Tired of doing the same old thing for you or for your loved ones’ birthdays?
Yep, us too.
We’re always keen to try out new things – and we know you are, too. So, we’ve compiled a list of the most random, most unusual and most gas things you should get up to for a birthday in Dublin.
Gwan. Be gas.
Affectionately known as ‘folf’, this great day out is fun for all ages and all fitness levels.
2. La Peniche
The boat that keeps on giving. This gorgeous canal boat boasts some of the best food in Dublin, with some truly killer views.
Just make sure you’re friends don’t get sea sick…
3. Jump Zone
AKA the funnest place on Earth. And imagine how much dinner you’ll deserve after all that jumping?!
Top tip: Bring your enemies and watch them tumble.
4. The Afternoon Tea Tour
The best way to see the city and dine on scones at the same time. Sure don’t you love multi-tasking?!
5. Dublin Tapas Trails
Also a way to find out about restaurants you’ve never visited before. Dreamy.
6. Croke Park Skyline Tour
A view of Dublin you rarely see – and all to yourself.
It’s something you’d never do unless there was an occasion, so why not make that occasion now?
Think you need to venture out of Dublin to get your extreme sport fix?
The good people at Wakedock will allow you to get stuck into the waters of the Grand Canal, while also perfecting your flips ‘n’ shit.
8. Visit the Tea Garden
Get stuck into one of the more exotic places on the Quays for a change.
Kick off your shoes, gather some mates and bask in the chilled vibes of the trendy spot. If you like drinking tea and chilling out – this one’s for you.
9. Afternoon Art Tea @ The Merrion
Advertised as the most lavish afternoon tea in Dublin, this is an experience only worthy of a special occasion.
While afternoon tea is a treat all on its own, Afternoon Art Tea is something else. Treat yourself to a slice of 19th or 20th century art served on fine china with miniature sweet creations inspired by the work of J.B Yeats, William Scott, Louis Le Brocquy and others.
10. Drag show @ Pantibar
Our Panti became famous overnight, as did her humble abode, with even the likes of Enda Kenny gracing the Capel Street haunt.
The shows are fantastic and the drinks promos are also deadly – if you’re looking for a wild night, this is definitely your best bet.
11. Cocktails @ Vintage Cocktail Club
An intentionally word-of-mouth establishment, this speakeasy is ideal for the suave cocktail drinker of you.
Designed in the style of a 1940s speakeasy, this incredibly cool spot is perfect for retro lovers and jazz enthusiasts. Although, beware, it is strictly over 23s.
Now, all you have to do is choose.