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Nathalie Bonney- The Fairer City: Alternative Dublin

Nathalie Bonney visits the capital of the Emerald Isle, for a different crack at the craic and, amazingly, there’s not a drop of Guinness in sight…

An expected weekend in Dublin itinerary would involve pints of Guinness in ‘authentic’ Irish pubs where fiddlers play cheery music and tourists dress up as leprechauns. It would be so easy to leave the Irish capital 48 hours later; perhaps having only frequented the bars and pubs of Dublin that locals would never dare step in.

But there are other ways to experience the city than on a bar crawl in the touristy establishments of Temple Bar. The canal-side Marker Hotel, situated in ‘Google’ Docks, serves up fishy treats as part of its ‘Le Drunch’ (dinner-drink-lunch, see?) menu every Sunday. Its oysters served with Vietnamese dressing are not to be missed either. And it should be made mandatory to order a Bloody Mary with these bad boys too (we oblige); served in a tankard, the Marker’s BM is tangy, with a good kick and not too thick and sweet – more Mary than Bloody, if you will.

It’s not just Bloody Marys the Marker is good at; the hotel’s drinks menu is well regarded by hotel guests and locals alike who visit the canal side hotel at weekends to make the most of its Drunch menu. Served in an airy ground floor space, the vibe – and decor – is New York loft, with a DJ playing and sleek furniture in a grey and mustard palate. After Drunch head to the hotel’s rooftop bar for fantastic views of the city, complete with heaters and blankets to contend with inclement Irish weather. 

To read more of Nathalie's review "The Fairer City: Alternative Dublin" please click here. 


The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2, D02 CK38, Ireland
T: +353 (0) 1 687 5100E:info@themarker.ie