The 40 Foot
Loved by generations of the city’s swimmers, the 40 Foot is a Dublin institution considered to be the most famous swimming spot in all of Ireland. The water is usually described as “icy cold” and the perfect way to cure a hangover.
N Sandycove Ave
Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
For his newest concept, Joe Macken teamed up with professional rugby player Jamie Heaslip and opened up Bear – a steak joint known for serving up unfashionable cuts of meat, and doing it well.
34-35 South William St
Dublin 2, Ireland
Catach Books is a literature-buff’s dream, stocking a rich and remarkable collection of titles, including a large selection of first editions from the big guns of Irish literature: Joyce, Yeats, Beckett and Wilde.
10 Duke St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Celtic Whiskey Shop
Ireland's premier whiskey shop is based in the heart of Dublin city centre. First opened in 2003, it has become a mecca for whiskey lovers. Here you can find exclusive whiskeys, whiskey launches, tasting evenings and distillery trips.
27-28 Dawson St
One of the best restaurants in Dublin, this Michelin-starred fine-dining establishment serves up modern Irish cuisine.
19 Parnell Square N, Smithfield, Dublin 1, Ireland
The Chop House
Tony heads to The Chop House for dinner – a gastro-pub known for serving Michelin-star food in a pub atmosphere at reasonable prices.
2 Shelbourne Rd
Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland
The cocktails served at this restaurant are made with care, and locals love the cozy, casual feel that comes along with them. Coppinger Row also serves up genuinely good food that is well-priced.
1 Coppinger Row
Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Joe Macken’s Crackbird is a pop-up restaurant that used social media to spread the word, and through its success, eventually became a full-time restaurant. Apparently, Dubliners really like fried chicken!
60 Dame St
Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
Dublin Airport, Swords, Co. 01 8628866
Fallon & Byrne
This is Dublin’s answer to New York's high-end delis … but with Irish staples. Two restaurants compliment the deli, and between the both of them, you can find almost anything.
11-17 Exchequer St
Four Seasons Hotel
Dublin has plenty of mid-range hotels to choose from, but why not do it up and stay at the Four Seasons. Not surprisingly, this place is one of the most luxurious hotels in town.
Simmonscourt Rd 4
The Gigs Place
Tourists recommend trying a “full” Irish breakfast when you visit Gigs Place, but locals say it is much better to try a “skin full” Irish breakfast -- with “skin full” standing for “a lot” of pints.
South, Dublin 2, Ireland
Tony visits Hogan's, a place well recommended for a night out, if you can get in the door. Food is not an option here … apart from the odd pretzel girl passing through.
35-37 South Great Georges St
Tony stops at Kavanagh's -- a locals-only establishment known to Dubliners as “The Gravediggers” owing to its location next to Glasnevin cemetery. It's off the beaten path, but this 150-year-old pub is a true Dublin institution.
1 Prospect Sq
The Long Hall
Decked out in full Victorian splendor, this is one of the city’s most beautiful and best-loved pubs.
58 S Great Georges St
Matt the Thresher
Tony heads to Matt the Threshers – a seafood joint that sources directly from the harbors around the island. They also serve up a special on oysters and Guinness (the Irish hangover cure) every day.
32 Pembroke St
Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland
This brilliant, old boozer was established in 1782 and has barely changed over the years. It has one of the finest pints of Guinness in Dublin and a colorful crew of regulars.
8 Poolbeg St
O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel
A great location close to Trinity College, this hotel is located in Merrion Hall, built in 1863 for the Plymouth Brethren religious group. From the outside, it looks like a fine Georgian townhouse, even though it was originally a church.
Lower Merrion St
Dublin 2, Ireland
The Palace Bar
The Palace Bar is known for being unspoiled and unperturbed by the passage of time, providing a very important bridge between the 19th-century Victorian pub and Dublin’s great traditions of literary hostelries.
21 Fleet St
The agreed-upon late-night food in Dublin after a heavy night of drinking is fish and chips. Roma’s is a "chipper" that is open until 5 a.m. and caters to hungry locals looking for a fix.
28 Wexford St
Joe Macken’s other venture is based around grilled pizza. All the featured pizzas are named after the mothers of various staff members.
19 Crane Ln
Tony and Paddy go to Slattery’s Bar, one of only 7 remaining “early houses" -- pubs that open at 7 a.m. and serve booze alongside breakfast (or dinner, in the case of the night owls).
129 Capel St
Dublin 1, Ireland
The Winding Stair became a famous landmark in the 70s and a popular meeting place for writers, musicians and artists. The cafe kept the ambiance of the building and serves up simple, high-quality, organic Irish cooking with an extensive wine list.
40 Lower Ormond Quay