In 7 weeks time 30,000 people will descend upon Dublin city for the largest startup gathering on the planet. Maybe you’ll find yourself roaming the streets of Dublin on a pub crawl or sipping a pint of the black stuff at Night Summit. Perhaps you’re planning to take a couple of vacation days in Dublin after Web Summit. Either way get ready to experience this city’s food and fall in love with it.
For a festival-type eating experience we recommend The Fumbally. For Dublin’s famous “Brunch of Champions”, it’s San Lorenzo‘s you’re looking for. If it’s a seafood extravaganza you want, try out Super Miss Sue.
Treat yourself to some quality Irish steak and hearty dishes at Shanahan’s in the heart of Dublin City. The restaurant sits in a 250 year old Georgian building featuring 18th Century rare antiques. Their downstairs bar features mementoes from each of America’s presidents of Irish Heritage.
Another of our favourites is Bijou, an Irish take on the many famous Bistros that populate Paris. Make sure to sit outside on their terrace.
If whiskey’s your drink, Dingle Whiskey bar on Nassau Street is calling you. Whiskey casks shape the entrance to the pub with strips of barrel wood holding the names of the Founding Fathers of the distillery overhead. Sample a whiskey flight – groups of 3 whiskeys to complement each other and take you on a journey through the Irish whiskey trail.
Into craft beer? Against the Grain is worth a visit. They have some rare craft beers that aren’t available anywhere else in Ireland. 57 The Headline is full of cosy nook and crannies. Taste one of their craft beers on draught and relax with a “Pie & Pint” deal. The Blackbird in Rathmines is a curious one. You’ll find wrought iron beds as tables and a massive selection of IPA beers.
If you’re more of a cocktail person, make your way to the Vintage Cocktail Club. Ring the doorbell on a black door and you’ll be led up a staircase into a throwback to the golden age of speakeasies and silent movie starlets. Want to learn how to pull the perfect pint of Guinness? The Guinness Storehouse is the place to go. You’ll receive a certificate for perfecting the famous two-pull pour.
Everyone here at Web Summit HQ disagrees about the best coffee spot in Dublin. Just like a pint of beer, everyone has their own personal favourite. Brother Hubbard is the perfect chill spot to recover from Night Summit. Hit up 3Fe on the southern edge of the city for a “Set” – part espresso, part latte. And because we’re in Ireland and we love our tea, check out Clement and Pekoe on bustling South William Stree. This place is covered from ceiling to floor in caddies filled with high-end teas.
Now that all you can think of is food and drink, check out our Food Summit which your Web Summit ticket gives you access to. We’re talking 30+ Chefs and Irish Food Artisans + 32 Counties + 90 Visiting Countries.