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The George calls itself the lynchpin that holds together Dublin's gay scene, and has been for over 25 years. The front bar area, called Birdie's, is good for a quiet...
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Just off Henry Street, 3Sixty5 dishes up authentic African cuisine in a friendly setting. Popular items include the chicken with spicy jolly rice and the fried plantain...

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777 is an acknowledged hipster haven, trendy in concept with a menu of Mexican small bites, family-style for parties of six or more and flavorful tequila cocktails....

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This casual bed and breakfast is located in a townhouse near Croke Park stadium and is one of the more affordable Dublin housing options. Each room has an en-suite...
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You can't miss the Aberdeen Hotel - glowing green ivy covers the exterior, making it look like a standing garden. The rooms are bright and clean, with simple décor and a...
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Be prepared for a good time at Abrahams Hostel, which hosts nightly pub crawls and daily free walking tours. Most main attractions are within a short walk of the...
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This cultural hub serves as a safe space and community organizing center for people of African descent. It hosts discussion groups, organizes civil action, arranges...

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This upscale club is situated in the center of Dublin, located near major tourist attractions such as the Dublin Spire, and offers a rare taste of luxury in the...

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This bed-and-breakfast is located in a cozy neighborhood, close to Dublin's main attractions but far enough removed to offer peace and quiet at night.  The hosts...
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Ann Summers carries glamorous but affordable lingerie, a considerable sex toy selection, an extensive plus size section and good quality bondage gear.  Shoppers will also find swimwear and roleplay costumes.

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Anseo is a popular but unpretentious alternative bar that promises laid-back fun and a cold pint of Guinness.  The name, pronounced An-suh, is Gaelic for"here,"...

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The Ariel House spans three carefully restored Victorian townhouses, preserving original details like the Flemish brick work, ornate stained glass and sash windows,...
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This mask and fetish shop has leather, toys, S&M gear, Venetian masks and even how-to guides if you're just getting started. Open seven days a week, including holidays.

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Twenty minutes outside the city center, just off the M50 in Sandyford, The Beacon is a trendy boutique property with details like a four-poster bed in the lobby lounge...
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The Wild, Wild West at Bison Bar is an old-style saloon copied straight out of a John Wayne film. A giant mounted bison head hangs above the door, locking eyes with...

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The colorful facade of the Blooms Hotel is hard to miss, adorned with graffiti murals celebrating James Joyce's Ulysses. Inside, the rooms have a bit less flair,...
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Dublin's highest-rated five-floor gay sauna features a hot tub, a steam, a sauna and holistic full-body massages, in addition to a play area full of chains, whips, toys...

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According to Irish restaurant critics at the Review, the Guinness at Bowe's is better than the Guinness at the official brewery. The bar also serves a hundred...

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Buswells offers cozy accommodations in a convenient location, right across from the Irish parliament and down the road from St. Stephen's Green and the National...
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Casa Rebelde runs with the tagline: Clothing for the Discerning Football Fan and Revolutionary. It's the place to pick up hard-to-come-by football (soccer) and political t-shirts. There's also a selection of athletic gear and books about the history of Irish football (Tor! by Uli Hesse is a regional favorite). Tickets...

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Dublin's largest independent bookstore contains floor after floor of new and used books, music and DVDs, all at affordable prices. It is also home to the Lighthouse...

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Claddagh Records was established in the late 1950s, and keeps Irish traditions alive by specializing in folk music and spoken word, with one of the largest selections of...

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Clontarf will fulfill your fairytale prince or princess fantasies just 10 minutes from the Dublin city center. Built in 1172, the castle's towering walls are surrounded...
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It's always retro night at Club Nassau, where DJs spin nonstop 80s and 90s from 10 pm to last call. Guests dress to impress, accessorizing with high-tops, rock flat-tops...

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Previously La Stampa Hotel, the Dawson is now a boutique hotel with an award-winning spa. Other than the therapeutic treatments, the hotels greatest attribute is its...
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Up-and-coming Irish fashion designers exhibit their clothing at Design Center with a collection of unique pieces. Prices are steep, but the fashion is cutting-edge.

