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Best things to do in Merchants Quay, Dublin 8

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Brewery
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“A favourite amongst tourists, and well deserved. Book in advance to avoid long queues. ”
427 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Irelands oldest pub with great traditional Irish music and story telling. A must do”
123 locals recommend
Café
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“Fresh, organic, and from local suppliers. Good vegan and gluten free options and famous for their eggs!”
125 locals recommend
Premise
“The home of the black stuff, the Guinness Storehouse is where the iconic brand was born.”
75 locals recommend
History Museum
“Dublinia is a historical recreation museum and visitor attraction in Dublin, Ireland, focusing on the Viking and Medieval history of the city. Dublinia is located in a part of Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral, known as the Synod hall. ”
54 locals recommend
Distillery
“Learn about how Whiskey is made and do a tasting at the end of the tour. Perfect afternoon activity. ”
76 locals recommend
Café
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“Bibis - 14A Emorville Ave - 25 minute walk. Popular spot in the middle of the trendy neighbourhood of Portobello, this is a fantastic spot with really delicious food, the turkish eggs are a particular favourite of mine. Portobello would be a good stopping off point on your way into town but be warned Bibi’s can be extremely busy with long wait times. ”
66 locals recommend
Establishment
“123 bus will bring you there and back. Bring your own bags. Quality produce at low prices”
18 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Vicar Street is a concert, performing arts centre and events venue. Major international recording artists have performed in Vicar Street, such as Bob Dylan in 2000,[4] Neil Young in 2003 and Paul Simon in 2011 and Lana Del Rey in 2013, Joan Rivers 2012. Close.”
22 locals recommend
Café
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“Noshingtons - 186 South Circular Road - 20 minute walk. Just reopened and completely refurbished after a fire gutted the building, it’s a family friendly spot where you can check out the work of celebrated Irish photographer Barry McCall. They also have a smaller outpost in Harold’s Cross Park, also a 20 minute walk away ”
46 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great local bar, hipsters and doggies are plenty but friendly and well run with good cocktails ”
41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Easily our favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. Irish cuisine and seasonal produce with an incredible 'Tasting' menu. Book (well) ahead to avoid disappointment! ”
32 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great bar also does excellent food for after a visit to Guinness Storehouse.”
24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of the newest restaurants in Dublin. We will bring you on an original journey. A journey that will flood your senses. Our chefs pride themselves on serving tantalizing food. Fresh, quality Irish produce served with a spoonful of personality. But be prepared! We are one of the only restaurants in Dublin to challenge you as you eat. Our unique Riddle theme will entertain you as you soak up the atmosphere. It will keep you guessing. It will make you want to come back for more. ”
10 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great pub grub and some good beers on tap… they also have a gin bar upstairs if you’re gin drinkers! ”
37 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“It takes a LOT to become iconic, but Guinness has done it. The “Black Stuff” may be famous the world over, but this slow-settling porter started off life in St James’s Gate at the heart of old Dublin. Back in 1759, an enterprising brewer by the name of Arthur Guinness took out a 9,000-year lease on the brewery here for an annual rent of £45. A couple of centuries later, the Storehouse was born. Built in the style of the Chicago School of Architecture 1904, it was originally used as a fermentation house. Today it’s Ireland’s number one visitor attraction – a gleaming, multimedia exhibition on everything from retro advertising to the craft of brewing, topped off with a pint in the 360-degree Gravity Bar. When you get there, don’t forget to raise your glass to Arthur’s wonderful creation!”
16 locals recommend