Founded nearly 200 years ago in 1824, The Shelbourne Dublin is a historic hotel in the truest sense of the word. Within these walls, literary masterpieces were written, the Irish constitution was drafted, and some of the most famous names in European history rested their heads. Now, all of this history comes complete with the impeccable service and beautiful design you’d expect from a Renaissance hotel. With an incredible array of world-class dining options and the renowned Horseshoe Bar, you’ll never lack somewhere to eat or drink. Although we’re a landmark in our own right, we’re also on the doorstep of many of Dublin’s must-see attractions, and friendly local Navigator Eamonn will guide you through the best of them. He can also tell you where to find the perfect pint of Guinness!
This 19th-century Victorian shopping arcade is one of Europe's oldest. Explore its charming alleys for art, antiques and souvenirs.
George's Street Arcade is a jewel in the heart of Dublin. Established in 1881, it is one of the oldest shopping arcades in Ireland. The old-world charm of its Victorian architecture blends with the modernity of its city center location. Explore over 50 independent boutiques and cafes that are teeming with clothing, fashion accessories, jewelry, art, antiques and collectibles. Visit the food stands for local specialties and produce.
Address: South Great George's Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Phone: +353 1 283 6077
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday from 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM,Thursday from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM,Friday from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM,Saturday from 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM,Sunday from 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Website: http://www.georgesstreetarcade.ie/Hotel: The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Distance: 0.5 mi
A visit to Dublin wouldn't be complete without a trip to this whiskey museum.
Learn about the history of Irish Whiskey at the Irish Whiskey Museum, located across from Trinity College. Here's you'll get a feel for the role the famous drink has played in the country's history. With modern amenities and displays, it's a great stop while in Dublin. Get a tour of the museum and enjoy a tasting of three fine whiskeys at the end.
Address: 119 Grafton Street, Dublin, 2, Republic of Ireland
Phone: +353 1 525 0970
Opening hours: Mar to Dec - Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM,Jan to Feb - Monday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Website: http://www.irishwhiskeymuseum.ie/Hotel: The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Distance: 0.5 mi
One of the most prestigious establishments for visual arts in Ireland, this academy is a canvas for thought-provoking art exhibitions.
The Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) Gallagher Gallery is one of the most esteemed institutions for visual arts in Ireland. Located in the heart of the city, within a short distance from several prestigious landmarks, this artist-oriented gallery is a must visit. It is home to five exhibition spaces that showcase an array of established as well as emerging artists. Take a guided tour and explore the fine and contemporary art.
Address: 15 Ely Place, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Phone: +353 1 661 2558
Opening hours: Monday to Tuesday from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 08:00 PM,Thursday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Sunday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Website: http://www.royalhibernianacademy.ie/Hotel: The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Distance: 0.2 mi
With a history stretching back to the 1730s, JJ Smyths is still the premier place for jazz and blues in Dublin.
Occupying a building dating back to the 18th Century, JJ Smyth's continues to make history with its packed schedule of live jazz and blues performances. While the building played host to a grocery store and even the birth of Irish poet Thomas Moore, it now is the site of this locally loved family-owned music venue. The bar still retains all the charm of its historic past, a lovely example of the dark wood accents of a typical pub and the convivial banter from its patrons therein.
Address: 12 Aungier Street, Dublin, 2, Republic of Ireland
Phone: +353 1 475 2565
Website: http://www.jjsmyths.com/Hotel: The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Distance: 0.4 mi
Take a break and head to this tea and coffee house for a soothing pot of their homemade chai that pairs perfectly with a fresh scone.
Sit down on one of Wall and Keogh's leather armchairs and enjoy some good conversation and a pot of tea. They carry 150 varieties of loose leaf teas from around the world. If you like a particular variety, you can buy some to take home with you. For coffee drinkers, the uses single-origin beans to create delicious lattes and more. Their menu of sandwiches, soups, sushi, and baked goods has plenty of options for those with gluten sensitivities.
Address: 45 Richmond Street South, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 475 9052
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 08:30 AM to 08:00 PM,Saturday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 07:00 PMHotel: The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Distance: 0.8 mi
This old-school Irish gastropub is high on Guinness and local whiskey paired with classic dishes like homemade pie and black pudding boudin.
The Old Spot is a traditional Irish gastropub with a modern flair. Its rustic decor of antiques, vintage books and portraits lend an old-world charm to the place contrasted by picture-perfect contemporary dishes. Specialties on the menu include the pressed lamb shoulder with confit garlic potatoes, cheeseburger, oven roast cod with mash, and Ed Hicks smoked ham & foie gras terrine. They offer an unrivaled list of spirits including craft beer, Irish and American whiskey, Italian and French wine, and handcrafted cocktails.
Address: 14 Bath Avenue, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Phone: +353 1 660 5599
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM,Monday to Thursday from 05:30 PM to 10:00 PM,Friday to Saturday from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM,Friday to Saturday from 05:30 PM to 11:00 PM,Sunday from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM,Sunday from 05:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Website: http://www.theoldspot.ie/Hotel: The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Distance: 1.1 mi
This cafe is a brunch favorite for its café au lait, ham croissants, corned beef hash and summer patio.
Metro Cafe is a cross between French bistro and Irish cafe. Designed with charming leather booths, lamps and chalkboards with inspirational quotes, this eatery is bustling indoors and out on its patio. Specialties on the menu include the bangers and mash, cheese and tomato croissant, sausage sandwich, meatball sandwich and beef stew. Complement your meal with a cappuccino or glass of wine.
Address: 43 South William Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Phone: +353 1 679 4515
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 07:30 AM to 08:00 PM,Sunday from 08:00 AM to 08:00 PMHotel: The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Distance: 0.4 mi
Pop in for a margarita and some tacos. Visiting Dublin's 777 eatery is like be transported to Mexico City.
777 is the place to go in Dublin for a well-made margarita and exceptional Mexican cuisine. This restaurant brings the flavors of Mexico City to Ireland with dishes like the blackened shrimp tacos, butternut squash enchiladas, and pig's head carnitas. The restaurant creates a trendy, artsy atmosphere with custom murals on the walls.
Address: 7 South Great George's Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Phone: +353 1 425 4052
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday from 05:30 PM to 10:00 PM,Thursday from 05:30 PM to 11:00 PM,Friday from 05:30 PM to 12:00 AM,Saturday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Website: http://www.777.ie/Hotel: The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Distance: 8 mi
This casual eatery brings fast-paced Mexican dining to Dublin with its fresh burritos, tacos and fajitas which pair well with Bohemia beer.
The city's first burrito bar, Boojum's commitment to quality ingredients and home-style cooking have Dubliners frequenting it in droves. Stop by here to savor their delightful Latin creations that burst with bold flavors and textures. Their burritos - filled with tender shredded pork, beef or chicken with cilantro-lime rice and black beans - are ideal for a quick bite, while their delicious salads and barbacoa bowls are a healthier choice for weight-watchers. Arguably serving some of the best Mexican food in the city, this is a great place for a simple, yet flavorful meal.
Address: Millennium Walkway, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Phone: +353 1 872 9499
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 11:30 AM to 09:00 PM,Saturday from 12:00 PM to 09:00 PM,Sunday from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Website: http://www.boojummex.com/Hotel: The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Distance: 0.9 mi