Drumcondra is a true jewel in the crown that is Dublin's city centre. A hub of activity, be it food, drink or craic.
We thought it was about time we racked up a list of some of the places you have to hit up when you're in the area. Treat yo' self to some of the best and brightest the wonderful neighbourhood of Drumcondra has to offer.
1. Fagan's Pub
Right in the heart of Drumcondra is the famous pub that is Fagan's. Named time and again as the best pub on the northside, Fagan's has nailed the perfect pub atmosphere, with stellar food, drink, service and feel. It's also a pretty good looking pub, if we do say so ourselves.
And if it's good enough for Olly Murs...
2. Bread and Butter
The most divine little spot on the Lower Drumcondra Road. Bread and Butter boast an amazing range of artisan products, one of the best hot chocolates you'll ever taste and the servers are genuinely good craic.
Owned by the same small team behind The Lovely Food Company restaurants, these guys know good food.
3. Independent Pizza Company
The Independent Pizza Company is your friendly neighbourhood joint where you can get yourself some truly dreamy thin-based pizzas at ridiculously affordable prices.
They use a proper authentic woodstone oven (regarded the best in the world, no big deal), imported all the way in from the States.
4. Restaurant 104
What was originally know as The Cheese Pantry, Restaurant 104 is Drumcondra's newest haunt, bringing cracking food to the masses. Under the same management and staff, you won't have to worry at all about the establishment losing their charm.
It boasts a thorough menu, with something for everyone – and bread and butter pudding to die for.
5. Il Corvo
Il Corvo, situated right in the middle of Drumcondra, is the Italian restaurant of your dreams. Utilising the best of Italy and the fresh Dublin catches of the day together beautifully, they have a menu to die for.
The staff are the sweetest, making you feel at home from the minute you walk in the door. One visit and you're hooked.
6. Anderson's Creperie
The perfect spot to hit up on a lazy Sunday morning, Anderson's is the best place in Drumcondra, and maybe Dublin, to get your authentic French crepe fix. The servers are a dream, the crepes are light but filling and all round atmosphere is just the dreamiest.
All allergens are adhered to in here too, which is a nice touch. And if crepes aren't your thing, they also do a wide range of super tasty sandwiches.