If you’ve never visited Dublin, be prepared for a city that feels alive both day and night. During the day, get lost in the hustle and bustle of workers, shoppers, and tourists popping in and out of their accommodation in Dublin.
Just because your daytime sightseeing has come to an end, the fun doesn’t have to come to an end. Here’s what to do to enjoy Dublin by night:
1. Explore various restaurants
We’ll start with the obvious. Dublin has a huge variety of eateries, with a very diverse offering of cuisines from around the world. A stroll through Temple Bar or down Camden Street and all of your foodie dreams will come true, from Thai to Tapas and everything in between. Last orders for food are generally 9/10pm but check with the restaurant as times vary.
2. Have a fun Teppanyaki experience
One of the newest foodie trends in Dublin is more of an entire dining experience than a quiet meal for two. Teppanyaki is a relatively new style of Japanese dining that incorporates fantastic food, great musical entertainment and sincere hospitality and hilarity from its servers. They even give you a chance to cook for yourself while being cheered on by your party!
3. Drink and be merry in a Dublin pub
Dublin pubs are great for an afternoon pint but even better when the after-work crowd comes in for a wind-down pint. You’ll often find live musical tributes and acts which are free for patrons to enjoy and you will surely meet some colourful characters along the way. For a real local experience, avoid Temple Bar and enjoy a drink in a local pub like P.Macs in Dundrum.
4. Dance the night away in a nightclub
Dublin’s night time scene is ever-growing and if you want to keep the party going until the early hours we have a fantastic nightclub scene. We even have our own Mexican-themed nightclub, Xico, holding nightly fiestas and serving delicious cocktails. Nightclubs open until 2.30pm in Dublin.
5. See alive show
We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to live events in Dublin. There is always something going on in our theatres and venues, especially during the summer or over Christmas. During your stay check out what’s on in 3 Arena, in the Olympia or the Gaiety Theatre and enjoy some fantastic talent from at home and abroad.
6. Ride a ghost bus
You’ve seen Dublin from the top of a tour bus by day, now it’s time to learn about our hidden history. Dublin Bus hold nightly Ghost Tours where they tell you the lesser known side of our history from body snatchers to Banshees. Just make sure you’re ready for some scares along the way!
7. Get spooked by taking the hidden Dublin walks
Speaking of being scared, you can opt for an even more terrifying experience with a guided tour to what is said to be one of the most haunted sites in Dublin, The Hell Fire Club. Located in the Dublin Mountains, the derelict building is said to be the site of a card game between an unwitting mortal and the devil himself! The tour takes three hours and the view from the top of the mountain alone is worth the walk.
8. Go on a shopping spree
You may too busy sightseeing or exploring the city during the day to spend time trawling through the shops looking for a bargain. Lucky for you, IMI Residence – your ideal Dublin hotel accommodation – is located a short distance from one of the best and biggest shopping centers in Ireland. Dundrum shopping centre has a huge variety of high street and high-end stores and best of all, it’s open until at least 9 pm each evening!
9. See a movie at a local cinema
Another fantastic way to spend an evening in Dublin is by losing yourself in the latest blockbuster shown in HD in Movies@Dundrum. They show a mixture of popular movies, classics, foreign language film, and live concerts and are open all day and well into the evening.
Author Bio: Katie McGarr is one of the travel-savvy writers for IMI Residence Dublin, a modern hotel offering leisure travelers affordable and exceptional accommodation in Dublin Ireland. This frugal young lady believes that traveling shouldn’t be expensive. She loves sharing money-saving hacks on lodging, traveling, and dining.