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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theatre
“Fantastic Theatre - the venue for a the big West-End & Broadway shows visiting Dublin. Book in advance for popular shows, but tickets are held back for all events, so always check availability.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The 3Arena is an indoor amphitheatre located at North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands in Dublin, Ireland. The venue opened as The O₂ on 16 December 2008. It was built on the site of the former Point Theatre, a smaller music venue which operated from 1988 to 2007, retaining only some of the outer facade.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Located in the lovely area of Grand Canal Dock (about 15 minutes walk from the city centre). Great breakfast, lunch or dinner. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Plaza
“it is the most modern area in Dublin city, you could also see Facebook ,google offices, a very beautiful theatre ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Located in the lovely area of Grand Canal Dock (about 15 minutes walk from the city centre). Great breakfast or lunch. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Hotel
“Soak up the city's most beautiful views from the Rooftop. Featuring a full cocktail bar and wrap around vistas of Dublin, the Rooftop offers guests a little pocket in the clouds to take you from sunset cocktails to sunrise yoga, whatever your preference. Open every weekend April - May and seven days a week from June. Dinner: Recently awarded "Best Hotel Restaurant in Dublin" by RAI, the Brasserie has a sharp focus on Irish, locally sourced produce. Located right beside the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, it’s a perfect pre-theatre destination.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Our sushi is made fresh by order and never leftover from the previous Hour. Not all sushi shops are as dedicated to freshness as we are at Musashi Sushi. The only thing better than fresh, mouthwatering, delicious sushi, is paying less for it! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Science Museum
“An interesting place with regular exhibitions, and also cafe. Check in advance to see what is currently on. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Museum
“Award-winning exhibition space of historical and cultural heritage; museum of the Irish diaspora; a gem of an exhibition enjoyed by young and old.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Dublin's main conference venue. Suburban rail from Dun Laoghaire takes 35 minutes and stops nearby.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“A traditional old style Dublin pub that has great lively atmosphere in this local pub next to the river Liffey and the Samuel Beckett Bridge. Friendly staff and a good place for a drink and a bite to eat.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This spot has a lovely atmosphere and does great food and drinks overlooking Grand Canal Square”
  • 27 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Great food, wine & a real people watching venue. Popular with the IFSC after work crowd. Particularly good between 5-9pm on summer's evenings as it faces due west - sundowners anyone?!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“With branches all over Dublin and the country, Milano's success is not only due to the slick decor. Serving all kinds of pizzas and pastas with delightful dessert options. This restaurant also looks out over the harbour.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Sleek dining room for fresh sushi, bento boxes and Irish steak, in a contemporary glass building. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Transportation
“Take the 109b outside Centra (local store) in Kilmessan to Dublin or Athboy and all the stops in between. See our photos / images for the bus timetable. At the time of editing a return fare from Kilmessan to Dublin is approx €16.”
  • 27 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“Located in the lovely area of Grand Canal Dock (about 15 minutes walk from the city centre). Great breakfast, lunch or dinner. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Hotel
“Soak up the city's most beautiful views from the Rooftop. Featuring a full cocktail bar and wrap around vistas of Dublin, the Rooftop offers guests a little pocket in the clouds to take you from sunset cocktails to sunrise yoga, whatever your preference. Open every weekend April - May and seven days a week from June. Dinner: Recently awarded "Best Hotel Restaurant in Dublin" by RAI, the Brasserie has a sharp focus on Irish, locally sourced produce. Located right beside the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, it’s a perfect pre-theatre destination.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Our sushi is made fresh by order and never leftover from the previous Hour. Not all sushi shops are as dedicated to freshness as we are at Musashi Sushi. The only thing better than fresh, mouthwatering, delicious sushi, is paying less for it! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
“A traditional old style Dublin pub that has great lively atmosphere in this local pub next to the river Liffey and the Samuel Beckett Bridge. Friendly staff and a good place for a drink and a bite to eat.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This spot has a lovely atmosphere and does great food and drinks overlooking Grand Canal Square”
  • 27 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Great food, wine & a real people watching venue. Popular with the IFSC after work crowd. Particularly good between 5-9pm on summer's evenings as it faces due west - sundowners anyone?!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“With branches all over Dublin and the country, Milano's success is not only due to the slick decor. Serving all kinds of pizzas and pastas with delightful dessert options. This restaurant also looks out over the harbour.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Sleek dining room for fresh sushi, bento boxes and Irish steak, in a contemporary glass building. ”
  • 13 locals recommend

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