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Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

1. Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

Join this pub crawl and have a guaranteed great night out in Dublin. Enjoy a taste of creamy, malty goodness with a free welcome Guinness, bar hop with your guide and fellow crawlers, and enjoy live music in fantastic local Dublin pubs before hitting the club dancefloor.  We're the longest running Pub Crawl in Dublin, and it's still the best! We go to more pubs than anyone else, and give you way more value - free welcome Guinness and free shots with no purchase necessary, exclusive drinks discounts, and free entry to more paid venues than any other crawl, including VIP entry to Dublin nightlife institutions Whelans and the city's most-loved nightclub, Copper Face Jacks. Oh, and all our guides are actual local Irish guys and gals who know how to do a proper Dublin night out! Join us for the real deal and an unrivalled Dublin nightlife experience. Meet your guide and fellow partygoers at the 4 Dame Lane pub to begin this pub crawl. Start the night with a free welcome Guinness to down before you set off to have the best night of your life. Don't worry, what happens in Dublin stays in Dublin.  Experience a night full of the craic (an Irish word slang for fun and enjoyment), party like the locals, stagger to 5 lively venues, and get free shots and drink discounts. Enjoy skip-the-line access and free entrance to all venues with your newfound drinking buddies. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of Dublin's nightlife. Drink, dance, and be merry as you hit the much-loved Whelan's. Then, finish your night on a high at the famous nightclub, Copper Face Jacks, where you will enjoy VIP entry and can party until the wee hours. Discover some of the city's best pubs and clubs with in-the-know locals, and get exclusive savings on this pub crawl. If you enjoy drinking, dancing, and meeting easy-going people then this pub crawl is right up your street.

Dublin: Music and Dance Show at The Irish House Party

2. Dublin: Music and Dance Show at The Irish House Party

Go on an adventure to a truly unique Irish music and dance experience to the Irish House Party. Upon arrival to the 18th century Dublin townhouse, you will be welcomed by the host followed by a delicious 3-course Irish dinner from a choice of the menu before the entertainment begins. After dinner, entertainment by world champion Irish musicians and dancers in an intimate and homely setting will begin. Sit back and enjoy the show full of music and dancing up close.  Discover this unique activity and experience the indigenous Irish instruments such as the Harp, Uilleann Pipes, and Bodhran. The Irish House Party features musicians who also combine a unique blend of light-hearted audience interaction with fascinating stories about the history of the music and the instruments themselves.  Don’t miss this truly unmissable night out in Dublin.

Dublin: City Pub Crawl Experience

3. Dublin: City Pub Crawl Experience

Experience Dublin's living history in its legendary pubs, and discover the lifeblood of an evolving city on a pub crawl. While lacking in grand monuments, the city is awash with lively drinking venues on its cobbled and paved streets. Visit four different venues to expose yourself to the true pub scene in the city. Discover the authentic soul of this magnificent city with passionate and experienced tour leaders. Benefit from their intimate local knowledge of Dublin as you go to some of the best pubs in Ireland. Experience both the traditional and contemporary side to the drinking scene, and the perennial social charm of the city. Meet and make new friends from around the world. Journey from pub to pub for approximately 3 hours, hearing live Irish music along the way. Drink a pint of Irish-brewed beer and feast from some delicious pub grub en route. End by dancing the night away in a top Dublin late night venue!

Dublin: Old Town's Famous Pubs Outdoor Escape Game

4. Dublin: Old Town's Famous Pubs Outdoor Escape Game

Play the role of a man who has come to Dublin to discover more about his family. Walk around the city in search of clues and amazing stories. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you precise directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places, such as The Brazen Head, The Temple Bar, The Palace Bar, O'Donoghues Bar, and more. You will find out secret stories about the places you discover, and you will learn more about Irish history. After you buy the quest, you will receive instruction on how to unlock in the app by e-mail. The game takes about 2-hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, you can finish it at your own pace. You won’t need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point and you’re ready to go on a city exploration adventure. As you solve the clues, you'll discover new locations and stories. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Dublin: Temple Bar Self-Guided Must-See Highlights Tour

