Your Weekend Travel Guide To Dublin, Ohio Day One

Located 15 minutes Northwest of Columbus, Dublin an Irish-inspired destination offering world-class events, delicious restaurants, shopping experiences, unique tours, and family friendly attractions. In this post I’ll share will you where to stay, my favorite places to dine, and local attractions to close out the evening.

Where To Stay

Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbus-Dublin Located at the corner of Bradenton and Parkcenter Avenue in Dublin, Ohio—we’re less than 10 miles from Ohio State University. Your stay includes a spacious suite with fully equipped kitchen, free breakfast and WiFi, and a complimentary evening social Monday through Thursday. The indoor pool and fitness center make staying in shape a breeze. Free hot breakfast to start your day from hot meals to grab-and-go snacks.

As loyal Hilton Gold Member completing 30 stays annually at different Hilton properties around the world I am always looking for something unique about each location. At Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbus-Dublin I am love with the spacious 2 Queen Beds 2 Bath Suites with nice seating area, stove, and refrigerator. Guest can also choose from additional suite options or an accessible room. This property also has two outdoor gas grills, indoor pool, a full basketball court, fitness center, patio seating area, and a gazebo.

Near By Popular Family Attractions Columbus Zoo & Aqaurium+ Zoombezi Bay Water

Where To Dine

Fado Pub and Kitchen is locally owned and operated. Monty the owner is always on site with a warm welcome and the staff provides superb customer service. So if you’re looking to enjoy lunch, brunch, or dinner Fadó Pub and Kitchen combines the fun, energy and connection of an Irish pub with a kitchen that passionately serves fresh, European-inspired dishes. We love the food, atmosphere, and cocktails. On Fridays after enjoy Happy Hour and the Sundown Celebration on the Patio check here for special events. Saturday night dance the night away from 9 pm to midnight.

On the menu you can expect to find many meats and produce are from suppliers in Ohio and of course our favorites:

Harp Battered Fish Tacos- Chipotle aioli, shredded cabbage & pico de gallo on soft flour tortillas


Lamb Shank Pie –A savory pie with braised lamb shank, root vegetables, and potatoes in a rich braising sauce


Steak Frites- 16 oz Certified Angus Beef Delmonico Ribeye, compound butter with duck fat fries


Bread Pudding

Signature Old Fashioned-Fadó Private Label Elijah Craig 8yr, bitters, soda, sugar, garnished with an orange peel and luxardo cherry

Frozen Margarita

Local Attraction

Close out the evening at 16-Bit Bar+ Arcade featuring over 40+vintage arcade games, a selection of drinks, beers, mocktails, and crucial classic. Want to play for free purchase drinks and play for free. Spend the evening having the time of your life with games that bring out your inner childhood. We had a blast playing PaperBoy, Mario Bros, Ms. Pac-Man, NBA Jam, and BurgerTime just to name a few.

16-Bit appeals to those looking for an alternative to the monotonous. From bar-going veterans to young open-minded, beer-centric types, to arcade game novices and enthusiasts, the nostalgic and playful vibe is for players of all types.

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