The Ultimate Guide to a Sophisticated Girls' Weekend in Dublin

From chic artisan cafés to trendy rooftop restaurants, glamourous cocktail bars and boutique shopping, you’ll be hard pushed to find a more sophisticated girls weekend getaway than Dublin City. This City is opening up again and there’s never been a better time to Gather your group of Girls for a stylish getaway. Read on to discover some of our favorite girl’s weekend break activities in Dublin. Also while your visiting Dublin check out our recommended spots for the most instagrammable photos, and get the perfect group photo that you’ll cherish for years to come.

Enjoy an Irish Afternoon Tea while Touring the City

Vintage Tea Trips is located at 4 – 6 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin 2– 1.9km from Clayton Hotel Charlemont

Vintage Tea Trips
Credit: Vintage Tea Trips

The first thing you’ll want to do when you arrive in Dublin, is get to know the City, and there’s no better way to see it all than a Vintage Tea Trip.

Step back in time when you board these charming and lovingly restored vintage double-decker buses. As the bus drives you through the City taking in Georgian Dublin, Phoenix Park and Templebar you’ll be served delicious Irish Afternoon Tea, think delicacies like fresh scones, clotted cream and jam and, of course, tea!

This is the perfect way to see the city on a girl’s weekend trip in Dublin.

Top Tip: If you fancy splurging book the VIP Topdeck tickets to secure a seat at the top of the bus and the very best views of Dublin!

Cooks Academy

Cooks Academy is located at 19 William St S, Dublin 2 only 1.6km from Clayton Hotel Charlemont

Cooks academy

There are so many places to wine and dine in Dublin it can be hard to know what cuisine to choose! Why not grab your best friends and cook up some culinary delights yourself?

Cooks Academy in the heart of Dublin has a diverse range of classes to choose from ranging from 2.5 hours to a full day. Learn how to roll the perfect sushi, become a macaron master or have a bake-off over cupcakes and cake pops! Or try out their unique ‘Feckin Irish Tapas’ and discover how to turn traditional Irish recipes into these bite-sized delights!

Cocktail Masterclass at the Vintage Cocktail Club

The Vintage Cocktail Club is located at 15 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin only 1.9km from Clayton Hotel Charlemont

Vintage Cocktail Club

Step through the doors of the Vintage Cocktail Club and you could be forgiven for thinking you had stepped all the way back to the roaring 20s! Soft candle lighting, sophisticated, plush seating, mouth-watering cocktails and what does that give you?

Only one of the most glamourous cocktail clubs in the city. If you’re looking for classy ideas for a girl’s weekend in Dublin the Vintage Cocktail Club offers cocktail masterclasses in a private bar.

Choose your package based on how many cocktails you’d like to make (trust us, it’ll be a lot!) with a selection of canapes. A glamourous and informative evening guaranteed!

Jewellery Making Class at Silver Works

Silver Works is located at The Collective Dublin, 24 Drury St, Dublin only 1.6km from Clayton Hotel Charlemont

Silverworks Dublin

Looking to add a little sparkle to your girly getaway in Dublin? The great team over at Silver Works have got you covered. Seal your friendship with a silver ring making workshop or create a bespoke silver charm or pendant as a token of your lasting bond.

Classes last around 2 hours and bookings are available for groups of 4 or 6 on their special ‘Girls Night’.

Top Tip: The best part? It’s B.Y.O.B! Bring your own bubbles and enjoy while you learn a new skill and have lots of fun along the way.

Beauty and Bubbles at Preen Hair & Beauty

Preen Hair & Beauty is located at 52 Dame St, Temple Bar, Dublin only 1.7km from Clayton Hotel Charlemont

Pree Dublin

If there’s one thing every sophisticated girls’ weekend break needs it’s a little pampering! The expert team at Preen in Dublin do this better than most! Treat yourselves to a blow-dry, updo, makeup – the works!

What makes this salon stand out is their special extras – enjoy complimentary refreshments from their cocktail bar or indulge in the ‘PREEN shampoo ritual’ which incorporates the ancient art of ‘Indian Head Massage’ – Yes, please!

Stella Cinema

The Stella Cinema is located at 207, 209 Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6 only 1.2km from Clayton Hotel Charlemont

Stella Cinema Dublin

All dressed up but nowhere to go? That’s never the case in Dublin. Keeping with the theme of sophisticated elegance and glamour it’s hard to beat the Stella Cinema in Rathmines. Hosted in what was originally The Stella Theatre in the 1920s, this place oozes luxury with a unique vintage vibe and a classy cocktail bar. Take in the latest blockbuster or one of the classics while you indulge in a mouth-watering menu and delicious cocktails served to your seat.

When it comes to a girls weekend break it’s hard to beat!

Top Tip: Be sure to check out the Stella Cocktail Club as well as the Cinema. Housed in the original Stella Ballroom from the 1920s this chic venue has a beautiful glass ceiling and views over the town, the perfect place for some pre-screening cocktails!


So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to Gather Your Girls and make a break for Dublin!

Treat yourselves to an urban escape in the beautiful Clayton Hotel Charlemont filled with character and charm set in the heart of Dublin city centre. Experience our luxurious, spacious rooms, stylish interiors, tantalising food, delicious cocktails and the vibrancy of Dublin City on your doorstep.


Bedroom at Clayton Hotel Charlemont

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