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For seven hundred years, the English presided over the Irish colonial project from this intimidating but magnificent structure. Built by Vikings in 930, the castle...
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The hostel's stained glass windows and confession box stand as a reminder of its origins as a convent and boarding school, now a lively spot for travelers looking to...
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Located in a red brick Victorian on a quiet residential street in an upscale neighborhood, the Dylan is decadent in its decor, mixing leathers, patterns, silks and...
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A 20-minute drive from downtown Dublin, this luxury property overlooks the Dublin Bay and is a seven-minute walk from the beach. The 113 en suite rooms range from an...
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At the top of Grafton Street and on St. Stephen's Green, the Fitzwilliam Hotel is a contemporary 5-star property with a Michelin-starred restaurant and comfortable rooms...
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Fleet Street is a boutique property on the edge of trendy Temple Bar with spacious and smart single, double, triple and family rooms. On site is a chic Middle Eastern...
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Garage, a punk-esque rock bar, and the adjoining Workmans, an indie music venue, aren't explicitly lesbian bars, but they definitely attract a queer female crowd. Grunge...

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Set in a quiet residential neighborhood, the Harrington House is an affordable option just a 15-minute walk from the city center. Double rooms, twin rooms, triple rooms...
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Hop House, formerly the Shakespeare, could be mistaken for a traditional Irish pub except that it is connected to a Korean-Japanese restaurant. Located in on Parnell...

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Isaac's Hostel is bursting with character and is perfect for any adventurous backpacker looking to find new friends in the big city.  The hostel, which has been...
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On the corner of St. South Great George's Street and Fade Street, Kellys Hotel is just above the popular Hogans Bar, the trendy Secret Bar and the rustic French...
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A good option for the party crowd, the Kinlay is surrounded by the pubs, clubs and restaurants of the Temple Bar neighborhood. Accommodations are dorm or private room,...
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This prestigious cocktail club is decorated in a Victorian bordello style, accented by fringed lamp shades, plush seating, a collection of framed nudes and soft red...

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The Merrion Hotel is an upscale property in four converted Georgian townhouses and home to the country's largest private collection of 19th and 20th century Irish art....
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Outfitted in a trendy musically-themed decor, the Morrison Hotel hits all the right notes with details like bedroom room walls scrawled with famous Irish song lyrics, an...
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Close to the shopping of Grafton Street, Musicmaker has been selling musical instruments since 1981. The Drumgeon in the basement is a destination for Dublin drummers,...

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The Botanic Gardens is home to more than 20,000 living plants on 48 acres (19.5 ha) just three miles (5 km) from the city center. Founded in 1795 by the Dublin Society...

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Step back into the mid-18th century at Number 25 Eustace Street, a luxurious Georgian townhouse with cozy accommodations that sleep up to seven guests. Highlights...

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Number 31 Hotel is a 21-room boutique guesthouse on a quiet residential street composed of a Georgian terrace house and coach house. The former mews building was...

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Opened in 1934, O'Donoghue's is a traditional Irish pub with live Irish fiddles, bodhrans, uilleann pipes and tin whistles every night. Irish folk band The Dubliners...

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Built under three arches below the Tara Street tram station, O'Reilly's has been called one of Dublin's best kept secrets. Inside are iron chandeliers, church pews, pumping music and drink specials. Popular with Dubliners after work, between classes and late night, it is also home to Club Hell, one of Ireland's...

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Established in 1780 as a Dublin native, the Old Jameson Distillery takes visitors on the Jameson experience with guided tours, tastings and master classes available....
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Gogarty's Hostel - named after the famous Irish poet, playwright and surgeon - has its own bar on site. For groups looking to stick together but a little more privacy,...
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This LGBTQ meeting space is great resource for tourists hoping to befriend LGBTQ locals. The space includes a library, café, drop-in office and frequent events such as...

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It's hard to miss Pantibar, a brightly colored gay bar that calls itself "Dublin's national F-ing Treasure!" and has a blinking neon sign. It has been likened to a 1940s...

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Hosted by Drag queen goddess Mis FanTastique and her costumed dancers, Profile attracts DJs and music talent from across the Europe and the United States, specializing...

