Plenty of these street entertainers in most major cities, but this one really made you jump. Put a donation in the box and he jumps really hard onto the box below and shouts at you! Really made the audience laugh and unsuspecting donors scream! Great fun and there was a good crowd around him for quite a while too.
This is the seond time I have been here and it was just as I had remembered. Busy, loud and great fun. There are normally a few bands playing and there is only a short interval between them. The music is typically Irish and some familiar songs encourage audience participation.
Temple Bar is open till the very wee hours and when we left at 1am people were still queuing to get into the clubs and pubs! I must be a wimp.
Dress Code: Most places are casual dress but I imagine some clubs would demand smarter dress without trainers and jeans.
I like this place. Its got a lively crowd, nice interior and its free in.
Located in the area Swords which a bit out of the centre, near the airport in fact. But its well worth it. This village has lots of others lively bars that are free in too, so that entrance fee can go towards your taxi. bout €20 from city centre.
Dress Code: sexeeeeee
I'm going to list a load of places i think are over rated and quite honestly full of prats.
Renards: Meant to be a club for VIP'S, whatever. Its a dump and its too small
Cafe en Seine: nice interior but one question for most the crowd there,'ever heard of a
personality, prada and gucci don't make you interesting company'
Sam Sara: mate worked there, thinks the customers where right poncey gits
Lillies: Also too small and a dump
See the problem here is THERE FULL OF SOUTHSIDERS THAT TAWWWK WITH MAARBLES IN THEIR MOUTHS ROITH
Dress Code: NOTHING BUT THE BEST DAWLING LOIKE OH MY GODD
This bar/club is central just beside O'Connell Bridge on the southside of it.
Music is a mix of chart and the crowd definately dress to impress. Its a total place for those on the pull ha.
They usually do fancey dress night at Halloween
Dress Code: pulling wear
In Temple bar this nightclub is like a representative of what temple bar is about.
Tourist mania meets Stag and Hen nights. (this is mainly due to it being in the Blooms Hotel)
Good for girls on a girls night out who don't give a crap where they go (and fella's too of course)
Mixed chart and dance tunes.
fun but not a place to be if your a big pub or club picky
Dress Code: dress to pull seems order of the night
This place has the best beer garden. Definately a place for a sunny. Great food and good mixture of music. Crowd is mixed in age.
Alot of local offices hit it after work on a friday so its quite busy then.
Think its a late bar too. 2.30p.m.
Dress Code: smart and snazzy
Barcode is right beside Clontarf seafront.
It is huge with a restaurant and loads of virtual games like virtual bowling and golf and pool tables upstairs along with other games.
Cool unisex toilets on first floor. Where everytime you go you get your own little toilet and sink and mirror. Young crowd 19-25. Music chart to cheese
Late bar till 2.30p.m.
Dress Code: dress to impress.
Its like girls aloud meets footballers wives
I like this pub. It has a strange layout. The food is alright. Its a good place for a drink and bite after work. Or to meet up with friends before a mad night out. Located really close to the city centre and on a street with loads more pubs and clubs
Dress Code: anythin goes as far as i see. Probably should leave the scruffy gear at home though at night.
The traditional Irish music has seen a resurgence in recent years with growing access through the internet. While ´trad´sessions are not so hard to find in the countryside, ones in Dublin can be too touristic and artificial. The two places I mention here are well known for the quality of their music though one is certainly more touristic than the other.
Oliver St John Gogarty´s (pronounced Oliver Sinjun Gogarty´s) is a pub in the heart of Dublin´s centrally located Temple Bar region. Originally quite a run down but characterful district, it is now home to countless restaurants, pubs and shops. While the original bohemian air has become more touristic it is still a firm favourite with visitors and locals alike. Half way along the cobble stoned street that leads through it past the central plaza thronged with people, you´ll find Oliver St John Gogarty´s on a prominent corner. Downstairs is a traditional pub while upstairs, in the evenings, a trad session gets underway. It is full of tourists but this is largely because the musicians are genuinely very talented. Admission is free but a hat is passed during the evening into which a contribution is expected. It´s well worth a visit and, because it is so centrally located, it´s very convenient to other good places around.
O´Donoghue´s, meanwhile, is a fifteen or twenty minute walk from this spot. It is located on Baggot Street, close to the side of St Stephen´s green that is away from the main shopping areas. Baggot Street is a relatively affluent business area of Georgian Dublin so there are less tourists and more middle class locals in the pubs and restaurants there. The live music there seemed to be a bit ad hoc in the traditional nature of the culture, where musicians gathered together and joined in at will. You might call ahead to ensure that there is music though, even if you take a chance and drop in only to find that there isn´t music playing, the pub, as a true Dub Pub, is worth a visit anyway.
Dress Code: Irish traditional music is as informal as it gets. Come as you wish.
Ireland is quite unique when it comes to celebrities. Our famous people can walk around unmolested by the general public. This is not because we are considerate and want to give them privacy. It´s because the Irish mentality is such that we hate to give anyone a ´big head´! I´ve had a number of people ask me where they might have a chance of bumping into Bono or colliding with Colin Farrell. Here goes.
Bono genuinely is a nice guy when it comes to meeting fans. He also does a lot of really normal things by superstar standards. One of these is playing football with the lads. When he´s in town he´ll quite often do this on a Thursday evening. Afterwards he and the guys will sometimes pop into U2s hotel, The Clarence on the banks of the Liffey at Temple Bar, for a few ´scoops´afterwards. If he´s up for a late night, he´ll sometimes wander into Lillies Bordello, in a laneway off Grafton Street. It´s one of the city´s three most exclusive night clubs where Samantha Mumba, Brian McFadden and the like as well as any visiting celebs, are likely to be found. Door admission is really strict so be sure to dress smart casual or suit but without looking like you´re trying to hard. Know what I mean?
One of the other top three exclusive nightclubs in town is Reynards. Presided over by owner Robbie Fox, this has probably secured the number one spot recently as Lillies was sold and celebrities don´t like change. Colin Farrell is a good buddy of Robbies so he inevitably hangs out there when he´s in town. Both clubs are within a short walk of each other. Both have ´general´areas and VIP areas for celebs and ´the beautiful´ people.
Dress Code: Smart casual or suit but no ´try hard´looks.
Nightlife is not hard to find in Ireland...unless you can not hear, see or smell....it is EVERYWHERE all the time! I loved their pubs, they were more than a watering hole, they were a place to socialize and relax, they were a place to party, they were culture...!! I had a pretty wild experience in one of Ireland's pubs that I will never forget....but can not tell to all you strangers!
This is what they do .... KARAOKE.
They start singing , before after and while they are drinking bottles of beer...
Can you imagen how it sounds?
Dress Code: haha , thats a good one.