Royal Irish Academy
Ireland's pre-eminent society of letters has an 18th-century library that is home to several important documents, including a collection...
Built in 1710 by Joshua Dawson – after whom the street is named – this has been the official residence of Dublin's mayor since 1715, and...
Hidden behind a nondescript door in a dingy little lane, the Kerlin Gallery is the ultimate statement in cool. Inside, the minimalist...
A posh Dawson St drinking spot, Sam's decor is Middle Eastern (a hangover of its previous incarnation as an Asian-themed bar) meets...
Little Ass Burrito Bar
Tacos, quesadillas and burritos to go (this place is far too small to linger). They're tasty and pretty authentic, not that it would...
This huge Middle Eastern–themed drinking emporium is packed at weekends with gorgeous young things and thingies, air-kissing and comparing their designer ware. The seats are too uncomfortable and there's an overwhelming vibe of 'me, me, me!' but you can get through it by meditating on samsara – the endless cycle of suffering and reincarnation. Or just enjoy the eye candy.