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  • Amusement City in Dublin
    Amusement City in Dublin
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    Amusement City in Dublin: One of Dublin's most famous gaming clubs

    by hopang Updated Sep 10, 2013

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    Amusement City is one of the largest gaming clubs in the city of Dublin and has also one of the most beautiful interior decorations with more than 200 slot machines. There are quite a number of gaming clubs within the city center of Dublin but this elegant gaming club is our favourite. If you intend to pass your time in the evening in the city, this is an ideal place for you. We are not addicted gamblers and we just want to have some fun while on our vacation in a foreign country. So our advice is it is better to set your gambling limit. Leave the gaming club as soon as you have used up your gambling limit. They also have table games for more serious gamblers. The casino opened to the public since 1974. Enjoy some refreshments in the casino which is provided to gamblers free of charge.

    No admission fees and/or deposits are required for entering the casino and you are not required to produce your passport for registration and identification. This is not required by law in Ireland. They open until quite late at night and probably until early in the morning. You may e-mail to the following address for more information regarding this gaming club:- info@amusementcity.com

    Dress Code: No proper dress code is required.

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    Gaiety Theatre in Dublin: Watching Riverdance in Dublin

    by hopang Updated Aug 30, 2013

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    Riverdance is widely popular in Europe, USA and Asia and perhaps throughout the world. The show returns to its "home base" Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Unfortunately this summer season's show is coming to an end. The show at Gaiety Theatre has begun on 27th June this year and will end on 1st September. The last show on Sunday the 1st of September is at 5.30 p.m. sharp. If you are in Dublin before this date, go for it. This is an excellent show. It is a delight to watch this Riverdance show and we certainly enjoyed the show that evening. We consider it one of the highlights of our trip to Dublin.

    Tickets to the show are priced between €25.00 and €50.00 per adult and can be purchased online with a small service charge. We bought our tickets two weeks before arriving in Dublin to avoid disappointment as the show is highly popular and is often performed full house every evening. Unfortunately photography and video recording are not allowed when the show begins simply because of copyright reason.

    The Gaiety Theatre itself has a comparatively small stage but big enough for the whole dance troupe dancing together at any one time. The decor in the theatre is just ok according to our opinion as we have seen much better theatre in Europe. Since the theatre is small, you have a clear view of the show wherever you sit in the theatre.

    Before watching this amazing Riverdance live in Dublin, we have seen Riverdance only on television or U-tube. Nevertheless watching live at Gaiety Theatre is way much better than watching on television or U-tube as the atmosphere and the sound system in the theatre are superb. We were quite fortunate to see Riverdance in Dublin as this popular dance troupe has always been busy touring around the world. If you miss the chance to see this Riverdance at Gaiety Theatre, perhaps you can satisfy yourself by watching some free riverdance performing at some of the hotels in the city.

    Dress Code: No proper dress code is required.

    The comparatively small stage of Gaiety Theatre Entrance to Gaiety Theatre in Dublin A lovely chandelier hanging from the ceiling Some fine decor in Gaiety Theatre Before the show starts
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  • Ha' Penny Bridge inn: Open mic Stand-up comedy & singer/songwriters

    by antoanto1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Stand-up comedy, singer/songwriters, drama and open mic are premier features of the Battle of the Axe show (now in its 10th year). Every Tuesday 9.30pm Ha’ Penny Bridge Inn, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland. Adm:€6 The acts battle it out for the Lucky Duck Award & certificate, voted for by the audience. New acts are always welcome, but must book in advance. See www.battleoftheaxe.com for up-to-date details, performance details, discount vouchers, group bookings, etc

    Dress Code: Casual smart!

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    The Porterhouse, Dublin: One of Sourbugger's favourite Dublin haunts

    by sourbugger Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Try one over the eight - all brewed here.

    The Porterhouse chain only has three pubs - in Bray, Temple bar (Dublin) and London.

    The pub in Parliment Street is perhaps mainly frequented by tourists and beer-lovers, rather than 'locals' , but is still very worthwhile sampling.

    The signs in the pub could be seen as a direct dig against Guinness -

    e.g "Home of the best stout in the world", when the Guinness brewery is only about half a mile up the road. Another sign says "Home of the largest Irish-owned brewery in the world".

    They brew eight different beers here, including several stouts (originally called Porters after the men who used to drink the stuff in ancient markets), ales and lagers.

    I was especially enamoured of the Porterhouse Red, which was a fine hoppy brew.

    This micro-brewery is a refreshing throwback to the days when the Liffey was lined with small breweries - before the days of mass production and mass-marketing. Support it - and enjoy it!

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    Dublin: O'Sheas Merchant

    by Rhondaj Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Looking for a night out, we happened here only because it was near our hotel. We seemed to be the only tourists. Nice to find a local place, but got lots of looks...
    There is live traditional music and at about 9pm-10pm some older couples appeared and began dancing on a little spot o' wood floor space available. Kind of looked like square dancing--but whatever-- it was fun to watch! Walls were heavily decorated with newspapers articles umpteen years old...

    Dress Code: Casual

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    The Brazen Head: Making Merry

    by jewels63 Written Mar 1, 2011

    Atmospheric little ancient pub, full of photos and mementoes, including the old claim to fame that James Joyce drunk here!
    They put lunch and dinners on - but like everywhere in Dublin it is expensive to eat for budget travellers. (Irish Stew for 12 euro!) Well we cooked that at our apartment...

    However, its good to go and have a drink, and lose yourself in the Irish music which is on nightly.

