The holy grounds of Phibsborough have been blessed with many a watering hole and feeding place, and we thought this should finally be highlighted.
For the weekend that's in it, you may be at a loose end as to what to do with yourself, but if you're not in the mood for making a day trip beyond the city, you may as well explore someplace a little closer to home.
Make it your next stop off point for a meal out or casual drinks – you won't be disappointed.
Located at 156 Phibsborough Road, Woodstock is a deli, bakery, carvery and café all rolled into one. Woodstock is open seven days a week for slap-up breakfasts, homemade cakes, big portioned mains, wholesome salads, delicious wines, leaf tea and barista-style coffee.
What more could you want?
2. The White Moose Café
The White Moose Café is a trendy, bistro-style restaurant serving up some delicious, and reasonably priced, Irish cuisine. The service is splendid, and nothing is priced over a tenner. Also, the food is wicked.
Yes, this place has been known to be a bit controversial, but it was also nominated by our learned readers for the Best Front-Of-House at this year's Lovin Dublin Restaurant Awards, so you know it's good.
Oh, and have we mentioned the food?
3. The Back Page
The Back Page is a nifty little hotspot in Phibsborough that offers music, drinks, games of all sorts, salads, pizza and televised sports events of all descriptions.
It's known as Dublin's ultimate sports bar, and with their motto being "less gastro, more astro", you know you're in good hands.
4. Marvellous Veggie
Marvellous Veggie is the vegetarian and vegan restaurant of your dreams. They do everything from pancakes to lasagnes to tofu balls, and each recipe is meticulously crafted in store to your taste.
We're positive this place could turn almost anyone vegetarian.
5. Bang Bang
Bang Bang is a trendy new hotspot in the heart of Phibsborough, serving up some of the most delicious coffee and tastiest breads, salads, sandwiches and treats this side of the river.
In here they also boast a fresh food market, deli, vintage clothes shop and greengrocer. Their new vegan burger is to die for, with queues going around the corner on occasion, so get there early.
6. Bohemian Bar
The Bohemian Bar (or Boh's as it's known locally) is a traditional no-nonsense bar with a lively atmosphere and friendly clientele. During the week they host table quizzes and serve up some of the tastiest pints around.
What's special in here is that the staff act like one big happy family, providing a warm atmosphere in which you can indulge in many pints.