Love them or hate them, hipsters are roaming all over this city and they’re multiplying at an alarming rate. What with their handle bar moustaches, fixie bikes, clothes made from hemp, and all that craic.
I’m pretty sure that once this craze has well and truly died down, we’ll all move back to being clean shaven, start wearing fitted three piece suits and carrying canes again, as we move onto what is surely the next trend (I’m calling it now).
But until this current fashion has disappeared, many will do their best to avoid hipsters, and find somewhere normal that serves drinks out of actual glasses, rather than jam jars. And maybe even sit in some relatively modern furniture, rather than a granny’s old couch.
So with that in mind, these are the 10 spots where you’re most likely find hipsters in Dublin:
Great little coffee spot just off Grafton Street that is super popular with the middle aged hipster, who wants to get away from the horrible commercial buzz of Grafton Street and sip their Matcha Latte and eat gluten free cakes at the weekend.
Although modelled on a BBQ joint in Texas, with saddles as seats at the bar and quality grub, this quickly become a midweek watering hole for hipsters who wanted to have a drink and get away from the stress of managing their ever expanding vinyl collection.
When hipsters have been out all weekend, drinking themselves stupid on craft beers and designer gin cocktails, and are feeling rough from a weekend of excess, you’ll find them all hanging out on the comfy couches in the Pyg. Walking around here on a Sunday, you’ll see hipsters spread out like fallen soldiers in the trenches.
With its worn-out couches, old lampshades and wide selection of craft beer, this place drew the attention of the hipsters within days of opening. It was as if they could smell the dust and faux vintage as they cycled past on their fixies and were drawn in for another authentic hipster experience.
Has been a dive bar for a number of years, but hipsters started calling it home once they saw that there were DJ decks, loads of cool beers, and a slightly musty smell in the jacks, which are all crucial boxes to be ticked for any self-respecting hipster.
5. Dice Bar
A little piece of New York on a street corner in Smithfield that’s heaving with hipsters drinking craft beer on tap. Again probably one of the first hipster spots in Dublin and, given how small it is, it could have topped the list because there are usually three hipsters per square foot in here.
4. The Bernard Shaw
Scruffy dive bar that feels like you are walking into a festival like Electric Picnic. The perfect place to go if you don’t feel like dressing up; arrive looking scruffy after work and you’ll blend right in. Nothing says hipster more than unkempt dress.
Joe Macken has been doing hipster longer than it takes to grow the perfect free flowing beard and “the bird” is like Mecca of the hipster religion. The tunes are often so loud that you can’t hear the person across the table and the staff have all been to extreme hipster dress school to fit in with the vibe.
2. P Macs
Nearly topped the list, but just missed out. Pumping tunes, board games and staff that look like they have been dragged out of a New York photoshoot make this a hipster’s paradise. Throw in shitloads of craft beer, a relaxed attitude to smoking outside, and Jenga being played with the intensity of a world championship chess match, and the hipsters come a-flocking.
1. The Fumbally
This was the mecca for hipsters in Ireland, before anybody here even knew what the word meant. The tone is set by the staff with their veggie food, wild beards and laid back attitude, allowing dogs in and people to play their music.