Ah the college years; nights out culminating in a bit of a dance, a bit of a cry and mighty craic. I’ve been a student for almost four years in Dublin now and much to my parents dismay (Sorry mammy!), I’ve compiled quite the list of favourite spots to go out in Dublin. I like to think I’m neither a pub nor a club girl. I believe I dabble in both. That means that this list will be a mix of both! Also I’m always open to suggestions so, absolutely feel free to send me on any you have!
- Twenty Two, South Anne Street -I feel like the most stylish version of myself here. I think it’s one of Dublin’s most glamorous spots. Between the decor and the service, this spot is second to none. Also the saxophone player really adds to the tunes!
- The Hairy Lemon, Stephens Green-This spot is super cosy and yet manages to feel hip and trendy at the same time. The music here is pretty indie. It’s a busy place, so get here early if you’d like to sit. Oh! And whilst your here, check out the wee beer garden -it’s pretty cool.
- Mima’s Café, Beechwood- This place is fantastic for two reasons: Great location, even better wine! Mima’s café turns into a fabulous wine bar in the evening. The best place to sit is out on the chairs outside. Grab a glass of Rosé and watch the world go by!
- The Mezz, Temple Bar -Into gigs and channeling your scene phase? Me too! The Mezz is where I relive those days of when I thought I was the coolest rocker in town. I definitely wasn’t, but this location manages to make you feel like it. If you’re into finding new bands and sounds, give this place a visit.
- Diceys, Harcourt Street -Thursdays at Diceys are the holy grail of my summer internships! This is the place that memories that you don’t really want remembered are made! That being said it’s a great place to have a bop and get those €2 pints in on a weekday
- O’Donoghues, Baggot Street- This spot is all about atmosphere! If you want somewhere to have a drink and chat, it is ideal. The smoking area has a roof covering and so many heaters, it actually feels like you’re inside. That’s my favourite part of the bar.
- The Purty Kitchen, Monkstown- This place is for a relaxed drink. Just minutes from Dun Laoghaire pier, it is my ideal spot for an after walk drink. It is beautifully decorated and has a really chill atmosphere.
- Coppers, Harcourt Street- If ever you have the intention of catching my awful dance moves and doing just about anything embarrassing you can think of this is the place to go. I think Coppers speaks for itself. Funky Saturday night? You bet!
Catch you at one of these spots soon!