Nightlife & the Arts in Dublin

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The 51 Bar
Famous for its collection of whiskies from around...
Bars Ballsbridge
 
Abbey Theatre
One of the most fabled theaters in the world, the...
Theater The Northside
 
The Academy
A music hub with four floors of entertainment of...
Dance Clubs The Northside
 
Bewley's Café Theatre
With its intimate nights in this small, Victorian...
Cabaret The Southside
 
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Housed in a brash, Daniel Liebskind–designed...
Music, Opera The Southside
 
Brazen Head
Reputedly Dublin's oldest pub (the site has been...
Bars Dublin West
 
Button Factory
A happening music venue, the Button mixes top DJs...
Dance Clubs Temple Bar
 
Button Factory
A music venue and club rolled into one, the...
Music Temple Bar
 
Cassidy's
Once a quality neighborhood pub with a tasty...
Bars The Southside
 
Cellar Bar
An 18th-century wine vault with bare brick walls...
Bars The Southside
 
The Church
The sacrilege of bopping the night away in a...
Dance Clubs The Northside
 
Cineworld Cinemas
A 17-screen theater just off O'Connell Street,...
Film The Northside
 
Club M
Club M is an old school disco-type venue, popular...
Dance Clubs Temple Bar
 
Cobblestone
A glorious house of ale in the best Dublin...
Bars Dublin West
 
Davy Byrne's
A noted pilgrimage stop for Joyceans, Davy...
Bars The Southside
 
Dice Bar
Cool students and twentysomethings pack this East...
Bars Dublin West
 
Doheny & Nesbitt
A traditional spot with snugs, dark wooden...
Bars The Southside
 
Doyle's In Town
A cozy pub, Doyle's is a favorite with...
Bars The Southside
 
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
One of the city's most distinctive art museums,...
Concerts, Music The Northside
 
Fallons
Somehow you always get a seat in this tiny...
Bars Dublin West
 
The Flowing Tide
Directly across from the Abbey Theatre, the...
Bars The Northside
 
The Front Lounge
A modern pub, the Front Lounge caters to a mixed...
Bars Temple Bar
 
Gaiety Theatre
When this shimmering red-and-gold 19th-century...
Theater The Southside
 
Gate Theatre
An intimate 371-seat theater in a jewel-like...
Theater The Northside
 
The George
Dublin's two-floor main gay pub, The George...
Bars The Southside
 
The Globe
The Globe draws hipster Dubliners who sip...
Bars The Southside
 
Grogan's
Also known as the Castle Lounge, Grogan's is a...
Bars The Southside
 
Ha'penny Bridge Inn
In its tiny but buzzing upstairs room, the...
Music Clubs The Southside
 
Hogan's
A huge space on two levels, Hogan's gets jammed...
Bars The Southside
 
The Horse Show House
A Ballsbridge institution, the Horse Show...
Bars Ballsbridge
 
Horseshoe Bar
A recent massive face-lift, along with the...
Bars The Southside
 
International Bar
A long-established, tiny, get-close-to-the-band...
Music The Southside
 
Irish Film Institute
Film-lovers head here for its fascinating...
Film Temple Bar
 
JJ Smyth's
An old-school jazz and blues venue, JJ Smyth's...
Music Clubs The Southside
 
Kehoe's
Popular with Trinity students and cynical...
Bars The Southside
 
Leeson Lounge
This has the look of a classic old Dublin...
Bars The Southside
 
Library Bar
The place to go when you're ready to get away...
Bars The Southside
 
Lighthouse Cinema
Rescued from the jaws of bankruptcy, the...
Film Dublin West
 
Lillie's Bordello
Once the hot spot for celebs, Lillie's...
Dance Clubs The Southside
 
The Long Hall
One of Dublin's most ornate traditional taverns,...
Bars The Southside
 
McDaid's
A landmark that once attracted boisterous Brendan...
Bars The Southside
 
The Mint Bar
A basement venue set in a former bank vault, the...
Music Clubs The Southside
 
Mulligan's
Synonymous in Dublin with a truly perfect pint of...
Bars The Southside
 
The National Concert Hall
Just off St. Stephen's Green, the National...
Music, Opera The Southside
 
Neary's
With an exotic, Victorian-style interior, Neary's...
Bars The Southside
 
The New Theatre
A troupe with a political agenda, the New Theatre...
Theater Temple Bar
 
No Name
Considering itself too hip to even have a name...
Bars The Southside
 
O'Donoghue's
A cheerful, tourist-friendly hangout,...
Bars The Southside
 
The O2
Home to the grandest, big-gig concerts by rock...
Music The Northside
 
The Odeon
The converted main building of Harcourt Street's...
Bars The Southside
 
The Old Stand
One of the oldest pubs in the city, the Old...
Bars The Southside
 
Oliver St John Gogarty
A lively bar that attracts all ages and...
Bars Temple Bar
 
Olympia Theatre
Everything from rock to country is presented at...
Music Temple Bar
 
Olympia Theatre
Dublin's oldest and premier multipurpose...
Theater Temple Bar
 
Opera Theatre Company
Ireland's only touring opera company, the Opera...
Music, Opera The Southside
 
Palace Bar
Scarcely changed since the 1940s, the Palace...
Bars Temple Bar
 
Pantibar
Fronted by the infamous Dublin drag queen Panti,...
Bars The Northside
 
Peter's Pub
The epitome of the cozy little boozer, Peter's...
Bars The Southside
 
The Porterhouse
One of the few bars in Ireland to brew its own...
Bars Temple Bar
 
Project Arts Centre
A theater and performance space in an ugly modern...
Theater Temple Bar
 
Rí Rá
Part of the hugely popular Globe bar, Rí Rá has...
Dance Clubs The Southside
 
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Frequent classical concerts are hosted by the...
Music, Opera The Southside
 
Ryan's Pub
One of Dublin's last genuine, late-Victorian-era...
Bars Dublin West
 
Samuel Beckett Centre
Home to Trinity College's drama department, as...
Theater The Southside
 
Savoy Cinema
Just across from the General Post Office, the...
Film The Northside
 
Smock Alley Theatre
Smock Alley is a wonderfully atmospheric theater...
Theater Temple Bar
 
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Along with some regular concert performances, you...
Concerts, Music The Southside
 
St. Stephen's Church
Under its glorious "pepper canister" cupola, St....
Music, Opera The Southside
 
Stag's Head
A Victorian beaut, the Stag's Head dates from...
Bars The Southside
 
The Sugar Club
There's a touch of Vegas about this landmark...
Music Clubs The Southside
 
Toner's
Though billed as a Victorian bar, Toner's...
Bars The Southside
 
The Turk's Head
The Turk's Head pub/nightclub is known for its...
Dance Clubs Temple Bar
 
Vicar Street
Across from Christ Church Cathedral, Vicar...
Music Dublin West
 
The Village
Set in a striking, glass-front building, the...
Music The Southside
 
Whelan's
It might look a bit shabby around the edges, but...
Music The Southside
 
The Workman's Club
This no frills, hip spot specializes in Indie...
Music Clubs Temple Bar

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