36 Hours in Dublin

Anthony Bourdain finds that Dublin’s food scene is keeping up with its famed drinking scene. From sweetbreads and lamb to a home-cooked bowl of pork stew, Tony covers all of what Dublin does best in a few ...

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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

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
Dublin, Ireland

Chapter One

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

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
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

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
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 St
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
Dublin, Ireland


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
Dublin, Ireland

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
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 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
Dublin, 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
Dublin, 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 St
Dublin 2


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
Dublin, 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 St
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 Lower Ormond Quay
Dublin, Ireland


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