Have you crossed paths with any celebrities in Dublin yet? If not, you’re in for a treat…
Dublin may be charming and small, but don’t let that fool you. In fact, Dublin is a playground for celebrities who want to dodge the mayhem of major cities like London or New York and brush shoulders with laid-back locals.
With a new wave of trendy bars in Dublin city, it seems these days all we hear is of celebrity sightings in the capital of Ireland.
Have we got your interest? Here are the five celebrity hot spots in Dublin (where you’re likely to see someone autograph-worthy!).
Xico – to party all night
Xico is a loose subterranean bar which offers Mexican fare and a tonne of tequila to wash it down.
Although Xico operates as a restaurant and bar in equal measure, it is definitely leaning to the latter, and things can get pretty wild in here, late on a Friday or Saturday night.
With late night closes throughout the entire week (a not so common feat for the Dublin scene), this is an ultimate place to party.
Local celebs such as Keith Duffy, Pippa O’Connor and the popular TV presenter Laura Whitmore have been spotted in here on occasion, donning their glad rags and joining in the fun!
Address: 143 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, D02 PH39
37 Dawson Street – for trendy bar vibes
37 Dawson Street is an upmarket bar located on Dawson Street in the centre of Dublin city. Its salubrious setting attracts upmarket clientele who favour cocktails and back-bar spirits over pints of lager and house booze.
Offering different areas, including a whiskey bar, restaurant and lounge bar, 37 Dawson Street is the type of venue where you could spend an entire evening, and then roll it into a wild night out.
With decadent décor and cool clientele with money to burn, this venue also attracts top celebrities in Dublin. One Direction (when they were one) were known to frequent this spot, and Niall Horan has been seen to pop in still, on occasion.
Breaking Bad actor, Aaron Paul has spent good nights here and local model Thalia Heffernan can be seen hanging around on occasion, too.
Address: 37 Dawson St, Dublin, D02 W220
Coppinger Row – the “it” restaurant
Set on a side street just off South William Street in Dublin is Coppinger Row. This trendy city restaurant is a favourite of the cool crew who order share plates and sip on glasses of perfectly paired wine.
Intimate, with an intriguing menu of creative Mediterranean dishes, it is safe to say that Coppinger Row is one of the “it” places in town for celebrities in Dublin.
Indeed, celebs have been spotted here more than once. It is safe to say that Jay Z and Beyonce’s visit took this restaurant to a whole new height of cool.
Address: 1 Coppinger Row, Dublin 2
Guinness Storehouse – the tourist attraction
It may not be the coolest place to hang out, but the Guinness Storehouse attracts an impressive amount of celebrity footfall regularly.
Located at St. James’s Game in Dublin, this brewery and tour-house offer its visitors a unique look behind the iconic gates where the beloved Irish stout, Guinness, came to life all the way back in 1759.
Major celebrities in Dublin have also shared in the wonder of this top tourist destination. It is said that Taylor Swift held her official tour afterparty at St James’s Gate when she was in Dublin. Rumour has it that the party didn’t stop until nearly 6am!
Calvin Harris has also been spotted here along with the likes of Usher, American NFL (football) superstar JJ Watt and the new king and queen of pop, Jay Z and Beyonce, to name but a few.
Address: St James’s Gate, Dublin 8
The Liquor Rooms – the A-lister hangout
The top spot in all of Dublin where you’re bound to see a celebrity is The Liquor Rooms.
Located on Wellington Quay in Temple Bar, this trendy basement bar boasts an almost speakeasy quality and attracts those in the know and local’s with a love for cool cocktails and a seductive setting.
Seems like local’s aren’t the only ones loving the Liquor Rooms, however. Heaps of A-list celebrities have been spotted in these walls. Noel Gallagher, Matt Damon, Bono, local legend Hozier and funny woman Amy Huberman are just a few leading names.
Address: 6-8 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 HT44