Over the last decade, the island of Ireland has enjoyed a renaissance when it comes to the creation of top-quality libations. A wave of new, independent craft breweries are producing an abundance of phenomenal beer and cider, while an upsurge in demand for our native spirit has led to the island of Ireland being regarded as a must-visit location for whiskey connoisseurs. And whiskey isn't the only spirit experiencing an upward curve, as new artisan distilleries look to the very best local ingredients to create high-grade gin and vodka infused with Irish botanicals. Of course, there's no better place to enjoy a dark and creamy porter or a caramel-coloured whiskey than by an open fire in a traditional Irish pub. Whether you prefer the indulgence of an Irish coffee, the velvety caress of a pint of Guinness or a floral-scented Irish gin, a warm welcome awaits at one of our many authentic and atmospheric watering holes. Trip idea: Whiskey trail Take a journey and discover the unique personalities of our native spirit. Along the way, soak up the lush landscapes, buzzing cities and a warm Irish welcome. Ireland's pubs There's nothing quite like experiencing that warm welcome as you perch atop a bar stool in one of many atmospheric pubs on the island of Ireland. Where legends come to life The Irish pub is where local stories flourish and the craic flows freely. Our Community page highlights a few special places to check out. 6 Ireland drinks and their stories Heroic adventures, tales of adversity and ingenious inventors: raise a toast to the epic stories behind Ireland’s iconic drinks. 9 of Ireland’s best brews With a history of brewing beer dating back 5,000 years, quench your thirst with some of Ireland's best brews. 10 brilliant Belfast pubs When it comes to nightlife in Belfast, old embraces new and new invigorates old, in a city that likes to party. Go beyond the gates of Guinness Three tales from the history of this legendary brew born in Ireland’s Ancient East, but fabled around the globe. Dublin’s literary pubs Dublin’s pubs have been crawling with poets, playwrights, novelists, dreamers and schemers for centuries. How to make the perfect Irish coffee Our tips to expertly combine the four ingredients that make an Irish coffee: Irish whiskey, sugar, coffee and cream. Explore more around the island Wild Atlantic WayEnjoy stunning scenery, fun activities, tasty seafood, and cosy chats in the local pub at the day's end. Trip Idea: Game of Thrones©Travel through the Seven Kingdoms in Northern Ireland where the real-world Westeros awaits. Ireland's Ancient EastSo you like epic stories? Then you'll love uncovering the tall tales and legends of Ireland's Ancient East.