Stoneybatter named one of the world’s 50 coolest neighbourhoods

by Rachel Darcy

Stoneybatter is the only Irish town to named on Time Out’s list of the world’s 50 coolest neighbourhoods, coming in at number 42.

The list is comprised of 50 of the most exciting neighbourhoods in the world by Time Out, drawing on a survey of over 27,000 people globally, where people were asked to name the best and most underrated neighbourhoods in their city.

The knowledge of local Time Out editors and ‘city experts’ was also taking into consideration when putting together the list.

This global network of local writers identified areas with a buzz around them, places where cool venues were opening and visitors could experience the best of the city’s culture, food and drink scenes, looking beyond tourist hot spots to the places that should be on every savvy traveller’s bucket list.

Topping the list was Arroios in Lisbon, followed by Shimokitazawa in Tokyo. The top five was rounded out by Onikan in Lagos, Wedding in Berlin and Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles.

In a profile of Stoneybatter from earlier this month, Time Out referred to Stoneybatter as ‘a quirky little fortress of cool’. Compliments were paid to the wide range of eateries in the north side neighbourhood, as well as the selection of pubs and bars on offer in the area.

James Manning, Global Projects Editor of Time Out, said: “Time Out has always been about helping people discover the best of the city, and with this epic list our local editors and contributors have identified the neighbourhoods that are setting the pace for city life in 2019.

“These 50 neighbourhoods are places where you’ll find delicious food, incredible bars and cutting-edge art, culture and nightlife at every turn, as well as proud, progressive city-dwellers promoting the values of diversity and coexistence.”

To see the full list, visit Time Out’s website here.

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