Fun things to do this Dry January in Dublin

While pubs and Guinness are possibly first thing you think off when thinking of Dublin, there is so much more you can do here if you are doing Dry January as well! Some of our favorite activities that involve no alcohol you should try in Dublin are listed here, and just make sure to chat to our awesome receptionist for more recommendations.

Fun things to do this Dry January in Dublin:

Get Active!

Maybe you want to add a bit of activity to your days, together with not drinking alcohol? Dublin is made for you! You could tick all 10 of the best views of Dublin of this list, enjoy day hiking in Wicklow or take a stroll down the Great South Wall… If weather is not playing a ball, try some of the cool indoors activities. Wall Climbing is great fun, and you can give it a shot even as a complete beginner. Try Trinity Climbing Wall, Awesome Walls or Gravity Climbing Centre. Or perhaps try some extreme trampolining at Jump Zone, take a dance class or go for a bit of yoga. You could even try some Ice Skating.


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Get Locked In!

If idea of being locked in the room and trying to solve a range of puzzles to figure out your way out sounds like fun to you, check out one of the Escape Rooms in Dublin! There is plenty to choose from, they are great fun, many are within few minutes from the hostel and if you & your team solve in the fastest time you get all the bragging rights as well!

Get into Games!

Sundays are Board Games Meetups which are simply awesome way to spend an afternoon, or you could spend few lovely hours playing both board & video games at the Clockwork Door (literally less than a minute away from hostel). If retro arcade games are your thing, make sure to check out Token!


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Get into Food!

Dublin’s food scene is absolutely amazing! Local produce features heavily on many menus, and there are definitely some very inventive things to stuck in. Replace your pub crawl with Food crawl, try some of our recommended Vegan restaurants in Dublin, or explore other tasty things Dublin has to offer. May we suggest spending few blissful hours with afternoon tea (sometimes available in gluten free or vegan varieties…) in one of Dublin’s luxury hotels?


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Get into culture!

With so many museums free of charge, there is no excuse! Check out our guide for free attractions in Dublin, kick it all off with free walking tour and continue enjoying cultural gems of Dublin. We love wondering through Trinity College, checking out Science Gallery while there, and then heading towards Merrion Square for a bit of Dead Zoo or National Gallery.


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Go on a tour!

Take a day tour out of Dublin and discover something new! Cliffs of Moher are firm favorite among our guests, or go for Wicklow. You could go the other way and do tour of Northern Ireland (Giant’s Causeway is really special place to see) or see the Game of Thrones highlights! All in one fabulous day! You can have fun only using public transport as well, see here!

So much to do, no alcohol in sight! We hope you enjoy this fun things to do this Dry January in Dublin guide and if we missed out any of your favorite places, just let us know!

Remember, book the hostel in Temple Bar to stay in the heart of Dublin and close to all activities, dry or not!


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