Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dublin is known for its friendly locals, vibrant nightlife & music scene, scenic parks, and good “craic”!

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Dublin, Ireland
Orchid Collective
Irish indie rockers Orchid Collective return with their fresh new single ‘FORCES’ October 26th, alongside a tour crossing Ireland, the UK and Germany, bringing their dreamy guitars, soaring melodies, and emotive yet genially raw music...
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Dublin, Ireland
Paddy Casey
Paddy Casey was born in Dublin, Ireland. He got his first guitar when he was 11 as well as a book on fingerpicking. Casey’s first album called ‘Amen (so be it)’ was released in 1999 on...
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Dublin, Ireland
Tebi Rex
Irish hip-hop has well and truly arrived and one act at the forefront of the surge is Tebi Rex, a duo consisting of Max Zanga and Matt O and whose back-catalogue includes their critically-acclaimed debut...
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Dublin, Ireland
Joe Ballance – Vibe Manager
Meet Joe Ballance, the Vibe Manager for Hard Rock Dublin. What is a Vibe Manager? A VIBE manager, or rather  the Visionary Individual Behind Energy, has the task of curating the hotel atmosphere with lighting,...

Dublin, Ireland

Area Guide of Things to do

shopping
Freebird Records

“My favorite record store is Freebird Records – The guys that work there know their stuff. They introduced me to LCD Soundsystem when they first came out.” – Joe Ballance, Vibe Manager

15A Wicklow St, Dublin 2‎
coffee
Queen of Tarts

“The best cup of coffee is at Queen of Tarts – I get a latte served with a freshly baked hot scone smothered in Irish butter, strawberry jam & fresh cream!” – Joe Ballance, Vibe Manager

Cow's Ln, Dame St, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
bar
The Globe Bar

“My favorite local bar is the Globe Bar.” – Joe Ballance, Vibe Manager

11 South Great George's St., Dublin 2
outdoors
Poddle Park

Poddle Park is a nice place to chill. Even though the river is so shallow you have to lay down to get wet on a hot summer day!” – Paddy Casey

Páirc an Phoitéil, Kimmage Dublin, Ireland 12
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food
Blackrock Market

There’s a little Syrian Cafe in the Blackrock Market that has amazing vegetarian food. It’s the best falafel between here and Mesopotamia.” – Paddy Casey

19a Main St, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, A94 C8Y1, Ireland
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Crumlin

“My favourtie neighbourhood has to be Crumlin – it has me, Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy and Brendan Behan… enough said! It was also the last place in Ireland with a rollerskating rink.” – Paddy Casey

Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
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The Secret Book and Record Store

The Secret Book and Record Store on Wicklow Street, you can still find some old weird records there that you forgot existed, there isn’t many places like it left.” – Paddy Casey

15a Wicklow St, Dublin, D02 C924, Ireland
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Chickn Lickn

“Chicken n Lickin is easily the best hangover food in the city. Greasy, crispy, delicious goodness. I recommend the chicken wings!” – Tebi Rex

27 Liffey Street Lower Dublin, Ireland
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WigWam

For casual drinks you can’t beat WigWam. It’s a central location in the city with cheap enough drinks and a great vibe about it. The biggest draw however is the smoking area, great place for a chat with friends old or new. You get me?” – Tebi Rex

54 Middle Abbey St, Dublin 1
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Franciscan Well Brewery

“Grab a Franciscan Well, thank me later.” – Tebi Rex

Insider Tip: If you want to take a day trip to their beautiful brick and mortar brewery, it’s just a few short hours away from Dublin in the town of Cork. However, the beer can be found tap throughout local pubs in Dublin!

14b N Mall, Sunday's Well, Cork, T23 RHW2, Ireland
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Book Upstairs

The book upstairs is my favourite place for coffee. It’s a cute little cafe sitting on top of an independent bookstore. It’s such a cosy spot with delicious coffee.” – Tebi Rex

Apex House, 17 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2, D02 RX06, Ireland
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Ruby Sessions

Every Tuesday night in Doyle’s there is a gig called Ruby Sessions that has been running for 20 years. It’s incredible and if you’re visiting Dublin you should really make an effort to try and catch one. From unsigned independent local acts to the likes of Mumford and Sons and Paolo Nutini have played here. If you’re in Dublin on a Tuesday don’t miss it!” – Orchid Collective

Doyles Pub, College Street, Dublin 2
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Wowburger

“We usually don’t discriminate when it comes to hangover food but the best would probably have to be the Wowburger chain. They have many stores all over Dublin but they offer unlimited toppings on any of their burgers which is a major selling point for the hangover cure.” – Orchid Collective

Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Spindizzy Records

“Spindizzy Records in George’s Arcade is always a great place to find new releases to cool rare second hand finds.” – Orchid Collective

32 Market Arcade, South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2
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market
George’s Street Arcade

George’s Arcade have many cool little boutiques if you want to purchase anything from records, vintage clothes to incense sticks it’s always a go to spot for us.” – Orchid Collective

“George’s street arcade is a great open air ‘shopping center’ of sorts. Lots of quirky and cool independent retailers down there where you can get all sorts of stuff. It’s very intimate though, feels more like a market than anything else.” – Tebi Rex

“My favorite place to shop is George’s Arcade!” – Joe Ballance, Vibe Manager

South Great George's Street, Dublin, Ireland
bar
Workman’s Club

Workman’s Club is probably our favourite place for a late drink. It’s a busy club bar with gigs and indie discos. If you’re into indie bangers it’s the place to be for a bop.” – Orchid Collective

Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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