5. Dublin: Temple Bar Self-Guided Must-See Highlights Tour

Discover the must-see highlights of Dublin’s famous Temple Bar and hidden places and insider tips on a self-guided tour. Explore at your own pace, by yourself or with a group of family or friends! Enjoy discovering the countless pubs and small shops in the narrow streets with their exciting stories which bring Ireland's history to the present. At the tour stops, you can take a drink, and listen to stories - some happy tales and others more serious. Plus, learn lots of tips, background information and traditional music. This tour is completely flexible and there are no compulsory stops - you do not have to drink at every break! You can interrupt the tour at any time and continue later. Solve entertaining tasks and answer exciting questions at each stop to keep you on your toes! For example, do you know what Dublin's most famous pub has to do with a German "Kindergarten"? Find out this answer and more! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, and friends, or on your own. Imagine being shown Dublin's old town by a good friend and this is the Temple Bar tour! The tour can be started anytime and repeated many times, on-site or even from home, in the browser of a smartphone. Have fun in Temple Bar!

Dublin: Jameson Whiskey Distillery & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

6. Dublin: Jameson Whiskey Distillery & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Enjoy the convenience of a hop-on hop-off bus and the immersive experience of a Jameson Distillery tour with one ticket. Explore Dublin at your own pace and gain a deeper understanding of its rich history and culture. Additionally, enjoy a walking tour of the city. Get your Jameson whiskey straight from the source on a fully guided tour of the Jameson Distillery which stands as a monument to Irish whiskey. Learn about the distilling process, sample whiskeys, and sip a Jameson cocktail in the distillery bar. At the end of the tour, enjoy a free Jameson drink. After the distillery tour, jump aboard a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Dublin. Join a route designed to discover all of the top Dublin tourist attractions. Explore the beauty of Nassau Street and plan a visit to the National Art Gallery. See Merrion Square and stroll around the Georgian-style gardens before grabbing a bite to eat in Temple Bar. Visit two of the most well-known cathedrals in Ireland – The Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral. If you really want to experience the Dublin lifestyle, quench your thirst with a nice, cold pint of Guinness, freshly made from the Guinness Storehouse. Let expert local guides share the history and hidden stories of the city, as well as a few hidden gems off the beaten path. Start the Red Loop at Upper O'Connell Street, with over 20 stops packed full of Irish fun, including Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, Guinness Storehouse, Book of Kells, St. Stephen’s Green, and Jameson Distillery. Hop on and off the bus as many times as you wish and track bus arrivals with a mobile app. Join a Yellow Umbrella Walking Tour, a perfect complement to your bus tour. Visit some of the city's hidden spots, often located on narrow streets where the bus won't fit down. Delve into the mysteries of Dublin, visiting Trinity College and exploring the vibrant city center with witty guides.

Dublin: Guided Irish Musical Pub Tour

7. Dublin: Guided Irish Musical Pub Tour

A professional local guide and musician will accompany you on a fun and educational tour through this hip yet historic district. You will visit famous classic pubs and bars, as you become a witness to the local drinking culture. You will begin with a visit to Temple Bar, which is Dublin's cultural quarter and number-1 must-see. Whilst here you will learn who Sir William Temple was, as well as what the vikings did in this particular bar and the world-famous events that happened there. Whilst there, you will also learn about which Guinness World Record was made in that very location. Throughout your tour you will experience the vibrancy of Dublin’s traditional drinking and Irish-music scene. You will not just hear the stories, but will feel the atmosphere and rich musical culture that this city is famous for.

