County Dublin Nightlife

  • Temple Bar Area
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  • Temple Bar Area
    by yooperprof
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County Dublin Nightlife

  • Temple Bar Area

    Dublin Nightlife

    Dublin is one of the places in the world with the liveliest nightlife. Temple Bar is an area where the bars and restaurants are side by side, the choice becoming very difficult. We wanted live music, and that narrows the options. A little bit... only a little bit!

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  • Good Time Charlies

    Howth Nightlife

    A small friendly club with a good atmosphere. My main memories of the club consist of the doorman wearing shiny suits and trilby hats, and my then girlfriends friend putting a condom over his head and blowing it up using his nose. Smart casual.

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  • Traditional Irish Music

    County Dublin Nightlife

    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...

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  • Clubs

    Dublin Nightlife

    My sister and I were severely ridiculed by the door men at The Everleigh Garden last night. We were respectfully dressed, stone cold sober and more importantly well mannered. After my sister being refused entry by a doorman she was ushered out of the queue immediately as if she was causing trouble. When I approached the doorman and calmly asked...

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  • The Summit bar

    Howth Nightlife

    The Summit bar is, of course, located just below the peak of Howth Head. By then you'll probably be gasping for a drink by then! :) Very popular with the locals. I like going there in Winter, it is very cosy and has a lovely intimate atmosphere. Casual

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  • Bars....

    Dublin Nightlife

    We went here recently and had a great time. Buskers is a large bar and has great seating areas. We all had burgers which were delicious, freshly made and as described on the menu, chips were hot and served in a cool little metal bucket. There was live music which was excellent, they really knew how to get the crown going, we had intended moving on...

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  • The Bloody Stream

    Howth Nightlife

    You should go there, just for the name alone!! :-) They have tables outside where you can eat & drink during the summer. They also serve food, specialising in fish dishes (of course). Their resident chef has appeared on Irish TV. Even though it is located under the Dart station, you barely notice the sound of the trains at all. You'll see The...

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  • Gay / Lesbian Bars

    Dublin Nightlife

    Located just across the river from Temple Bar, on one of the city's happening strips stretching from Parliament Street to Capel Street, Panti Bar is one of Dublin's most hilarious bars. It began life as a hot spot on the Northside for clubbers gearing up for a night of dancing over the weekend but a few years ago the bar was relaunched as a...

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  • Traditional Pubs

    Dublin Nightlife

    The Black Sheep Tavern is a cozy nook that specializes in Irish craft beers. It's located in North Dublin, on the corner of Capel and Parnell Streets. I'm grateful to the bartender at the Bull and Castle for steering me here!

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  • Live Music

    Dublin Nightlife

    It was nice the couple of hours spent in this large bar, listening to popular music and seeing folk dancing, in the company of a Guinness. Not expensive, maybe a little... touristy, but it was exactly what we had in mind when we decided to enter.

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  • Trendy Bars

    Dublin Nightlife

    I've written about the original Porterhouse in another tip, and I would whole-heartedly recommend it. The same company has taken on an ex art-deco style garage and built an excellent and acheingly 'in' bar out in Glasnevin. This is well off the beaten pub circuit, but take the time - you will be rewarded with the same superb beer, nicely put...

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  • Themed Pubs

    Dublin Nightlife

    In advance of my trip to Ireland, I posted a notice for an informal VT meeting at the Long Stone in Dublin. The Long Stone is a large pub/restaurant in the Trinity College area. The pub has a combined Irish and Viking theme. Its most distinctive feature is the unique fireplace -- a sculpture of Balder, the Viking God of Light and Warmth. The...

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  • Comedy Clubs

    Dublin Nightlife

    There's a great stand-up comedy night every Tuesday and Thursday evening in Ha'Penny Inn on Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Its a good fun and drinks are quite cheap too. Great if you want to experience a real irish sence of humour. No special dress requirements.

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  • Dress Code

    Dublin Nightlife

    the one thing you have to remember about most places in dublin at night: dress code. budget travel attire usually does'nt fly unless your a hot girl. even if your clothes are reasonable, tennis shoes will keep you out. they have to be black. this really pissed me off and turned me off about dublin. i thought the irish were drunken friendly people...

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  • Theatres

    Dublin Nightlife

    The Olympia is a beautifully old theatre the interior is very old fashioned. Built in 1879. You can still see a play and a wide range of events from concerts to comedy. Box office is beside the theatre.. If you don't fancy a play then come back at Midnight where you will find a late night music spot. Imagine dancing in the aisles of a plush...

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  • Cinemas

    Dublin Nightlife

    Obviously, it’s a cinema, with the latest arthouse fare, but it’s also a pub, a restaurant and an occasional music venue. You need to be a member to watch films here, but they sell weekly memberships (€1.30), which you can buy just before your show at the membership desk. They have a decent menu, too, even if the service can be a...

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  • Free Listings

    Dublin Nightlife

    Not a nightlife spot, but a listings magazine which is free everywhere called the Event Guide. Practically everything that happens in Dublin is listed here from Gigs to clubs to art exhibitions to public talks. Check it out. A lot of visitors who come to dublin tend to do all the touristy stuff during the day and then head out at night for one...

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  • Street entertainers

    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.

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  • Comes alive at night

    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...

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  • Wrights

    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. sexeeeeee

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  • "Posh" bars and clubs

    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 smallCafe 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,...

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  • Q Bar

    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 pulling wear

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  • Club M

    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...

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  • Dicey Rileys

    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. smart and snazzy

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  • barcode

    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...

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  • the bleeding horse pub

    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 anythin goes as far as i see. Probably should leave the scruffy gear at home though at night.

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  • Traditional Irish music

    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...

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  • How to find Bono or Colin Farrell!

    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...

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  • skerries - a good night out???

    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? haha , thats a good one.

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  • Nightlife is not hard to find...

    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...

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County Dublin Hotels

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  • King Sitric

    East Pier, Howth, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Island View Hotel

    This hotel is decent, not cheap, not expensive. Not shabby, a luxurious palace. Average, but don't...

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  • Kingston Hotel

    Adelaide Street, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • The Gibson Hotel

    Point Village, Dublin, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • The Pierhouse Hotel

    Harbour Road, Skerries, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

  • Carnegie Court Hotel

    North Street, Swords, ie

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Moat Lodge

    Adamstown Road, Lucan, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Bracken Court Hotel

    Bridge St, Balbriggan, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

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