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This guide was last updated: February 2015.

A regularly updated guide to Dublin clubs, pubs and venues. For visitors and locals alike. See the weekly guide here.


Club Nights – Weekly / Monthly

If you want to submit a club listing you can email [email protected].

Mondays

  • Song Cycle  @  Whelan’s Bar (Free)
    Singer-songwriter night
  • Jazz Jam  @  The Grand Social (Free)
    The only free open weekly Jazz Jam session in Dublin

Tuesdays

  • Ruby Sessions@ Doyles (€6, 9pm, weekly)
    Long running folk and acoustic night
  • C U Next Tuesday @ Opium Rooms (€4/€6, weekly)
    R’n’B, hip hop, pop etc – student crowd

Wednesdays

  • Somewhere? Club @ The Workman’s Club –  (Free before 11pm, €5 – weekly)
    Hip to House, bass to electro – always busy. Voted Best Club in the Nialler9 Poll 2014.
  • Silent Disco @ Whelan’s   (Free, weekly)
    2 DJs – 2 playlists
  • Bruce Willis Club @ Hangar (€5-€7, 10:30pm, weekly)
    House, techno and hip-hop.

Thursdays

  • Dimestore Recordings  Thursday @ Sweeney’s Bar, Dame Street) (weekly)
    Free live music night
  • Prhomo @ 4 Dame Lane  (weekly)
    Pop & Charts tunes upstairs, with Disco & Electronic downstairs. “Good tunes, Cheap Booze & lots of gays”.
  • Zebra @  Whelan’s (Weekly).
    Live Irish Bands in from Midnight
  • Claire Beck @ The Workman’s Club (Free, weekly)
    Claire Beck from TXFM playing indie in the 9 bar. First Floor: House and Disco sounds
  • Good Name @ The Bernard Shaw (Free)
    Indie/ Electronic/Alternative vibe
  • Juice! @ Hangar (weekly, 11pm, €5-€7)
    Hip-hop, house and disco.
  • Eclectic Ballroom: @ Sweeney’s (Free, First Thursday of the month)
    Punk, hip hop, indie ,rock, 80s swing and much much more

Fridays

  • Mud @ Twisted Pepper  (11pm, €10, most weeks)
    D’n’B, dubstep, grime, dancehall
  • WAR @ Hangar (10pm, €5/€8)
    Hipster-pop and dance.
  • Scribble: All City Records @ The Bernard Shaw (Free, 7pm – weekly)
    All City Records, is a store and label based in Dublin’s own Temple Bar. Playing electronic, hip-hop, beats and more
  • DJs  @ The Workman’s Club   (10pm, Free)
    Indie, house and disco across the various floors.
  • Together Disco:@ The Pint (monthly, 10pm)
    Popular  disco night
  • Gary’s Gang@ Sweeney Mongrel’s (monthly, Free)
    House, techno and electro
  • Curve@ The Button Factory (weekly, 11pm)
    International guests in dance and electronic music like Sasha and John Digweed.
  • Indie/Rock Club  @ Whelan’s(weekly, 10:30pm – 3am, €10)
    Long running DJ club night. An institution.

