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 has opened 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 Temple bar you’ll be served delicious Irish Afternoon Tea, think delicacies like fresh scones, clotted cream, 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!

Cocktail Masterclass at Lockside Bar/Social

Lockside Bar/Social, Clayton Hotel Charlemont, Charlemont Street, Dublin 2.

Located on the banks of the iconic Dublin Grand Canal, Lockside Bar/Social is the perfect location to spend a few hours learning how to make exquisite cocktails. If you’re looking for classy ideas for a girl’s weekend in Dublin, Lockside Bar/Social offers cocktail masterclasses suitable for everyone.

And on top of it all? They serve the most delicious food! A glamorous 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

Credit: 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 girl’s 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!

Escape Boat

Escape Boat, the ultimate escape room in Dublin is located at Charlotte Quay Dock, Ringsend Rd, Dublin 4 only 2.6km from Clayton Hotel Charlemont.


Test your friendships and see who can escape the ultimate escape room in Dublin. Suitable for groups up to 10 people. Providing two escape room options:

  • “SOS”, yourself and your team are trapped on a damaged boat that needs repairing.
  • “Convicts”, yourself and your team have been imprisoned on the dreaded ship Zorg Ella.

Both require teamwork and problem solving, cracking codes and piecing together each mystery to escape.

Top Tip: Be patient and work together as a team to escape before it’s too late.

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

Start planning your trip to Dublin and book your perfect break at Clayton Hotel Charlemont.


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