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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Art Museum
“The historical Charlemont House (1908) is home to The Dublin City Gallery also known as the Hugh Lane after the Irish born art collector. He left two wills one bequeathing his entire collection firstly to the National Gallery in London and later to The Dublin City Gallery. So what this means to us is that 4 of its 8 masterpieces are in Dublin until 2021 : Les Parapluies by Renoir Eva Gonzales by Manet Jour d ete by Morisot and View of Louveciennes by Picasso Unmissable also are the bejeweled Harry Clarke Stained glass window display and the entire chaotic studio of Francis Bacon exactly as he left it. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fine dining in a Michelin starred restaurant. Excellent food & ambiance. Special occasion or if you're loaded, everyday eating!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
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“Amazing pizza! I go here regularly (maybe too often!) for their Pizza and Pint deal (€12 before 6.30pm). Great selection and Irish and international craft beers. It's a hipster sports bar that also has old school video games.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Dubliners love brunch. Millennials love brunch. Two Boys Brew does excellent brunch. Need I say more. This is an up-and-coming area of Dublin, full of locals, but also full of fixies and coffee lovers. Worth a wander up the street for.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
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“A sister branch of Andersons of Andersons Food Hall and Cafe this cafe offers divine breakfasts. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Museum
“The Irish literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world, famous for four Nobel Prize winners and for many other writers of international renown. In 1991, the Dublin Writers Museum was opened to house a history and celebration of literary Dublin. Situated in a magnificent 18th century mansion in the north city centre, the collection features the lives and works of Dublin's literary celebrities over the past three hundred years. Swift and Sheridan, Shaw and Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett are among those presented through their books, letters, portraits and personal items. The museum holds exhibitions, lunchtime theatre and readings and has a special room devoted to ch”
  • 25 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Hugh Lane Gallery is one of Dublin's other great, free attractions that features the collectors collection which he bequeathed to the State along with over 2000 works of contemporary and modern art. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pub
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“This place is loud, messy, friendly, and fun. If you want to dance to cheesy pop shoulder to shoulder with locals, check out this local nightlife staple.”
  • 11 locals recommend
History Museum
“Dedicated to promoting the life and work of James Joyce, one of Ireland's greatest modern writers, in a beautiful restored listed Georgian house. Also run Joycean walking tours at 11am and 2pm every Tuesday/Thur/Sat 35 North Great George's Street 10 am - 5pm Monday - Saturday 12 - 5pm Sunday”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Michelin Star restaurant. Expensive, but they have an excellent pre-theatre menu for €37.50.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
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“Hedigan’s The Brian Boru is conveniently located close to Glasnevin Cemetery, Croke Park and the Botanical Gardens on the banks of The Royal Canal and is stepped in history. Not only does it derive its name from Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, who camped at the site with his army prior to his victorious Battle of Clontarf, fought on Good Friday 1014, but world renowned writer James Joyce mentions the pub in his tour de force Ulysses.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cafe
“Traditional neighbourhood cafe, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in unpretentious surroundings. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Closes 5pm Wonderful little deli, all local produce, great vegan food and great people too .... tell Daniel that Nessa sent you! Closes at 5pm”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Popular pizza/pasta restaurant. Great food, nice staff, lively, Family friendly.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Delicious Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food at a great price. Cool venue.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pub
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“Dining & Bar serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Our menus are Argentinian inspired using charcoal and wood roasting with Spanish & Italian influences. Serving craft beer, fine wine and mouth watering cocktails. Dine in our dining room or enjoy a drink in our bar or heated beer garden. ”
  • 14 locals recommend