Dublin Travel Guide

See all the restaurants and hotels that Anthony Bourdain recommends on a trip to Dublin.


Activities
Cathach Books
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 Street
  • Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland

Cathach Books

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 Street Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 6718676
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.
  • Sandycove Avenue North
  • Dublin, Dublin 7 Ireland

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.
Sandycove Avenue North Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 605 7700

Hotels
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.
  • 4 Simmonscourt Road
  • Dublin, Dublin 4 Ireland

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.
4 Simmonscourt Road Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 665 4000
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.
  • 2 Merrion Street Lower
  • Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland

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.
2 Merrion Street Lower Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 607 3500

Restaurants & Bars
Slattery's Bar
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 Street
  • Dublin, Dublin 1 Ireland

Slattery's Bar

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 Street Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1874 6844
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.
  • 28 Dawson Street
  • Dublin, Dublin 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.
28 Dawson Street Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 675 9744
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 Street
  • Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland

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 Street Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 472 1010
Kavanagh's
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 Square
  • Dublin, Dublin Ireland

Kavanagh's

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 Square Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 830 7978
Mulligan's
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 Street
  • Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland

Mulligan's

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 Street Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 677 5582
The Long Hall
Decked out in full Victorian splendor, this is one of the city’s most beautiful and best-loved pubs.
  • 51 South Great George's Street
  • Dublin, Dublin Ireland

The Long Hall

Decked out in full Victorian splendor, this is one of the city’s most beautiful and best-loved pubs.
51 South Great George's Street Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 475 1590
Bear
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.
  • 35 William Street South
  • Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland

Bear

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.
35 William Street South Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 474 4888
Crackbird
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 Street
  • Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland

Crackbird

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 Street Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Skinflint
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 Lane
  • Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland

Skinflint

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 Lane Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 6709719
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 Street
  • Dublin, 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 Street Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 671 7388
Coppinger Row
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
  • Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland

Coppinger Row

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 Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 672 9884
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 Road
  • Dublin, Dublin 4 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 Road Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 6602390
Chapter One
One of the best restaurants in Dublin, this Michelin-starred fine-dining establishment serves up modern Irish cuisine.
  • 19 Parnell Square North
  • Dublin, Dublin 1 Ireland

Chapter One

One of the best restaurants in Dublin, this Michelin-starred fine-dining establishment serves up modern Irish cuisine.
19 Parnell Square North Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 873 2266
Winding Stair
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 Ormond Quay Lower
  • Dublin, Dublin 1 Ireland

Winding Stair

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 Ormond Quay Lower Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 872 7320
Hogan's
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.
  • 37 South Great George's Street
  • Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland

Hogan's

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.
37 South Great George's Street Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 677 5904
Roma II
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 Street
  • Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland

Roma II

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 Street Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 475 595
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.
  • Richmond Street South
  • Dublin, Dublin Ireland

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.
Richmond Street South Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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 Street Lower
  • Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland

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 Street Lower Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 676 2980

Transportation
Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 814 1111
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