Live Music, Dublin
Phantasm is on in Whelans of Wexford St....I LOVE the music they play in there ..... Green Day,Linkin Park,Stone Roses, etc. It's on every Thursday night for a measly 6.50.
Now that I'm getting older & have work the next day, I dont go as often as I used to, but it still has a very special place in my heart :-)
Dress Code: Combats,Doc Martens,t-shirt with your fave band logo and you gotta have long hair soyou can mosh properly. ;-) Student crowd.
Went to Doyle's three times during the week I was in Dublin, and it was the only pub to receive a threepeat. Twice when we went (on Thursdays), we ensconced ourselves on the 3rd floor for some great DJ'ing. They have traditional music and singer/songwriter nights which I've heard are amazing.
Check out the website for more details. It is open later than most pubs and has a great location.
Dress Code: Doyle's is very relaxed. Wear whatever. You'll probably need clothes.
Mother Redcaps is a real old-fashioned pub with no decor additions which makes it a very autentic experience. On Monday nights they have a live 16 piece brass band performing - incredible stuff.
You really want to go there, trust me.
Footnote: I've heard a nasty story that Mother Redacps is up for sale. I really hope that the new owners don't go and change the place around.
There's a hint in the name. This pub is very much an Irish pub. Not very big but very lively. Most nights you'll find live Irish musicians playing some "can't-refuse-to-dance-along-to" music and lots of Irish folk singing along.
The songs are usually of strong rebellious nature so don't be walking in there with a Union Jack wrapped around you.
For the real Irish pub experience you'd be better advised to hit the countryside though.
It's where most bands start from - even U2 began their career here. it's a little cosy tiny place hidden well inside an alley - and has music 7 night a week. Sometimes there are also some bands quite known, but the Baggot Inn is basically the place to go discover new talents. I remember seeing Fatima Mansions and Hothouse Flowers before they became famous - and Hazel O'Connor while she was already famous.
Riumours have it that it is temporarily closed - so call ahead and check, please
Dress Code: as casual as you can
Whelan's is a great music venue to suit all tastes. traditional, rock, jazz, blues, everything. Check the listings to know who's playing, and turn up early for popular bands.
This music venue was originally a warehouse and the owner has made sure to keep the spirit of the place intact.
On the ground floor there are interesting murals reproducing the Book Of Kells.
Dress Code: informal... very informal!
the place for checking out groovy acts like mundy playing right now. great free session there every sunday afternoon in the front bar where loads of great irish musicians (famous and otherwise) show up and just like jam man! the business. get pissed now!
Dress Code: no dress code
Although many of the pubs and bars in the Temple bar area are great, my favorite was Isolde's Tower
Fantastic live, acoustic music is played at this bar. If you enjoy modern pop/rock music this is a great spot. They also have a great beer selection and stay open later than most of the pubs close by.
Dress Code: anything
Whelan's has been an integral part of Dublin's music scene for almost as long as Dublin has had a music scene. The front bar is convivial and relaxed, but the intimate music venue is the real heart of the building. It's a good place to catch some of Dublin's better bands and there's a strong contemporary country or roots slant to a lot of the acts. At weekends, a club follows the gig so you don't have to rush home. See local press for what's on, and tip your hat to the eerily lifelike sculpture at the bar.
Located at the end of Capel Street, Nealon's is an often boisterous music bar that attracts a diverse and enthusiastic crowd. The live jazz sessions on Sunday evenings are certainly worth a visit, although the mid-week entertainment can be rather eclectic.
Dress Code: Casual
ENGLISH VERSION If you got to DUBLIN, there are things you really can't miss: Going to pubs ...
The best way to meet people and have some fun.
There are lots of them in the city you'll surely find the one you like. GOOD BEERS you can find: GUINNESS (a real institution in Ireland), KILKENNY - SMITHWICK'S.
VERSION FRANCAISE : Si vous vous rendez à DUBLIN, s'il y a une chose à ne manquer sous aucun prétexte, c'est d'aller dans les pubs, c'est le meilleur moyen de rencontrer des tas de gens. Il y a beaucoup de pubs en ville, vous trouverez certainement celui qui vous convient. Des bières?
vous trouverez de la GUINNESS (Une véritable institution en Irlande),de la KILKENNY etc ...
Not a great bar upstairs, quite sterile, but downstairs there is a live venue where new bands play.
Dress Code: downtrodden masses
This huge pub in Dame Street is a good place to have some pints. Meet new people or talk about others....