Dublin: Gin Masterclass with Welcome Drink & Tasting Flight

8. Dublin: Gin Masterclass with Welcome Drink & Tasting Flight

Gin Tasting Class Come visit Stillgarden Distillery the home of Modern Irish Sprit’s, Find out the g-inspiration behind our range of beautifully crafted modern Irish gins. This experience will bring you through the history of distillation and our wall of 120 botanicals. You will taste 4 of our signature expertly crafted gins. Non alcoholic and non gin options are available just let us know at the time of booking. Tickets include a welcome drink plus a 4 gin tasting flight, afternoon tea. The fully guided class duration is 60 mins. All sessions end with a Q&A from one of our liquid experts. Our tour guides are super knowledgeable about Stillgarden’s Modern Irish Spirits. Ask them about the Stillgarden company ethos, sustainability projects and zero food waste policy. Our story Public sessions run Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you may also book a private session, email After the class you are welcome to stay in the bar for further drinks, sure you can even partake in a game of corn-hole! You can also visit our on-site community garden where we grow many of our botanicals, if you have green fingers or simply want to become involved why not sign up to our Social Botanist Project Social Botanist Sign Up We meet up on Sundays for gardening, foraging or wildlife walks. Afterwards we head back to the distillery and relax with a well-earned complimentary drink. Next time you are out for a drink you can check out our stockist here

Dublin: Cocktail Masterclass

9. Dublin: Cocktail Masterclass

Visit Stillgarden Distillery to learn how to craft some of our ground-breaking cocktails from our award-winning liquid experts. This is a hands-on experience where you will learn to create two signature drinks, hear about the history of distillation and see a demonstration of the state of the art equipment used within the distillery. After the tour, you can relax in super secret speakeasy Bar Lab8 and enjoy the drinks you have created (also includes one welcome drink on arrival). After the class you are welcome to stay in the bar for further drinks, sure you can even partake in a game of corn-hole! Although there is no food available at the distillery, you can order in food from any of the available online food delivery services in the area.

Dublin Temple Bar Tour with Jameson Distillery Whiskey Tour

10. Dublin Temple Bar Tour with Jameson Distillery Whiskey Tour

Irish whiskey was once the most popular spirit in the world, and remains an important part of Ireland’s heritage. On this original tour you will learn all about the “water of life” and Irish drinking culture while exploring Temple Bar district, the most talked about neighborhood in Dublin. Discover the meaning of the phrase “to drink like you're Irish”! Choose the 2-hour option to explore the Old Town and Temple Bar with a fun-loving Private Guide who knows the best kept secrets of Dublin’s nightlife. This walking tour will be full of interesting stories, urban legends and typical Irish humor. You will hear the popular Irish song about Molly Malone and see some of Dublin’s most iconic Georgian landmarks, such as St. Andrew’s Church and Trinity College. The main highlight of this tour will be exploring Temple Bar, the heart of Dublin’s nightlife. This is where you will find the best bars, pubs and restaurants in town, including the legendary Temple Bar pub. You can ask your 5-Star Guide to order you a drink at a bar if you wish (at your own expense), and learn how to toast like an Irishman. The tour will end in front of the Jameson Distillery Bow St., a historic site commemorating Irish Whiskey. Choose the 3-hour option to enhance your private tour of Temple Bar, Dublin with a public whiskey tasting tour at the Jameson Distillery Bow St. Skip-the-line tickets are included, so your seat is guaranteed. During the 45-minute tour of the former distillery you will learn about the ‘Grain to Glass’ process and enjoy a comparative whiskey tasting (non-alcoholic drinks are available) of their flagship whiskey. The ticket also includes a drink at JJ’s Bar. It’s the best place to taste original Jameson, one of the best selling Irish whiskeys. Choose the 4-hour option to book private transfers with the 2-hour walking tour of Temple Bar combined with whisky tasting tour of Jameson Distillery Bow St. This option includes a 1-hour round-trip transfer with pickup and drop-off at your accommodation, a 2-hour walking tour of Temple Bar with a Private Guide, and a 45-minute public tour of the Jameson Distillery Bow St. By booking private transfers in advance you can feel safe about having a drink or two during your amazing whiskey experience.

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Had a great time on the bar crawl! The bars we went to were great and had brilliant entertainment. Free shot in every bar and good drinks deals with the wrist bands! The guides and everyone on the bar crawl were all really friendly! Would definitely recommend and will definitely book again if ever in Dublin! 10/10!

I love this pub crawl. I did it multiple times. The leaders are amazing. One time I wasn’t even on the pub crawl and one of the leaders helped me get a taxi when I couldn’t get one. Love you guys

Was such a good experience and a great way to meet new people and see some of Dublin’s great nightlife! Would highly recommend!

Just perfect, don’t hesitate guys it’s really cool and the guide is funny

Amazing!! I liked hownthe guides take care of us and were super nice