One of James Joyce's favorite spots in Dublin, and a great place to learn about Irish whis-
keys, as the bartenders there are especially knowledgeable.
Kehoe's (South Anne Street)
Just off Grafton Street, so convenient for tourists. It's great if you want to try having dinner
in a “snug,” the tiny rooms offered for the privacy and comfort of patrons. (Historically,
snugs were frequently used by revolutionaries planning various uprisings against the Brit-
For one of the largest parties in the country, head to The Button Factory (Curved Street,
Temple Bar). With a capacity of over 700 and a rotating roster of international DJs, it's a
great place to mingle with students and backpackers from around the world.
Krystle ( Harcourt Street)
This is one of Dublin's more elite nightclubs. Expensive drinks, wealthy local celebrities,
and a decidedly exclusive atmosphere.
Twisted Pepper (54 Middle Abbey Street)
On the weekends, this is a student club more or less like any other, but during the week it
caters to hardcore lovers of electronic dance music.
The Dragon (64 South Georges Street)
A relaxed, gay-friendly club with some of the best cocktails in the city.