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What’s new in Dublin – 19th July






Wine Bar Opens on Kevin Street

A new wine bar, Bar Pez, has recently opened on Kevin Street Lower. The crew at Bar Pez offer up some fine wines which can be paired with their seafood-based bar menu which includes the best of Irish seafood and produce. It is a casual-style bar so no reservations are required. You can check out the full wine list and sample food available on their website.   


Hot Dog Eating Contest in Dublin

Calling all big-eaters! In celebration of International Hot Dog Day, Gauchos Dog is hosting their first hot dog eating contest on Sunday 23rd July. The rules are simple: whoever eats the most hot dogs in 5 minutes wins. The winner will receive €300 and three vouchers for Gauchos. The event takes place from 2pm – 8pm at Smithfield and all info is available via their instagram.


Sex Education at Vicar Street

Ticketsale now on sale for Ireland’s first Sex Education Show. Jenny Keane will present her holistic sexual education show, “Sexed Up”, at Vicar Street on Thursday 15th and Sunday 17th of September. Expect international performances, world-class guests, demonstrations, giveaways and much more. You can find tickets online at ticketmaster. link

New City Centre Seafood Bar

A new seafood bar with a Spanish twist has recently opened in Dublin city centre last week. The Seafood Bar is located at 1 Blessington Street and boasts a large menu that will impress seafood-lovers. Starters include crab on toast, Irish oysters, scallops and tiger prawns while the main courses feature lobster, paella and monkfish. You can take a look at the full menu via their instagram.


Drag Show Night at The Workman’s

The Born this Way drag show comes to the Workman’s Club on Thursday 27th of July. The main event will take place at the mainstage and will feature drag queens Kara Kalua, Coco Ri and Sofia Good while music entertainment will be provided by Zapho, Elkae & Dollface at the Cellar stage. Expect a fun filled night of lip syncs, comedy, and live music from Irish queer artists. Everyone is welcome and tickets are on sale now on Eventbrite.


New Craft Beer in Town

Sesh Beer has recently launched in Dublin and is brewing full-flavoured beers that focus on sessionability. They have released their first Sesh IPA, a hazy and juicy Session IPA with tropical fruit flavours and will soon roll out their Sesh Pilsner and Sesh Raspberry Sour. The beers are available on draught and in cans. Keep an eye on their instagram for updates.


LBTQ+ Coffee Event at Outhouse Dublin

LGBTQ+Centre, Outhouse, are hosting a new event called Sapphic Social which is a coffee and chat meet-up aimed at LBTQ+ women & non-binary folk. They provide a safe and inclusive meet-up space in the Outhouse Café and people are welcome to come and connect with like-minded people and make new friends. Sapphic Social will run every Friday from 5pm – 7pm.


Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah Play Dun Laoghaire

Live on the Harbour is back the final weekend of July in Dun Laoghaire. This year’s edition boasts a strong line-up of electronic music with Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah headlining Friday and Saturday respectively. The festival will run from Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th and you can expect some great acts throughout the weekend.


Phase 1 Line-Up Released for Outset Festival

Reboot Events have just released the Phase 1 line-up for Outset Festival which is to take place at the Redcow Complex on the 30th September. Presale tickets are now live and Reboot are running a serious competition on their instagram page. Check out the competition and stay up to date with the line-up via the link.



Wednesday, 19th July

Thursday, 20th July

Friday, 21st July

Saturday, 22nd July

Sunday, 23rd July



Legends, Ghosts and Ghouls of Dublin
Friday 21st, 6:30pm link

Alternative Side to Dublin Tour

Saturday 22nd, 11:00am link

Street Art Walking Tour

Saturday 22nd, 2:00pm link

Dublin True Crime Tour

Saturday 22nd, 4:00pm link

Dublin True Crime Tour

Sunday 23rd, 2:00pm link

Have a gorgeous week,
The Alternative Dublin Team x