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Gate, Olympia, Abbey, Gaeity, Andrews Lane: Theatre
They are the 5 main theatres in Dublin.
Olympia often has music gigs as well
Gaiety have clubs open til 4am on Saturdays but I think it's crap. Too expensive, spread out and too easy to lose your friends in.
The Abbey has the greatest theatrical pedigree and is considered Ireland's national theatre.
This pic was taken during the anti-war rally against Bush & Blair in Feb 03. Two protesters mounted the entrance of the Gate theatre to wave their banners as you can see here.
Copper Face Jacks: Big place, big crowds
Copper Face Jacks is a nightclub that is for fun and single people. It's well know to be a pick up place , well know for Teachers, guards, and nurses along with the odd prison officer thrown in (excuse the pun). Located in Harcourt street, the nightclub is always packed and everyone knows the name as it's locally know as Coppers. Great if you fancy dancing the night away and having a bit of fun. Dubliner's won't admit to going there because of the pick up name it has but l doubt that. The club is always packed with people from everywhere. If it's fun your after then this is the place to go and get chatted up. It gets really crowded and if you like strangers pushing up against you all hot and smelly then this is the place to go. I do have to admit l have never been there and don't intend to go either..but I'm sure you'll have a story to tell..Has a beer garden for smokers.. Opened from 23:00 to 02;30. Cover charge Sun to Thur 5 euro Frid to Sat 10 euros.
Dress Code: Very trendy, wear your best.
Clubs: Spanish Party
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.
fibber(aquarium): rock lovers
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..
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.
The Kitchen: Techno nights...
Rude staff, average surroundings considering who owns (Bono and The Edge) it and pricey drinks. The Kitchen Nightclub in the basement is well worth checking out, though. Friendly security, mad bar staff, great music.
Various: Top Nightclubs
The Vatican, Harcourt St
Copper Face Jacks, Harcourt St
The POD/RedBox/The Chocolate Bar, The Odeon
Howl at the moon - Lower Mount St
Loads of basement clubs along Leeson st for the more mature/wealthy among us.
Dress Code: Vatican - keep it skimpy, early 20's crowd
Copper Face Jacks - ditto
The Pod - strictly dance, so again, tight, skimpy & designer. The Odeon is free before 10pm at the weekends. Not as pretensious as the Pod, but you still need to make an effort with your clothes.
Howl - mid 20's, suits on the loose.
HQ - slightly more sophisticated.
Kennedys: Best of the 80s
If you love dancing to 80's music, then you have got to go to Kennedys on a Saturday night!!! It's run by a local radio station called Sun FM and they also do an 80's night in Sadliers on Parkgate st (the north side of Heuston station)
€8 entry fee
Dress Code: neat.
Copper Face Jacks: Sweaty and Overcrowded
I should have known beofre I step foot in this dump that I should expect the worst as told to me by other people and alas I should have listened. The place was overflowing with GAA fans and other assorted people which is fine except when they barge through and elbow everyone on the way in. Door staff and bar staff are ignorant and to make matters worse I was given the wrong change after getting some drinks ! Do yourself a favour and go somewhere else decent !
Dress Code: No Runners, Jeans and Shirt are fine although I saw people in runners that night"
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Pubs clubs bars....................strip clubs
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......
Club: Club M
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
O'Dwyers, Howl at the Moon, Danse Macabre: 3-in-1
*** O'Dwyers is currently closed for renovations ***
This 3-in-1 pub/night club has plenty to offer for everyone. O'Dwyers on ground level is a spacious pub with a dance floor at the back. Mainly music from the charts. The kitchen is open for lunch on week days. Howl at the Moon in the pub's basement has a dancefloor with a dj, but is mainly used for live performances by local bands. Gigs usually start round 10pm. Finally, my all-time favourite: Danse Macabre on the 1st floor. The interior is decorated with, how shall I put it, unusual items and paintings, the dj is standing in a coffin (!) and plays anything from 70s and 80s up till now.
After 10pm the only entrance to any of the pubs is at Howl at the Moon (right door) and then a cover charge applies.
Dress Code: Casual, but the locals do make an effort when going out... Avoid wearing trainers, though.
Zanzibar: Thousand and one nights...
Enter this venue and step into the world of Sheherazade! This pub/club is not quite what you would expect in Ireland. The interior is decorated with 'arabic' designs and huge (and I mean huge) terracotta pots.
The DJ looks down on you from a pulpit and plays all classic dance music and chart hits.
The upstairs can be booked for e.g. company parties.
Dress Code: Make an effort, like the locals would.
first off, there's got to be...
first off, there's got to be the kitchen nightclub and the octagon bar, two places in the same building, the clarance hotel, which aren't that like each other at all.
the octagon bar is a great daytime and early evening hang-out - it's never that busy except at night when it is to be avoided - it takes about a half hour to get a drink! the clarance hotel used to be where the nuns and priests would go to have a discreet tipple in the centre of town and with all it's wood panelling you can picture them with a little sherry resting in front of them. the octagon also has one of dublin's newest snugs - a snug is a little partitioned section most old irish pubs used to have - perfect for thos clerical tete a tetes. they also have the best crisps in the world - kettle crisps - which they leave out on the tables. the octagon used to be an expensive place to drink, until everywhere else in dublin caught up with it!
if you're micheal stipe you get to head down to the kitchen nightclub via a secret passage from downstairs to upstairs. the corrs and the rest of us plebs go around to its regular entrance and down into one of only dublin clubs that have pretty decent nights every night. the back lounge is groovy and well worth getting in really early to get a seat in - you'll enjoy the night a lot more.
Dress Code: for the kitchen the most important thing is to bring photo i.d. - they like to know who you are and what you're like. a good attitude and friendly manner are far more important than how you dress.
the clarance upstairs don't have a discernable dress code but as it's a 5 star hotel you get a lot of poshies hanging about. having said that considering that bono and the edge own the place it would be hypocritical to not scruffys in! if you do want to go there at night get in early as they close their doors to all but residents as early as 10pm as they don't let the place overflow.
Bobs of temple bar: Bobs of temple bar
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
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