The best of Saturday . . .

Ten Steps to a Perfect Saturday

Illustration by Fuchsia Macree

Illustration by Fuchsia Macree


1. Coffee coffee coffee
Shake your brain into action with a short, sharp coffee at the big, pointy Alto Vetro tower’s Art of Coffee.
2. Bake date
And while you’re down in the Dock – pick up a fruit tartlet and breathe in that bakery smell in nearby Il Valentino.
3. Radical science
Whether studying surveillance by zipping a drone across the Trinity campus or educating yourself in risk management over a game of poker, Pearse Street’s Science Gallery is the physics teacher you always wished you had.
4. Star tech
Build a radio or brush up on your 3-D printing skills at Lincoln Place’s Makeshop. Kids and oldies alike are welcome in this DIY tech hut.
5. Small is beautiful
Remember all those Telecom Éireann call cards you used to collect? They’re on display at the Little Museum. Take a guided tour around the 20th century at home through public-donated tat and treasures.
6. Down the hatch
Head straight downstairs in the Little Museum for some heart-of-the-home culinary treats at Hatch & Sons. hatchandsons.
7. Called to the Bar
It’s safe again to hang around Temple Bar, check out the recent revival of neat boutiques: Tamp & Stitch, Indigo & Cloth, Fluorescent Elephant and Siopaella are all in close quarters, centred around the rumble of Meeting House Square’s Food Market.
8. Rum bar bar 
Traverse the Liffey, spot a rap battle in Wolfe Tone Square and stop by Twisted Pepper for a Rum Bar cocktail (before the hordes of house
music revellers arrive). 
9. Eastern eats
It’s one hop to the Hop House, Parnell Street’s cosy Korean bar-cum-restaurant. Pack away a light-up pitcher of imported beer in its back terrace, and roll down to Capel Street’s Musashi for a slap-up Japanese dinner. 
10. To the lighthouse
Hop on a Luas towards Smithfield’s Lighthouse Cinema, and dive headfirst into the Hollywood Babylon film club.

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