7 great places to do business meetings in Dublin
Looking for somewhere to hold your next business meeting in the capital? Look no further...
Starting up a new business can be a daunting task, especially when you have yet to move into your own office.
Even if you're lucky enough to have your own office at this early stage, chances are it’s not exactly equipped for a meeting with potential investors – it probably needs a lick of paint.
So here’s a look at several alternative places to do business in Dublin, whether it’s a team briefing, an investor meeting or just a general catch up with a fellow entrepreneur.
There are three great things about Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge: comfy seats, great coffee and late opening hours. If you’re planning on meeting up with someone to discuss business after work then this is a great spot to chill out.
Seriously though, those seats…
You’ll find Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge on 23 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2.
If you’re looking for a homely and very friendly spot to relax in, while talking business with a colleague, then The Fumbally just on the corner of Fumbally Lane, off New Street South, should suit you perfectly.
If you’re peckish they serve tasty home cooked pastries, sandwiches and salads, alongside other hot food and damn near the best coffee in Dublin.
It's also one of the best places in the city to do some people watching thanks to the street level windows... Just sayin'.
You’ll find The Fumbally on 55 Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8.
Looking for somewhere that’s a tad more alternative than a café? Then why not head down to the Light House Cinema in Smithfield and have a coffee (or a pint) in the bar while talking business.
After the work is over you can nip into a screening of whatever is on, which will give you some more time to network on the most comfortable stairs in Ireland before the movie starts (there are cushioned seats beside the stairs).
You’ll find the Light House Cinema in the Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7.
Looking for a modern meeting space that mirrors your modern business idea? Then the Marker Hotel on Grand Canal Square is a good choice.
If you’re holding a large meeting then you can book out the purpose built meeting rooms, or ,if you’re a start-up that’s strapped for cash, then you can avail of the large open spaces just past the lobby. Just make sure to buy the odd coffee every now and again.
You’ll find the Marker Hotel Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2.
If you really want to impress someone with a seriously swank location then head down to The Westbury Hotel just off Grafton Street.
A relaxed meeting with a few coffees in the lounge area is sure to leave a lasting impression on whoever you’re meeting with and it also serves top class food. The views out onto Grafton Street are a good distraction if your business appointment starts to waffle.
You’ll find The Westbury Hotel on The Westbury Mall, Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
Are you a start-up in the fitness or sports market that really wants to pull out all the stops to secure a once in a lifetime business deal? It might be an idea set-up your meeting in Croke Park or the Aviva Stadium by renting out one of their many meeting rooms.
Both venues have rooms that can cater to small, medium and large meetings that boast incredible views of the pitches.
Our final alternative place to do business in Dublin is aimed towards the entrepreneur that wants to take a cultural approach to business.
Maybe you’re meeting someone who has never been in Ireland before? Then why not take a walking meeting around either The National Library of Ireland or the National Gallery of Ireland?
You can get good coffee in both galleries and there are plenty of places to sit down and talk business before, during or after your little tour.