From Whiskey to Wine Bars: Drinking in Dublin

Dublin may be the home of Guinness, but there’s more to the city’s drinking scene than just pubs and pints. Ireland is also famous for its whiskey, and there are plenty of wine bars where you can relax and enjoy a few drinks.

If you’re desperate to sample the best of Irish whiskey, make your way to the Palace Bar, which is close to Trinity College. Don’t miss the Fourth Estate Single Malt that’s produced by the onsite distillery, and take your time over the refined tipple as you watch some sultry jazz and blues.

Head to the Old Jameson Distillery if you’d like to learn more about this famous brand and how they produce their iconic whiskey. The original distillery was established in 1780, and you can go on a tour that lasts just under an hour, take a masterclass, or bottle your own whiskey to take home with you.

If you’re looking for a smart wine bar, there are plenty of great options for you to choose from in Ireland’s capital city. The French Paradox specialises in wines from France, although they do pair the glasses they sell with tapas.

If you like Italian wines, head to Bar Italia on Lower Ormond Quay. The window tables are great for people watching, although the understated art that decorates the walls is enough to keep you occupied as you sip on a chianti or pinot grigio.

If you love craft beer, you’ll feel right at home at the Porterhouse. Found in Temple Bar, this place was the first craft brewery to open in Dublin back in 1996. With plenty of choice from around Ireland and elsewhere in the world, there’s lots of quirky and unfamiliar beers for you to try.