A stopover in the magnificent capital of Ireland! No way should you spend an evening in this bustling European city in an airport or inside a hotel. Get out and hit the streets for an evening of Irish fun! What to do? So little time!
If you are lucky enough to spend one majestic evening in Dublin, start out with these fantastic options for an unbelievable night before venturing back home. You will not regret it!
1. Guinness Storehouse
It might be the most touristy thing to do in Dublin, but it doesn’t mean you should not visit the famous Guinness Storehouse at least once in your life. Get the rundown on the history behind this Irish masterpiece and have incredible fun on your way to the rooftop Gravity Bar.
At the end of your grand tour, you will get the ultimate experience of learning the proper way to pour a pint. Enjoy the refreshing flavors of the black stuff overlooking the heart of Dublin.
The best way to kickstart your Dublin adventure!
2. Dinner & Pint at Irish Pub
So, your flight did not land in time to make it to the Guinness Storehouse. Then what? If you are craving to get some food in your belly, then head over to a traditional Irish Pub for a filling meal and a soothing pint. It’s true what they say, the Guinness does taste better straight from the source.
You have plenty of options to choose from, but one of my personal recommendations is The Bankers Bar along the beautiful Trinity Street. Great service, delicious food, and a fantastic pint of Guinness made this traditional Irish Pub a pleasant welcoming to Dublin. Try the Celtic Burger, it is simply amazing!
3. Stand in Awe of Medieval Cathedrals
Even at nighttime, the cathedrals in Dublin are a magnificent sight to behold. Two cathedrals you can easily walk to from the center of Dublin are the marvelous Christ Church Cathedral and the captivating St. Patrick’s Cathedral. You may not be able to see the splendid design on the inside at this hour, but the architectural gems of Dublin are eerily beautiful at sunset or basking in the urban twilight.
4. A Promenade Along the River Liffey
For enchanting views of Dublin, walking beside the River Liffey is a splendid location to see every hidden corner. The lights of the city shimmer along the river at night and you can waltz right into many of the best highlights. Walk across one of the river’s many bridges with the most recognizable being the centuries old Ha’penny Bridge.
5. Get to Know the Locals
Dublin is known as one of the friendliest and most welcoming cities in Europe. With an open mind and positive attitude, it is easy to waltz into a pub and have a pint with the locals. One of the most wonderful things about traveling is getting to know others from different countries and Dublin is a delightful place to make new friends on your adventures.