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07th Feb 2024

Dublin named second booziest city in the world in new travel study

Joseph Loftus

In Dublin’s fair city.

Dublin is, and always has been, one of the world’s greatest ports of call for a few pints of plain.

Now, it’s official.

In Brendan Behan’s footsteps, and the shadow of Paddy Kavanagh, Flann O’Brien, and Paddy Losty himself, Dublin will never be demoted from its position as the perfect spot for an afternoon in the snug.

It’s the city of Joyce, Phil Lynott, and Ronnie Drew, the Liffey flows and the pints do too, but according to Holidu, Dublin’s actually not the booziest city in the world, but the second (just the second booziest city).

Dublin named second booziest city in the world in new travel study.

In a recent study of heavy drinking cities, Holidu concluded that Dublin ranked second in the list of booziest cities in the world and was described by the company as being “well regarded as a boozy destination”.

The study also claimed that a massive 81.3pc of Ireland’s population drink alcohol – the highest percentage of any country in the study.

Almost half of the nation’s drinkers confessed to having a “heavy session” in the last 30 days, while one of Dublin’s biggest tourist attractions, the Guinness Storehouse, raked in more than a million visitors a year.

The only city to beat Dublin was Prague with residents there consuming the most booze per capita in the world with around 481 beers per person per year.

Prague also had a massive amount of nightlife establishments per capita – being beat only by Las Vegas and New Orleans.

According to Holidu, almost 19% of all TripAdvisor ‘things to do’ in the city involve alcohol.

And if you were interested, in third place on the list is Berlin, with every four out of five Germans drinking alcohol with booze prices averaging at €4.52.

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