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Alcohol free events and activities in Ireland

Your weekend plans don’t have to include drinking.

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Looking for something to do with your friends that doesn’t involve alcohol? There are plenty of fun events and activities you can take part in, alone and with a group, that don’t involve drinking.

Venues, bars and clubs

There are a number of venues and clubs that are alcohol-free, from late-night coffee shops to places you can go for a dance.

  • No Name Club (Nationwide): The No Name Club is a club for 15-18 year olds to find ways to make friends and enjoy social gatherings without needing alcohol or drugs.
  • Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge (Dublin): Accents is open until 11pm each night, Accents can be an alternative to going to a bar to catch up with friends.
  • Clockwork Door (Dublin): The Clockwork Door is a pay-by-hour venue where you can play board games, get free tea and coffee, and no alcohol is served. They’re open until 10 each night.
  • The Virgin Mary (Dublin  - Over 18's): The Virgin Mary is an over-18s cocktail bar selling non-alcoholic cocktails. They're located on Capel St in Dublin

Alcohol Free Activities

This list has just some of the things you can plan with friends to enjoy a day, evening, or whole weekend without drinking.

  • Go for a hike or a long walk somewhere scenic
  • Watersports like surfing, water-skiing, or even scuba diving
  • A trip to the cinema or a movie night at home
  • Cooking or baking at home with friends
  • Going out for a meal with the focus on enjoying the company and food rather than drinking
  • Bowling
  • Rock climbing
  • Try an escape room with friends at places like Adventure Rooms
  • Dance class
  • Cooking class
  • Go zip lining – Zipit have locations in Cork, Roscommon and Dublin
  • Instead of a pub crawl, go on a café crawl and try coffee / hot chocolate / tea around the city with friends
  • Join a local camera club and go to meetups and workshops
  • Try mountain biking – places like (Dublin and Wicklow) run mountain bike workshops and sessions for different age groups
  • Have a games night with board games or video games
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Published Octo­ber 13th2017
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