Broke Student? Here's A Round-Up Of The Best Deals In Dublin

Get some serious bang for your buck!

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While my student days may be behind me, it doesn't mean I'm ready to give up on this city's amazing student deals. 

*Cue me flashing my clearly expired student card with my thumb over the date*

Dublin has some absolutely unbelievable deals for broke students so if you're lucky enough to still have a legitimate student card, you need to check these out...

Drinks

Let's get straight to the heart of student life. 

Dublin has a wealth of pubs and clubs, and many of the best ones offer great value on your weekly bevvies.

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Howl At The Moon, Lower Mount Merrion

€2.50 drinks?! Lead the way.

Howl have been promoting their €2.50 for all drinks on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday deal for a while now, and it is incredibly popular.

Admission is free before 9pm on Wednesday and Thursday and costs €5 afterwards. You've got a little more time on the Friday, with free admission before 10pm. This is a pretty slick venue with three floors, a large smoking area and great music. 

Dicey's Garden, Harcourt Street 

Dicey's probably does the cheapest pint in the city, almost every night of the week. 

On a Sunday and Monday, pints are €2, Tuesday €2.50, Wednesday €3, Thursday €3.50 and Friday €4.

Dicey's also do a special student deal of a carvery lunch for only €5, which is served from 12pm - 2.30pm, Monday to Friday. If you're hungry on a night out, they serve a BBQ menu from 10pm every day and each item is just €2!

Capitol Bar, Aungier Street

If you love cocktails, this is where you need to be. 

'2 for Tuesdays' gives you two cocktails for the price of one, and on Thursdays, all cocktails are two for €7 from 5pm-10pm.

They have some great cocktail deals nearly every night of the week!

Pavilion Bar, Trinity College

If you are a student in Dublin, you no doubt know about the Pav. You can buy a can behind the bar for €2.45, and they might even pour it into a glass for you! 

Their famous pizza deal is still running and you can get a pizza and a can for €10!.

They might ask for valid student ID, so make sure you have that all important card with you. 

Food 

Food deals are second only to the liquid ones! 

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Apache Pizza

Apache Pizza offers a great deal for a small pizza with two toppings, a drink and chips for €5! Snap up this deal Monday through Thursday, before 5.30pm.

MAO Restaurant 

MAO serves authentic Thai and Asian foods and offers 10% off your order when you provide a valid student card.

Mongolian BBQ, Angelsea Street

Mongolian Barbeque has a menu filled with exotic cuisine. There's an Early Bird discount for students (which is available everyday until 7pm) with the All You Can Eat Stir Fry Buffet for €13.90. They also offer the Lunch Bowl Special, served 12pm - 4.30pm every day for €6.90.

There are different student discounts at off-peak times, so be sure to ask your server for more details.

K.C Peaches

A great joint for a bite to eat. They offer everything from healthy, wholesome lunches to pastries and cakes. They offer a 7% discount for anyone with a valid student card. 

If you are heading to the Nassau Street branch, you can get a salad box, coffee and a cookie for €6!

Little Ass Burrito Bar

Dublin is slowly turning into the burrito capital of the world! Try the burrito's from Little Ass, and you won't be disappointed with their student deal for €6 for all burritos, tacos, boxes and quesadillas.

Many of the burrito bars around Dublin do some quality student deals - just don't forget to ask!

Cinema

Just because a film cost millions to make, it does not mean you have to pay millions to go and see it!

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The IFI

On Mondays, you can avail of the 'two for one' deal on tickets when you show a valid student ID. 

If you consider yourself a big cinema buff, you might want to consider getting yourself a student membership card. The IFI Student Membership is €15 on a Monday and gives you cheaper tickets all year round, discounts at the café, bar and Film Shop, double loyalty points (which, if you didn't know, add up to free tickets), free off-peak tickets and the chance to go see a free preview every month!

Movies@Dundrum

The Student Tuesday deal in Dundrum is great for anyone that likes a snack when they watch a film. Get yourself a large popcorn, large soft drink and a movie ticket for €10! 

If you are planning on going to see a 3D film, there is an added cost of €2 (€1 for the film and €1 for the all important 3D glasses).

The Odeon

The Odeon Cinema in Blanchardstown offers €6 tickets on a Wednesday but get down early, this is not a well-kept secret!

You can also avail of a student discount on tickets during the rest of the week.

Retail

Shopping is always that much sweeter when you can produce a little card and magically get a discount. It is the stuff of dreams.

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Schuh 

Schuh offers a 10% discount both in stores and online for students, all you need is a valid student card.

New Look

New Look also offers a 10% discount - just don't go forgetting your student card! We have warned you enough at this stage.

Oasis

Another 10% off here! We are not complaining.

Topshop

I am beginning to sense a pattern here... Topshop is offering 10% off with a valid student card.

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Boots

10% off all purchases, excluding prescriptions, when you present your student travel card.

Specsavers

Should have gone to Specsavers...with your student card and gotten 25% off your glasses.

Lifestyle Sports

Another establishment offering you lovely students 10% off!

The Student Leap Card discounts could go on and on; and you can find them here.

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If you haven't already got yourself one of these, you definitely need to! From reduced travel costs to discounts in restaurants and shops; it is the gift that keeps on giving.

Not bad eh?

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Written By

Louise Donnery

louise@lovindublin.com

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