What To Do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend

For those of you who missed out on Electric Picnic tickets, it's easy to feel major fomo when watching your friends snapchats and Instagrams from the festival, but there's still plenty of fun to be had this weekend in Dublin that doesn't include dancing in Stradbally.


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When a festival is happening, the usually packed pubs in Dublin tend to be slightly more empty, so take advantage of this and head into town where you'll have your pick. Head to P Macs where you can play some board games over drinks for a chilled Friday night or go to the Bernard Shaw where you can get a seat in the usually packed smoking area and not have to stand in a corner while you eat your pizza.

We love heading over to The Sugar Club for a film and a boogie and this Friday they're showing the Quentin Tarantino classic Pulp Fiction. The film starts at 8:30pm with an afterparty following at 11 and as always, you're encouraged to dress up as characters from the film. Grab your best Mia Wallace costume and head down for a night full of fun. 

P Macs

The Bernard Shaw

The Sugar Club


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Start the weekend off on a good note with a bit of healthy exercise. Get up early, grab some mates and go for a stroll along the Howth Cliff path, we promise the views will be worth it! Grab some seaside fish and chips while you're there to help ease any hangover you may have from the night before.

If you're not in the mood for a walk but still want to get some exercise in, head to Dartmouth Square in Ranelagh for some Saturday morning yoga in the park. It starts at 11 and is the perfect way to destress after a busy week. 

If it’s food you’re in the mood of, head to the Temple Bar Food Market which is open on Saturday from 10am-4:30pm. This place is full of amazing food to make your mouth water and has an option for pretty much everyone, no matter what your dietary preferences are.

Temple Bar Food Market



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What's a Sunday without some brunch? There are so many amazing places to choose from for brunch in Dublin, with new spots seeming to pop up every weekend, but this weekend try out San Lorenzo's on George's Street. This place is usually one of the busiest brunch spots in Dublin but with half the county away at Electric Picnic, you can eat your Coco Pops French toast in peace. 

Head to the IMMA after brunch for some culture. The museum is open from 12pm to 5:30pm on Sundays and currently has several exhibitions running. Check out the Nan Goldin exhibition, Weekend Plans, featuring both unseen and iconic images by the renowned photographer. Goldin's work is personal and intriguing and this exhibition is definitely not one to be missed. 

Go for a theatre show with a twist with The Gate Theatre's production of The Great Gatsby. For this show, all chairs are removed to give you a completely immersive experience so expect cocktails, dancing and plenty of 1920s inspired outfits. Tickets start from €28 and the Sunday performance starts at 4pm.

San Lorenzo's 

Weekend Plans 

The Gate Theatre

Whatever you choose to do, enjoy your weekend and if you're in the mood for a bit of shopping, pop into us on Temple Lane South Dublin or Cross Street Galway. 


Ciara x 


August 30, 2017 by Ciara Moran
EXS - NotAnother Club Night

EXS - NotAnother Club Night

Sitting at the bar drinking Aperol Spritz at 11am on a Sunday morning, about to watch their friend Byron have his debut DJing at Panorama Bar, in arguably the worlds most respected club – Berlin’s Berghain. Emma Fraser [Nine Crows] and Mary Nally [Studio Drop] had a conversation about what it is about the vibe in that room and why it’s so hard to find at home. They also talked about their exs. Then they got wrecked and came home and decided to start a party.


A party not just for the sake of a party, but for the sake of a really really REALLY good party. A party with an attention to detail on collective things that make a night great - decent music, decent outfits, decent drinks and decent manners. 

We have partnered up with Mary Nally of Drop Everything, creator of some of Irelands most unrivalled and craic filled experiences like Confetti and No Way Back
We have been building our community for over six years now, so with the aim of creating an outlet for this community in mind we have decided to throw a party where all people can feel safe and welcome no matter what ethnicity, culture, gender, age, sexual nature or religion they might have. 

Our main room is thoroughly inspired by the club experience. A dark room and great tunes - it’s all about the music. We will be bopping the night away to the best beats from Byron Yates, Frank B and Breen.

Our side room, in the bar for a more colourful disco vibes. Drink a shaken shot and have a little boogie down on a table to Sally Cinnamon and Greg Spring.

This is a celebration of friendship, lovers, music, fashion, and Ireland.
So if you're looking for the best buzz around town, make sure to get down to EXS - NotAnother Club night in The Button Factory on April 15th, 2017.


Book on Dice to nab a ticket for €12


Book on Event Brite for €13.36


Lots of love from the EXS team, we cannot wait to see you all on the 15th.

March 29, 2017 by Kaitlyn Burke