Restaurants and Bars

There’s quality cafés and eateries aplenty in the neighbourhood offering everything from premium coffee brews, to tasty burritos, to ‘world-renowned’ cakes and treats. Stop for a coffee at Mannings Bakery and Cafe or Caffe Noto on Thomas Street, head to Lovin Catering on Francis Street for the ultimate rosti, or try out the unique delights of Fumbally Cafe near Newmarket.

Just a stone’s throw from the city centre, but less hectic than Temple Bar, The Liberties offers a more quirky and varied nightlife scene to keep you entertained after dark. You’ll find everything from top venues to friendly local pubs. Thomas Street acts as a spine of quality bars and venues while side streets are dotted with hot-spots. See top music and entertainment acts at Vicar Street Venue or catch some great live music at more intimate venues such as Thomas House Pub, Arthur’s, Kennedys. The trendsetters in the area head for the Drop Dead Twice Taproom or The Jug on Francis Street or Lucky’s on Meath Street. You can even enjoy the ultimate D8 rooftop cocktail at the new Aloft Hotel on Mill Street.

The area’s night-time buzz complements the many popular attractions in the area such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, The Guinness Storehouse, and the funky Teeling’s Distillery or Dublin Liberties Distillery at Newmarket. You’ll often find some great cultural events in the churches, halls and galleries that dot the area.

Check out the map below for details of some of the area’s eating spots and night-time highlights!

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