When you head out for a meal sometimes you want be taken seriously, sure you do. But there are times when all you want is a bit of fun! When you’re not in the mood for faffing about with starters, main courses and fancy things like napkins, they’re the days when you need our favourite fun restaurants. The top 10 restaurants that take their food seriously, but not themselves.
If a pack of Old El Paso and a rock hard avocado is your idea of Mexican food then you’re in for a shock! This is high end Mexican at its best. At 777 the tacos and tequilas are served with a side of banging tunes. If you’re in the market for a quiet night look elsewhere.
Izakaya is just across the road. It’s the home of the dubiously named (but nevertheless delicious) ‘Jappas’. The food comes out as soon as it’s ready and you can sip some quirky cocktails while you wait. It’s big and bustling but just a little less boisterous than its Mexican neighbours.
If your idea of fun is getting down and dirty with a plate of sticky ribs then this is the place for you. Throw in a few cold brews and a laidback vibe and you’ve got the makings of a lot of fun, unless you’re vegetarian of course.
The old site of the Baggot Inn has been transformed into an ‘underground Mexican party cavern’. Need we say more?
Probably the first restaurant in Dublin to plop a DJ box in the middle of the dining room and the tunes are still spinning at this Rathmines burger joint.
The old Damson Diner has been replaced by the ‘South William Bar’. The name isn’t exactly imaginative, but the food menu certainly is. There’s an entire menu dedicated to espresso martinis. Alright.
Dublin’s party restaurant, open late seven nights a week, with some of Dublin’s best DJs spinning every Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Oh, and there’s also food – tasty modern Thai and Vietnamese dishes to be precise.
A nice spot for a casual bite and a beer to wash it down. No fuss but plenty of fun, hell even Pablo’s tweets are fun.
With karaoke booths in the basement you can follow your sushi with some badly sung Celine Dion songs. Sure where would you get it?
A sister restaurant of Jo Burger, buckets of chicken are the star of the show at Crackbird. Expect more good tunes, a laidback vibe and food you can eat with your fingers.