Northside try Pravda and Zanzibar on the Liffey for a late one. Southside try The Barge on Charlemont Street, Odeon Bar on harcourt Street, and of course, the famous Copper Face Jacks nightclub, again on Harcourt Street and walking distance (not tab) to St Stephen's Green.
Dublin Castle is quite interesting if you like to hear about Great Britain (the great Satan) being slagged off for an hour on the guided tour. The building is impressive. The guide had great pride in saying that some anti-British Irish Freedom Fighter (terrorist) has been imprisoned there for 6 years without food and water etc.
Yea Ok we Brits always did house top terrorists in palatial castles! As for Irish Pubs try Liverpool, they are much more authentic there. Cheers.
Very interesting postings! If I have read them correctly, the best thing to do is start off with the brewery tour then visit few pubs near by. After few beers inside you, go on a tour around Dublin Castle and get slagged off because some son of Ireland manged to live without food or water for six years whilst being put up in the Castle - well at least he didn't have to fly Ryanair
Good bar is John P Mulligan, Poolbeg Street Dub 2. South over O'Connell Street Bridge, hang a left, first right and left again. It''s excellent. No modern frippery, no food, no music, just brill.
You might want to try Morans (aka O'Sheas) on the corner of Talbot Street and Lower Gardener Street. Good food and plenty of varied music. Just watch out for the wirey little fecker behind the bar - hates the English. Everyone else fine though.
Also excellent restaurant called '101' at no 101 Talbot Street opposite a great butchers shop by the name of F.X.Buckley. (You must buy some white pudding)
If cheese is your thing, then try Sheridan's on Dame Street (I think(off Grafton Street)). Mahoosive selection of local cheeses served by perople who know what they are on about.
Good place to stay is The Town House on Lower Gardener Street. No bar though.
As usual (in Ireland anyway) most of these places have a websites.