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Places to Eat in Dublin before a Gig

  • Fri, 24 May 2019

There’s gigs happening every night in Dublin City, but before you rock the house, you should line that stomach and get something to eat!

Dublin city centre is filled with great eateries that will feed the soul before you enjoy a night of great music, whether it’s for an arena concert or in an intimate venue, there is something for everyone.

Here’s a few of our recommended places to grab a bite to eat in Dublin before a gig:

Alfies, South William Street

Alfies on South William Street is one of Dublin’s best casual restaurant and bar venues. Multi-level dining allows everyone to have the best seat in the house. The restaurant’s signature menu is a combination of Irish and Mediterranean cuisine.

BoBo’s Burgers – Abbey St, Middle and Dame Street

Describing itself as a neighbourhood diner, BoBo’s is where you can get Real Gourmet Irish Burgers. All beef burgers are 7oz ( 200g ) patties made from top quality prime young Heifer meat under 24 months old supplied by a Master Butcher. 100% Irish and fully traceable. Exactly what you need before a big night!

Bruxelles, Harry Street

Great spot to sit and absorb the atmosphere whether you’re in the bar or outside people watching as you munch. They serv lunch from 12 noon – 6pm, 7 days a week and have an evening menu on Sunday to Thursday serving from 6pm-9pm. Why not try their Galway Mussels or a good aul Irish Guinness Stew?

Davy Byrnes, South Anne Street

Anybody who is familiar with Dublin pub food will be aware of Davy Byrne’s food reputation, in which seafood and their Gorgonzola Sandwich is a speciality. When you visit the premises on South Anne Street, you will witness the huge trade which is done in fresh salmon, smoked salmon and crab dishes.

Flanagans, O’Connell Street

Flanagan’s is located in the heart of DublinTown on O’Connell Street serving fresh and tasty, offerings in a wide range of options across starters, mains and desserts.

Lemon and Duke, Duke Lane, Royal Hibernian Way, Dublin 2

Lemon and Duke are situated on Duke Lane and  are open 7 days a week, offering a variety of tasty dishes for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. Their menu is focused on fresh and local produce that borrows heavily from both European and Asian food styles. Perfect for a bite to eat while also enjoying a tasty cocktail!

The Yarn Pizza and Booze, Liffey Street

The Yarn is exactly what it says – Pizza and Booze! Located on top of The Woollen Mills on Liffey St, you will find the best pizza for you or to share. There signature crispy base means its easier to walk around with as you enjoy the view. Overlooking the iconic Ha’penny Bridge, you can see Dublin at a different angle.

Umi Falafel, Mary Street, George’s Arcade and Dame Street 

Umi Falafel is a casual and relaxed dining experience serving the most delicious falfels in DublinTown! Umi is the Arabic word for mother which explains why the falafels at Umi Falafel are handmade with care. At Umi they want to share with you their passion for the freshest and most authentic falafel.

Wigwam, Middle Abbey Street

WigWam, located on 54 Middle Abbey Street, is a hip live music venue with a cool cafe/bar turning out delicious food and drink. From bar bites to main dishes like Jerk Chicken Skewers; Nachos or Minty Picnic Salad, their playful take on food is just as fun as the venue itself.

Yamamori, South Great George’s Street

Located on South Great Georges Street, they are part of four different dining areas. Yamamori Noodles is the perfect place to dine. They serve Japanese lunches and a separate dinner menu. The atmosphere is casual with the space filled with Asian art.

So if you are in Dublin city before a gig, check out one of these or if you’re looking for more recommendations see