    Dress Code: Smart casual

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    Whelan's Pub, Dublin: P.S I Love You bar 3

    by deb.workman Written Apr 6, 2010

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    Whelan's Pub is the pub seen in the movie P.S. I Love You. It has a live band every night and affordable drinks! The atmosphere is great and the people are very friendly. They have tv's throughout the place for live rugby or football matches and some seating, though not much.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Traditional Irish Pub

    by nylo Written Apr 29, 2008

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    Day before St Pats Day, we'd come out of the Guinness Warehouse, down the main road towards the city centre. We needed to stop for the loo, so we went into this little pub (i wish i could remember its name!) and we ended up having 2 pints here! There were the locals sat in the corner playing Irish songs, a group of them with their wives, it was a wonderful atmosphere! We chatted to another bloke at the bar. After that we decided this would be where we come after the Parade on St Pats Day. We didnt want to go to the Americanised pubs or Temple Bar that you can go to anywhere in the world. We wanted a traditional irish pub whilst in Ireland, and this is exactly what it was! Brilliant!

    Dress Code: casual

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    The Temple Bar and The Auld Dubliner: Temple Bar

    by molough Written Nov 12, 2007

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    If you're in your 20s or 30s and looking for a fun area to go drinking, hit up Temple Bar. We actually stayed in this hood when we were there the first time. You meet a TON of people and everyone is there for the same reason ... to drink and have fun! The Temple Bar and The Auld Dubliner are great fun. The Temple Bar is A LOT bigger than it looks from the outside. Auld Dubliner had great live music. A lot of pubs don't let under 23s in ... which is great, because it weeds out the sometimes irritating younger crew. Less riff raff in the pubs is good.

    Dress Code: Casual. You can dress up cute in a skirt or dress or wear jeans and a T. Anything works.

    Pub putting out empty barrels after a looong night Traditional Irish music
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    Dublin: Trendy Dublin

    by Anne-Lieze Written May 26, 2007

    In the center of Town you find enough bars and nightclubs .Have a look at

    Howl at the Moon, Lower Mount Street ( end of Nassau street andMerrion Sq)Four luxurious bars spread out over 4 levels.

    Zanzibar.at Lower Ormond Street just over the Liffey River.Unique for its decoration and a place to be.

    Café En Seine, café/bar at 39, Dawson Street.A small entrance but a huge Art Nouveau place and reasonable prices

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  • Dublin: Finding a Drink

    by tamies Written Oct 1, 2006

    If you like to drink like I do, make sure you bring enough money because it can get expensive. Also, They don't sell alcohol in the normal markets. You have to go to an off-licence and they close early, and are closed on holidays when you need a drink the most. At the pubs, you can buy alcohol to go. Some pubs close pretty early, but you can go to a "Wine Bar" that is like an after hours. It cost about $30.00 or more for a bottle of wine.

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    Dublin: Crazy Ireland

    by Elleka Updated May 30, 2006

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    Temple Bar collects people from all over the world. In that crazy atmospher everybody feels unity with all strangers who becomes friends for one evening. Life consist of moments and people who fills even one of them makes your life more colourfull.

    Dress Code: casual

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    Dublin: The Beckett Centenary Festival at the Gate Theatre

    by iris2002 Written Apr 14, 2006

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    The GATE THEATRE has a fantastic programm ---- some of it's annual festivals are of course in hommage to Samuel Beckett....

    In 1991, the Gate Theatre held the first Beckett Festival, producing all 19 of Samuel Beckett?s stage plays. It then toured to the Lincoln Center, New York in 1996 where New York Post saw it as ?a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a comprehensive overview of one of the major dramatists in the last half of the 20th century?. It was subsequently invited to the Barbican Centre, London in 1999.

    This April, the Gate will play a major role in Ireland?s celebrations to mark the centenary of Samuel Beckett?s birth, producing a selection of Beckett?s stage plays, presented simultaneously at the Gate and the Barbican Centre.

    The programme includes new productions of Endgame, Rockaby, Ohio Impromptu, Play, Catastrophe, Footfalls and Come and Go; reprisals of the world-renowned productions of Waiting for Godot directed by Walter Asmus and Krapp?s Last Tape starring John Hurt; as well as a new stage-adaptation of Beckett?s TV play Eh Joe, conceived and directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Michael Gambon.

    On the weekend of Beckett?s birthday (13th April) the Gate will present a focus weekend which will include readings of the author?s poetry and prose in English and French.

    For more information please check www.gate-theatre.ie
    http://www.beckettcentenaryfestival.ie

    Date: from 01/04/2006 to 31/05/2006

    Venue: Gate Theatre

    Time: 8.00pm

    Price: ?16.00 - 27.00

    Type of Event: Theatre

    Dress Code: no sneakers
    elegant attire
    I have seen jeans ...

    Dublin The Gate Theatre
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    Magic Carpet: Local Bar

    by kimod74 Written Oct 12, 2005

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    The Magic Carpet is an old bar, located within walking distance from my father in laws house. We went to a few bars, but we did a lot of our drinking at home. I just remember the Magic Carpet because it was really old, kind of 70's style, a little run down and ratty, but I liked it! It was casual, a good place to have a few drinks, hang out with the locals and it was unpretentious, plus we did not have to drive!!

    Dress Code: Casual, anything goes....jeans and tshirt type of place, or you can dress a little nicer if you wanted to I guess.

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    Dublin: Dublin, Oliver of St.John's Gogarty

    by Joenes Updated Oct 7, 2005

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    Unfortunately I have forgotten the streetname but you will be able to find it when you ask anyone!
    Great pub with live Irish music on the second floor and a reataurant on the third floor.
    And another good thing is that this pub did not close until 02:30 instead of the usual 23:30!!

    Oliver of St.John's Gogarty
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