Whilst I’m by no means a local, there’s a whole host of great finds that I have discovered over the years that I’d love to share with you. So here it is, some of my favourite places for my Dublin travel guide…
Dublin is one of my favourite cities to visit and for the last few
Here’s my recommendations for a memorable trip;
Hop on hop off for getting the sights in
Now don’t get me wrong – the city is best explored on foot, however if you’re only in Dublin for a few days and want to spend some time bar hopping too, then a hop on hop off bus is a great way to get around.
For the price of around twenty
Queen of Tarts for the cake of dreams
I’m going to put this simply. If you don’t visit Queen of Tarts then you’ve not quite experienced everything Dublin has to offer. There’s a reason the queue is often out of the door and it’s not just because it’s small inside!
The Bull and Castle for fancy dinner
Col and I stumbled on this little place once thinking it was just a pub with a beautiful interior. Turns out they do killer steaks and it’s the perfect atmosphere to sit back, rest your feet after a long day of walking and enjoy some delicious food and drink with your loved one.
Wuff for breakfast
I found this spot when visiting when I visited with my dad. Unassuming, and hidden behind a thick velvet curtain to keep out the cold, it’s one of the best breakfast spots I’ve found. It’s rough and ready – you won’t find matching china but you will find rustic wooden tables and buttery sourdough toast.
Market Bar for all day drinking
An old friend first introduced me to this bar and I’ve since been back with Col and my dad on separate trips. A walk through the entrance courtyard takes you into a huge hall with soaring ceilings. Market Bar have a no-music policy so the room is warm with the buzz of conversation and you can easily lose several hours adding your own noise to the chatter!
Guinness Storehouse for killer views
The Guinness Storehouse is a great tourist attraction if you’ve never been before and
The Bar with No Name for a sensational mojito
If you’re able to find a seat amongst the mish-mash comfy sofas and slick Helmut Newton photographs on the walls, then you’ll never want to leave. Obviously this bar has no name, so you’ll have to keep an eye out for the wooden snail swinging in the Dublin breeze on Fade Street.
IdelWild for drinks with a lust worthy backdrop
If you’re anything like me you’re a sucker for green velvet sofas and exposed brick – then this is the place for you. Not only is the backdrop enough to make the Instagram likes flood in, but their craft beer offering is worth a visit.
Now obviously there’s a whole host of other places to visit in Dublin so keep your eyes out for another travel guide, but make these pitstops part of your adventure and you’re sure to have a great time!
Have you been to Dublin? What’s your favourite spot?