Sunday, 14 September 2008
“Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!” and “What’s the craic?” may be stereotypical clichéd phrases associated with the Irish, but they are actually genuinely used by Dubliners.
In fact, one of the best things about this city is the people. In 2007, Dublin was voted the friendliest city in Europe. You won’t run out of people to party with while you’re here.
The most famous area for nightlife in Dublin is Temple Bar and attracts tourists from around the world, including numerous stag and hen parties from Britain.
Three of the Best Places to Drink in Dublin’s Temple Bar
Best Pub: The Temple Bar Pub
A traditional Irish pub with traditional live Irish music, the unique selling point of The Temple Bar is its beer garden – a peaceful haven to sit and relax in the middle of this hectic area. The pub has Ireland’s largest collection of whiskeys from around the world, and the shop next door sells a wide range of pub merchandise, from t-shirts to hats to bar signs.
Best Bar: The Morgan Bar
Situated in the Morgan Hotel, this is Dublin’s newest bar. It’s more sophisticated than most of the pubs in the area – with its soft leather seats and comfortable sofas, there’s a very cosmopolitan feel about the place. A great venue for a relaxing pre- or post-dinner drink with friends. And there’s a live DJ in the bar at weekends.
Best Nightclub: Club M
Club M is one of Dublin’s most famous nightclubs and only has two rules: Dress to Impress and Be Happy, Not Drunk. Inside are four bars, many seating areas, a huge dancefloor and even two podiums. If you’re staying in Blooms Hotel you get a pass for yourself and three friends to enter the club for free on weeknights, and money off at weekends.
And all this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are countless other pubs, bars and nightclubs in Temple Bar – not to mention all the restaurants and cinemas – and whether you’re in Dublin for the weekend or a longer stay, you’d be crazy to miss out on experiencing the capital’s most famous partying district!