If you visit in early Summer, you may be able to get tickets to an all Ireland championship match in Croke park. This is a fantastic affair, full of fun and drink.
The atmosphere is electric and all you need is a ticket and a jersey!
There is no segregation in the ground but just be aware that if Dublin are playing, and you have a different teams jersey, it's not advisable to go to the "Hill 16" stand unless you're very thick-skinned!
After the match there will be crowds outside every pub in the area with people singing, slagging and having the craic!
The food is decent quality albeit there's not much of it. The atmosphere is dreary so you'll need a crowd to go... make sure everyone brings their cheque-books though because it's very expensive!
Favorite Dish: Last time i was there, I had the pollo all'arrabbiata. I thought it was splendid but it was served on a relatively small plate and I ended up having to fill myself with wine (Oh no!!!).
Quinns is a schizophrenic type of place.
In the day time, it's a bit of an old man's pub but at night it changes.........
During the week it's packed to the rafters with students, sometimes flaunting their GAA Jerseys for "County Colours Nights". It's really good fun and everyone is just out to enjoy themselves.
They have drinks promotions and the bar shuts at about 2am most week days.
On a friday, when the students go home, it fills with the local young crowd letting off some weekend steam.
It tends to be rather quiet on a Saturday and Sunday unless there is a match in nearby Croke park so it's nice for a quiet pint then.
Dress Code: Mostly anything goes but I have heard of people being turned away for runners.
Tracksuits are not permitted