Temple Bar & Other Great Dublin Nightlife
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It really wouldn’t be a feature on Dublin nightlife without mentioning the iconic Temple Bar district! A bustling, lively area of the city, Temple Bar offers everything you need for a fantastic night. If lively bars, live music and fantastic restaurants are what you’re looking for, head over to Temple Bar. Only a 10 – 15 minute walk from The Address Connolly, there’s no excuse!
Dame Lane is a late night bar opening seven nights a week and serves till 2.30am from Monday till Saturday and till 1am on Sunday nights. 4 Dame Lane is located in the heart of the city. The music is varied which makes it popular with all, playing a variety of funk, soul, disco and house music so that all their can dance the night away. Featuring some of the best Dublin DJs with the likes of Johnny Moy and Anthony Mooney. So for a night of great music and good fun check out 4 Dame Lane
Anseo used to be a traditional pub catering a steady business to locals until recently it has transformed into a magnet for the trendiest people in town. Located on Camden Street its easy to find and close to the city centre. With a Dublin’s hottest DJs spinning vinyl in a corner of the bar you can dance the night away. As Anseo has grown in popularity in the last year it tends to fill up quickly, so if you want to listen to good music and drink a good pint for a nice price go early to avoid the crush.
Dakota is a hotel lounge decorated with chunky couches, armchairs and low tables. The decor is laid back and the music is good. Located it in the city centre not too far away from all the clubs it’s the perfect place to start your evening off in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Dakota also offers seating outside for those who want to brave the Irish climate.
Popular Night Clubs in Dublin City Centre:
Located at Adam Court, Grafton Street, in the heart of Dublin City is Lillie’s Bordello. Widely known as one of the most upmarket nightclubs in the capital, it has hosted several main events including the Top Gear after show party.
The venue caters for most types of music, and the latest addition to the venue is the “Lounge Lovers” night, which has, live music in the “Round Bar” and then great DJ’s spinning the decks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. No admission fee from Monday-Wednesday. The Niall Donnelly Band also plays live on Wednesday nights. Thursday night’s give R&B fans a treat, with plenty other classics played by the house DJ. Friday and Saturday nights offer club classic nights, and generally the rate of entry for non-members is €5 – €15 per person.
Tripod is located at the top of Harcourt Street in Dublin’s city centre. There are three venues to be enjoyed here, one of which is the Pod – the Pod has been at the heart of the Dublin clubbing scene for around 13 years.
The Crawdaddy is a newer venue, which is built for live music and has a capacity for 300 – a small and intimate custom built live venue spread across two floors with cinema-style seating on a balcony.
Which brings us to Tripod, one of the liveliest music arenas in Dublin? It brings together three venue spaces in one area, with a 1300 capacity live music arena, a bar that can accommodate 250 and a 250 capacity club with a magnificent new sound system. There’s also seating in the balconies as well as private booths.
Copper Face Jacks
29 Harcourt Street
‘Coppers’ is an infamous Dublin institution that was even name-checked in the Dublin football captain’s 2012 All-Ireland victory speech. It can be utter madness, featuring a massive outdoor smoking area for good measure. Come early, as it packs out very quickly, particularly if there’s a big match on, and forget about the music – come for the fun!
With its Temple Bar location, Club M is the perfect place to dance the night away. It has two dance floors with balcony galleries towering over the main area. Enjoy a sparkling cocktail in this club, which has been entertaining clubbers for more than a decade.
The Workman’s Club
A bar, nightclub and music venue, The Workman’s is a genuine indie venue. Friday and Saturday nights are the most popular, although the latest alternative sounds are played virtually every night. Enjoy the rooftop garden, and remember when the next cult Irish band hits the big time – you saw them perform first here!
Alchemy is a luxury club and venue located in the centre of Dublin’s Temple Bar. The venue’s Renaissance-inspired interior is designed to impress with its sophisticated style. Alluring lights and cutting-edge music add to the effect.
The Button Factory
Previously known as the Temple Bar Music Centre, the Button Factory opened in 2007 in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar. Open Thursdays through Sundays, the nightclub boasts superb sound and light systems. Popular among international DJs, it is renowned for its live music acts.
D Two Nightclub
Incorporating a sophisticated bar that is popular with the after-work crowd and a lively nightclub, D Two Nightclub is located in the stylish Georgian area of Harcourt Street. It has a late bar, and the nightclub opens from Wednesday to Saturday, with top Irish DJ’s playing everything from golden oldies to the latest hits.
RiRa Nightclub on Dame Street is Dublin’s best dance venue, focusing on HipHop, House, Funk, Soul, Breakbeat and Reggae.
The Gaiety Theatre Late Night Clubs
The Gaiety Theatre Dublin on a Friday and Saturday Nights becomes one of the longest running nightclubs in Dublin city centre. The Night Club takes over all floors of the theatre where you can find a variety of bands and DJ’s on each floors. Even the main Stage of the theatre shows movies on a big screen if you just want to sit back and catch a flick!