Invited to the Mouche sur le Cuir festival in France late April, Lakker delivered us their best plans and adresses in their hometown, Dublin. 

What’s to do in the summer when everyone’s gone?

Dublin in the summer always has some “Craic” to be had, and there’s always great gigs on, lots of pubs to visit. However, the best thing out Dublin is the people, they love the bit of chat so strike up a conversation whenever you can. If you can escape to the west Ireland for a few road trips, it’s always worth it. There’s great (cold big wave) surfing out there, and the landscape is beautiful.

What’s the collective’s HQ when it comes to drinks?

There are so many pubs in Dublin that it is hard to say which one is the best. It depends what sort of thing you are looking for, but generally Georges Street and Camden Street areas is a good place to start.

Where can you find the best records in town?

Call into all city records in Temple Bar. They are super knowledgable and also sell spray paint and markers.

What can you do for a first date?

I’d try Coppinger Row restaurant. Friendly and chilled out, with great food and drinks.

Where can you lose your dignity?

Temple Bar. To be honest, to avoid here its only tourist who go here and Stag parties.

A good spot to go for a sandwich at 5AM?

Most pubs and clubs are closed at 3, so if you still up and hungry at 5 am you will be limited I’d say. Zaytoons was a favourite of mine. Check opening hours though parties early and intensely.

A good address for brunch?

Try one of the farmers markets, check out http://totallydublin.ie/ for dates and times.
I also like Lolly and Cooks or the Fumbally Cafe on Merchants Quay.

The best plan to chill on a Sunday?

If the weather’s fine just go to Stephens Green or the Phoenix Park, and bring a picnic and watch the madness unfold. If not ask any local for the closed pub with Snug or try the toasted cheese sandwiches in Grogan’s Pub on South William street.