My Dublin favourites: Food, Drinks, Dance

A lot of times I get asked about my favourite places to go to in Dublin. This is why I put together this list of things I would recommend to everyone who’s ever coming to Dublin.

Favourite Pizza

  • The Big Blue Bus, Bernard Shaw – A pub with a pizza bus in their courtyard. Definitely don’t miss out on it!
  • Di Fontaines – A New York Deli kinda place where I can never not stop by after a night out.
  • Manifesto – SO DELICIOUS.
  • Skinflint – So good that I’ve already written an article about it here.
Skinflint Pizza

Skinflint Pizza

Favourite Bar

  • No Name Bar – This bar just has a super cool vibe, cool crowd and an even cooler smoking area.
  • Chelsea Drug Store – Delicious cocktails and later at night you can even dance to a pretty cool DJ downstairs.
  • Bernard Shaw – Yes, the second mention here, but it’s just a pretty cool pub full of art and creative people.
Courtyard at Bernard Shaw

Courtyard at Bernard Shaw

Favourite Place to Dance

  • Workmans – I just love it there, even though I can’t really explain to you what it is about this place. But it’s great.

Favourite Café

  • Kaph – This is the place where I fell in love with Matcha. And apparently their coffee is pretty good as well. 
  • Queen of Tarts – Definitely don’t go there if you only want a quick coffee. Their choice of cakes is enormous and I’m sure none of you would be able to go out there without trying one!
Oh, the beauty of Kaph's Matcha!

Oh, the beauty of Kaph’s Matcha!

Favourite Dinner Spot

This is really hard because there are many cool places. Obviously the pizza places are all part of it but there are a few more.

  • Musashi – Really delicious Sushi in an authentic surrounding.
  • Yamamori – Another, maybe slighty fancier, Sushi place that I love.
  • Wow Burger – It started off as a Burger Place in Workman’s, but now they have different shops around town. Check it out, their fries and burgers are delicious!
  • Neon – A thai inspired restaurant that serves free ice cream with every dish!
Yamamori's Brown Rice Sushi

Yamamori’s Brown Rice Sushi

Favourite Sweets

  • Marks&Spencers Cookies – This is not really particularly Dublin-ish but whenever I’m there I NEED to get Cookies from M&S because they are just the best things ever.
  • Brownies from Camerino – I am madly into Brownies, which is why I’d recommend the ones from Camerino to you, but I’m pretty sure the rest if their baked goods are just as delicious!

Favourite Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch

FAVOURITE BRUNCH EVER at Taco Taco

FAVOURITE BRUNCH EVER at Taco Taco

Favourite Place to calm down and relax

  • Botanic Gardens – As I’ve said on my Instagram before, I need to spend more time at Botanic Gardens because they are just so soothing and relaxing, especially when you’re in a big city.
Botanic Gardens Dublin

Botanic Gardens Dublin

Dublin’s Nightlife: My Top 5 Bars that are close enough to Temple Bar

Dublin is a great place for a weekend full of drinking and fun. I mean, we’ve all heard about the stereotypical Irish: A lot of fun and a lot of alcohol. (Which I actually don’t fully agree with, because Irish are definitely more than that!)

The main area that people go to when visiting Dublin and looking for a pint of Guiness is Temple Bar. And don’t get me wrong, the pubs around there are pretty cool to see but you’d definitely never meet any locals in there. So maybe I can inspire you to walk a few minutes away from the red little pub on the corner and see a few of the places where locals hang out. Here are my Top 5 bars around Temple Bar that are not Temple Bar itself.

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Expectation vs Reality: St Patrick’s Day in Dublin

St Patrick Day is coming up. To be precise, it’s on Friday, the 17th of March.
Last year, I was lucky enough to celebrate it in Dublin. Since it’s THE Irish holiday, everyone gets off work and the city is one big party. I know all the things I expected it to be, so I kind of thought I might tell you a few things that weren’t exactly like I thought they would be, so you could be prepared for what to expect 🙂

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Things you should know before visiting Dublin

For me, Dublin is a pretty underrated place in Europe. People don’t really visit that city because they focus on cities like Berlin, London, Paris or Amsterdam. Even when I moved there, not a lot of people were able to say “Oh, I’ve been there, you should do this or that”. So for everyone out there, who hasn’t been so far, let me tell you: It’s worth it. It might not have the beach like Barcelona or the cute French cafés like Paris or the great night life like Berlin but it does have a lot to offer.

Here are a few things you should know, for everyone who’s planning on visiting Dublin in the future.

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Dublin Restaurants: Skinflint

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I never really was the biggest Pizza fan. Whenever I went to an Italian restaurant I got Pasta and I can’t even explain why. Pizza just never made it on the decision list.

Lately, I start realising that I actually really do like Pizza. And there are a few places I could definitely recommend to you around Dublin. But let’s start with the first one which might be a bit “different”.

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