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Bars and nightlife in Dublin 8

Top bars

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“The party area of the city centre. Lots of Irish bars and restaurants. Very touristy with tourist prices!”
  • 219 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“Irelands oldest pub with great traditional Irish music and story telling. A must do”
  • 123 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“Is one of the best irish pubs, everyday live music, is just around the corner and you can enjoy listen traditional music with the best vibe as a local. ”
  • 166 locals recommend
Pub
“Great local hip pub to go. It appears a small pub from the outside, but if you step through there is a large beer garden inside with the big blue bus offering delicious pizza.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Pub
“This is a great setting to enjoy a drink in a refurbished centuries old church”
  • 66 locals recommend
Café
“Located in the heart of the city (and our favourite area in town) this restaurant has an excellent breakfast and brunch menu. Try the eggs menemen.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Pub
“A favourite venue of mine for many years, great acts playing on a regular. Tasty selection of ales and beers. It’s a fun place to be. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Pub
“A bit noisy for this old fart but a great selection of Irish and international independent beers and spirits.”
  • 52 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Pub
“A favourite venue of mine for many years, great acts playing on a regular. Tasty selection of ales and beers. It’s a fun place to be. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Stylish subterranean cocktail bar. Delicious cocktails and a beautiful evening out. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Pan-Asian cuisine in an in a sprawling, multi-level pub
“Bar with pub grub menu by day and sprawling club over 3 levels of dancefloor and gig space by night.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pub
“This place is loud, messy, friendly, and fun. If you want to dance to cheesy pop shoulder to shoulder with locals, check out this local nightlife staple.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Gay Bar
“Always fun, this is an LGBT bar that hosts DJs, bands and also Sunday night drag show bingo if you're here late in the evening. Would highly recommend if you're buzzing around town.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Night Club
“Fantastic brunch and cocktail spot, esp on the last Sunday of the month. Drag brunch anyone? Yaaaaas. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pub
“This is one of my favourite pubs in Temple Bar, full of vintage ephemera and live music. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Dance Music, not everyone's cup of tea! but if you like dance music you'll love it!”
  • 6 locals recommend

Music venues

Irish Pub
“Is one of the best irish pubs, everyday live music, is just around the corner and you can enjoy listen traditional music with the best vibe as a local. ”
  • 166 locals recommend
Pub
“A favourite venue of mine for many years, great acts playing on a regular. Tasty selection of ales and beers. It’s a fun place to be. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Vicar Street is a concert, performing arts centre and events venue. Major international recording artists have performed in Vicar Street, such as Bob Dylan in 2000,[4] Neil Young in 2003 and Paul Simon in 2011 and Lana Del Rey in 2013, Joan Rivers 2012. Close.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Rock Club
“If you are after a late night sup and bop head here. Full of students and hipsters leading to a great nights craic.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Theatre
“Located around the corner, This Music theatre is staged world famous acts such as David Bowie, Adele, REM, Mumford & Sons, Kings Of Leon, Michael Buble, The Script, Blur, Snow Patrol, Bryan Adams, Muse, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Morrissey, Arcade Fire, Florence & The Machine, Hozier, The Killers, and much more, all of whom chose the relatively small venue to host shows here when they could have sold out large arenas.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Intimate, buzzing live music and clubbing venue staging innovative bands and DJ sets. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
“Anthony Bourdain recommends the full Irish breakfast here. One of the few remaining ‘Early Houses’ which means you can legally enjoy a nice frosty Guinness from as early as 7aam to accompany your brekkie.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“JJ Smyth's is the home of live Jazz and Blue in Dublin. This is one of my all time favourite spots to go to for music. JJ's has live Blues and Jazz music six nights of the week. This is where many a musician got their start and where many of the top names continue to play. To see who's playing and what's on in JJ's visit their website. ”
  • 6 locals recommend