Solo Traveling is an emerging trend amongst women across the world. It is one of the most empowering things for a woman as it makes them independent and sets them free. Thanks to some incredible tourism initiatives that more and more female travelers are traveling alone nowadays, compared to the last decade. It is the twenty-first century, and women have now started following their passions, they have also begun prioritizing themselves over others, and that is why they take out time from their schedule for solo traveling.
These are Seven of our favourite places that you must visit and the drinks that you should try in Dublin.Paul Kavanagh – The Whiskey Trail
There are a plethora of places around the whole world that are safe for women travelers. Amongst all the places in the world, female travelers love traveling to Europe because of its vast culture and rich heritage. Europe has forty-four countries that one can visit, and Dublin is a hidden gem for women travelers because of its fantastic lifestyle and delicious food. This country is amongst one of the safest destinations for solo female travelers. They can wander around the streets of Dublin and can enjoy world-famous Irish whiskeys at some of the famous pubs. Dublin is a place where there is something for all kinds of female solo travelers.
- THE CONFESSION BOX: The confession box is one of the most peaceful pubs in the city. It is a quintessential Irish bar that lies towards the north of the town. One of the best things about this Irish pub is that the crowd here is much better than the noisy crowd in the Temple Bar area. The staff of the pub is friendly and assists you in selecting the best Irish liquor that you need to try. This two-story pub is a charming place to know the history of Irish whiskeys. Along with some famous Irish whiskeys, you can also find your favorite bird dog whiskey here. This pub lies very near to St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, and you can pay a visit to the cathedral before visiting the pub. If you want to relax with good alcohol and enjoy some Irish music in a peaceful crowd, then you need to visit The Confession Box.
- 9 BELOW: 9 below is a newly opened bar, it has caught the eyes of almost all the tourists who want to enjoy the luxuries of Irish liquor. Their cocktails are sleek, opulent, and stylish, and the whole ambiance is exquisite. The bar has moody lighting, velvet seats, and original arched ceilings that take you back in time. Apart from the primary menu, you can also order seasonal drinks as this bar has a separate list for seasonal cocktails. The whiskey menu here is extensive as it has all the iconic Irish whiskeys like the Midleton Pearl 30th Anniversary, which you will not find in any other bar.
- MULLIGAN’S: Mulligan’s is a very classic old school bar where you will find men sipping their Guinness. Being one of the most iconic bars in Dublin, it has a history of about 200 years. You will get all the historical feel by looking at small details like low bar stools, dark wood furniture, and the walls with glossy lincrusta. Service can be a little slow here at times, but you will definitely get the best pint of Guinness here. Another added benefit of this bar is that you can snuggle up inside a corner and read your book.
- THE PALACE BAR: Located in the most crowded area of Dublin, the Palace Bar lies right in the middle of the Temple Bar area. It is one of the oldest bars in Dublin that serves some iconic whiskeys like The Paddy Irish Whiskey, The Connemara Peated Single Malt, Jameson Irish Whiskey, etc. You will also meet many locals who are regular customers at The Palace Bar since the time it opened its doors in Dublin. You will also find a large number of students and professors from Trinity College who are extremely friendly and will also make sure that you try the best Irish whiskeys while you are at the bar. Apart from the whiskeys, you should also try the crafted beers as it is very famous for the same.
- THE COBBLESTONE: The Cobblestone is the most old-fashioned pub in the whole of Dublin which still has its beautiful wooden floors. The pub has dark wall panels that have stains of nicotine from the olden days. Even though it is an old bar, you will see that the bar is full of old and young people who drink the famous Guinness and some aged whiskeys. It has served alcohol to around five generations of Irish people and still keeps attracting the newer generations because of its traditional music and informal whiskey sessions. While you are at this bar, you should try the best Irish scotch whiskeys like the 12-year-old Redbreast, Jameson Caskmates, Bushmills 16 Year Old, and many more. You should plan to visit this bar during the weekends as you will find a lot of locals and tourists with whom you can enjoy the vibe and music of the pub.
- THE LONG HALL: The long hall is an old bar that opened its doors around 250 years back. The interiors of the bar remain unchanged, as the Red Brick Structure attracts a lot of tourists who come and sit here to experience the rich history of Dublin along with taking sips of some great Irish whiskeys. The whole pub has Victorian features where you can make new friends and enjoy your Guinness with them. This bar also offers table service so you can just relax in the beautiful brick and wooden structures and enjoy the vibe of this iconic bar.
- VINTAGE COCKTAIL CLUB: The only way to find the Vintage Cocktail Club is by paying attention to the small “VCC” stickers on an old door in the area of Temple Bar. The Vintage Cocktail Club has three floors of rooms that have all the antiques related to Irish history. The cocktail menu of this bar is overwhelming as it has more than eighty cocktails made from Irish Whiskeys. They divide their drinks into different eras, and you can choose any drink from a given period. You will enjoy the intricate details on the walls of the pub and the fire that keeps burning throughout the year to provide the pub with some warmth.
Dublin is a safe haven for women travelers. Apart from its beautiful historical structures, it is famous for its pub culture. If you want to experience Dublin on the grounds of its historic pubs and bars, then you should visit these seven pubs. Not only will they give you a brief about Irish history, but you will also make a lot of new friends. You should add these pubs to your itinerary so that you do not miss out on visiting the best pubs!