We all know the Irish are fond of the drink. At Jacobs Inn we get a lot of party hardened hostellers from all around the world who say they can outdrink the Irish, which is fair enough but we think that the true sign of a good drinking culture is a city’s pub crawl. It’s handy then that Jacobs Inn, along with other top Dublin hostels, provide the longest running pub crawl in Europe!
Voted the number 1 best pub crawl in the world on Hostelworld, our Backpacker’s pub crawl gives you the full taste of Dublin’s nightlife on the cheap. Whether with a full stag or hen party or just a single traveller looking for a great night you can’t go wrong.
Here’s the low-down: 4 bars, 4 free shots, 1 free pint of Guinness, discounted drinks all night, free entry into one of Dublin’s top nightclubs and a night that you will never forget. (Or never remember!)
Start off in the stylish Mercantile Bar between 8pm and 9pm in the heart of the city centre just a 10 minute walk from Jacob’s Inn and get into your first free pint of Guinness. Meet your guides and mingle with your fellow party animals. Start out chatting to whoever you think is sound and begin eyeing up that hottie you met earlier back at the hostel. One of the best parts of any pub crawl is meeting new people so this early stage is the best time to find your new mates for the night and maybe for life.
After The Mercantile you’ll get to properly meet your guides as they tell you a little bit about Dublin and most importantly explain your drink deals for the night! Then you’ll head onto The Old Storehouse in the middle of Dublin’s famous Temple Bar. Soak in the atmosphere and buzz as you’re greeted with a free shot on entry in one of the city’s best loved pubs. Oh, and it gets better! As The Old Storehouse plays some of the best live traditional Irish music in Dublin.
Following that you’ll be heading to Peadar Kearney’s just beside Dublin’s historical Olympia Theatre. Get fully into the Irish spirit with some more live music and of course, what are becoming Ireland’s fastest growing sports, beer pong and flip cup games. Enjoy the cosy vibes as you get another free shot and say hi to Matt the barman from us! Just don’t rub his beard for luck. (He doesn’t like that)
Then on to Dublin’s best known rock bar and local venue Whelans. Any Dubliner will tell you Whelans is the place to be and you’ll see why as you down another (Yes, ANOTHER) FREE SHOT. Sound or what? Not only known as one of the country’s best music venues but also made famous from movies like The Commitments and P.S. I Love You. Yes, that’s right, this is the very stage where Gerard Butler sang Galway Girl (Even if we can’t forgive the terrible Irish accent).
Last stop is a top Dublin nightclub with no queuing for pub crawlers, all completely free! Very V.I.P. Dance your hearts out all night and stumble back to the hostel after getting some authentic Dublin chipper. (The only way to prevent a hangover, trust us)
Without a doubt the best value for money night in Dublin, on every night, for the best craic you’ll have in the city! Don’t forget to get your tickets at reception for the low, low price of only €12. You’d be a fool not to, like!