Capel Street Named One Of The...


Capel Street Named One Of The Coolest Streets In The World

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

01:22 29 Aug 2022

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Capel Street has been named one of the coolest streets in the world by a survey of over 20,000 globe trotters. says it may not be easy to spot at first, but Capel Street 'is like no other in the city.'

It says the recent pedestrianisation has made it an ideal spot to 'hang out' with friends.'

The street also gets plaudits for its selection of food and drink like corn dogs, Korean barbeque and Pantibar.

Rue Wellington in Montreal was ranked number one on Time Out’s list.

Here's the full round-up for Capel Street from Time Out:

It might be tough to spot Dublin’s coolest street right off the bat, but spend a bit of time here and you’ll discover that the buzz on Capel Street is like no other in the city. You won’t find the glamorous shops of Grafton Street or the tourist-trap pubs of Temple Bar here. Instead you’ll find a whirl of culture and some of the best food in Dublin, usually without any frills: locals know they’re good, so there's no need for fuss. There is genuinely always something new to discover on Capel Street, whether it’s a steamy bowl of authentic pho, a lively Moroccan restaurant with karaoke from noon to night, or brunch at the super-popular Brother Hubbard. Plus the street has recently been pedestrianised, making it the ideal spot for sipping pints in the sun and just generally hanging out.

EAT Corn dogs to Korean fried chicken at secret restaurant White Rabbit, hidden between the aisles at the back of the Super Asia Foods supermarket. This place has mastered Asian street food.

DRINK Something a little different at 1661: Ireland's first poitín bar. Named as Ireland's best cocktail joint in 2019, it’s here that you’ll discover modern twists on an ancient Irish spirit. Not to mention the fact that the atmosphere is electric – it’s great for first dates.

DO Spend a bleary night at Pantibar: the LGBTQ+ hub that’s home to Ireland’s most famous drag queen, Panti.

The Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy says she is absolutely delighted Capel St has been named on Time Out’s list of the world’s coolest streets: "I am absolutely delighted that Capel St has made this list.

"I used to cycle up this street to meetings in City Hall and I’d have to dodge the cars. It’s heaven now, night and day. I know we still have work to do to make it feel truly like the special place I’m sure it will become, but we’ve made a start and today’s announcement is further proof that we’re moving in the right direction.

"So if you haven’t been on Capel St lately, come into town and see what you’re missing!"

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