Think of us here at The Bar as your official refuelling station. Start here, right in the heart of Dublin City, by filling up on a hearty lunch. Then, set off to explore all that Dublin has to offer – from shopping, and entertainment, to sports and historical attractions. We might be biased, but we think Dublin is the best city ever. There’s so much to see and do, and all within walking distance from The Bar. So, whether you’re visiting the city for the first time, or you’ve lived in Dublin all of your life, we’ve whittled down the list of top attractions on our doorstep.
1. Sporting stadiums
Aviva Stadium in Dublin 4 is a unique world-class international stadium for football, rugby, concerts, and conferences. Croke Park is the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and hosts legendary matches. Don’t worry if you don’t get tickets to the big game, you can just let the staff at The Bar know which live event you’d love to catch, and we will play it for you on one of our 17 screens.
2. Trinity College Dublin
Feel the history that seeps into the cobblestones as you walk through the Front Arch in Trinity College. Explore the 1200-year-old Book of Kells in the Long Room – one of the world’s most beautiful libraries and then take in the view of the Bell Tower. This incredible campus is steeped in architecture and culture.
3. St Stephen’s Green
Just step out of The Bar and you’re on St Stephen’s Green, right in the heart of Dublin’s shopping district. Check out the shops and then escape the hustle in St Stephen’s Green Park, still in the original Victorian layout.
This trendy suburb in the South city centre is next to Grand Canal. You’ll find the Irish Jewish Museum, St Kevin’s church, and St. Kevin’s Park.
5. Temple Bar
Known as the hot spot for Dublin city’s nightlife, Temple Bar is a favourite among stag and hen groups, tourists, and Dubliners.
6. Guinness Open Gate Brewery at St James’ Gate
Founded by Arthur Guinness in 1759, this became the largest brewery in Ireland. Check out the tap room with its constantly rotating selection of beers, and the beer garden.
7. Guinness Store House
This brewery experience tells the tale of Ireland’s famous Guinness. There are 7 floors and a glass atrium in the shape of a pint of Guinness. Take in the views of the city from the Gravity Bar.
8. Teeling Distillery
Enjoy a guided tour of a fully operational distillery. It’s a hit with whisky fans or those wanting to learn more about Dublin’s historical connection with whisky.
Tell us all about it
Make your way back to The Bar and rest your weary feet after your adventure. Our friendly staff wants to hear all about it. Then, settle into a booth and savour a creamy pint of Guinness – sure, haven’t you earned it?