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Restaurants, Bars and Clubs


RESTAURANTS

  • Thornton's
    $$$: Pricey
    Site: www.thorntonsrestaurant.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=8|text=1st Floor Fitzwilliam Hotel - 128 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2}
    Type: Irish cuisine
    Description: Recommended by Niall Stokes of Hot Press magazine, Kevin Thornton is first Irish chef to achieve two Michelin stars.
  • Town Bar and Grill
    $$$: Pricey
    Site: www.townbarandgrill.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=9|text=21 Kildare Street, Dublin 2}
    Type: Italian-inspired menu
    Description:Recommended by Niall Stokes of Hot Press magazine, media and musicians like U2 & The Corrs go there
  • The Rustic Stone
    $$: more casual but still fancy
    Site: www.rusticstone.ie/
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=10|text=South Great George's St, Dublin 2}
    Type: Nutritious, serving a variety of diets
    Description: Recommended by Niall Stokes of Hot Press magazine; Chef Dylan McGrath previously had a restaurant named Mint that had a Michelin star - this is his new restaurant.
  • Eden
    $$: more casual but still fancy
    Site: www.edenrestaurant.ie/
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=11|text=at the Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2}
    Type: Irish cuisine
    Description: Recommended by Niall Stokes of Hot Press magazine
  • Solas
    $: inexpensive
    Site: www.solasbar.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=12|text=31 Wexford Street, Dublin 2}
    Type: cocktail bar, pizza, bar food, thai
    Description: Recommended by Niall Stokes of Hot Press magazine
  • Bewley's
    $: Inexpensive
    Site: www.bewleys.com/
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=13|text=78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2}
    Type: Coffee shop/café – breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Description: Recommended by Glen Hansard
  • Captain Americas
    $: Inexpensive
    Site: www.captainamericas.com/
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=14|text=44 Grafton Street, Dublin 2}
    Type: Burgers/American style food
    Description: Recommended by Niall Stokes of Hot Press magazine

BARS & CLUBS

  • Whelan's
    Site: www.whelanslive.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=36|text=25 Wexford Street Dublin 2}
    Description: Where Glen Hansard’s band The Frames got their start- the venue also fronted them the money for their first CD
  • Stag’s Head
    Site: NY Times Listing
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=37|text=1 Dame Court, Dublin, 2}
    Description:Great atmospheric/historic bar that isn’t touristy and where we did our main interview with Glen Hansard.
  • The Workman’s Club
    Site: www.theworkmansclub.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=38|text=10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2}
    Description:Recommended by Niall Stokes of Hot Press magazine, owned by members of U2.
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BARS & CLUBS - Contemporary Music

  • Grogans
    Site: www.groganspub.ie
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=15|text=15 S William St, Dublin }
    Description: Recommended by Niall Stokes of Hot Press magazine "where Bohemians and poets hang out".
  • International Bar
    Site: www.international-bar.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=16|text=23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2}
    Description: Recommended by Niall Stokes of Hot Press magazine in addition to music a well known spot for comedy.
  • The Long Hall
    Site: Dublinks
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=17|text=51 Great George's St S, Dublin 2}
    Description: Recommended by Niall Stokes of Hot Press magazine very old pub, surrounding area was bought up for headquarters of Dunnes but owner of pub refused to sell.
  • The Grand Social
    Site: www.thegrandsocial.ie
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=18|text=Thirty Five Lower Liffey Street, Dublin One}
    Description: Recommended by Niall Stokes. Across the river Liffey from The Workman's Club and similar to it.
  • Doyles
    Site: www.doylesintown.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=19|text=at 9 College St, Dublin 2 - near Trinity College}
    Description: Recommended by Niall Stokes and Conor O'Brien of Villagers (he first played here). Go on Tuesday nights for Ruby Sessions and you may catch one of the Irish musicians who started their careers here.
  • Vicar Street
    Site: vicarstreet.ie
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=20|text=58-59 Thomas Street, Dublin 8}
    Description: Recommended by Conor O’Brien of Villagers. It has a 500 person capacity but “feels homey and intimate” – “conducive to special shows.”
  • Brazenhead
    Site: brazenhead.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=21|text=20 Lower Bridge Street, Dublin 8}
    Description: Ireland's oldest pub! Recommended by Niall Stokes of Hot Press magazine.

BARS & CLUBS - Traditional Music

  • O’Donoghue’s
    Site: odonoghues.ie
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=22|text=15 Merion Row, Dublin}
    Description: The Dubliners got their start here, it is a great pub for traditional music and pick up sessions.
  • Cobblestone
    Site: cobblestonepub.ie
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=23|text=at 77 N. King St., Dublin 7}
    Description: Recommended by Niall Stokes of Hot Press magazine and the staff at O’Donoghue’s.
  • M Hughes
    Site: Yelp
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=24|text=19 Chancery Street, Dublin 7}
    Description: Recommended by Niall Stokes of Hot Press magazine and staff at O’Donoghue’s
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