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Dublin Nightlife & bars

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Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

1. Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

Join this pub crawl and have a guaranteed great night out in Dublin. Enjoy a taste of creamy, malty goodness with a free welcome Guinness, bar hop with your guide and fellow crawlers, and enjoy live music in fantastic local Dublin pubs before hitting the club dancefloor.  Meet your guide and fellow partygoers at the Norseman pub in Temple Bar to begin this pub crawl. Start the night with a free welcome Guinness to down before you set off to have the best night of your life. Don't worry, what happens in Dublin stays in Dublin.  Experience a night full of the craic (an Irish word slang for fun and enjoyment). Party like the locals, stagger to 5 lively venues, and get free shots and drink discounts. Enjoy skip-the-line access and free entrance to all venues with your newfound drinking buddies. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of Dublin's nightlife. Drink, dance, and be merry as you hit the much-loved Whelan's. Then, finish your night on a high at the famous nightclub, Copper Face Jacks, where you will enjoy VIP entry where you can party until the wee hours. Discover some of the city's best pubs and clubs with in-the-know locals, and get exclusive savings on this pub crawl. If you enjoy drinking, dancing, and meeting easy-going people then this pub crawl is right up your street.

Dublin City Pub Crawl: Best Pub Experience

2. Dublin City Pub Crawl: Best Pub Experience

Experience Dublin's living history in its legendary pubs, and discover the lifeblood of an evolving city on a pub crawl. While lacking in grand monuments, the city is awash with lively drinking venues on its cobbled and paved streets. Visit four different venues to expose yourself to the true pub scene in the city. Discover the authentic soul of this magnificent city with passionate and experienced tour leaders. Benefit from their intimate local knowledge of Dublin as you go to some of the best pubs in Ireland. Experience both the traditional and contemporary side to the drinking scene, and the perennial social charm of the city. Meet and make new friends from around the world. Journey from pub to pub for approximately 3 hours, hearing live Irish music along the way. Drink a pint of Irish-brewed beer and feast from some delicious pub grub en route. End by dancing the night away in a top Dublin late night venue!

Dublin: Cocktail Masterclass

3. Dublin: Cocktail Masterclass

Visit Stillgarden Distillery to learn how to craft some of our ground-breaking cocktails from our award-winning liquid experts. This is a hands-on experience where you will learn to create two signature drinks, hear about the history of distillation and see a demonstration of the state of the art equipment used within the distillery. After the tour, you can relax in super secret speakeasy Bar Lab8 and enjoy the drinks you have created (also includes one welcome drink on arrival). After the class you are welcome to stay in the bar for further drinks, sure you can even partake in a game of corn-hole! Although there is no food available at the distillery, you can order in food from any of the available online food delivery services in the area.

Dublin: Old Town's Famous Pubs Exploration Game

4. Dublin: Old Town's Famous Pubs Exploration Game

Explore Old Town Dublin with an exciting and interesting exploration game for smartphones. Discover Dublin's best pubs while reenacting the role of a young man learning his mother's mysterious family history. Begin at the Brazen Head, and take between 2 to 2.5 hours to complete the game or explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it, and finish the game at Toners. Solve challenges, and watch the story unfold as exact directions on your phone guide you to the next location. Get ready for an exciting city game and get ready to discover Dublin's best pubs.

Dublin: Guided Irish Musical Pub Tour

5. Dublin: Guided Irish Musical Pub Tour

A professional local guide and musician will accompany you on a fun and educational tour through this hip yet historic district. You will visit famous classic pubs and bars, as you become a witness to the local drinking culture. You will begin with a visit to Temple Bar, which is Dublin's cultural quarter and number-1 must-see. Whilst here you will learn who Sir William Temple was, as well as what the vikings did in this particular bar and the world-famous events that happened there. Whilst there, you will also learn about which Guinness World Record was made in that very location. Throughout your tour you will experience the vibrancy of Dublin’s traditional drinking and Irish-music scene. You will not just hear the stories, but will feel the atmosphere and rich musical culture that this city is famous for.

Dublin: Gin Masterclass with Welcome Drink & Tasting Flight

6. Dublin: Gin Masterclass with Welcome Drink & Tasting Flight

Gin Tasting Class Come visit Stillgarden Distillery the home of Modern Irish Sprit’s, Find out the g-inspiration behind our range of beautifully crafted modern Irish gins. This experience will bring you through the history of distillation and our wall of 120 botanicals. You will taste 4 of our signature expertly crafted gins. Non alcoholic and non gin options are available just let us know at the time of booking. Tickets include a welcome drink plus a 4 gin tasting flight, afternoon tea. The fully guided class duration is 60 mins. All sessions end with a Q&A from one of our liquid experts. Our tour guides are super knowledgeable about Stillgarden’s Modern Irish Spirits. Ask them about the Stillgarden company ethos, sustainability projects and zero food waste policy. Our story Public sessions run Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you may also book a private session, email After the class you are welcome to stay in the bar for further drinks, sure you can even partake in a game of corn-hole! You can also visit our on-site community garden where we grow many of our botanicals, if you have green fingers or simply want to become involved why not sign up to our Social Botanist Project Social Botanist Sign Up We meet up on Sundays for gardening, foraging or wildlife walks. Afterwards we head back to the distillery and relax with a well-earned complimentary drink. Next time you are out for a drink you can check out our stockist here

Dublin: Temple Bar Self-Guided Must-See Highlights Tour

7. Dublin: Temple Bar Self-Guided Must-See Highlights Tour

Discover the must-see highlights of Dublin’s famous Temple Bar and hidden places and insider tips on a self-guided tour. Explore at your own pace, by yourself or with a group of family or friends! Enjoy discovering the countless pubs and small shops in the narrow streets with their exciting stories which bring Ireland's history to the present. At the tour stops, you can take a drink, and listen to stories - some happy tales and others more serious. Plus, learn lots of tips, background information and traditional music. This tour is completely flexible and there are no compulsory stops - you do not have to drink at every break! You can interrupt the tour at any time and continue later. Solve entertaining tasks and answer exciting questions at each stop to keep you on your toes! For example, do you know what Dublin's most famous pub has to do with a German "Kindergarten"? Find out this answer and more! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, and friends, or on your own. Imagine being shown Dublin's old town by a good friend and this is the Temple Bar tour! The tour can be started anytime and repeated many times, on-site or even from home, in the browser of a smartphone. Have fun in Temple Bar!

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What people are saying about Dublin

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 242 reviews

Had a great time on the bar crawl! The bars we went to were great and had brilliant entertainment. Free shot in every bar and good drinks deals with the wrist bands! The guides and everyone on the bar crawl were all really friendly! Would definitely recommend and will definitely book again if ever in Dublin! 10/10!

I love this pub crawl. I did it multiple times. The leaders are amazing. One time I wasn’t even on the pub crawl and one of the leaders helped me get a taxi when I couldn’t get one. Love you guys

Was such a good experience and a great way to meet new people and see some of Dublin’s great nightlife! Would highly recommend!

Just perfect, don’t hesitate guys it’s really cool and the guide is funny

Amazing!! I liked hownthe guides take care of us and were super nice