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Jimmy Rox shares the top things to do in Dublin.

Is it really the luck of the Irish?

A fun fact about me: Guinness is my favorite beer and yes – I’ve ordered an entire pitcher of it before. It’s safe to say that going to Dublin, home of the Guinness Storehouse (where over 4 million pints of Guinness are produced in a single day) was a dream trip for me.

However, if a tall, dark and handsome stout isn’t for you, there’s so much more to see in this city. If you’re going to do anything on this list, please go to the Library of Trinity college. It’s mesmerizing and makes you feel like you’re in Harry Potter plotting against Voldemort.

I hope "this top things to do" Dublin guide inspires you to take a trip to see Dublin for yourself because it’s true…Guinness 100% tastes better there!

One of the top things to do in Dublin is check out the Harry Potter library.

Top Things to Do in Dublin: What to See.

Old Library Of Trinity College: Trinity College’s greatest gem is the Old Library, which was built in the 1700s. The Long Hall stretches more than 213 feet and is home to the Book of Kells – an original manuscript of the four Gospels of the New Testament. This is a must-see for book enthusiasts and it's also a big freaking Instagram trap.

Phoenix Park: The largest enclosed (fenced) public park in any capital city in Europe. The President of Ireland’s residence is in this park. If you’re lucky, you’ll see some fallow deer.

Guinness Storehouse: Definitely the biggest attraction of Dublin. There’s so much to see from a tour of the brewery to an entire floor of restaurants and the Gravity Bar.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery: This experiential brewery just might be the coolest stop in the Guinness Storehouse. The beer brewed here isn’t sold or seen anywhere else in the world. With limited runs and testing out new products, some include: Black Diamond Wheat, Cocoa Stout and The Wee Heavy.

A top thing do do in Dublin is drink your way through the breweries.

Jam Art Factory: This gallery exclusively sells artwork by Irish based printmakers including: screenprints, digital illustrations, lino cuts, laser cuts, photography and more.

Little Museum of Dublin: Although this museum probably wasn’t on your list to visit, it was voted as “Dublin’s best museum experience” by the Irish Times. Its goal is to simply remember the past.

Nine Crows Vintage: This vintage shop defines nostalgic Irish culture from warm-up suits to dresses and crewnecks.

There are numerous restaurants that are on the top things to do in Dublin list.

Top Things to Do in Dublin: Where to Eat.

Matt The Thresher: Located right in the city, walking distance from St. Stephen’s Green, shopping and pubs. It’s classy, and seafood here is so fresh it was caught the morning of your meal.

Krewe Restaurant: In the heart of Dublin, Krewe is a New Orleans, Louisiana inspired restaurant bringing the dirty south to the northside. Inspired after a trip to NOLA, the menu creates a fusion of Cajun Creole Cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. It’s the cultural fusion that you didn’t know you needed.

Bunsen: If you’re craving a good burger, this is the place.

Banyi: Japanese restaurant for hand-crafted sushi, fresh sashimi and more traditional dishes.

Dollard Market: Casual lunch spot with different options perfect for a quick bite.

Trying a Guinness beer is a top thing to do in Dublin.

Top Things to Do in Dublin: Where to Drink.

Kennedys Pub: Established in 1850, this family-run establishment was once, more than just a pub. The front area of the building used to be a grocery shop where a young Trinity College student Oscar Wilde worked restocking shelves.

Pearse Lyons Distillery: What’s most unique about this family-run distillery is that it’s in a restored church. Tour the distillery of fine whiskey while surrounded by stained glass of St. James Church.

Guinness Storehouse Gravity Bar: This is the bar on top of the Guinness Storehouse that offers 360° panoramic views of Dublin.

Against the Grain: For all beer drinkers – a very large selection of ales on tap.

Lucky Duck: Their pub is exactly what you’d expect to find in Ireland in the best way to enjoy a pint.

Peruke & Periwig: Very swanky and fun for cocktails and some bar food.

The Vintage Cocktail Club: A speakeasy with a 1920s style clandestine bar, you have to ring a doorbell to enter!

Jameson Bow St. Distillery: You can’t go to Ireland and not visit the iconic Jameson distillery. You’ll get a full tour with tastings of Jameson, Johnny Walker Black, Jack Daniel’s and a cocktail at a bar that’s swanky AF.

Drinking is a top thing to do for anyone visiting Dublin.

Top Things to Do in Dublin: Where to Stay.

Iveagh Garden Hotel: Located in a great area surrounded by parks and restaurants by day and clubs by night. Iveagh Garden Hotel has the lowest carbon footprint of any Irish Hotel and is Europe’s first sustainable hotel.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and I hope you enjoy a nice pint of a Guinness or a McDonald’s Shamrock shake!

Be good

JB

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