Saturdays

  • Toejam @ The Bernard Shaw (Free)
    Regular DJs and once off events
  • Hidden Agenda @ Opium Rooms  (weekly, 11pm)
    International electeronic guests like Ryan Hemsworth, TEED, Daniel Avery and more with great local DJs in the Garden. Doing more live early night-time off-site events.
  • Mother  @ Copper Alley Nite Club (€10, weekly)
    Gay club with the best disco/dance music around. Recent guests include The Magician and Jape
  • POGO @ Twisted Pepper  (10:30pm, weekly)
    D’n’B, dubstep, grime, dancehall
  • The Building Society @ Hangar (weekly, 11pm, €10-€15)
    International dance guests in house, techno, disco and more. Recent guests include The Field and Greg Wilson. Strictly Deep in the smaller room playing techno.
  • Indietronic @ The Grand Social (weekly, 10pm, Free)
    Indie-disco in the ballroom
  • Groovement Soul @ The Grand Social (last Saturday of the month, 11:30pm)
    Soul DJs, roots and more.
  • Sense@ The Button Factory (weekly, 11pm)
    International guests in house and techno.
  • Nightflight @ The Grand Social (First Saturday of the month, 11pm, Free)
    House and disco upstairs in the Loft/venue.
  • Burnin’ Up  @ The Grand Social (11pm, Free, First Friday of the month)
    Disco, nu-disco and edits hosted by TXFM’s Kelly-Anne Byrne in the Loft.
  • DJs  @ The Workman’s Club   (10pm, Free)
    Indie, house and disco across the various floors.
  • Circus @ The Academy   (11pm )
    Circus and aerial performers, firebreathers and DJs.
  • T/A/S/T/E  @ The Grand Social  (11pm, Free, Monthly)
    House, techno and disco.
  • DJs  @ The Workman’s Club   (10pm, Free)
    Indie, house and disco across the various floors.
  • Indie/Rock Club  @ Whelan’s  (weekly, 10:30pm – 3am, €10)
    Long running DJ club night. An institution.
  • Division  @ The Pygmalion   (Weekly, 10pm)
    “A slice of Berlin in Dublin every Saturday night in Pygmalion. House, Minimal, Techno straight from the worlds capital of electronic music.”

Sundays

  • Sim Simma @ Twisted Pepper (6pm, Free)
    Reggae, dancehall & afrobeat DJs. Also featuring Reggae Yoga, Ping Pong Tournaments and Auto-tune Karaoke. Soundcloud mix.
  • Soda @ The Bernard Shaw (4pm , Free)
    Watermelon once a month  / HOME once a month – disco, electrofunk, soul + Cold beers, Hot Bar hand warmers, mugs of coffee, Big Blue Bus Pizza, kitchen adventures, mixed drinks, jockied discs, hair cuts, pool, pets, party.
  • Saucy Sundays  @ The Grand Social (Weekly, 6pm, Free)
    New musical acts from around the country.
  • BeepBeep’s Bopshop @ The Grand Social (weekly)
    50’s Rock N’ Roll, R n’ B, Rockabilly and Western Swing
  • Pyg Sundays  @ The Pygmalion   (Weekly, 10pm)
    From Tim Sweeney to Mark E to Aeroplane.

Clubs & late night hangout spots

If you’re looking for a place with consistent club nights or a place to hang late:

The Twisted Pepper (54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1) – Dublin’s established  clubbing venue. Also houses an amazing coffee shop called Vice. Local and international Dance and electronic acts. Run by Bodytonic.

The Workman’s Club (10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2) – Bound to be a DJ or a band on here at any time of the night. There’s a venue downstairs with DJs playing til late after local and international bands and a bar adjacent. Smoking garden is always packed. Stays open til 4am.

Whelan’s (25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2) – As well as a live venue, also works as a pub and a club with a packed indie-centric smoking area.

Live Music

Check the Gig Guide for what’s on this week.

Best pubs / bars

The Long Hall (51 North Great George’s Street, Dublin) – Mmmmmmm. Carpets and Guinness. During the week, the perfect place for sneaky pints. It’s an old school pub with no music. manky toilets, but the atmosphere is all good. You can’t miss the red and white exterior.

The Bernard Shaw (11 – 12 South Richmond Street, Portobello, Dublin 2) – Also by Bodytonic, a great pub, bar and hangout spot. DJs most nights with some live music, exhibitions, a big smoking area out the back with a big bus serving pizza.

Grogans – 15 South William Street, Dublin 2 – Best place in the City Centre for Guinness and on-street bums on seats. Always full of weirdos, artists and bums. Try the ham and cheese toasties with a pint.

The Cobblestone (77 King Street North, Smithfield, Dublin 7) – Old-time boozer with live Irish music a little bit outside the main city on the Northside. Worth a trek.

Pantibar – Capel Street – Best gay bar in Dublin. Friendly, always lots of cool things happening regularly.

Other Dublin resources

Le Cool mag – A free weekly alternative city newsletter guide detailing gigs, DJ sets, art, comedy, theatre, culture and whatnot happening in the city over the week.

I Can Has Cook’s Guide to eating in Dublin