Dublin Travel Guide

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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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

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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 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


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