Here are a few of our favorite spots to grab a bite! Cafe en Seine The Ivy - located on Dawson St. always very buzzy at Christmas Row Wines - wine bar & small plates Host - a small buzzy spot in Ranelagh. Book ahead. Go to Birchalls for a drink before. Etto Bunsen - if you're looking for a "cheeky burger & chips" head here. They have many locations. One is just off Grafton Street and one in Temple Bar. Pi - casual pizza George's Street Peploe's - a classic and right on St. Stephen's Green Chapter One - 2 Michelin Stars Brother Hubbard - featured on Somebody Feed Phil The Cellar Bar in The Merrion Hotel The Garden Restaurant in The Merrion Hotel
If you're looking for some self-care while you're here, check out these spots: Oslo - great for nails, hair, make-up, and spray tans Blow - blow out 5th Avenue - great for nails
A few sights to see while you're in town. Guinness Storehouse - okay, it might seem cheesy but it's a great, short and interactive museum. The self-guided tour ends on the top level, which also serves as a bar. The Book of Kells at Trinity College is a beautiful library and contains the four Gospels in Latin based on the Vulgate text which St Jerome completed in 384AD, intermixed with readings from the earlier Old Latin translation. Trinity College - take a stroll around this beautiful campus St. Stephen's Green - if you're staying in the city centre, you'll be right next to this beautiful park. Perfect for a morning stroll with a cup of coffee. Dublin Castle - built in the 13th century by King John of England. It served as a military fortress, a prison, treasury, court of law, and the seat of English Administration in Ireland for 700 years. Today it's used for important State events and Presidential Inaugurations.
If you're looking to leave with a little something new, here are Hailey's favorite places to shop. Brown Thomas - arguably the best department store I've been to. You'll also be able to take advantage of the post-holiday sales. The Avenue - curated boutique in Ranelagh. Seagreen - two locations in Dublin. Think Anine Bing, Rails, Ba&sh! Costume - great contemporary brands in a well curated boutique. Avoca - a little bit of everything - from home decor to clothing to books and snacks. Fallon & Byrne - for the foodies check out this gourmet food & wine shop. Kilkenny Design - perfect for souvenirs (for you ;-)) Irish Design Shop - gifts, jewelry and home goods.