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In the center of Ballsbridge, Dublin's most exclusive and fashionable neighborhood, the Roxford Lodge is a boutique luxury experience with perks like complimentary tea,...
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Located right on the Grand Canal and a 10-minute stroll to Merrion square, this former 19th century parochial school is now a charming boutique hotel with 31rooms named...
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The Shelbourne Hotel, housed in a palatial 1842 building, offers luxurious accommodations overlooking St. Stephen's Green. On site restaurants, bars, spa and leisure...
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Sin Dublin proudly claims to have the "critically acclaimed best poonanny in all the 7 kingdoms" and is a popular spot for fans of house music. Guest DJs spin EDM, house...

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Musicians can receive free or discounted accommodations in exchange for a gig at Sky Backpackers Hostel, housed in a converted recording studio once frequented by the...
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Topped by a 141-foot (43 m) spire, St. Patrick's is Ireland's tallest and largest church. The Gothic cathedral dates from 1220-1259 and is built on an ancient well,...
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New comic books arrive weekly to this cozy hole-in-the-wall comic book store, cramming shelves with everything from Japanese graphic novels to American comic books to...

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The Cobblestone, "a drinking pub with a music problem," was founded by the Mulligan family, whose members have been playing traditional Irish music for five generations...

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The Crypt offers a wide selection of traditional Irish Catholic Church items ranging from typical decorative items such as statues of Mary to priest vestments, wooden...

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The Dean is all about shattering your expectations.  "We don't do conventional," says the owner.  "We do fun."  Host a business meeting at one of the...
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It's hard to avoid tourist traps while shopping for souvenirs, but for those wanting to skip cheap four-leaf-clover bracelets, there's The Irish Store in One George's...

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The Marker is chic and trendy.  The glowing emerald green pool will make you feel like you're in Oz, while the lobby's sleek silver palette will make you feel like...
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This Fleet Street hotel is conveniently located in the center of Temple Bar, so that all of Dublin's main attractions are just minutes away. The Morgan specializes...
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The Norseman is one of the oldest pubs in Temple Bar. First opened in the 1500s as the Wooden Man Tavern, named after the wooden Viking statue that guarded the street...

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The Times Hostel is bright, fun, funky and close to Grafton Street, Trinity College and Temple Bar. Rooms are private or 10-bed dorms, and common areas include a board...
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Writer Y.B. Yeats never drank, but even he couldn't resist Toner's Pub, which is frequently voted Best Traditional Pub and Best Bar of the Year by Irish magazines. The...

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Established by Queen Elizabeth in 1592 to educate the Protestant bourgeoisie, this historic college contains a magnificent library, a gallery of contemporary art, a...
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This 4-star hotel is in the heart of Dublin City Center, so it's a quick walk to the city's major attractions. The on site Trinity City Restaurant is split into a front...
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The traditionally Irish menu at Vintage Kitchen varies based on availability at local markets and shops. Sample menu items include a Wicklow duck liver creme, a pan...

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The Westbury Hotel is the pinnacle of luxury in the heart of Dublin. Each room boasts heated floors, custom-woven Irish wool carpets, flat-screen televisions and free...
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With over 50 craft beers, over 100 rums and a never-ending cocktail list, Wigwam makes sure that guests stay spirited all night long. Access to the bar and the roof...

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Yamamori Noodles is Dublin's first Japanese restaurant, opened in 1995 on South Great George's Street. Part of the now expanded Yamamori group of restaurants and bars,...

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At Yellow Brick Road, lovers of craft will find beads made from hand-blown glass and hand-carved semi-precious stones among the healing crystals, rocks, minerals, tarot...

3 community reviews / Dublin

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Excellent
LGBT-friendly
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kimlou has been to and reviewed Dublin

Added 3 months ago

i stayed in ireland over the easter days.
even had a car for 2 days so i could drive around ireland a little. Kilkenny and Cliffs of moher for example, which i can highy recommend.

DUblins has its charm because of old irish pubs and the irish folks are very easy going^^

Jurgen Theunissen has been to and rated Dublin

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Gerardo Enrique has been to and rated Dublin

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