Alley, the Vintage Cocktail Club is the place to be if you enjoy a fancy cocktail in elegant surroundings.
This gem is in the style of a prohibition era speakeasy and the only indicator that you’re in the right place is the label ‘VCC’ stuck on an inconspicuous white door in the middle of Temple Bar. Once inside, however, you’ll find a 1920’s style bar and an extensive menu of some of the best cocktails the city has to offer.
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
For a truly special dinner, make reservations at the internationally renowned Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud. The only restaurant in the whole of Ireland to have been awarded two Michelin stars, this is undoubtedly one of the best places to dine out in the city.
It describes its food as ‘contemporary Irish with classical roots’ and uses fresh, seasonal local produce. The ambiance in the dining room is relaxed yet refined, the service is impeccable and every morsel of the food is both delicious and beautifully presented.
Expect nothing less than perfection from your meal here!
Situated on Merrion Row, Bang Restaurant offers a fine dining experience and a modern twist on traditional Irish fare. This place is always packed and attracts a fashionable clientele, making for a relaxed and upbeat atmosphere.
There are three private dining rooms available for large groups, making it an ideal location for a celebration with family and friends. For a special treat, why not indulge in their five or six course seasonal tasting menu, which comes complete with a wine pairing with each course.
Bang Restaurant is in the heart of the theatre district and offers a fantastic, and very reasonably priced, pre-theatre menu.
An Evening At The Theatre
Dublin is home to many different theaters, offering ballet, opera, music concerts and both traditional and contemporary theater.
You could see a contemporary play by an emerging Irish writer at the Abbey Theatre, see your favorite band or comedy act at the Victorian music hall style The Olympia or an opera at the Gate Theatre.
Fallon and Byrne Wine Cellar
Located on Exchequer Street, this bastion of gastronomy is comprised of three floors of culinary delights. The ground floor is a food hall selling organic produce and the second is a restaurant, but it is the wine cellar located in the basement which people flock to come night time.
Here, the walls are lined with a selection of over 600 wines, all of which can be bought by the glass and matched with the tasty tapas style bar treats on offer. For a special treat, organise a wine tasting session for your group.
Enjoy Your Night Out!
There are a whole host of excellent bars, restaurants and other evening entertainment in the atmospheric city of Dublin. Get dressed up and enjoy your night!