A while ago we introduced you to “sights-eating” your way around Dublin, taking out-of-town visitors to all the tourist hotspots while still managing a full day’s worth of good eats. All the must-see attractions for them, all the must-eat dishes for you – everybody wins, right? The previous guide, however, left out one crucial element of a tourist’s time in Dublin: the entire Northside of the city.
With Trinity, Temple Bar, Dublin Castle, and more all calling the Southside home, it’s easy to forget that the Northside has its fair share of things to do (and eat), too. Feast your eyes, then, on the sightseeing guide to please every foodie’s taste buds and tourist’s guide book north of the Liffey.
Phoenix Park and the Lo-cal Kitchen
Give your visitors a healthy start to the day with a wholesome breakfast at the Lo-cal Kitchen and a walk around Phoenix Park. Just don’t let the park’s wildlife get too jealous of your leftover muesli while you’re crafting the perfect caption for your Instagram of a herd of deer.
Old Jameson Distillery and Brother Hubbard
Next up, bring your visitors to the Guinness Storehouse’s less crowded cousin, the Jameson Distillery. Sample some whiskey and wash it down with brunch and a brownie at Brother Hubbard a few blocks away. For the heartier or crazier bunch of visitors, pair your mid-morning liquor with a box full of BBQ at My Meat Wagon just down the road.
O’Connell Street and Cupcakes at Arnotts
If you’re heading out in the next few days, pair your visitors’ requisite stop on O’Connell Street with cupcakes from the Bake My Cake popup in Arnotts. The trauma you’ll endure in the flagship Penneys will fade away in the warm glow of an “I Want More-eo” cupcake. Hosting visitors later than March 15th? Replace Bake My Cake with croissants just off O’Connell Street at Panem.
Dublin Writers Museum and 147 Deli
Include a stop at the Dublin Writers Museum for the literature lovers in your group, and pair it with 147 Deli for the sandwich lovers. For the posher group of visitors, pair your museum stop with afternoon tea just down O’Connell Street at The Gresham.
Croke Park and Da Mimmo.
Even the NARPiest (Non-Athletic Regular Person) of visitors will enjoy the views from the skyline tour at Croke Park. Explore the GAA museum if you’re sporty or catch a match if you’re lucky, and wrap up your day with dinner down the block at Italian gem Da Mimmo.
— Da Mimmo Dublin (@DaMimmoDublin) March 2, 2015