At a first glance, the black exterior of this place may not look appealing. But as you step inside, you are sure to be surprised with what this popular venue has on offer. The Grand Social has four eclectic venues. There is The Parlour where one can quench your thirst with beer or The Ballroom that is pulsating with DJ nights and themed events. The breezy Garden hosts regular live gigs while the upstairs Loft allures visitors with its circus-themed decor and its wonderful lune-up of burlesque acts, fashion shows, reading sessions and film screenings. Saturday is the most awaited as The Grand Social transforms into a weekly flea market selling fashionable clothes, furniture, accessories, books and more. All in all, there's never a dull moment at The Grand Social.
The Porterhouse Brewing Company, established in 1989, was Dublin's first microbrewery. It has, ever since its inception, produced some of the best brews in the city, including its own very fine porter. Their Temple Bar brewpub is located on Parliament Street, where patrons are lured inside, thanks to the enormous vats that are visible from the street. Owing to its popularity, the place gets a little crowded towards the end of afternoon. Midst a handsomely decorated dining area, home-brews are served with much love along with a good selection of delicious pub grub. Not to be missed here are Temple Bräu, Hop Head and Wrasslers 4X Stout, couple these refreshing drinks with a portion of chicken wings; you'd soon be coming back for more!
The Church is a popular dining, drinking and entertainment hub of the city. It offers something for everyone and disappoints none, as it welcomes almost 700,000 guests every year. Its popularity is evident from this fact and with each passing year it simply increases. If you're hungry, head to the on-site Gallery Restaurant and savor the delicacies served. The Tower bar and Main Bar offer an excellent concoction of heady cocktails and live Irish music. For party animals, Church's Cellar Bar and Nightclub is the best bet. However, if you want to get away from the crowds, the enchanting terrace will provide you with much needed serenity. Offering a little bit of everything, The Church is certainly worth a visit.
One of Dublin's most stylish nightclubs, Krystle boasts an authentic ambiance which attracts a variety of party-goers. As a part of well-known Russell Court Hotel, the music here is upbeat and groovy and the dance floor is packed to the hilt. Live percussion on select days, adds to the vibe of this place. With a long bar at the entrance and a heated beer garden on the roof top, this vibrant nightclub is set to serve tasty libations to anyone looking to dance off the chill from outside.
The Mercantile, a regular public house in Dublin, is what you can call an authentic Irish tavern. Located inside the Temple Bar hotel, The Mercantile, this place serves great pub grub and the waiting time to get in isn't very long. However; it gets quite crowded on weekends so having a reservation is much recommended. The Mercantile serves beers at affordable rates as compared to the competitors in the area. The place often hosts live music events and concerts, all in all, The Mercantile Bar has something for everyone.
Spread out over three levels, Trinity Bar Venue is a lively local bar and gastro-pub popular with a largely younger crowd of professionals. The bar is a nice place to relax with friends in a fun, casual environment while checking out the latest in Dublin's live music scene, or just relax with a beer and watch a game on one of their large screens. With plenty of theme nights and events, the bar is usually crowded with locals and tourists alike. The bar features a nice selection of on-tap as well as bottled beers, and their special cocktails are quite popular as well. Open from 7.30am everyday; it's a nice place for hearty breakfast post a late-night of partying.