Gasworks Bar

Adjacent to the Grand Canal Hotel, Gasworks Bar by Galway Bay Brewery has a great collection of Irish and world craft beers paired with the most delicious lunch and dinner menus. Customers experience a countless friendly service. A great place for watching sports or visiting on the way to the Aviva Stadium.

St. Stephen’s Green

Situated at the top of Grafton Street, St. Stephen’s Green is at the heart of Dublin City and is one of Ireland’s most well-known Victorian parks. St. Stephen’s Green is an ideal place to unwind during your visit to Dublin. Lunchtime concerts are performed during the summer months. A children’s playground is also available.

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, located across from the park has everything you need. The shopping centre is open 7 days a week and is considered by many to be a must for any visitor to the city centre.

Merrion Square

Merrion Square is only a short walk away from the hotel and is adorned by an attractive public park which features colourful flower and shrub beds and a playground for the smallest explorers. The playground is suitable for younger and older kids alike. On Sundays, artists hang their works for sale on the railings which surround the park. Many of the houses (mainly used as office space today), have plaques detailing the rich and famous who once lived there. Oscar Wilde, author, playwright and poet was born at number 1 Merrion Square. The statue of Oscar Wilde reclining on the rock is located at the corner of Merrion Square. The Merrion Square Lunchtime Market operates from 11.30am every Thursday and features Ireland’s finest street food vendors.

Herbert Park

Positioned in Ballsbridge, Herbert Park is one of the most popular parks in the city. On warm, sunny days the park is a fabulous spot for picnics. The park provides a variety of amenities such as football, tennis, boules, croquet and children’s play area. Herbert Park has two playgrounds, and are both well-equipped and well-maintained. The park's pond has proven to be an excellent location for breeding of carp.

Fitzwilliam Square

A Georgian square in the south of central Dublin, Fitzwilliam Square was the last of the five Georgian squares in Dublin to be built. History buffs will love the square’s Georgian walking tour and although the park remains private, on lucky occasions it is opened to the public with the Open Air Cinema being one of its most popular events.

The Grand Canal, Mespil Road – Irish Village Markets

Open from 11.30am – 2pm every Thursday, offering a great range of food including Spanish paella, delicious cupcakes, sushi, organic hamburgers, quiches and pies etc. The chefs you will meet come from all corners of the globe, bringing with them a wide and diverse range of international street food.

Lotts & Co. Grocery

Situated on Bath Avenue, Lotts & Co showcases the very best Irish producers and suppliers of meat, fish, fruit and veg, as well as breads, cheeses, wines and other delectable treats.

Grand Canal Dock

Grand Canal Dock is a pleasant area close to our hotel, surrounding the Grand Canal Docks is an enclosed harbour between the River Liffey and the Grand Canal. Since 2000 the area has undergone significant redevelopment.

Grand Canal Dock contains Grand Canal Dock railway station and Boland's Mill, the national Waterways Visitor Centre, Google HQ, Wakedock, the Millennium Tower, many restaurants and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.