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BYOB Dublin – Bring Your Own

By Visit Dublin

2nd September 2019

If you’re plotting a visit to the city and already wondering where to eat in Dublin – well, first up, we like your style! Secondly, we’re here to help. There are oodles of superb Dublin restaurants, many of which offer that wonderful, budget-friendly option of BYOB. Grabbing a bottle of vino beforehand means you can afford to splash out on even more delicious grub. Here are five of our favourite BYOB Dublin restaurants…

Vintage Kitchen

7 Poolbeg Street, Dublin 2

A cosy spot in the heart of the city, Vintage Kitchen offers a range of tasty dishes sourced from selected Irish markets and shops. As such, the menu chops and changes regularly as owners source various local ingredients. What’s more, you’ll find a range of pretty local arts and crafts produce for sale at Vintage Kitchen, should you like to take home a souvenir. Oh, and if you fancy bringing along an LP, the team will be happy to play it for you. What’s not to love?


Rotana Café

31 Richmond St S, Portobello, Dublin 2

If you're looking for a budget option look no further. Portobello is where you'll find this cute Lebanese spot where a two course meal with large portions is a mere snip at €21. Your booze is up to you and corkage is blissfully free. Don't be fooled by the price though - this place has won several awards for its cuisine over the years and has a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence.




15 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Sushi fans should look no further than Musashi, a delicious Japanese restaurant located on Parnell Street. Offering tasty noodle, rice and sushi dishes, Musashi are obviously doing something right;  they’ve recently opened two sister restaurants in the city – Zakura on Wexford Street and Musashi IFSC on Mayor Street. If you choose to bring your own bottle, there’s a corkage fee of €6 – otherwise there’s a wide range of beers on offer, including that Japansese speciality, Sake!

Doghouse Blues

Howth Dart Station, Howth Rd, Howth, Co. Dublin

Further afield but easily accessible by northbound Dart, you’ll find the Doghouse Blues Tea Room in the gorgeous seaside village of Howth. With tasty options like pizza (cooked up in their own wood-fired oven), chicken wings and fresh, barbequed seafood served in very comfortable surroundings (there’s couches and even a bed, people!) Doghouse Blues is the perfect spot to dine before exploring this amazing part of the city. For BYOB, there’s a corkage charge of €5 – but you’ll find a wine list and selection of fruit, matte and chai teas there too.


Drop Dead Twice

8/19 Francis Street, The Liberties, Dublin 8

Dublins only BYOB cocktail bar promises to whip you up a delicious cocktail if you bring along a bottle or two of your own spirits. Book ahead and show up with your drinks on hte night of your choosing. The staff will talk you through your preferences and whether you have any allergies. Then they’ll make you rounds of cocktails with fresh homemade ingredients. Yum!

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