Kinda pricey , but good fun! This place is really big with an upstairs that has lounge chairs all over the place. Music is pretty good, stays open until 3 am I think. Good for friday & saturday nights.
Dress Code: No boots & sneakers....dress casual!
If you are going to travel to Dublin nightlife is very expensive but pretty fun. Your best bet is to find an off license where they sell beer and hard stuff...drink some of that befor you go out and then let the night take you where it wants.
Temple Bar area is where a lot of the tourist end up at night for the party. It tends to get expensive over in temple bar so have a few drinks after dinner.
Spirit has proven so successful that it has alos recently opened a similar club in New York. This venue aims to be something of a "total-club". Its formula of Mind-Body-Spirit can be divided between drinking, dancing and recuperating. Holistic touches like relax-chairs, tarot readers are also available here, as well as snacks in the early morning when the place closes.
Some people (including myself) can be there and miss the old HQ venue that was there before; but that nostalgia should be put aside.
Although the place is undeniably hip and trendy and has some really good evening shows, one drawback is the extortionate entrance fee: EUR15 on Friday and a whopping EUR20 on Saturday. Mind that this doesn't buy you a drink or hang up your coat yeat, so be sure to bring a wad of cash!
Dress Code: It's a nightclub, so you get the drill.
Russell Court Hotel, In Harcourt Street
Situated in a hotel. Close to the centre centre. Has a good reputation.
Anglesea Street, Dublin 2. Right in the heart of Temple Bar.
Strict clothes policy, no trainers or runners or jeans.
Break For the Border
Johnson Place, Dublin 2. Behind St spephen's Green shopping centre.
Lots of hens/stags parties take place here. Has restaurant and two dance floors. Admission charge after 9pm. Mixed crowd.
African/ Middle Eastern theamed. Mix of people. Young crowd.
if u love rock music,from heavy metal to grunge , dark 80 and gothic,industrial, punk new wave and so on,this is the only club in Dublin.Otherwise Whelans in george street is more pop and grunge ,loads of 80 music ,lets say little bit softer..
Dublin is a great city, but it lacks one thing - decent niteclubs. Yes, we've got a few, but none of them are really that great, except one in my opinion - and that's Ri-Ra.
Here you have a venue that tries to bring you good DJs, and succeeds. Good music, lots of space, nice interior, not too expensive on the drinks behind the bar compared to other places; the nicest doormen in all of Dublin, and located right in the heart of the city. I recommend it!
They're probably got the most quirky website of any niteclub or venue in Dublin too, check it out! Crazy, really.
Dress Code: The dress code is very relaxed, you won't have any difficulty.
The PoD (Place of Dance) is still going strong after years of being one of Dub's most fav joints! It has just undergone an extensive reconstruction, so it might be a little while before it's fully functional again. So far, however, it's going the right way as per usual.
The PoD is one for the beautiful people. An excellent club with an excellent interior. (Check out the gents). Friday nights it's H.A.M. which claims a 'Totally queer door policy', and it's being enforced quite strictly. H.A.M. is one of the best nights in Dublin at the moment.
Saturday has recently also turned gay but the music is a bit more poppy than the Friday trance and the atmosphere is a tad friendlier. Sunday nights it's Loose, which takes place in both the PoD and The Chocolate Bar (where they serve an excellent Bailey's Heaven) and is free in before 9pm. The PoD is open all week so check it out if you're in Dublin.
Be aware that the adjacent Chocolate Bar has happy nights on Monday and Tuesday eve with half-priced cocktails and pints!
Dress Code: Beautiful people need a good outfit. Otherwise forget it, because the bouncers will send you back to the dressing room!
As I do love and miss my country, Spain.... there's nothing like finding your own music for the rest of the night at the same place and reasonable price!
If if you are not spanish it happens to be the best way to introduce yourself to the Latin world! try it its called the Flamingo's pub in Upper O'Connel Street.
Dress Code: Feel free and of course confortable enough for a good dance.
Good for a nite cap, and a place to be feasted upon by older, anxious women - at least it was that nite. Cozy place downstairs. Don't know if there is an upstairs, because we went in and straight down. I was a bit, shall we say, "happenstance" at the time as well. The 4 bottles of red at 22euro a bottle were very good going down -- the first time.
We had started off across the street at Keogh's drinking pints. There were 5 of us mainly that bought rounds. So when it came close to closing time, we headed out, and the guy I worked with was full of steam. Talking fast. Smoking cigarettes. Giving out bollocks as they say, and enjoying his nite out. And so it was his idea to go to La Cave (the e is silent). The 4 bottles of red that we drank (at this point there were really only 3 of us drinking still) were some kind of spanish wine. I can't fully remember the name, but it was something like Cabillero del Fiero or something. Anyway, we're down there and we ended up meeting some girls. As for myself, I wasn't feeling up to the task as my pints of Carlsberg WERE NOT MIXING WELL with the red wine. "Do not entwine the grain with the vine." I do not remember how I got back to the hotel. I remember on the way to St. Anne's from the Gresham on the north side of the Liffey that the walk was about 20 minutes. So, going back around 3:30 in the morning without a problem (that I know of) is just short of a miracle. Unfortunately for the Gresham, the bathroom paid the price as did my head the next morning and afternoon.
Sounds like a fun place right? Seriously, give it a look in.
Dress Code: No hats for sure. I wasn't haggardly, but one of the guys got in with trainers, jeans and t-shirt. Most others were well dressed.
It's about £8.00 to get in and the drinks are not much more expensive than the bars and pubs around dublin.
It has a bright and modern decor over 2 floors and has plenty of seating, apart from that I can`t really remember alot due to the copius amounts of alcohol I had drunk.
Dress Code: Smart clothes.
Since I am a teetotaler, non-smoker, living-below-my-means practitioner, and Warren Buffet wannabe who invests diligently and smartly, I see the banality of draining money to buy alcoholic drinks and cigarettes--worst if you even finance this habit with your credit card debts!
I strongly believe that we should let our money work for us, not working our buns off for money only to burn and drain it in the toilet. Hence, I can only give you a serene thrifty healthy nightlife tip as shown in the picture. HA...HA...HA.... Gotcha! ;-P
Some venues that are very in with the Irish young and wealthy are Viva, Spy and the Morrison Hotel.
You will have to dress to impress, especially for Spy Bar (which also charges a hefty cover charge). Nonetheless, these places are good fun and if you make it inside you can be assured that you belong to a select group of happy party-goers. Of course, all of this is highly unnecessary for the 99.9% of other -and more sensible - people who pay and pose less in practically any other venue!
More info on www.worldsbestbars.com
Dress Code: Dress to impress!
Located in temple bar.....avoid this place....kip full of Knackers and hairdressers.........good if you dont mind risking your life at the bar trying to get a drink....theres always trouble in this place lots of people looking for a fight...men and woman.....they ripp you off with the price of drinks and charge I thinks its 15-20 euro in?
Dress Code: Wear anything by ben sherman
Pub/nite club.....same sort of bar as Buskers......more couples here though as there is more of a seating area.....3 floors, 2nd floor holds a small dance floor...drinks are more expensive here.
Dress Code: dressy casual
Goto the city centre........you can't walk for more than 2 mins without passing a busy pub or club....im not even going to say where to go....you will find all the good places by just walkin around the city centre....the main area though is temple bar....
Dress Code: No runners....sneakers....or any sports gear allowed.....any nite.....
Just make sure u dont look scruffy......nice jeans shoes or boots...timberlands etc will do.......and no baseball caps....
word of warning....the bouncers in Dublin are W A N K E R S......