We all know the deal. You finally plan a night out with your friends, but of course there's bickering about where to go, what to eat and what to wear.

After many Whatsapp squabbles here in Shemazing HQ, we think the easiest option is to STAY in one place because, well… nice shoes and rain don't go together.

That, and no one wants to have to move from one place to another on a night out – least of all because you'll lose half of your squad during the transfer… And that's never a good night.

So if you, like us, rather have everything in one place, then here's 5 of our fave places for dinner and dancing in Dublin:

1. Pichet

Coming in at number one is Pichet, just off Dame Street. The restaurant has just gone through a major refurbishment and is looking better (and cooler) than ever.

Sit back and relax on a Friday or Saturday night with its new cocktail and late-night bites menu. As well as that, DJ Rui Guerra will play all your favourite tunes so you can party away until the early hours.


2. Farrier & Draper

Right in the heart of the creative quarter in Dublin, this is a must-go-to spot. With a wide selection of spirits, whiskeys and craft beers, it's the perfect place for the savvy drinker.

It also stays open until 2.30am, so if you have the energy after eating all the fab food, it's the perfect place to boogie the night away.


3. Soder + Ko

Inspired by Scandinavian creativity and chilled out sophistication, this hot spot on George's Street is great if you want some quality food and drink. It opens its doors 7 days a week, and some nights it doesn't close until 3am.

With private boots and sprawling sofas, you can come here for work or play. Handy!


4. Opium

The food in Opium on Wexford Street is just out of this world. The Pan Asian cuisine and immense cocktail bar makes it perfect whether you're on date night or girls night.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Opium is open until late, so there's no worries here about moving place and getting soaked in the Irish rain.


5. Odessa

With four floors featuring a restaurant, a club, a bar and a roof terrace, you could spend your whole day in Odessa on Dame Court.

The restaurant serves everything from brunch to anti pasti plates, and the late night DJ will bang out the tunes for everyone to enjoy.