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Top Choice International in Southside

Farmer Brown's

The hicky-chic decor and mismatched furniture won't be to everyone's liking, but there's no disagreement about the food, which makes this spot our choice for best brunch in Dublin. From healthy smashed avocado to a …
Cinema in Southside

Stella Theatre

A cinema night may not always be a glamorous event, but at the Stella Theatre it is. A narrow entrance opens up to sumptuous art deco glory with comfortable leather seats paired with tables and footstools. Leave ext…
Music in Southside

Metropolis

Music, art installations, performances and talks across three days and six stages of the Royal Dublin Society Showground's collection of warehouses and venues. Performers in 2016 included Grace Jones, DJ Shadow and …
Museum in Southside

National Print Museum

You don’t have to be into printing to enjoy this quirky little museum, where personalised guided tours (11.30am daily and 2.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) are offered in a delightfully casual and compell…
Pakistani in Southside

Kinara

Connoisseurs of the various cuisines of South Asia can distinguish between Indian and Pakistani fare; this exceptional restaurant specialising in the latter will soon educate even the most inexperienced palate. Curr…
Gastropub in Southside

Chophouse

This fine sprawling bar is a terrific gastropub where the focus is on juicy cuts of steak, but reluctant carnivores also have a choice of fish, chicken or lamb dishes. It does an excellent Sunday lunch – the slow-br…
International in Southside

Butcher Grill

No surprise that this terrific spot specialises in meat, which is locally sourced and cooked to perfection in its wood-smoked grill. From barbecued baby back ribs to a superb côte de boeuf (rib steak) to share – the…
Pub in Southside

Beggar's Bush

A staunch defender of the traditional pub aesthetic, Ryan's (as it's referred to by its older clientele) has adjusted to the modern age by adding an outside patio for good weather. Everything else, though, has rema…
Bar in Southside

Taphouse

Locals refer to it by its original name of Russell's, but that doesn't mean that the regulars aren't delighted with the spruce-up the new owners have brought to a village favourite. What they didn't change was the b…
Live Music in Southside

Bowery

With its burnished wood, intricate chandeliers and ship-shaped stage, this music venue is one of the best-looking bars in the city. It features live performances every night of the week, from ska to disco to reggae,…