Traditional treats, pub seats, and cutting-edge chefs combine to make eating and drinking in Dublin a peak pleasure.
There are said to be 70 million people of Irish descent across the world – but thankfully while many leave, more return to bring their expertise back to their home town of Dublin. Unafraid to use outside influences, Irish chefs are crafting their menus perfectly – with a keen eye on innovation and creativity. The result? A food scene that’s cutting-edge, constantly evolving, and endlessly exciting
The Baggot Inn is the first bar in Dublin to introduce the ‘Pull Your Own Pint’ experience and it is still hugely popular.
JJ Smyth’s is a family-owned bar in the center of Dublin City. JJ’s has live blues and jazz music six nights of the week. This is where many a musician got their start and where many of the top names continue to play.
On entering JJ Smyth’s it seems just like a regular, unassuming old fashioned Dublin pub, but it’s also a famous jazz bar. The upstairs music venue has a real character and a charming ambiance. Here, you will hear some of the city’s top jazz every night of the week. The musical associations don’t end there, a plaque commemorating Thomas Moore, noted poet and recorder of Ireland’s oral music tradition is mounted beside the front door, this was his local.
JJ Smyth’s became one of the city’s oldest continuous licensees, which has remained on precisely the same site since the 1730s.
The Turks Head is located within The Paramount Hotel in Temple Bar and is renowned for its extravagant design, mosaics and Spanish style architecture. The Turks Head opens daily from 12 pm serving food then transforms into a late-night venue.
The Turks Head on Parliament Street in Temple Bar boasts four bars over three floors, with a total capacity for 1,400 people.
The Turks Head opens daily from 12 pm, with food available until 9.30 pm, then transforms into a vibrant late-night venue, with DJ sounds and live music until 2.30 am.
The Portobello is a famous meeting place in Dublin city center, to enjoy traditional Irish hospitality, good food, and entertainment.
The Portobello has distinct styling and integration of modern and new. First opened in 1793, it offers a long tradition of hospitality in a modern atmosphere. The Portobello provides a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a beverage or enjoy a leisurely drink alongside the canal where there is seating outside.
For many generations, guests have enjoyed the electric atmosphere and good fun associated with the Portobello Bar, a landmark in Dublin’s Heritage.
Their Carvery menu is served seven days a week from 12.30 to 3 pm with an extensive and appetizing evening menu available Monday to Friday from 4 pm to 9 pm.
Tourists to Dublin city will enjoy a fresh pint of the finest Guinness in Ireland served to the best standard that one would expect to find in the home of Guinness Ireland.