Mix a bit of culture into your drinking time with the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl. Two actors guide you through the Grafton Street/Temple Bar area, alternating short performances with 20 minute long stops at various pubs.
The tour starts on the second floor of the Duke Pub on Duke Street. Have a pint - or maybe a half pint, this could develop into a long night - while your guides perform a short segment of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and explain how the tour will work. Then it's off to Trinity College for a bit of Oscar Wilde under the Campanile, followed by a pub stop. Next, another outdoor performance, this time featuring Brendan Behan, another pub and a final stop at the Davy Byrne, made famous by James Joyce.
Outside the last stop, your guides will have a trivia contest. Some questions come from the tour, others from general knowledge of Irish writers. Pay attention now... I'm going to divulge one answer which is almost insured to get you into the finals, in good position for a prize: Oscar Wilde lettered in BOXING at Trinity College.
Although reservations are not required, CALL FOR RESERVATIONS. We arrived a half hour before the scheduled time on a Tuesday and were told we were not likely to get in. Fortunately, a large group with a reservation didn't show up and we were squeezed in.